Sunday, December 4, 2022

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Runoff for the Louisiana Public Service Commission could impact energy policies; NM's LGBTQ advocates await final passage of "Respect for Marriage Act" - Democracy gets a voter-approved overhaul in Oregon.

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The Senate passes a bill forcing a labor agreement in an effort to avoid a costly railway worker strike. The House Ways and Means Committee has former President Trump's tax returns in hand. The Agriculture Committee is looking at possible regulations for cryptocurrency following the collapse of cryptocurrency giant FTX. The Supreme Court will be reviewing the legality of Biden s student debt relief program next year. Anti-semitic comments from Ye spark the deletion of tweets from the the House Judiciary Committee GOP's Twitter account.

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The first-ever "trout-safe" certification goes to an Idaho fish farm, the Healthy Housing Initiative helps improve rural communities' livability, and if Oklahoma is calling to you, a new database makes it easier for buyers and builders to find available lots.

Nevada

The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe Council member Johnny Hemmers and Council Secretary Colleen Garcia shared bird songs and dances at Avi Kwa Ame with Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Representative Susie Lee in September. (Ashley Hemmers)

Thursday, December 1, 2022

NV Tribes, Conservation Leaders Praise New National Monument Plan

Native American tribal communities and conservation groups got a big win Wednesday as President Joe Biden announced he intends to create a new nationa…

The 2020 Iowa caucuses were beset with tabulation problems, which set off a discussion on whether to shake up the Democratic primary process. (Scoutori/Adobestock)<br />

Thursday, December 1, 2022

DNC Meets Today to Decide If NV Primary Will Go First in 2024

A decision could come today on Nevada's bid to become the first state in the nation to hold a Democratic primary in 2024. The Democratic National …


Same-sex marriage became legal in Nevada in October 2014. (Ronstik/Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Nevada LGBTQ+ Groups Hopeful after Senate Vote on Same-Sex Marriage

Nevada marriage-equality groups say the U.S. Senate's passage of the Respect for Marriage Act is a huge step forward for people who identify as LGBTQ+…

A study by the Healthcare Cost institute found the average price of insulin has nearly doubled since 2012. (Ratmaner/Adobestock)
During National Diabetes Month, Hope for People Struggling to Afford Insulin

November is National Diabetes Month, and more than 250,000 Nevadans have been diagnosed with the disease, according to the American Diabetes …


Advocates say the creation of a new national monument at Spirit Mountain would be a boon to the outdoor economy in Southern Nevada. (Kirk Peterson)
Feds to Hold Public Meeting Today on Proposed National Monument

The proposed national monument to be called Avi Kwa Ame is getting a big boost today as the top leaders of the Bureau of Land Management hold a public…

Experts say populations of the sage grouse have plummeted in part because of fragmentation of their habitat. (Dale/Adobe Stock)
Bureau of Land Management Prioritizes Wildlife Connectivity

The Bureau of Land Management, which controls 67% of public lands in Nevada, said it is now going to make it a priority to protect wildlife corridors…


Issues on the ballot this year include the minimum wage, ranked-choice voting, and what's known as the
Ballot Measures Could Mean Big Changes for Nevada

This midterm election, the battle for control of the U.S. Senate has dominated headlines, but Nevada voters are also weighing in on three ballot …

Volunteers from the group Election Protection coalition recently handed out food to voters in line at the Desert Breeze Community Center in Las Vegas; the group will be on hand today to answer questions at polling sites around the state. (Silver State Voices)
Last-Minute Tips to Make Voting Process Easier in NV

Clean-elections groups said the early-voting process has gone off without a hitch - and have a few tips to make sure things keep going smoothly…


A group of state attorneys general is asking the feds to enforce the antitrust provisions of the 1929 Packers and Stockyards Act. (Etonastenka/Adobestock)
NV Cattlemen Welcome Biden Move to Promote Competition in Meat Processing

The Biden administration recently announced $73 million in grants to diversify the meat processing industry, an effort to improve competition…

AFSCME President Lee Saunders rallies union workers in Las Vegas on Wednesday. (Emiliano Martinez/AFSCME)
Labor Leaders Work to Get Out the Vote in Nevada

Labor groups are fanning out across the state, knocking on doors ahead of the midterm election next Tuesday, asking voters to elect candidates who …


A survey of rural Americans finds 77% think things will be worse, not better, for the next generation of Americans. (ecummings00/Adobestock)
Rural America Poll: Inflation Issue Dominates Midterms

By Tim Marema and Sarah Melotte for The Daily Yonder.Broadcast version by Suzanne Potter for Nevada News Service for the Public News Service/Daily Yon…

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks on July 15, 2022, ahead of the House passage of the Women's Health Protection Act. If the bill could overcome the Senate filibuster, it would protect abortion rights nationwide. (Alex Wong / Getty Images)
NV Supporters of Abortion Rights Call for Filibuster Reform

By Malliga Och for Ms. Magazine.Broadcast version by Suzanne Potter for Nevada News Service reporting for the Ms. Magazine-Public News Service …


 

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