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Former U.S. Rep. James Bilbray of Nevada dies at age 83

Sep. 19, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. James Bilbray, a Democrat from Nevada who served four terms in Congress, has died, state officials said Sunday. He was 83. The cause of death wasn’t immediately released. “Nevada lost a giant,” Gov. Steve...

US grants license for temporary nuclear waste dump in Texas

Sep. 14, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials have cleared the way for construction of a dump in West Texas that could hold spent nuclear fuel for up to 40 years. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted a license to Interim Storage Partners LLC to build and run a facility that...

Republican Adam Laxalt files to run for US Senate in Nevada

Aug. 16, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican Adam Laxalt filed late Sunday to run for the U.S. Senate in Nevada, setting the stage for what could be a decisive battle as both parties fight for control of Congress. Laxalt, who's part of a Nevada political dynasty and an ally of...

Sisolak picks former Sen. Yvanna Cancela as chief of staff

Aug. 09, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has chosen Yvanna Cancela, a former state lawmaker who resigned in January to take a position in President Joe Biden's administration, to serve as his next chief of staff. “She brings a unique understanding of state...

Pageant winner, business owner joins Nevada's US Senate race

Jul. 14, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Republican pageant winner and business owner is running for Nevada's Senate seat currently held by Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto. Sharelle Mendenhall filed as a candidate with the Federal Election Commission earlier this month and is scheduled to...

Cortez Masto reports raising almost $2.8M in recent months

Jul. 12, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto reported raising almost $2.8 million over the past three months as she gears up to run for reelection next year. The Democrat's campaign said Monday that she ended June with $6.58 million in her campaign account. Of the...