Lawmakers Work to Stop Yucca Resurrection


Senators Dean Heller and Catherine Cortez Masto along with Representatives Dina Titus, Ruben Kihuen, and Jacky Rosen all joined together to introduce legislation to keep the Yucca Mountain waste dump from being resurrected. Their “Nuclear Waste Informed Consent Act,” allows the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to authorize construction of a nuclear waste repository, only if the Secretary of Energy has written consent from the governor of the host state, affected local governments, and Indian tribes. The Nuclear Waste Informed Consent Act ensures Nevada, and every other state, has a meaningful voice in the process if it is considered for a nuclear waste repository. Congresman Ruben J. Kihuen says his district isn’t a dumping ground for the rest of the country’s nuclear waste, especially when the health and safety of constituents is at risk. Mark Amodei did not sign on.


Appropriate Some Culture

By J.T. Parker Apparently the way to stomp out the world’s racism is to verbally abuse a teenage girl the day after her prom. At least, that’s what (literally) thousands of keyboard warriors attempted as they expressed their frustrations toward Keziah Daum, a non-Asian high school student in Utah, who decided to wear a traditional…

Smile and Nod

By J.T. Parker The air was biting as the marchers covered their ears with their pink knitted beanies, waving signs that may as well have read “I hate you straight, white man.” I kept my mouth shut as I tried to blend in, hoping the cold (and not my frustration) would be perceived as the…