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Guest Blog: Understanding Charlottesville – How Did We Learn to Hate?

By Dr. Michael Green In April 1861, America went to war with itself. The Confederates were determined to preserve its institution of slavery that judged a person’s worth by the color of one’s skin. Though their army would ultimately be defeated four years later, their ideology persisted in finding new ways to enforce laws based on hate. In August 2017, white supremacists descended upon Charlottesville. The marching and violence in Charlottesville last weekend were about history: the proposed removal of…

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…

Opinion: Trump Nominates Judges That Serve His Personal Interests Over Country

By Gregory York President Trump has officially nominated John K. Bush to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and Damien Schiff United States Court of Federal Claims. Their confirmations will be held Thursday, July 13. Both nominees are vocal advocates of dismantling first amendment protections, raising serious concerns over judicial impartiality. (more…)

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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…