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Nevada Assemblyman Steve Yeager, right calls out to state Sens. Julia Ratti, left, and Nicole Cannizzaro, in the hallway outside the Senate chambers on the sixth day of the 31st Special Session of the Nevada Legislature in Carson City, Nev., Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent via AP, Pool)

Nevada Legislature passes plea for more federal relief money

Jul. 14, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — After poring line-by-line over cuts proposed by Nevada state agencies, Republicans and Democratic lawmakers largely agree on one thing: They need more relief dollars from the federal government to stem a projected $1.2 billion budget deficit. With a budget deal nowhere in sight,...

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2017, file photo, Robert Halstead, executive director of the Nevada Agency for Nuclear Projects, speaks during a debate in Las Vegas on restarting the Yucca Mountain Project. Halstead, whose name is synonymous with Nevada’s opposition to building a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain northwest of Las Vegas, is ending a career after three decades of service under Democratic and Republican governors.(Elizabeth Brumley/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)

Key figure in Nevada fight against nuclear dump retires

Jul. 11, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The man whose name is synonymous with Nevada’s opposition to building a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain northwest of Las Vegas is ending a career after three decades of service under Democratic and Republican governors. Robert Halstead, executive director of the Nevada...

FILE - In this Friday, July 19, 2002, file photo, a U.S. Air Force B1-B bomber drops live bombs at the Nevada Test and Training Range in Indian Springs, Nev. Nevada's congressional Democrats gained backing from Gov. Steve Sisolak in a bid to block a measure to let the military widen boundaries of a vast U.S. Air Force bombing range in southern Nevada into a national wildlife refuge. The governor, a Democrat, joined U.S. Representatives Dina Titus, Steven Horsford and Susie Lee on Thursday, July 9, 2020, citing opposition to the idea by groups including the Moapa Band of Paiutes and the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta, File)

Nevada Democrats aim to block Nellis bombing range expansion

Jul. 10, 2020 7:41 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak said he is backing Nevada's Democratic congressional delegation, which is opposing a military effort to widen the boundaries of a vast U.S. Air Force bombing range into a national wildlife refuge. Sisolak joined Reps. Dina Titus, Steven Horsford and Susie Lee on Thursday...

Nevada, Energy Department settle fight over secret plutonium

Jun. 26, 2020 9:43 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada ended a two-year legal battle Friday with the U.S. Energy Department over the secret shipment of weapons-grade plutonium to a site near Las Vegas. The state's lawyers said they would drop their lawsuit after the federal government agreed to remove the highly radioactive material...