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Dallas airport restrictions may be target

DALLAS, April 20 (UPI) -- A Nevada senator may introduce a bill that would open up Dallas Love Field to more long-haul flights, a move that could impact other states. Republican Sen. John Ensign plans to sponsor legislation that would eliminate some or all of the Wright Amendment,

Nevada pols call for nuke facility investigation

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- Nevada's congressional delegation Tuesday urged an immediate shutdown of the federal government's Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage facility project.

Deal reached to hike broadcast decency fines

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- House and Senate negotiators have reached a preliminary deal to increase the maximum fine for broadcasting indecent material to $500,000.

GOP Senators want oil-for-food probe

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- Two U.S. Republican senators introduced a bill Wednesday to investigate charges Iraq misused revenue from the United Nations oil-for-food program.

Senate continues Medicare drug debate

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- The Senate debated the $395 billion Medicare prescription drug bill into Monday night, heading toward a final up or down vote in the U.S. Senate.

Commentary: Invest in the USA

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- America's economy needs a boost. The Senate's Invest in the USA Act and its House equivalent, the Homeland Investment Act, aim to iron out a quirk of U.S. tax policy that keeps billions of dollars earned by U.S. firms overseas.
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Congress OKs $80 bn for Iraq war

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress late Thursday approved President Bush's war budget, granting nearly $80 billion to the conflict in Iraq in an overwhelming show of support.
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Nev. senators back Yucca whistleblowers

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Nevada's two senators have pounced on media reports of potential skullduggery in the development of the controversial Yucca Mountain nuclear waste depository by requesting a General Accounting Office probe of the alleged mistreatment of two whistleblowers

Probe urged over planned Nevada waste site

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Nevada's two senators have urged a government investigation into quality assurance at the planned Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository. Senators Harry Reid, a Democrat, and John Ensign, a Republican, said Tuesday they were concerned about reports that

Group says bad docs cause malpractice hike

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- More than half of all malpractice payouts can be attributed to only 5 percent of U.S. physicians, a consumer advocacy group charged Thursday as the House of Rep
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Senate sends Yucca to license phase

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- The Senate, on a voice vote Tuesday, overrode Nevada's objections to the proposed nuclear waste storage site at Yucca Mountain, clearing the way for the Department of Energy to submit a licensing application for the site to the Nuclear Regulatory Commissi
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NRC: Yucca evaluation data sufficient

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- The Department of Energy can provide enough information to ensure proper review of licensing for the proposed nuclear waste storage facility at Yucca Mountain in Nevada, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Richard Meserve told a Senate hearing Thursda
SCOTT R. BURNELL, UPI Science News

Yucca opponents met with skepticism

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- Nevada's attempt to sustain its veto of the proposed nuclear waste storage facility at Yucca Mountain, near Las Vegas, was met with some derision Wednesday during a Senate hearing.
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Bush administration raises Yucca stakes

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- If Congress fails to override Nevada's objections to the proposed nuclear waste storage site at Yucca Mountain, nuclear arms reduction efforts might suffer, Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham said Thursday during a Senate hearing.
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House overrides Nevada's Yucca veto

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday voted 306-117 to override Nevada's objections to a proposed nuclear waste storage site at Yucca Mountain. The state's hopes for defeating the project now ride on Sens. Harry Reid, D-Nev., and John Ensign, R-N

Opinion: Yucca debate rarely truthful

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- Both sides in the ongoing battle over placing a nuclear waste storage facility at Nevada's Yucca Mountain have demonstrated enough disregard for the facts that it sometimes appears they have licensed Steve Jobs's famous "reality distortion field." The s
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Hearing reveals support for Yucca

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- A House bill meant to override Nevada's veto of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage site faces little real opposition, comments at a hearing Thurs
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Nevada lawmakers vow fight over Yucca

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Nevada Republican Gov. Kenny Guinn, backed by the state's senators and congressmen, on Tuesday said he vetoed plans to store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain outside Las Vegas to protect all Americans, not just his constituents.
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Nevada officials press Bush on Yucca Mt.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- delegation of high-ranking Nevada officials put a positive spin on their meeting Thursday with President Bush during which time they vigorously tried to dissuade him from going along with a recommendation to turn a remote desert location in their state in
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