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In March 2016, Attorney General Adam Laxalt asked Nevada Gaming Control Board (GCB) Chair A.G. Burnett to intervene in a lawsuit between Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson and a former employee. Burnett, a registered Republican who was appointed...
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...
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 city” ordinances that limit local law enforcement agencies’ cooperation with federal immigration authorities. How did...
The Nevada Legislature will likely pass several bills to advance renewable energy development in the Silver State. One bill being considered in the Senate is SB 204. If passed, this bill will address one of the greatest challenges in...
On Saturday, several hundred protesters descended upon UNLV to demand action on climate change. The UNLV People’s Climate March was one of over 300 climate marches happening across the nation. Why was this happening? What were the protesters marching...
In 2017, Nevada became a key state for “The Resistance” to push back against Trump Administration policies, from immigrant rights to renewable energy and marijuana legalization. This week, we’ll be remembering the moments that made 2017 a year that...
PODCAST AUDIO FEATURE: Voices and Sounds from Conservation Lobby Day About 150 Nevada residents filled the halls of the Nevada Legislature last week to lobby their representatives on issues related to climate change, renewable energy and outdoor recreation. Most of the participants arrived...
The Nevada Legislature was supposed to move forward with the one big tax proposal of this session. Instead, the marijuana excise tax Governor Brian Sandoval (R) proposed was defeated by the Senators from his own party. As a result,...
After Republicans led a three day budget blockade, the Nevada Legislature finally passed a series of bills needed to complete the state’s budget. ESA school voucher funding is out, and Governor Brian Sandoval’s (R) marijuana excise tax is back...
Clean energy advocates were excited by the prospect of progress and some sort of resolution to the contentious fight over the future of energy in Nevada. How’s that coming along? We finally got some answers this week, as the...

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