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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

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In the U.S., 31% of renters did not pay April rent on time, up from 19% a month earlier and 18% in April 2019. (ArtisticOperations/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS -- Renters in the U.S. tend to have lower incomes and less stable jobs than homeowners, creating greater anxiety for them during the current health crisis. But there are resources to help. Lauren Peña, an attorney with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, helped author a toolk

By August 1920, 36 states including Nevada had ratified the 19th Amendment, ensuring that across the country, the right to vote could not be denied based on sex. (nevadawomen.org)

LAS VEGAS -- Nevada is getting a head start in celebrating the ratification of the 19th Amendment 100 years ago this August, installing a new marker in downtown Las Vegas on Thursday. The marker was created to recognize the significant efforts of the city's women in the fight for voting rights. Uni

The Mueller Report detailed extensive efforts by Russian hackers to compromise U.S. election systems in 2016, and warned of more cyber attacks in 2020. (Roibu/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada has made big strides toward safeguarding the ballot box, but still has a ways to go, according to a new report on election security. The "Citizen's Report On Election Security in Northern Nevada and the Nation" will be released Tuesday as part of a nationwide day o

The self-response online version of the census is set to begin on March 12, 2020. (Driftwood/AdobeStock)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Civil rights advocates are moving forward with plans to promote the 2020 Census, relieved that the U.S. Supreme Court has blocked the addition of a citizenship question by sending it back to the lower courts. The fear had been that such a question would deter many immigra

Assembly Bill 345 would allow people to request to permanently vote absentee, instead of having to make the request anew each election. (svablar/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Civil-rights groups are cheering for a big voting-rights package that passed the state Senate late Monday and now goes to Gov. Steve Sisolak's desk, pending a quick concurrence vote in the state Assembly. AB 345 would establish same-day voter registration - meaning people

The National Popular Vote Compact would render the Electoral College moot if enough states vote to accept it to make a 270-vote majority. (Gutzemberg/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Supporters of the national popular vote movement are vowing to press on, despite a big setback yesterday when Gov. Steve Sisolak vetoed a bill that would have pledged all six of Nevada's Electoral College delegates to the presidential candidate who wins the most votes natio

Victims contacted domestic-violence programs in Nevada more than 63,000 times in fiscal year 2017. (Motortion/Adobe Stock)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The path to normalcy for domestic-violence survivors is long and emotional – so the Family Law Self-Help Center at the Las Vegas family courthouse has found a way to speed things up. Before, survivors had to apply for a domestic-violence protection order in one office

The U.S, Senate is set to take up a DACA proposal as part of the Republican bill to end the shutdown, but opponents say it doesn't go far enough. (Kathrin Tausch/Wikimedia Commons)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Groups that advocate for the so-called Dreamers are pushing for comprehensive immigration reform as the U.S. Senate is set to vote Thursday on President Donald Trump's plan to reopen the government with funds for a border wall and a concession on DACA tacked on. His plan

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