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What would it mean to codify Roe into law – and is there any chance of that happening?

Policy, politics and progressive commentary In simple terms, to codify something means to enshrine a right or a rule into a formal systematic code. It could be done through an act of Congress in the form of a federal law. Similarly, state legislatures can codify rights by enacting laws. To codify Roe for all Americans, Congress would need to pass […] The post What would it mean to codify Roe into law – and is there any chance of that happening? appeared first on Nevada Current.
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Voters ‘have the final word’ in protecting abortion rights, Biden says

Policy, politics and progressive commentary President Joe Biden on Friday called for Congress to pass laws protecting abortion rights and for voters to elect pro-rights candidates on “a sad day for the country” after a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on abortion. Biden pledged to fight for policies that protect abortion access, including interstate travel and access to federally approved […] The post Voters ‘have the final word’ in protecting abortion rights, Biden says appeared first on Nevada Current.
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From ‘Hallelujah’ to ‘Hell, no,’ Nevada reactions to abortion ruling span spectrum

Policy, politics and progressive commentary The end of the nearly half-century battle to overturn Roe v. Wade, the case that gave Americans the constitutional right to an abortion, is accelerating the divisive debate – especially among candidates seeking election in November.   Republican gubernatorial candidate and Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo is leaving the door open for Nevada’s long-standing abortion protections, […] The post From ‘Hallelujah’ to ‘Hell, no,’ Nevada reactions to abortion ruling span spectrum appeared first on Nevada Current.
NEVADA STATE

U.S. Supreme Court overturns right to abortion in landmark decision

Policy, politics and progressive commentary WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that established abortion as a constitutional right. The decision by six of the Court’s nine justices will allow each state to set its own abortion laws, leading to a patchwork of access throughout the country. The result is expected to be an […] The post U.S. Supreme Court overturns right to abortion in landmark decision appeared first on Nevada Current.
CONGRESS & COURTS

Democrats seize on FBI seizing McDonald’s phone

Policy, politics and progressive commentary In addition to being the long-time chairman of the Nevada State Republican Party and a fake elector who got subpoenaed by the January 6 committee, Michael McDonald was a cop once. Although he should resign now that he’s won his primary and is running for governor full time, Republican Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo is […] The post Democrats seize on FBI seizing McDonald’s phone appeared first on Nevada Current.
NEVADA STATE

Feds approve NV plan for back P-EBT payments, $175 million to be distributed

Policy, politics and progressive commentary Last month Nevada received federal approval to continue a popular free food program designed to replace meals children missed at school and child care because of pandemic-related closures. Congress temporarily extended the free food program in January to cover younger children and the summer months. Now eligible K-12 students across Nevada will once again receive […] The post Feds approve NV plan for back P-EBT payments, $175 million to be distributed appeared first on Nevada Current.
CLARK COUNTY, NV

‘Just say the election was corrupt’: Trump pressure on Justice Department detailed

Policy, politics and progressive commentary President Donald Trump sought to use the U.S. Justice Department to create the illusion of a legitimate investigation into the validity of the 2020 election results, the Jan. 6 committee and former Justice Department leaders said Thursday in the panel’s fifth hearing this month. In the weeks between Election Day 2020 and Jan. 6, 2021, […] The post ‘Just say the election was corrupt’: Trump pressure on Justice Department detailed appeared first on Nevada Current.

County unleashes proposed ban on pet store sales

Policy, politics and progressive commentary “Don’t Let Clark County Take Away Nevada’s Puppies!” implores the online petition posted by a pet store called the Puppy Palace, in response to a proposed ordinance to ban the sale of dogs, cats, pot-bellied pigs, and rabbits from pet stores. In fact, the proposed ban would apply only to pet stores in unincorporated Clark […] The post County unleashes proposed ban on pet store sales  appeared first on Nevada Current.
LAS VEGAS, NV

Jara still asking for millions as voters decide on his future

Policy, politics and progressive commentary The CCSD Board of Trustees is still negotiating with Supt. Jesus Jara about compensation for his alleged “harassment and retaliation” at the hands of Trustees Danielle Ford, Linda Cavazos and Lisa Guzman when they voted to fire him last October. Remarkably, the majority of trustees seem willing to at least hear him out, if not […] The post Jara still asking for millions as voters decide on his future appeared first on Nevada Current.
CLARK COUNTY, NV

State legislative panels hold first-time joint meeting on climate crisis

Policy, politics and progressive commentary When surveying Nevada residents on food insecurity, Nancy Brune with the Guinn Center found that the climate crisis and extreme heat had a direct impact on people’s ability to afford groceries. Brune, who is running for Las Vegas City Council, recently told lawmakers about efforts with the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services to […] The post State legislative panels hold first-time joint meeting on climate crisis appeared first on Nevada Current.
LAS VEGAS, NV

U.S. Senate moves forward on gun safety legislation

Policy, politics and progressive commentary WASHINGTON — The Senate is poised to pass a bipartisan bill later this week that could become the first notable federal gun safety legislation in years, including billions in new mental health funding. Senators on a procedural vote late Tuesday agreed 64-34 to start debate on the gun control bill, which would also have to be passed by […] The post U.S. Senate moves forward on gun safety legislation appeared first on Nevada Current.
UVALDE, TX

U.S. Supreme Court ruling on public money for private schools prompts cheers, jeers in NV

Policy, politics and progressive commentary A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Tuesday on using public funds for private religious schools is expected to have nationwide ramifications, including potentially some within Nevada. A decision by the high court’s 6-3 conservative majority ruled that if the State of Maine allows for taxpayer money to pay for tuition at nonreligious private schools, it must […] The post U.S. Supreme Court ruling on public money for private schools prompts cheers, jeers in NV appeared first on Nevada Current.
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Tribal leader in NV named to first-ever Interior tribal advisory panel – and she has a to-do list

Policy, politics and progressive commentary Tribal leaders from Nevada and across the country will have direct access to advising the U.S. Department of the Interior for the first time in history with the creation of a tribal advisory panel. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland last week launched the first-ever Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee, finally joining other federal agencies with […] The post Tribal leader in NV named to first-ever Interior tribal advisory panel – and she has a to-do list appeared first on Nevada Current.
NEVADA STATE

Trump led pressure campaign on state election officials, Jan. 6 panel says

Policy, politics and progressive commentary Former President Donald Trump was directly involved in efforts to pressure state officials in Georgia, Arizona and elsewhere to overturn the 2020 election results in their states, according to evidence the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack presented Tuesday at the panel’s fourth hearing this month. Trump and his attorneys knew that […] The post Trump led pressure campaign on state election officials, Jan. 6 panel says appeared first on Nevada Current.
GEORGIA STATE

Clark County passes STR law amid allegations of payoffs, pressure from lobbyists

Policy, politics and progressive commentary Amid allegations they are doing the bidding of the resort industry, Clark County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously adopted an ordinance designed to slash the number of vacation rentals operating in unincorporated areas of Southern Nevada by roughly 75%.  STR owners railed against the ordinance, which will permit about 2,800 rentals and presumably crack down on […] The post Clark County passes STR law amid allegations of payoffs, pressure from lobbyists  appeared first on Nevada Current.
CLARK COUNTY, NV

Nevada food bank kicks off summer meals program for kids

Policy, politics and progressive commentary Despite supply chain issues and having emptier shelves, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada has launched its Kids Cafe summer program which aims to make sure no child goes hungry. The meals service, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Nevada Department of Agriculture, has a daily goal of giving away free […] The post Nevada food bank kicks off summer meals program for kids appeared first on Nevada Current.
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The District of Columbia allows incarcerated people to vote, a rarity in the U.S.

Policy, politics and progressive commentary This article is published through a collaboration between States Newsroom and Bolts. WASHINGTON — Earlier this month, about 10 men detained in the Young Men Emerging unit in the Washington, D.C., jail sat around a TV to watch the Democratic candidates for mayor debate issues including affordable housing and gun violence. “It was on a communal TV, and […] The post The District of Columbia allows incarcerated people to vote, a rarity in the U.S. appeared first on Nevada Current.
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Infrastructure law funds Nevada sagebrush restoration projects

Policy, politics and progressive commentary Nevada will be receiving a total of $1.5M for projects across the state meant to fund sagebrush habitats in an effort to combat invasive grasses and wildfire, protect wetlands, and support the regional economy. Funding from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed into law last year will support 15 projects across the state, […] The post Infrastructure law funds Nevada sagebrush restoration projects appeared first on Nevada Current.

On Juneteenth, the history of how emancipated people were kept unfree needs to be remembered, too

Policy, politics and progressive commentary The actual day was June 19, 1865, and it was the Black dockworkers in Galveston, Texas, who first heard the word that freedom for the enslaved had come. There were speeches, sermons and shared meals, mostly held at Black churches, the safest places to have such celebrations. The perils of unjust laws and racist social […] The post On Juneteenth, the history of how emancipated people were kept unfree needs to be remembered, too appeared first on Nevada Current.
AUSTIN, TX

McMahill wins sheriff’s race outright, and other down-ballot primary results

Policy, politics and progressive commentary Below are primary election results for Clark County commission, judicial, and other county offices, along with results from several other down-ballot contests. Clark County Commission Dist. E Republican Jon Rider prevailed in the primary over Dennis Ayala by a margin of 30 points. Incumbent Tick Segerblom beat back a challenge from Jacob “Jake” Macias.  Segerblom, […] The post McMahill wins sheriff’s race outright, and other down-ballot primary results appeared first on Nevada Current.
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