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Nevada’s congressional group unites against Yucca Mountain bill

WASHINGTON — Nevada’s bipartisan congressional delegation united Wednesday against a bill to revive the licensing process on an Energy Department application to open Yucca Mountain as a nuclear waste repository. The state’s lawmakers also tried unsuccessfully to shape the bill…

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Chamber News / Las Vegas News

House expected to OK Yucca Mountain bill, despite opposition

WASHINGTON — Despite growing local opposition in Nevada, Republican House leaders are pushing ahead with a vote this week on a bill that would revive the licensing process to open Yucca Mountain as a nuclear waste repository. The House vote…

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Chamber News / Las Vegas News

Las Vegas business leaders to House: We stand firm against Yucca Mountain

As the U.S. House prepares to hold a vote Thursday on a resolution that would restart the licensing process for the proposed national nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Las Vegas business leaders are expressing staunch opposition to the measure.…

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Chamber News

Metro Chamber Letter Re: The Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2018, H.R. 3053

The Metro Chamber recently sent a letter to Congressional leaders on the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2018, H.R. 3053, voicing its longstanding strong opposition to the storage of nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain. Read the letter here:

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Chamber Collective / Chamber News

Happy Small Business Week!

It's National Small Business Week nationwide, a tradition of the U.S. Small Business Administration since the early 1960s, to celebrate the contributions of America's entrepreneurs to jobs, community, and the economy. As the majority of the Metro Chamber's membership is…

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Chamber News / Las Vegas News

EXPERTS: Vegas is in a growth spurt powered by sports

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — As the Vegas Golden Knights continue to make history, the team, along with the soon-to-be Las Vegas Raiders, were the main topic Thursday at a forum at UNLV. Zeroing in on the way this community has rallied…

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Chamber News

Las Vegas Raiders Stadium can help economic boom, expert says

Study after study has concluded that stadiums aren’t effective economic development drivers. But a leading urban growth researcher says Orlando and Las Vegas are exceptions because of the strength of their regions’ tourism economies. Robert Lang, executive director of Brookings…

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Chamber News / Las Vegas News

Sandoval establishes Southern Nevada Sporting Event Committee

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Governor Brian Sandoval has signed Executive Order 2018-7, establishing the Southern Nevada Sporting Event Committee. The Order allows the Sporting Event Committee to comprise a local organizing committee for the National Football League (NFL) Draft or other potential events.…

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Chamber News

Las Vegas business chamber largely endorses incumbents

The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce on Monday threw its support behind 16 Democrats and 12 Republicans in its first batch of 2018 political endorsements. Most of the endorsements from the group, one of the biggest and most influential…

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Las Vegas Metro, Henderson chambers of commerce endorse candidates for Legislature, including some Democrats

By Michelle Rindels, the Nevada Independent The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, one of the biggest players in the Southern Nevada business community, has thrown its support behind 28 candidates in legislative and Clark County Commission races — including…

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