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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…)

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May Day Rally Draws Thousands to Las Vegas Strip

On Monday about 8,000 demonstrators marched on the Las Vegas Strip, then continued on Flamingo Road to the off-Strip Palms Casino. While Donald Trump’s actions played a hand in drawing people to the May Day march, organizers aimed to deliver a broader message. They sought to show unity across the labor movement and civil rights movement in this new era of progressive resistance. (more…)

Gold Butte National Monument, one of Nevada's regions of protected public lands
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The Monumental Fight to Protect Nevada’s Public Lands

This week, President Donald Trump is ordering a review of the past 21 years of his predecessors’ declarations of National Monuments. Yet before the Trump Administration announced its plans to the national media, we were following along as Nevada local leaders have expressed commitment to continue protecting our public lands. It’s another fascinating twist in the ongoing monumental fight to protect public lands. (more…)

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Every Voice Matters: Catherine Cortez Masto Opens up at Her Las Vegas Town Hall

Within 36 hours, Nevada had both its U.S. Senators do town halls on both ends of the state. The twist? On Monday, Senator Dean Heller (R) made a rare public appearance in Reno and struggled to provide clear answers to constituents’ questions. On Tuesday, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D) promised more accessibility and transparency during her freewheeling conversation with constituents at Las Vegas City Hall. (more…)

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Notes from the Town Hall: Dean Heller Finally Faces His Constituents

After months of requests from constituents across the state, the Senator finally budged. Yesterday, U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R) finally held his first public town hall of 2017. He joined forces with Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Carson City) to welcome about 600 of their constituents to the Reno-Sparks Convention Center to answer questions… Or at least, Rep. Amodei answered quite a few questions. What did Senator Heller have to say for himself? (more…)