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Spending bill has money for Las Vegas shooting first responders

A sweeping $1.3 trillion spending bill to fund the federal government through September includes $16 million to assist law enforcement agencies with emergencies like the Oct. 1 mass shooting on the Strip, lawmakers revealed Wednesday.

Nevada fines Las Vegas group home owner $25K

State officials have slapped Emper Ebiya, the owner of a filthy Las Vegas group home that housed severely mentally ill residents, with a $25,000 fine — the maximum penalty authorized by law.

Energy secretary grilled over request for funds to revive Yucca Mountain

Energy Secretary Rick Perry appeared before a Senate panel Tuesday where he laid out his department’s $30 billion budget that includes $120 million to revive licensing of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository plus implement interim storage at other sites.

Review-Journal investigation spurs call for mental health reform

Nevada health officials are examining how the state could license consultants who transfer mentally ill people to unregulated group homes, a step prompted by a Las Vegas Review-Journal investigation that highlighted the death of a suicidal woman after she was placed in an unsupervised residence.

Nevada senators fight Yucca Mountain restart on two fronts

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., seeks details about carryover funding intended for nuclear waste repository, while Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., grills federal officials about safety of shipping waste across the country.

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