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Now, More Than Ever, We Need a Free Press

Could it ever happen here? For decades, experts have asked. And until very recently, hardly anyone seriously considered America was in any immediate danger. But now, in light of the Trump Administration’s recent moves to muzzle entire federal agencies and use press conferences to promote absolute falsehoods, we are left to wonder… Is our democracy in danger? What must our media do to prevent the ultimate American tragedy from happening?   (more…)

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Dollars and Sense: Senators Aaron Ford and Joyce Woodhouse Talk Nevada’s Budget

Budgets: We all have them. For the State of Nevada, it’s over $8 billion. That is a large number, but it may not be as large as you think. The Trump Administration is considering actions that could result in less money in state coffers. How are #NVLeg leaders coping? I spoke with two Senators who are in a unique position to act.   (more…)

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The State of Women’s Rights in #NVLeg: A Conversation with Nicole Cannizzaro

The Nevada Legislature is historic… Wait, scratch that. It’s HERstoric for several reasons, including the fact that 40% of legislators are women this session. With feminists increasingly concerned about the Trump Administration’s lack of commitment to advancing civil rights, can they make change happen at the state level? I spoke with a legislator who’s already making waves on the equality front. (more…)

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LGBTQ Civil Rights in #NVLeg, a Conversation with Nelson Araujo

From 2009 to 2013, the Nevada Legislature made significant strides in advancing LGBTQ equality. Comprehensive domestic partnerships became law in 2009. Transgender inclusive nondiscrimination bills became law in 2011 and 2013, including a trans* inclusive workplace equality law in 2011. But in the 2015 session, LGBTQ civil rights activists were instead on the defense. So what can civil rights activists expect this session? (more…)