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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County lawmakers declared a state of emergency in areas hit last week by flash flooding, and learned they'll receive $1.5 million in federal funds to help repair Interstate 15 northeast of Las Vegas. County commissioners approved the declaration on Tuesday, hours after U.S. Sen. Harry Reid announced federal help toward the $5 million in repairs to a washed-out stretch of I-15 near Moapa.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police have released a photo and a plea for information about a 44-year-old man found dead in April in a flood channel in the West Las Vegas neighborhood. Las Vegas police said Michael Trudeau's body was found April 15 in a flood channel near B Street, Owens Avenue and Interstate 15. The Clark County coroner later determined he had been stabbed to death.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is working to ensure that a nuclear waste dump in his home state of Nevada remains mothballed even though the government has spent $15 billion on it. The Senate confirmed two nominees to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Tuesday. That ensures a majority of its commissioners have been appointed by Democrats. Some Republicans are talking about trying to revive the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump if their party takes control of the Senate in November.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The longest runway at McCarran International Airport is getting an overhaul starting this fall with help from the federal government. Congresswoman Dina Titus announced this week that the Las Vegas airport landed $26 million to fund a two-phase reconstruction project. Airport spokesman Chris Jones says asphalt on the nearly 15,000-foot-long runway will be removed and replaced with concrete, which is more durable.

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