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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…)

Guest BlogsSocial Justice

Opinion: Heller Needs to Stand with Nevadans and Their Health Care

By Denise Tanata Senator Heller will demonstrate in the coming days whether he stands with the people of Nevada, including our children, or with his leadership in Washington. His vote to allow the Senate to move forward with repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has jeopardized health insurance for tens of thousands of Nevadans, including many of our state’s poorest children. Senator Heller can and must act to prevent the children of Nevada from losing affordable, comprehensive health…


Joint Chiefs of Staff to Trump: No Change on Transgender Service Until There’s an Actual Rules Change

On Thursday, General Joseph Dunford, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, announced the military’s current policy that allows transgender Americans to serve will remain in place until Trump actually sends the Defense Department a rules change and Defense Secretary James Mattis issues new guidelines. "There will be no modifications to the current policy until the President's direction has been received by the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary has issued implementation guidance," Dunford said in a letter to service…

Nevada LegislatureSocial Justice

Sandoval Dismisses Trump’s Tweets, Keeps in Place Transgender Inclusive Policies for Nevada National Guard

On Thursday, Governor Brian Sandoval (R) announced he will maintain current LGBTQIA inclusive non-discrimination policy for the Nevada National Guard. This comes after President  Donald Trump’s tweets. In a statement released earlier, Sandoval said, “We will serve all of the members of our military as well as they serve us and give them the full respect they have earned. They deserve nothing less.”

Social Justice

Heller Flips on Trumpcare

Minutes before the U.S. Senate began a critical vote to advance Trumpcare , U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R) finally broke his silence on how he’d vote. So what did Heller vote for? And what does this mean for the future of health care in Nevada? Here’s the latest on where Heller stands and what happens next on Trumpcare. (more…)