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GAO outlines $330M ‘roadmap’ to restart Yucca Mountain licensing

Restarting the licensing process to determine whether a nuclear waste repository could be built at Yucca Mountain would cost in excess of $330 million, the nonpartisan investigative arm of Congress reported Friday.

Heller talks of effort to spare Nevadans from deep Medicaid cuts

Nevada’s Republican Sen. Dean Heller distanced himself from President Donald Trump’s budget proposal on Wednesday, saying he is working with a bipartisan group to preserve Medicaid spending in states that expanded the program.

What Trump’s ‘taxpayer first’ budget would mean for Nevada

President Donald Trump’s first detailed budget to Congress will include Medicaid cuts that could impact thousands of Nevadans as well as federal funds to restart the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site.

‘Hot spot’ in nuclear waste shipment underscores Yucca Mountain concern

Higher-than-expected radiation levels detected in liquid waste shipped from Canada to South Carolina illustrate the folly of shipping even-more-dangerous materials to Nevada by truck and rail, state’s top nuclear safety official says.

Gaming Control Board chief talks about secret recording of Laxalt

The state’s top gaming regulator said Friday that he’s concerned about political influence on the oversight of Nevada’s dominant industry and has nothing against Attorney General Adam Laxalt, a prospective Republican candidate for governor.

Review of national monuments prompts BLM to postpone Gold Butte forum

Public is invited to weigh in on the review of 22 national monuments targeted for reconsideration, including two in Nevada: Gold Butte in northeastern Clark County and Basin and Range in remote Lincoln and Nye counties.

War of words flares in Arizona over Lake Mead water

But Nevada’s point man in interstate negotiations says he doesn’t expect the dispute to derail efforts to prevent a federal water shortage declaration.

Yucca Mountain not included in federal spending bill

But President Trump has proposed spending $120 million in 2018 to restart licensing process for high-level radioactive waste dump 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

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