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Nevadans to Trump Administration: “Leave Our Monuments Alone”

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is set to return to Nevada later this month, as the Trump Administration continues its review of 24 National Monuments. In advance of Zinke’s return, Ruben Kihuen (D-Las Vegas) and Dina Titus (D-Paradise) joined several other Nevadans in making clear to the White House they want Nevada’s Monuments left alone. (more…)

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Where’s Heller? A Brief History of the Senator’s Flips and Flops on Trumpcare

U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R) has been a pivotal vote on health care all year. Though he’s previously voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare), Heller has since positioned himself as a key swing vote on ACA repeal this year. Where does he stand now? Here’s a recap of the past month of Heller’s health care flips and flops. (more…)

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Change Makers: PLAN Organizer Erika Castro on Activism and Intersectionality in the Age of Trump

Erika Castro knew from a young age that she was different. She was initially rejected from CSN because she didn’t have a Social Security number. She even struggled with depression. But when she met other DREAMers and realized she wasn’t alone, Erika Castro caught “the activist bug”. Find out how she became such a dedicated and visible activist. (more…)

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Change Makers: Together We Will Nevada’s Eileen Eady Talks Health Care

Since the 2016 election, Eileen Eady has taken a leadership role in Nevada’s progressive activist world. If you’ve seen events around Las Vegas, you’ve probably seen her and fellow activists at Together We Will Nevada. We caught up with her earlier this month, right outside Senator Dean Heller’s (R) Las Vegas office, to talk about how she got involved and why she’s currently organizing to stop Trumpcare. (more…)

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By Invitation Only: Jeff Sessions Comes to Las Vegas, Meets with Private Audience

On a hot Wednesday morning, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions slipped into Las Vegas to do an event with Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt (R) and local law enforcement officials. Only select elected leaders were invited to participate. And even though some media were present, neither Sessions nor Laxalt took any questions from the press. (more…)

Public Land

Federal Monuments Review Comment Period Closes as Basin and Range National Monument Celebrates Its Second Anniversary

Last night, the Department of the Interior closed public comment on the administration’s controversial review of the designations of Basin and Range and Gold Butte National Monuments and other monuments across the country. Ironically, this came on the same day as  the second anniversary of Basin and Range National Monument’s designation. Much to the White House’s chagrin, public comments were overwhelmingly in favor of keeping the monuments in place. (more…)

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“What I’m Watching Here Is a Tragedy”: Catherine Cortez Masto Condemns Trumpcare Alongside Nevada Health Care Advocates

At UMC’s Children's Hospital of Nevada in Las Vegas, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D) refused to mince words in describing Senate Republicans’ stalled Trumpcare bill. Cortez Masto stated she could not find anything in the Senate Republican bill that would “lower costs for anyone in Nevada”. Cortez Masto joined local health care advocates on Friday to point out how Trumpcare does nothing but harm Nevada. (more…)