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National labor union weighs in on Question 3

BY: - July 3, 2018

Someone new has chimed in on the contentious energy-regulation measure that is Question 3. The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) on Monday issued a strongly worded statement in opposition of the ballot measure, calling it an “anti-worker, anti-consumer initiative.” Question 3 would require the Nevada Legislature to establish an open, […]

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Amid threats to their industry, sex workers question pushback on rally

BY: - July 3, 2018

Early last month, approximately 150 people donned red outfits and took to the sidewalks in downtown Las Vegas to advocate for the complete decriminalization of sex work. They marched about half a mile. They celebrated afterward with speciality themed cocktails at a supportive downtown bar. By all accounts, everything went smoothly — but the event […]

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Attorney General Sessions, in the Peppermill, with the false choice

BY: - June 25, 2018

“What is the compassionate and right thing to do?” asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Reno Monday, according to the text of his prepared remarks delivered to the National Association of School Resource Officers. “The compassionate thing to do is to protect our children from drugs and violence, put criminals in jail, and secure our […]

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Warren links immigration to values in Las Vegas

BY: - June 24, 2018

On Saturday two opposing political forces held events on opposite sides of Las Vegas. In Henderson, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren held a fundraising event for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Jacky Rosen at Lovelady Brewing Company while President Trump attended a fundraiser for Rosen’s opponent, Sen. Dean Heller, at the Suncoast Hotel and Casino. Outside […]

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Hundreds brave Vegas heat to blast Trump, Heller

BY: - June 23, 2018

Across the country, people have been speaking out against the Trump Administration’s policies that have resulted in immigrant families being separated at the border. With Donald Trump’s visit to Las Vegas Saturday, local protesters came out to voice their anger in person. “No Trump, no KKK, no Racist USA,” some chanted. “The people united will […]

Protesters plotting, planning for Trump visit: UPDATE

BY: - June 22, 2018

Updated June 22, 2018 Las Vegans are expected to brave a high of 111 degrees Saturday to demonstrate their outrage over President Donald Trump’s efforts to deter immigration by separating asylum-seeking families at the Mexican border. Trump abandoned the effort after a tidal wave of criticism further threatened the political futures of his supporters in […]

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Guest op-ed: GOP should keep promise, protect patients with pre-existing conditions

BY: - June 22, 2018

A decade ago, I was advocating for Nevada members of Congress to support the Affordable Care Act (ACA). At the time, I was motivated by the stories of Cancer patients and survivors, who were facing discrimination in access to health insurance due to their pre-existing conditions. I did not know that my son would be […]

Sisolak slams Trump effort to dump protections for pre-existing conditions

BY: - June 21, 2018

Efforts by President Trump and Congressional Republicans to eliminate the Affordable Care Act’s coverage of pre-existing conditions could put as many as 1.2 million Nevadans at risk, according to government estimates.  Democratic candidate for governor, Steve Sisolak, says the reversal would threaten Nevada’s most vulnerable, including 160,000 children and 270,000 senior citizens. Sisolak defended the […]

Cortez Masto: Trump started it, and executive order doesn’t fix it

BY: - June 20, 2018

President Donald Trump “caved” – as the New York Times put it – to pressure and signed an executive order to end policy that was separating families at the border, but Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is not impressed. Trump’s order “still enforces his cruel immigration policy that prosecutes parents fleeing violence to protect their […]

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Guest op-ed: Nevada voting rights progress is on the line

BY: - June 20, 2018

For too long, politicians have been putting up barriers to voting and making it harder for people to exercise their constitutional rights. In 2017, Jason Kander founded Let America Vote to create political consequences for politicians who engage in voter suppression. Across the country this year, we’re finding the politicians who are making it harder […]

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Sisolak to Laxalt: Tell Trump to stop it

BY: , and - June 19, 2018

Several Republicans on the Nevada ballot this fall began to break their silence Monday about the prison-like camps holding immigrant children separated from their parents at the southern border. However, they did not call for the Trump administration to immediately end its family separation policy. Instead, echoing the president, Nevada Republican candidates suggested that the […]

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The downside of pushing economic development

BY: - June 17, 2018

“Average hourly earnings have increased by nearly 20% since January 2007,” reads one of the charts presented to state economic forecasters by the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) earlier this month. “Tesla Update! Going Strong!” added a graphic presented by the Reno-based Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN). Like LVGEA, EDAWN is part […]