Social Justice

Pence Appears With Heller at Nellis Air Force Base, Warns of Potential Conflict With North Korea

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On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence appeared with U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R), and Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt

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Cliven Bundy Challenges Federal Authority Over Public Lands After Release from Jail

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On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Gloria Navarro ordered the release of Cliven Bundy from federal custody. On Wednesday, Cliven Bundy addressed the media at

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Social Justice

Nevadans Speak Out on DACA, TPS, and the Future of Immigration Reform

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Last September, President Donald Trump announced the end of the DACA program that has shielded some 900,000 DREAMers from deportation. The Trump Administration has since

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Social Justice

Rosen and Titus Meet with Immigrant Activists, Promise Action on DREAM Act and TPS

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Last Thursday, Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-Henderson) met with immigrant rights activists in Las Vegas to discuss ways to protect DACA and TPS recipients. The next

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Nevada LegislatureSocial Justice

Roberson’s “Sanctuary Cities” Ballot Initiative Loses Challenge in District Court

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This morning, a district court judge ruled against a ballot initiative championed by State Senator and Lt. Governor Candidate Michael Roberson (R-Henderson) to ban “sanctuary

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Pence Appears With Heller at Nellis Air Force Base, Warns of Potential Conflict With North Korea

Cliven Bundy Challenges Federal Authority Over Public Lands After Release from Jail

Nevadans Speak Out on DACA, TPS, and the Future of Immigration Reform

Rosen and Titus Meet with Immigrant Activists, Promise Action on DREAM Act and TPS

Roberson’s “Sanctuary Cities” Ballot Initiative Loses Challenge in District Court

ColumnsSocial Justice

Calm Amidst the Storms: Notes on the Resistance During the Second Week of Trump

This week has been quite momentous, to say the least. Following the previous weekend’s uproar over President Donald Trump’s “Don’t Call It a #MuslimBan,”the mood in D.C. quickly soured as Congressional Republicans aimed to confirm more of Trump’s Cabinet picks. And as soon as news broke of Trump nominating Neil Gorsuch to fill the Supreme Court seat that Senate Republicans left vacant all last year by refusing to confirm Merrick Garland, then President Barack Obama’s nominee, Senate Democrats were seething.…

Nevada Legislature

The Meaning Behind Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson’s Opening Remarks

Typically when the Nevada Legislature opens for regular session, the day is full of pomp and circumstance and not much else. But when the 79th Session of the Nevada Legislature opened in Carson City today, Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson didn’t just open “The People’s House” for business. He reminded Nevada of the unique opportunity our state has in setting an example for the rest of the nation, and he signaled that Nevada’s legislators are prepared for the challenges ahead in this…

Social Justice

Yes, We Still Can? The new reality of the Trump Administration

As we conclude Week 2 of the Trump Administration, here’s a look back at how Donald Trump’s Presidency began… And how Nevadans reacted to it. Yes, it happened. On Friday, January 20th, Donald J. Trump became the 45th President of the United States. The following day, at least 3.2 million Americans marched in protest of the Trump Administration–including at least 20,000 here in Nevada. What was that about? And how will the nation proceed with this new Commander-in-Chief? Below the…

Guest Blogs

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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