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BLOG: Why March for Science?

This Saturday's march is more than just a fun way to celebrate science. How many times per day does the average American rely on science? When you make your breakfast in the morning, we trust that what we bought at the grocery store is not infected with harmful bacteria or laced with toxic pesticides, thanks to the US Food and Drug Administration. When we commute to work in the morning, we trust that consumer protection agencies regulate that vehicles have…

William Anderson

Moapa Chairman Who Led Fight to Shut Down Coal Plant, Built First Commercial Solar Array on a Native American Reservation Passes Away

MOAPA, NV - Former Moapa Band of Paiutes Tribal Chairman William Milton Anderson passed away Sunday in his home at the age of 44. In 2000, William became one of the youngest chairpersons in the history of the Moapa Band of Paiutes Tribe at the age of 26. He will be most remembered for his second term as Chairman where, under his leadership, the Moapa Band of Paiutes reshaped the energy and environmental landscape of the Southwestern United States. [caption…

Questions Surround Zinke Visit to Vegas

Questions Surround Zinke Visit to Vegas

Questions Surround Zinke Visit to Vegas Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is in Las Vegas for NSSF SHOT Show 2018, according to posts from his verified Twitter account, @SecretaryZinke. Zinke Makes Time for NRA Spokesperson Zinke, who recommended drastic reductions to lands in Utah, as well as Nevada’s Gold Butte National Monument, posed for photos before appearing on Dana Loesch’s radio show while attending the convention. Great to join @DLoesch live from #SHOTShow! Just passed my friend @CameronHanes on…

Cliven Bundy Challenges Federal Authority Over Public Lands After Release from Jail

On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Gloria Navarro ordered the release of Cliven Bundy from federal custody. On Wednesday, Cliven Bundy addressed the media at Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Headquarters. Even as many Nevadans continue to condemn Bundy’s 2014 armed standoff against federal and local law enforcement agents, Bundy threatened more unrest as long as federal public lands remain as such. (more…)

2017 in Review, Part 3: Looking Forward to the New Year

2017 is a year that will be incredibly hard to forget. From the nation's bombastic new President to Nevada's groundbreaking legislative session, this year was one of tremendous change. Believe it or not, this may just the beginning. Below, we’ll do a sneak preview of what 2018 will likely bring. Fasten your seatbelts, Nevada, as the new year is certain to give us another wild ride. (more…)

2017 in Review, Part 2: The Year of Epic Struggles

2017 may have been just one year, but it had more than enough news to span a decade. That certainly proved true in the second half of the year, as Nevadans tried to make sense of Congress’ debate over health care and taxes. Las Vegas then suffered the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, and the nation once more had to come to terms with its gun laws. By the end of the year President Donald Trump signed his tax…

As Trump Administration Eyes Changes to Gold Butte, Community Leaders Demand Monument Be Kept Whole

Just one day after President Donald Trump traveled to Utah to sign two proclamations to drastically reduce Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke confirmed on a press call that he’s recommending some sort of reduction to Nevada’s Gold Butte National Monument. Moments after the news broke, local public lands advocates gathered in Las Vegas to make clear that Nevadans won’t accept any cuts to the state’s monuments. (more…)

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Trump Announces Reduction of Two Utah Monuments

Standing in front of the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City, President Donald Trump ended just over three months worth of suspense as he announced his decision on the future of several National Monuments. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke submitted his report in August on the monuments he was tasked to review, but it wasn't until today when the White House finally confirmed Trump's plans to severely reduce the square footage of Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments in…

Ammon Bundy Released from Federal Custody, Placed Under House Arrest

For the first time since his extradition to Nevada, Ammon Bundy walked outside the Lloyd George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas this morning to greet family, supporters, and the media. Yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge Gloria Navarro ordered Cliven and Ammon Bundy released from federal custody and placed under house arrest for the remainder of their criminal trial for their roles in the April 2014 armed standoff near Bunkerville. Cliven Bundy has refused Navarro’s offer of house arrest, but Ammon…

Paiute Activist Fawn Douglas Honored by Nevada Indian Commission

By Natalie Hernandez and Andrew Davey Las Vegas Paiute artist and activist Fawn Douglas was one of four Nevadans honored at the American Indian Achievement Awards in Carson City last Saturday. Douglas was recognized by the Nevada Indian Commission for her tireless advocacy for Southern Nevada Paiute communities, including her work to protect tribal ancestral lands. That work continued Saturday, when Douglas used her acceptance speech to ask Senator Dean Heller (R) to meet with tribal communities about protecting Gold…