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Progressive groups are holding vigils tonight to protest President Trump's decisions, including the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Battle Born Progress)

LAS VEGAS — Progressive groups are holding vigils Thursday night in Las Vegas and Reno to protest what they call an attack on American values by President Trump. The events are scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. in front of Sen. Dean Heller's office in Las Vegas and under the "Believe" sign a

Volunteers are making signs for the Women's March in cities around the United States on Saturday, including Reno, Las Vegas and South Lake Tahoe. (Women's March on Washington - Nevada Chapter)

LAS VEGAS - Equal-rights advocates in Reno, Las Vegas and South Lake Tahoe are holding marches and rallies on Saturday in solidarity with the larger Women's March on Washington, one day after the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president. More than 600 of these "sister marches" are planned, in

Progressive advocates laid out their priorities for 2017 at their own State of the State address on Tuesday night. (Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada)

LAS VEGAS – Gov. Brian Sandoval is set to give his State of the State address next week, but some advocacy groups beat him to the punch last night, with their own, fourth biennial Progressive State of the State event. They gathered at the Culinary Workers Union in Las Vegas to lay out their le

Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto became the first Latina to be sworn in as a member of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. (C. Cortez Masto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The country's first Latina U.S. Senator, Catherine Cortez Masto, was sworn into office on Tuesday representing the Silver State, a point of pride for Hispanic leaders in Nevada. The Democrat is the first female Hispanic senator ever, and one of only four Hispanics in the U

A new report shows states like Nevada with more permissive gun laws have higher rates of gun violence.(Ultra1s/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada ranks 11th worst in the nation for gun violence, and third for the rate at which women are fatally shot by an intimate partner, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress. The report also found that states with the strictest gun laws had the lowe

Nevadans are being urged to wear denim on Wednesday to show support for victims of sexual assault. (DenimDayInfo.org)

LAS VEGAS - Advocates for victims of sexual assault across Nevada are asking people to wear jeans on Wednesday to support them on international Denim Day. It's a protest that started 24 years ago in Italy, where a high-court judge freed an accused rapist, reasoning that because the 18-year-old vict

Women make almost 15 percent less than men in Nevada, which is better than the national gender pay gap of 21 percent. (IS_imagestore/morguefile)

LAS VEGAS - Equal Pay Day is today, April 12, this year - so, it now takes women almost 16-and-a-half months to earn what men make in a year. A new study from Congress' Joint Economic Committee says in Nevada, men make almost 15 percent more than women, which is actually better than the national p

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Undersecretary-General and executive director of U.N. Women speaks out on International Women's Day. (U.N. Women)

LAS VEGAS - Today, March 8, is International Women's Day, part of Women's History Month. "U.N. Women" - the United Nations agency on women's empowerment - is working to improve issues common to women in the U.S. and across the world, including equal pay for equal work. Recently, Phumzile Mlambo-

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