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September 22, 2019

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    Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a town hall meeting at the Indian Creek Nature Preserve, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

    Steak, beer and politics: 2020 Democrats descend on Iowa
    Sept. 21, 2019
    When Barack Obama marched into the 2007 Iowa steak fry flanked by 1,000 supporters, skeptical Iowans were put on notice that he could win the caucus ...
  • Students protest during a climate change walkout at Advanced Technologies Academy Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. The students joined millions around the globe protesting for urgent action on climate change.
    'Turnout is incredible': Frustrated by climate inaction, young Las Vegans join global protest
    Sept. 21, 2019
    Ariana Boorboor would occasionally call for hands to go up if students could hear her. Each time, the youths raised their fists. The Las Vegas-area students were taking ...
  • Local students to stage walkouts today to tackle climate change
    Sept. 20, 2019
    Three days before the United Nations convenes an emergency summit on climate change, young people around the world, including in Las Vegas, will lead an effort to prioritize ...
  • What role will unions play in the 2020 presidential election?
    Sept. 20, 2019
    The largest 2020 presidential campaign event so far in Nevada was inexorably tied to organized labor. In early August, 19 Democratic presidential candidates attended a forum sponsored by the American ...
  • County commissioner pitches plan to combat climate change
    Sept. 19, 2019
    Clark County needs to do more to combat climate change, including hiring a sustainability manager and adopting a climate action plan, Commissioner Justin Jones said. “The state of ...
  • President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in San Diego, Calif.
    No truce: Trump keeps up feud with California during visit
    Sept. 18, 2019
    Trump's primary mission during his two-day visit to the state was to raise millions from wealthy Republicans. But he also made a point of deriding the state's handling ....
  • Commissioners delay vote designating Indigenous Peoples’ Day
    Sept. 17, 2019
    Clark County commissioners delayed voting today on a resolution to designate an Indigenous Peoples’ Day after they couldn’t agree on whether it should fall on Columbus Day. Commissioner Larry Brown said he supported the ...
  • Titus, Parkland congressman talk about gun safety legislation
    Sept. 17, 2019
    Las Vegas and Parkland, Fla., are connected by tragedy: both have seen a mass shooting. U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., among House Democrats working on ...
  • Liaison Commissioner for Nuclear Issues, Nuclear Waste Repository Project Office for Nye County, Nevada, Leonardo Blundo speaks during the Radwaste Summit at Green Valley Ranch Resort in Henderson Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019.
    Nye County officials on Yucca Mountain: ‘Let’s sit down and talk’
    Sept. 8, 2019
    Nevada leaders have long pushed back against the development of a permanent nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain. Yet officials in Nye County have been much more willing …
  • This October 2017 photo shows the interior of Stephen Paddock's 32nd floor room of Mandalay Bay after the Oct. 1, 2017, mass shooting.
    High-capacity magazines get new scrutiny as Congress returns
    Sept. 3, 2019
    Lawmakers around the country are making a renewed push to ban high-capacity magazines that gunmen have used in many recent massacres, allowing them to inflict mass casualties ...
  • Former Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis responds to a question during an interview at the Biden for President campaign office in Las Vegas Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019.
    Former pro-union labor secretary campaigns in Nevada for Biden
    Sept. 2, 2019
    Former Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis,a prominent pro-labor voice in the push for union votes in as the kickoff to the presidential primary season hits the homestretch, campaigned for former Vice President Joe Biden …
  • Andre Wade, director of Silver State Equality, sits down with the Las Vegas Sun to discuss the newly formed Nevada organization and how it looks to address LGBT policy issues, Tuesday Aug. 27, 2019.
    Nevada gay rights group delves into politics in its push for equality
    Aug. 31, 2019
    Silver State Equality, which was launched late last year, aims to ensure equality for every lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individual nationwide by ...
  • Volunteers continue to check in attendees after noon comes and goes for the Democratic Caucus at Rancho High School on Saturday, February 20, 2016.
    DNC chairman effectively kills plans for virtual caucuses
    Aug. 29, 2019
    Democrats' plans for virtual presidential caucuses in Iowa and Nevada are effectively dead as the national party chairman said Friday the results would be vulnerable to ...
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a Democratic presidential hopeful, speaks at an event in Des Moines, Iowa, Aug. 10, 2019. Warren is the latest Democratic contender to release a criminal justice plan. Democratic candidates are pushing ideas that were considered radical just a few years ago. But the American public has changed its views, too.
    Why the 2020 criminal justice debate is completely different
    Aug. 25, 2019
    “This is a conversation that is unrecognizable from 10 years ago — even five years ago — when these kinds of proposals wouldn’t have been floated in backrooms, let alone in public.”
  • Delegates from the Republican caucuses attend the Clark County Convention to elect representatives to the state convention at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Saturday, April 9, 2016..
    Pollsters' difficulties result in dearth of polling ahead of Nevada caucuses
    Aug. 25, 2019
    Presidential preference polling hasn’t been as frequent in Nevada as in other states with early presidential caucuses or primaries. RealClearPolitics has two Nevada-specific polls listed in its aggregation since July, and the Monmouth University Polling Institute, one of the most respected polling groups in the nation, has only polled Nevada once during this primary season, in early June. Change Research has done two, and Gravis Marketing released its first caucus poll on Aug. 20.
  • Terrie Dietrich, left, and her daughter Erin Cross, talk in Dietrich’s home in Henderson Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. “Medicare for All” remains hugely popular, but majorities say they’d prefer building on “Obamacare” to expand coverage instead of a new government program that replaces America’s mix of private and public insurance. Democrat Dietrich, 74, has Medicare and supplements that with private insurance, an arrangement she said she’s pretty comfortable with. Cross, 54, also a Democrat, said she’s not comfortable with switching to a system where a government plan is the only choice.
    For Democrats, a shift toward the middle on health care
    Aug. 24, 2019
    Rank-and-file Democrats appear to be shifting to the middle on health care, worried about what's politically achievable on their party's top 2020 issue. While "Medicare for All" remains ...
  • Candles burn at a makeshift memorial for Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting victims outside the festival grounds, Monday, July 29, 2019, in Gilroy, Calif.
    California wants Nevada to tighten its gun laws
    Aug. 21, 2019
    Alarmed that the gun used in a mass shooting in Gilroy was bought legally in Nevada, two dozen California legislators on Wednesday asked their counterparts in the neighboring ...
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