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Crisis Solved? VA Medical Center Short on Staff, At Risk of Budget Cuts

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As Congress careens towards its end-of-year budget deadline, many issues remain unresolved. One of those happens to be next year’s budget, as automatic across-the-board sequester

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Nevada DREAMers and Allies Rally in Support of a Clean DREAM Act

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On Wednesday, immigrant rights activists gathered outside the Lloyd George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas to demand a clean DREAM Act and extension of Temporary

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As Trump Administration Eyes Changes to Gold Butte, Community Leaders Demand Monument Be Kept Whole

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Just one day after President Donald Trump traveled to Utah to sign two proclamations to drastically reduce Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, Interior

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Trump Announces Reduction of Two Utah Monuments

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Standing in front of the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City, President Donald Trump ended just over three months worth of suspense as he

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Constituents Forcibly Removed from LIBRE Forum As Heller Praised Passage of Trump Tax Plan

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Hours after Senator Dean Heller (R) voted to pass the Senate version of the Trump Tax Plan, he appeared at the LIBRE Initiative’s policy forum

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Crisis Solved? VA Medical Center Short on Staff, At Risk of Budget Cuts

Nevada DREAMers and Allies Rally in Support of a Clean DREAM Act

As Trump Administration Eyes Changes to Gold Butte, Community Leaders Demand Monument Be Kept Whole

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Trump Announces Reduction of Two Utah Monuments

Constituents Forcibly Removed from LIBRE Forum As Heller Praised Passage of Trump Tax Plan

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Ammon Bundy Released from Federal Custody, Placed Under House Arrest

For the first time since his extradition to Nevada, Ammon Bundy walked outside the Lloyd George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas this morning to greet family, supporters, and the media. Yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge Gloria Navarro ordered Cliven and Ammon Bundy released from federal custody and placed under house arrest for the remainder of their criminal trial for their roles in the April 2014 armed standoff near Bunkerville. Cliven Bundy has refused Navarro’s offer of house arrest, but Ammon…

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As Trump Tax Plan Nears Senate Vote, Nevadans Demand Heller Oppose It

As the U.S. Senate prepares to vote on its version of the Trump Tax Plan, progressive activists and community leaders gathered outside the Lloyd George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas to send one final message to Senator Dean Heller (R) before voting begins. They demanded Heller read all the fine language, see how all the numbers add up for Nevada, and reject any bill that results in higher taxes or less of a social safety net for working-class families. (more…)

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Despite Tweaks, Trump Tax Plan Still Poses Major Risks for Nation’s Fiscal Health and Health Care System

Earlier today, the U.S. Senate Budget Committee narrowly approved a revised version of the Trump Tax Plan. Republican leaders made a few changes to win over holdouts in their caucus, but these changes don’t actually change the core of this tax package. It still primarily benefits the wealthiest Americans, it still grows the budget deficit while providing little economic benefit, and it still poses major risk to the nation’s health care system. (more…)

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Much at Stake for Nevada As Federal Budget Deadline Looms

Now that Congress is back from Thanksgiving break, it’s time for them to get back to work. While Republican leaders are pushing to pass some version of the Trump Tax Plan by the end of the year, there are actually far more pressing issues that they’ve thus far left unresolved. Let’s review what these issues are, and why Congress must resolve them in the weeks ahead. (more…)

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Faith Organizing Alliance Hosts Education Town Hall in West Las Vegas

On Tuesday, the Las Vegas based Faith Organizing Alliance held a community town hall at the Historic Westside School to discuss public education in Southern Nevada’s African-American communities. They invited a panel of experts to speak about what the state is doing to improve public education, and what still must be done to make education more equitable for communities of color. (more…)

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