Last weekend, I rode with NARAL Nevada volunteers to Carson City. I witnessed them making their mark in the Nevada Legislature. What were they doing? And why did they decide to be up here? I woke up early Sunday morning to...
Treasurer Dan Schwartz (R) came to Assembly Ways and Means to discuss his office. Normally, this is a sleepy affair in the Nevada Legislature. However, this Treasurer is pursuing implementation of the controversial education savings account (ESA) school voucher...
As the nation attempts to process President Donald Trump’s latest anti-immigrant threats, Latinx community leaders gathered at East Las Vegas Community Center last Saturday for a Know Your Rights panel. What’s going on? Who’s at risk? And what are...
U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R) has started the 115th Congress on an interesting note. Thus far, he’s voted in line with President Donald Trump’s agenda. Yet so far, he’s made sparse public appearances in his home state. Several constituents...
The Nevada Legislature suddenly has two active minimum wage bills. One proposes an eventual raise to $12 an hour. Another aims for the magic $15 number that #FightFor15 activists have been agitating for. There’s likely more action to come. What’s...
Last month, Nevada Supreme Court Justice James Hardesty surprised some with his rant on traffic tickets during a pre-session budget hearing. He reiterated this concern at another budget hearing in the Nevada Legislature this week. What’s the matter with...
It’s quickly become a tradition of sorts. Progressive activists visit U.S. Senator Dean Heller’s (R) Las Vegas district office on #ResistTrumpTuesdays to demand he do more to stand up to President Donald Trump’s agenda. As Heller continues to approve...
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hosted a public meeting in Mesquite last Thursday to provide local residents with information about the newly designated Gold Butte National Monument. A contingent of Bundy sympathizers tried to drown out dialogue. BLM...
In December, BuzzFeed reported allegations against hospital giant UHS of bed-filling at all costs.  The story sent the company’s stock plummeting. The odyssey-like stories of patients held involuntarily in psych wards hit home for Las Vegas resident Judy Hendrickson, who...
Today, Senator Dean Heller (R) cast a critical vote to confirm Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. Even as Sessions’ controversial civil rights record reemerged as a national flash point, Heller cast another deciding vote to confirm another of President...

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