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Nevada Democrats aim to block Nellis bombing range expansion

Posted at 8:17 PM, Jul 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-11 23:17:34-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's congressional Democrats gained backing from Gov. Steve Sisolak in a bid to block a measure to let the military widen boundaries of a vast U.S. Air Force bombing range in southern Nevada into a national wildlife refuge.

Sisolak, a Democrat, joined U.S. Representatives Dina Titus, Steven Horsford and Susie Lee on Thursday citing opposition to the idea by groups including the Moapa Band of Paiutes and the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe.