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Opinion: Patriots Betrayed

By Matthew DeFalco Last week began as a normal week for the tens of thousands of LGBTQIA American service members. Until it wasn't. Some woke up in the morning and exercised with their comrades, put on their uniforms with pride, and went to work. Others worked through the night in dangerous combat zones around the world, protecting and defending the rest of us, here in America. And then, something happened that they won't ever forget. (more…)

Opinion: Heller Needs to Stand with Nevadans and Their Health Care

By Denise Tanata Senator Heller will demonstrate in the coming days whether he stands with the people of Nevada, including our children, or with his leadership in Washington. His vote to allow the Senate to move forward with repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has jeopardized health insurance for tens of thousands of Nevadans, including many of our state’s poorest children. Senator Heller can and must act to prevent the children of Nevada from losing affordable, comprehensive health…

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New RPS bill will make Nevada a clean energy leader

By Elspeth DiMarzio, Sierra Club - Beyond Coal Campaign This year is the 20th anniversary of the state’s first renewable portfolio standard (RPS) bill. In 1997, NV got less than 5% of its electricity from renewable sources. As of December 2016, the state gets about 20% of its electricity from renewables. This surge in clean energy generation is a big reason why over 20,000 people work in clean energy and energy efficiency – four times the number of people employed…

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Mom Sues Centennial Hills Hospital: “If insurance didn’t matter, my 22 year-old daughter would be alive.”

(This story originally appeared on SEIU Nevada’s blog.) As Congress contemplates kicking millions of Americans off their health insurance, a Las Vegas woman says her 22-year-old daughter is dead after a local emergency room refused her treatment because she lacked insurance. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPfNFom0sbk[/embed] The lawsuit, filed by Amy Vilela against Centennial Hills Hospital, alleges that on June 3, 2015, ER staff told Vilela’s daughter, Shalynne Ramos, to come back when she had insurance. Vilela alleges the hospital failed to meet the minimum…