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Climate crisis doesn’t get the same urgency Y2K did

Take a moment to think back to simpler times, to a long-gone era exactly 20 years ago this week, when we celebrated the dawn...
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Marijuana poised to overtake mining in state tax revenue

Nevada’s mining industry generated $7.7 billion dollars in gross sales in fiscal 2018 and paid $125 million in state and local taxes.      By contrast, the...
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‘Real rush’ of Trump rules expected ahead of 2020 election

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is preparing to finalize a host of high-profile rules in 2020, including policies that will impact everything from auto...
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2019 selections & reflections from the Nevada Current’s staff

Note: 2019 was the Current’s first full year of publication. To look back on the year, each member of the Nevada Current staff picked...
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The folly of oil & gas leasing in Nevada

The Silver State is made up of thousands of acres of beautiful landscapes. From sandy deserts, forested mountain slopes, snow covered mountains, grassy valleys,...
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PLAN reflects on 25 years of taking point on progressive causes

Ahead of the 2019 legislative session, the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada wrote a bill it says would have kept the mining industry accountable...
Quit cyaniding me, President Trump

Trump administration oks cyanide poisoning of coyotes

Wildlife activists are condemning the Trump administration’s reauthorization of the government’s use of a weapon designed to kill coyotes by spraying cyanide into their...
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Senate confirms Trump’s new energy secretary

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has a new head of energy policy, no thanks to Nevada’s senators. The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly Monday to confirm...
EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW

U.S. Supreme Court takes up consequential gun rights case

WASHINGTON — A momentous clash over gun rights is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.  The high court is slated to hear oral arguments on...
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Study examines how people of color get stuck with higher energy bills

Neighborhoods with more people of color spend a much larger percentage of their income on energy bills than the average white family, according to...

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