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Climate takes center stage in House infrastructure plan

U.S. House Democrats this week unveiled plans to spend $760 billion over five years on infrastructure upgrades throughout the country. A central theme throughout the...
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Horsford defends vote against mining bill 

Congressman Steven Horsford says a federal measure that could have fattened Nevada coffers by more than $100 million a year “is not the right...
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Sprawl, climate crisis combine to hit disadvantaged communities the hardest

Driving from work to home in Clark County is a series of unmemorable, unconnected, empty spaces and parking lots — in other words, urban...
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Will climate voters make a difference in Nevada’s caucus?

Many climate voters see 2020 as a turning point. Scientists have made it abundantly clear that in the next decade there needs to be significant...
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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...

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