Public LandSocial Justice

Public Lands Advocates Greet Ryan Zinke in Tahoe, Urge Trump Administration to Leave National Monuments Alone

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U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke flew to Northern Nevada today to address a private event for Rule of Law Defense Fund, a right-wing group with

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Nevada LegislatureSocial Justice

Dean Heller Announces Opposition to Senate Trumpcare Bill Alongside Brian Sandoval

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Today in Governor Brian Sandoval’s (R) Las Vegas office, U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R) gave the answer Nevadans have been awaiting for nearly three months:

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Social Justice

SEIU Nevada and Progressive Activists Demand Dean Heller Turn Against Trumpcare

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SEIU members and local progressive activists visited University Medical Center (UMC) in Las Vegas today to urge U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R) to vote against

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Nevada Legislature

Scow Resigns from Clark County Commission

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Change was already in the air at Clark County, as two Commissioners will be termed out of office next year and another is contemplating a

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Public Lands Advocates Greet Ryan Zinke in Tahoe, Urge Trump Administration to Leave National Monuments Alone

Dean Heller Announces Opposition to Senate Trumpcare Bill Alongside Brian Sandoval

SEIU Nevada and Progressive Activists Demand Dean Heller Turn Against Trumpcare

Scow Resigns from Clark County Commission

Five Ways Progressives Won the 2017 Legislative Session

Social Justice

Southern Nevada LGBTQIA Community Remembers Victims of Pulse Shooting, Vows to “Honor Them with Action”

Last night, the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada hosted a remembrance vigil for the 49 victims who were killed in the June 12, 2016, attack on Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The Pulse attack was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, and one that targeted LGBTQIA Americans. As LGBTQIA Nevadans and allies mourned one year later, they also committed to “honor them with action”. What action is needed? We attended the vigil and spoke with activists…

Public LandSocial Justice

These Monumental Lands: Why Native American Communities Demand National Monuments Remain Protected

In April, President Donald Trump ordered a review of National Monuments designated from 1996 to 2016. Two of these happen to be in Nevada, and two others lie next door in Utah. Below the fold, we’ll dig deeper into what this fight is about and why Native American communities are fighting to defend these Monuments. (more…)

EnergyNevada Legislature

Activists Deliver Over 7,000 Signatures in Support of AB 206 Renewable Energy Standard

Just hours after the Nevada Legislature adjourned Sine Die, a group of environmental and energy activists returned to deliver to Governor Brian Sandoval (R) over 7,000 petition signatures urging him to sign AB 206 into law. Why do they feel this strongly about the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) bill? We followed them to the Governor’s Office in the Old State Capitol to find out. (more…)

Nevada LegislatureSocial Justice

Sine Die: How the Nevada Legislature Finally Passed the Budget Deal

After Republicans led a three day budget blockade, the Nevada Legislature finally passed a series of bills needed to complete the state’s budget. ESA school voucher funding is out, and Governor Brian Sandoval’s (R) marijuana excise tax is back in. And the long awaited capital improvements bill was resurrected and passed as well. How did it all happen? We explain below. (more…)

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