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USFWS confirms it will list flower on proposed lithium mine site as endangered

BY: - October 2, 2021

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said on Friday it’s planning to list a rare Nevada wildflower as an endangered species, dealing a blow to a planned lithium mine in the flower’s only known habitat. After determining the Tiehm’s buckwheat could face extinction throughout all of its range without federal protections, the agency submitted a […]

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Amodei among minority of House Republicans voting to avert shutdown

BY: - September 30, 2021

WASHINGTON — Congress made a last-minute dash to avert a government shutdown on Thursday, with the U.S. Senate and House approving a short-term spending bill just hours ahead of a midnight deadline. Every Democratic and independent senator and 15 Republicans supported the bill in the 65-35 vote. The House later passed the federal spending bill — which will […]

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Senate – finally – to vote on Stone-Manning to lead BLM

BY: - September 28, 2021

The U.S. Senate is set to vote as soon as Thursday on the nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning, a conservation advocate and former top aide to Montana Democrats, to lead the Bureau of Land Management, putting the end to her contentious confirmation process in sight. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer filed cloture on Stone-Manning’s nomination, setting […]

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Today is a great day to register to vote.

BY: - September 28, 2021

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, a nonpartisan civic holiday backed by the country’s most prominent election officials and groups. Census data from 2020 suggests that as many as one in four eligible Americans are not registered to vote, according to organizers of National Voter Registration Day. For residents in states with more restrictive voting […]

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Immigrants urged to apply for federal benefits after demise of public charge rule

BY: - September 27, 2021

A Trump-era rule that deterred immigrants from seeking medical and housing benefits is no longer in effect, and Nevada officials are encouraging immigrant families who qualify for Medicaid to apply.  The 2019 Public Charge Final Rule deemed immigrants ineligible to apply to be a legal permanent resident if they had accessed public support for health […]

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Biden administration rolls out new rule to bolster DACA as lawsuit continues

BY: - September 27, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday unveiled a proposed new rule that would strengthen the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to protect undocumented people in the program from legal challenges. The proposed rule, announced by the Department of Homeland Security, would “preserve and fortify” the DACA program, an Obama administration-era initiative that protects from deportation […]

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Wildlife Commission under attack ‘from both extremes,’ says director 

BY: - September 24, 2021

Two contentious issues facing Nevada’s Wildlife Commission — coyote killing contests and the state’s “for sport” black bear hunt — and the passions polarizing the debates, are resulting in personal attacks on commissioners and staff, Tony Wasley, the executive director of the Nevada Division Wildlife, said at Friday’s meeting.   “We often say that it’s the […]

Ford, delegation join Democratic chorus criticizing treatment of Haitian migrants

BY: - September 24, 2021

Nevada’s attorney general and Democrats in the state’s congressional delegation have joined the chorus of criticism directed at the White House from President Joe Biden’s own party over treatment of Haitian migrants at the U.S. southern border. On Thursday, Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford joined a coalition of 17 attorneys general in sending a letter […]

Nevada families got $154 million in August from the child tax credit

BY: - September 23, 2021

Nevada could see child poverty reduced by 41% if expansions to the child tax credit were made permanent, according to a new analysis by the Urban Institute. Data has shown the child tax credit plays a major role in reducing child poverty for low income families, and its expansion under the American Rescue Plan Act […]

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House OKs plan to keep government open; Senate Republicans dig in their heels

BY: - September 22, 2021

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats unveiled a short-term spending measure on Tuesday that would keep the federal government operating through Dec. 3 and provide $28.6 billion for costs related to recent natural disasters. The bill was passed by the House on a party-line vote Tuesday night, 220-211. But it faces a battle in the evenly divided Senate, […]

At least 150 Afghan refugees will be resettled in Nevada

BY: - September 21, 2021

The U.S. Department of State is projecting that 150 Afghan refugees will be resettled in Nevada as part of the new program Afghan Placement and Assistance.  Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, which offers immigrants and refugees services, and the Governor’s Office for New Americans announced Tuesday 50 individuals are expected to be placed in Southern […]

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U.S. Supreme Court schedules Dec. 1 oral arguments in major abortion case

BY: - September 21, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Dec. 1 in a case that threatens to overturn decades of abortion protections established under the landmark 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade. The upcoming case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, stems from a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks. It has been […]