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Broken Promises: Ryan Zinke Avoids Key Local Officials During Tour of Nevada Monuments

In June, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke promised to meet with key stakeholders when he’d return to Nevada to tour the two Nevada monuments included in the Trump Administration’s review. In July, Zinke left these local stakeholders off his agenda… again. Let’s dig deeper into the two key promises Zinke made in June, promises that Zinke would break one month later. (more…)

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Nevada Legislature Dives Into Public Lands Fight with AB 277

For well over a decade, Clark County, mega-developer Jim Rhodes, and Save Red Rock have fought over Blue Diamond Hill near Red Rock Canyon. The Nevada Legislature is wading back into that fight with AB 277. The Nevada Supreme Court overturned the Legislature’s last attempt to limit development near Red Rock. How will this time be different? For one, Black Rock’s also involved. (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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What’s the Matter With Red Rock?

Red Rock Canyon may not yet be as world-famous as the Las Vegas Strip casinos that keep Nevada’s economy humming, but Red Rock and other nearby natural treasures are increasingly part of the strategy to keep Nevada’s economy solid in the future. This may be why so many Nevadans are scratching their heads over the Clark County Commission’s vote that may open the door to 5,000 new homes nearby. What was that vote about? What’s the matter with Red Rock?…

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Save Red Rock and Clark County Face Off in Court

Today, District Court Judge Jerry Wiese ruled against Clark County in denying a quick conclusion to its lawsuit against Save Red Rock. Judge Wiese, however, denied Save Red Rock a quick dismissal on anti-SLAPP grounds. For the time being, the two sides will continue to fight in court over the future of a plot of land bordering Red Rock Canyon. Save Red Rock’s ability to speak against the proposed development at Clark County Government Center was at stake today. According…