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Cortez Masto wins fight over plutonium removal from Nevada

Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto said Tuesday she struck a deal with Energy Secretary Rick Perry to remove a half metric ton of weapons-grade plutonium from the state starting in 2021, with assurances that no future shipments will come from South Carolina.

Sisolak reiterates Nevada opposition to Yucca nuclear storage

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak sent a letter Tuesday underscoring the state’s opposition to nuclear waste storage to the chairman and ranking member of a Senate panel in advance of a hearing on reviving the licensing process needed to open Yucca Mountain.

Conservationists promise fight over Nevada oil, gas leases

Conservationists say they will fight a federal government proposal to allow oil and gas drilling in remote northeast Nevada, including open range that’s home to a dwindling species of ground-dwelling bird.

 
Las Vegas educators rally for better school funding in Nevada

Several thousand teachers and supporters rallied in front of the federal courthouse in downtown Las Vegas on Saturday, calling for action from legislators and expressing frustration and anger at the state’s inability to properly fund education — or even talk about it.

Key deadline kills 18 bills in Carson City

Democratic and Republican leaders from both houses Wednesday gave similar and largely conciliatory assessments of lawmakers’ efforts to pass a combined 180 bills Tuesday to meet a deadline for first house passage — a cutoff that saw just 18 bills fail to advance.

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