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Las Vegas Review-Journal: Affordable housing project proposed for southwest Las Vegas

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A 20-acre affordable housing community could be coming to the southwest valley on the north side of Cactus Avenue between Buffalo Drive and Rainbow Boulevard. The Southern Nevada District Office of the Bureau of Land Management announced it is seeking public input via a “notice of realty action” that is now open until Aug. 30 regarding a Clark County Department of Social Services…

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Titus proposes extreme heat bill to update ‘traditional’ FEMA protocols

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As extreme heat ravages communities across the country, the Federal Emergency Management Agency may soon take a more active role in responding, thanks to a bill introduced Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., and Rep. Greg Stanton, D-Ariz., are sponsoring the Extreme Weather and Heat Response Modernization Act, with the support of Nevada-based research…

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Henderson expects big water savings from tackling this water waster

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Pondering what wastes the most water in the Las Vegas Valley, residents might think of any number of features, from the dazzle of the Fountains of Bellagio to the green golf courses that stick out in the beige desert. First and foremost, irrigating thirsty grass tops the list of wasteful water uses. But not far behind is a relatively unknown use that allows water to disappear into thin…

Nevada Independent: The Supreme Court overturned bump stock ban. What does it mean for Nevada?

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Bump stocks — firearm modification devices that allow semiautomatic rifles to fire faster and were used to devastating effect in the 1 October shooting in Las Vegas — are now legal again after a Friday ruling by the Supreme Court. In 2017, a gunman at the Mandalay Bay opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival. Sixty people were killed and more than 850 were injured.…

Time: The Stealth Lobbying Cause You’ve Never Heard of: Wild Horses

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The blades spin dust and dirt all around the wild horses. Barely above their manes, the operators of the screaming helicopters are corralling the mustangs and burros into a pack and driving them toward holding pens, often miles and miles away. A few animals try to break from the pack, but most move like a school of fish, even those exhibiting obvious injuries and signs of exhaustion.…

EDITORIAL: For sports betting industry, heavy hand of Congress looms

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The Shohei Ohtani gambling controversy is the latest in a recent spate of incidents involving professional or college sports leagues and wagering. Perhaps this was inevitable given the rapid legalization of sports betting in most states and its subsequent embrace by leagues and organizations that had previously treated gambling as kryptonite.

Back on Track: The high-speed train from Las Vegas to California is closer than ever to becoming reality

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Nevada Congresswoman Dina Titus has been working on a proposed high-speed rail line between Las Vegas and Southern California for some 25 years. That’s long enough for something that once seemed like a futuristic dream project to be mostly forgotten by skeptical local residents.

NBC News: ‘Atomic veterans’ overwhelmingly denied benefits for illnesses related to radiation exposure during service

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Thousands of veterans who say they were sickened by radiation exposure during their military service have been denied federal benefits, the Department of Veterans Affairs said, as cancer and old age whittle the remaining number of survivors. When the PACT Act was signed last August, expanding benefits to veterans exposed to toxic substances, more than 8,000 people who helped…