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Guest Blog: Hate in Nevada – The Bundy Connection

By Mike McGreer Last weekend, the nation was rocked by the outburst of violence that white supremacists provoked in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Charlottesville tragedy is simply the latest in a long line of fascist, racist, bigoted and anti-government atrocities committed through the history of the United States. Sadly, some of this bigotry can be found dangerously close to home. (more…)

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…)

Rep. Jacky Rosen Tours U.S. Vets Las Vegas Campus, Calls for Certainty in Health Care and Federal Budget

This morning, Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-Henderson) toured the U.S. Vets Las Vegas campus to learn more about how the organization assists military veterans with housing, food, and job placement. Rosen then spoke with us about how she’s looking out for Nevada’s veterans in Congress… And what she’d like her colleagues to do once it’s time to pass a budget. (more…)

Health Care Activists Denounce Dean Heller and Trumpcare at Las Vegas Town Hall

Though the U.S. Senate narrowly rejected Trumpcare last week, the national health care debate continues to play out in Nevada. Last night, nationally renowned social justice activist Sister Simone Campbell and the Save My Care bus stopped in Las Vegas. They listened to Nevadans’ health care stories, and these Nevadans asked U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R) to listen to them on Trumpcare. (more…)

Broken Promises: Nevadans Condemn Ryan Zinke Shutting Them Out of Monuments Review

Hours after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke abruptly left Nevada, Southern Nevada elected officials and local public lands advocates gathered in Las Vegas to express their outrage. Zinke had promised two days worth of meetings with environmentalists, Native Americans, and elected leaders to discuss Gold Butte and Basin and Range National Monuments. Instead, Zinke left them hanging. (more…)