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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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Guest Blog: Another Home Care Agency Misuses Taxpayer Money, Denies Overtime to Workers

Photo provided by Dana Gentry at SEIU Nevada   (Originally posted by Dana Gentry at SEIU Nevada’s blog.) Another Las Vegas home care agency is refusing to pay overtime to employees who work more than 40 hours a week. Earlier this month we told you about two home care agencies with common ownership that illegally avoid paying overtime by splitting hours between the two companies. Now, paycheck stubs from Angels Home Healthcare reveal one employee, who worked 42 hours a…

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Governor Sandoval’s Final State of the State Address, Setting the Stage for Legislative Session

During his final State of the State Address, Governor Brian Sandoval (R) announced his proposed $8.1 billion budget for the next biennium (or two years). That’s $200 million more than the last Economic Forum forecast, but that’s also $400 million below the original $8.5 billion requested by state agencies. Sandoval called for increased investment throughout the public sector, but how will he make it work? Below the fold, we’ll explore how he might get all his numbers to add up……

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Guest Blog: National Monument for Gold Butte Designated

In the closing days of his administration, President Barack Obama declared Nevada’s Gold Butte and Utah’s Bears Ears National Monuments under the 1906 Antiquities Act.  The President’s action brought the number of areas declared by both Republican and Democrat Presidents as National Monuments to 129. Congress passed the Antiquities Act to ensure the protection of Native American ruins, artifacts and other objects of historical and scientific interests.  Congress gave Presidents this authority for another reason. They knew as far back…

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Notes on the Epic #FightFor15 Confrontation at Carl’s Jr.

What happened at Carl’s Jr. on Thursday, January 12? Maybe you heard about a Fight for 15 protest at the fast food joint across Maryland Parkway from Boulevard Mall. What went down there? More importantly, why were protesters there? What was the protest about? And how does it tie into the Presidential Transition? Let's explore some more below the fold. Since 2000, Andrew Puzder has served as CEO of CKE Restaurants. CKE happens to be the parent company of Carl's…

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