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Trump-GOP Tax Plan Goes to Conference, Though Final Passage Is Still Not a Done Deal

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Tomorrow, House and Senate Republicans are expected to go to conference to resolve their differences on the Trump-GOP Tax Plan. While these differences don’t seem

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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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Trump-GOP Tax Plan Goes to Conference, Though Final Passage Is Still Not a Done Deal

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

Nevada LegislatureSocial Justice

Dollars and Sense: How Could Trump’s Health Care Actions Reverberate in Nevada?

$12 billion: That seems like a large sum of money. Yet look at all the programs stuffed in Governor Brian Sandoval’s (R) proposed health care budget. Medicaid. Mental health services. Nevada Check-up. The list goes on. Is his budget stretched too thin? And how can President Donald Trump and Congress make it worse? Let’s take a closer look at how much we truly value health care in Nevada. (more…)

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Immigrant Rights Debate Takes #NVLeg by Storm with Senator Yvanna Cancela’s SB 223

It’s already one of the hottest bills in the Nevada Legislature, even though it will likely be amended to apply statewide what multiple police departments claim they are already doing. So why are opponents quick to label SB 223 “controversial”? I asked Senator Yvanna Cancela (D-Las Vegas) directly. See for yourself what the pro-immigrant bill’s sponsor has to say. (more…)

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Nevada Legislature Votes to Ratify ERA with Final Passage of SJR 2

“We’ve come a long way, baby… But we’re not all the way.” That’s how Former State Senator Helen Foley (D) described the progress of women’s rights in Nevada up until now. She testified in support of SJR 2 in the Assembly earlier this month. Today, the Senate took the final step needed for Nevada to officially be put on record in support of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). (more…)

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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…

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