Social Justice

By Invitation Only: Jeff Sessions Comes to Las Vegas, Meets with Private Audience

On a hot Wednesday morning, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions slipped into Las Vegas to do an event with Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt (R) and local law enforcement officials. Only select elected leaders were invited to participate. And even though some media were present, neither Sessions nor Laxalt took any questions from the press. (more…)

Public Land

Federal Monuments Review Comment Period Closes as Basin and Range National Monument Celebrates Its Second Anniversary

Last night, the Department of the Interior closed public comment on the administration’s controversial review of the designations of Basin and Range and Gold Butte National Monuments and other monuments across the country. Ironically, this came on the same day as  the second anniversary of Basin and Range National Monument’s designation. Much to the White House’s chagrin, public comments were overwhelmingly in favor of keeping the monuments in place. (more…)

Social Justice

“What I’m Watching Here Is a Tragedy”: Catherine Cortez Masto Condemns Trumpcare Alongside Nevada Health Care Advocates

At UMC’s Children's Hospital of Nevada in Las Vegas, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D) refused to mince words in describing Senate Republicans’ stalled Trumpcare bill. Cortez Masto stated she could not find anything in the Senate Republican bill that would “lower costs for anyone in Nevada”. Cortez Masto joined local health care advocates on Friday to point out how Trumpcare does nothing but harm Nevada. (more…)

Guest BlogsSCOTUS

Opinion: Trump Nominates Judges That Serve His Personal Interests Over Country

By Gregory York President Trump has officially nominated John K. Bush to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and Damien Schiff United States Court of Federal Claims. Their confirmations will be held Thursday, July 13. Both nominees are vocal advocates of dismantling first amendment protections, raising serious concerns over judicial impartiality. (more…)

Public LandSocial Justice

Ryan Zinke Forced to Address Trump Administration’s Plans for Nevada’s Newest National Monuments

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke continued his jaunt through Nevada with a stop in Pahrump to announce the release of rural funds that were already appropriated. But when asked about the Trump Administration’s controversial “review” of National Monuments (including Nevada’s two monuments), Zinke was less than clear. So what exactly is in store for Nevada’s national monuments? (more…)

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…)

Social Justice

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…)