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Yucca Mountain advocates pursue more nuke waste funds

Yucca Mountain advocates pushed Tuesday to get a House spending panel to double a White House proposal for federal funds to jump start licensing hearings for the proposed nuclear waste storage site in Nevada over strong objections from the state.

Maybe-candidate Pete Buttigieg stumps in Las Vegas

Potential presidential contender Pete Buttigieg on Monday was the latest in a string of Democratic candidates making early stops in Nevada in the race for the White House. Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., who is still operating an exploratory committee, would not say whether he was officially running for president, but he did tease a special announcement scheduled for Sunday.

Wild horses, public land remain a tough balancing act

Wild horses and burros — iconic symbols of the American frontier — have become a priority for lawmakers and federal agencies grappling to balance the health of public land and herds of wild animals that populate Western states.

South Carolina: Nevada push to move plutonium repeats risks

RENO — South Carolina says Nevada’s demand for the U.S. government to remove weapons-grade plutonium that was secretly trucked between the two states last year contradicts its claim that moving the radioactive material is dangerous.

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