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Forest Service won’t allow oil & gas leasing in Ruby Mountains

The U.S. Forest Service announced Wednesday oil and gas leasing will not be allowed in Nevada's scenic Ruby Mountains.In August 2017, the Forest Service...
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Assemblyman resigns amid allegations of sexual harassment

Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle, D-Washoe, resigned Wednesday amid allegations of sexual harassment.In a statement, Sprinkle didn’t directly own up to any claims, but only said...
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LV Ward 1 candidate mulling court challenge against opponent

The campaign for Las Vegas Ward 1 candidate Sherman Ray is contemplating a court action challenging the residency of one of his opponents, Dave...
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Legislation treats child sex trafficking survivors as victims, not criminals

Nevada lawmakers are considering a bill that takes the first step toward treating survivors of child sex exploitation as victims, not criminals.  “The thought...
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Las Vegas voters really ought to show up for a change

Disgraced former Congressman and Las Vegas City Council candidate Ruben Kihuen is having a big week.Tuesday, Buzzfeed, which originally broke the story about the...
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LVCVA gives green light to Elon Musk Express (not really its name)

Members of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board voted 8-3 Tuesday to enter into negotiations with Elon Musk’s The Boring Company to...
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Horsford presses White House budget chief on Yucca funding

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is open to discussing the future of nuclear storage at Yucca Mountain, the acting White House budget chief told...
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Saturday marks the Nevada return of the Bern

Sen. Bernie Sanders is returning to Nevada this weekend for the first time as a 2020 White House contender.The 77-year-old independent senator from Vermont...
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Trump seeks to revive Yucca after saying he was ‘very inclined to be against...

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump’s latest budget plan would spend $116 million to revive the nuclear storage program at Yucca Mountain. The administration’s fiscal 2020...
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Barrick withdraws bid for Newmont, giants will create Nevada joint venture

Barrick Gold announced Monday that it was withdrawing its $18 billion hostile takeover bid for Newmont Mining, and instead the two companies will create...

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