Whistleblower heard at Ninth Circuit after state OSHA fails to investigate her claims
May 9th, 2021 - 2:00am
Helen Armstrong’s personal odyssey from loyal employee to beleaguered whistleblower and cancer survivor would be harrowing at any time, but it reverberated with even greater meaning Monday morning as her attorney argued her case’s constitutional merits before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Once again, we look ready to ‘fail conventionally’ at meaningful reforms
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Space the Whale, don't give NFTs a chance
Nevada Recovery Dashboard
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Clearing up misconceptions about the push to change the Board of Regents
May 8th, 2021 - 2:00am
I’m writing on behalf of Nevadans for Quality Higher Education, the coalition of over 70 individuals and organizations from across Nevada that endorsed YES on last year’s Ballot Question 1. We would like to clear up some common misconceptions about what Senate Joint Resolution 7 (SJR7) is and the intent of the resolution.
Competency-based learning and expanding access to a more equitable education in Nevada
As frontline health care workers, we support the proposed public option legislation
Creating the ‘State Government Option’ could harm Nevada’s recovery
Common sense and COVID
Police will kill you in Nevada and say it’s your fault
May 6th, 2021 - 2:00am
Through a presentation that lasted hours, the state of Nevada brought all it could to conjure justification for the cold-blooded killing of Jorge Gomez in 2020 during protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and justice for George Floyd.
Let voters have a say on mining taxation
May 5th, 2021 - 2:05am
Having grown up around a mixed bag of right-leaning immigrants who’d fled oppressive leftist dictatorships and left-leaning immigrants who earnestly believed in the power and the duty of government, instilled in me a sense that everyone was ultimately after the same goal: to be a better version of themselves and to do better for others. Oh, the naiveté of youth.
Short-term rentals need regulating
Government price controls stifle much-needed pharmaceutical R&D
A secure battery metals supply chain runs through Nevada and is critical to America’s energy security
May 4th, 2021 - 2:00am
Arctic temperatures in Texas and wildfires in California highlight the weakness of America’s energy infrastructure and devastating climate change effects. As part of Nevada’s State Climate Strategy, policymakers are turning to new technologies to power the future.
Land grant status: A responsibility and obligation
Why every school district should be required to teach multicultural education, specifically Black history
May 2nd, 2021 - 2:05am
I wonder how educators include multicultural education, specifically Black historical events or Black leaders, in their classrooms. The past year brought an eruption of frustration and angst regarding centuries-old systems that continue to deny true liberation.
Making education more expensive isn’t (necessarily) going to make it any better
May 2nd, 2021 - 2:00am
There are some public policy problems that simply can’t be solved by just spending more money. After all, making government services more expensive is no guarantee of improved service—a truth that, depending on the issue, individuals of all political backgrounds should be able to recognize.