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High Country News April 06, 1992

Las Vegas: The boom craps out ... and the city has second thoughts about water

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Las Vegas: The boom craps out ... and the city has second thoughts about water

Until recently, Las Vegas appeared to be thriving on its unique brand of illusion, while the rest of the country wallowed in a deepening recession. Now hard times have come to Glitter Gulch and the Strip, too, once thought immune to economic doldrums.

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Protestors hope to bury nuclear testing

Paiute Indian Dolly Big Soldier was arrested at the Nevada Test Site, 160 miles northwest of her home on the Shivwits reservation in southwestern Utah, for protesting the underground testing of nuclear bombs.

Perspective

Yucca Mountain is an assault on Nevada

Jon Christensen's article, "Nevada Speaks with Fissioned Tongue" (HCN, 1/10/92), seriously misrepresents the issues surrounding the debate about the proposed high-level nuclear waste site at Yucca Mountain in southern Nevada.

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