William Anderson
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Moapa Chairman Who Led Fight to Shut Down Coal Plant, Built First Commercial Solar Array on a Native American Reservation Passes Away

MOAPA, NV - Former Moapa Band of Paiutes Tribal Chairman William Milton Anderson passed away Sunday in his home at the age of 44. In 2000, William became one of the youngest chairpersons in the history of the Moapa Band of Paiutes Tribe at the age of 26. He will be most remembered for his second term as Chairman where, under his leadership, the Moapa Band of Paiutes reshaped the energy and environmental landscape of the Southwestern United States. [caption…

Questions Surround Zinke Visit to Vegas
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Questions Surround Zinke Visit to Vegas

Questions Surround Zinke Visit to Vegas Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is in Las Vegas for NSSF SHOT Show 2018, according to posts from his verified Twitter account, @SecretaryZinke. Zinke Makes Time for NRA Spokesperson Zinke, who recommended drastic reductions to lands in Utah, as well as Nevada’s Gold Butte National Monument, posed for photos before appearing on Dana Loesch’s radio show while attending the convention. Great to join @DLoesch live from #SHOTShow! Just passed my friend @CameronHanes on…

Gun Violence

Ten Takeaways from Metro’s Route 91 Report

In response to online conspiracy theories regarding the nation's largest mass shooting on October 1, 2017 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas Metro Police Department have released an unprecedented preliminary report containing details regarding the attack and the department's investigation. Here are ten key facts you should know: Nearly two-thirds of Paddock’s guns were bought within a year before the shooting, including ammo & accessories “From 1982 through September of 2016, Paddock purchased 29 firearms. These purchases consisted of handguns, shotguns…

DACA is Not a Bargaining CHIP
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DACA is Not a Bargaining CHIP

DACA is Not a Bargaining CHIP: Brinkmanship Poised to Shutdown Government Despite early-week progress to avoid a government shutdown, it appears that President Trump’s intervention has (once-again) scuttled good-faith negotiations over DACA between Republicans and Democrats on a Continuing Resolution that would keep the nation’s government funded for the next month. Playing Politics With Funding Despite having held hostage the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) since October, and with short-term funding due to be depleted as early as this Friday,…

A majority of Americans think Donald Trump is a failure.

POLL: Most Americans Think Trump a Failure

According to a Marist poll released January 18th, 2018, most Americans believe President Trump has failed during his first year. The poll was conducted in cooperation with NPR and PBS NewsHour by The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, which surveyed 1,350 adults between January 8th and 10th 2018 with a margin-of-error of 2.7%. A Deepening Divide The results show a widening gap between the way the bulk of the American electorate and Trump’s base view the administration’s first year.…

Social Justice

Pence Appears With Heller at Nellis Air Force Base, Warns of Potential Conflict With North Korea

On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence appeared with U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R), and Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt (R) to a crowd of about 1,500 military service members and invited guests at Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas. After Heller introduced Pence and praised President Donald Trump’s first year in office, Pence warned of potential trouble ahead in North Korea and the Middle East. And yet, neither Heller nor Pence addressed the…

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Cliven Bundy Challenges Federal Authority Over Public Lands After Release from Jail

On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Gloria Navarro ordered the release of Cliven Bundy from federal custody. On Wednesday, Cliven Bundy addressed the media at Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Headquarters. Even as many Nevadans continue to condemn Bundy’s 2014 armed standoff against federal and local law enforcement agents, Bundy threatened more unrest as long as federal public lands remain as such. (more…)

Social Justice

Nevadans Speak Out on DACA, TPS, and the Future of Immigration Reform

Last September, President Donald Trump announced the end of the DACA program that has shielded some 900,000 DREAMers from deportation. The Trump Administration has since followed that up by scaling back the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program that’s offered legal protection to select refugees. What does this mean for local immigrant communities? Here are a few stories of the Nevadans who are suddenly on the front line of Congress’ immigration debate. (more…)

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Rosen and Titus Meet with Immigrant Activists, Promise Action on DREAM Act and TPS

Last Thursday, Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-Henderson) met with immigrant rights activists in Las Vegas to discuss ways to protect DACA and TPS recipients. The next day, Rep. Dina Titus (D-Las Vegas) gathered with activists and community leaders at Las Vegas City Hall to outline her plan of action to help immigrant communities. With the Trump Administration ending DACA and rolling back TPS, activists are demanding that Congress pass legislation with permanent legal status and a path to citizenship. During their…