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Nevada Legislature, Here They Come

The 79th Session of the Nevada Legislature has already proven to be a wild one… And we’re only on Week 2! Sometimes it’s difficult for many of us experienced hands to keep up with the action. What about regular folks with busy everyday lives? I checked in on a group of Southern Nevadans who wanted to learn more. They didn’t just learn, but they also prepared to act. (more…)

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Las Vegas Constituents to Senator Heller: “Where’s the Love?”

It’s quickly become a tradition of sorts. Progressive activists visit U.S. Senator Dean Heller’s (R) Las Vegas district office on #ResistTrumpTuesdays to demand he do more to stand up to President Donald Trump’s agenda. As Heller continues to approve more of Trump’s controversial Cabinet Nominees, activists made a special Valentine’s Day visit to ask him to show more love to his constituents (and less to Trump). (more…)

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Gold Butte Takes Center Stage Again in Mesquite

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hosted a public meeting in Mesquite last Thursday to provide local residents with information about the newly designated Gold Butte National Monument. A contingent of Bundy sympathizers tried to drown out dialogue. BLM representatives and Mesquite residents nonetheless engaged in that dialogue on how to move forward in protecting Gold Butte. (more…)

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How Does “Pink Tax” Legislation Score “Political Points”?

I noticed one Victor Joecks, who now happens to have a Las Vegas Review-Journal column, complaining about a bill in the Nevada Legislature to repeal the “Pink Tax”, or the surtax the State of Nevada charges on feminine hygiene products. As a strident anti-tax crusader, I figured he’d cheer on any attempt to lower taxes. But perhaps as a man, he just doesn’t understand that tampons are neither a “luxury” nor some “cheap attempt” to “score political points”. (more…)

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“The Resistance” to Trump Marches On

(As we conclude Week 2 of the Trump Administration, here’s the second installment of our look back at how Donald Trump’s Presidency began… And how Nevadans reacted to it.) On January 21, at least 3.2 million Americans took to the streets to make their voices heard and make clear to the nation’s new leaders in Washington, DC, that they are not backing down. But now, what? That’s the question on the minds of progressives nationwide and in Nevada. (more…)

Public Land

Save Red Rock and Clark County Face Off in Court

Today, District Court Judge Jerry Wiese ruled against Clark County in denying a quick conclusion to its lawsuit against Save Red Rock. Judge Wiese, however, denied Save Red Rock a quick dismissal on anti-SLAPP grounds. For the time being, the two sides will continue to fight in court over the future of a plot of land bordering Red Rock Canyon. Save Red Rock’s ability to speak against the proposed development at Clark County Government Center was at stake today. According…