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Nevada caucuses: Relevance magnified by New Hampshire primary results (1)

February 13, 2016 — 

Bernie Sanders’ double-digit victory over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire magnified the importance of Nevada’s upcoming caucuses.Clinton, it would appear, has significant advantages in Nevada. First, Nevada has been a …

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Where do I caucus in Carson City? (2)

February 13, 2016 — 

Today is the last day you can register to caucus with the Republicans. The Democrats allow same-day registration. Republicans:Register and find your precinct — http://www.nevadagopcaucus.org/Tuesday, Feb. 23, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.Precincts …

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Nevada Supreme Court rules in favor of man in boot camp case (3)

February 12, 2016 — 

The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled a Clark County judge was “fundamentally unfair” when he revoked the probation of a defendant who tried his best but couldn’t meet the physical …

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Carson City Board of Supervisors to take on problems of motel blight (4)

February 12, 2016 — 

Two key issues are on the Board of Supervisors agenda for Thursday: the problems involving the city’s dilapidated resident motels and the first phase of the city’s budget process for …

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Feds agree to help study and pay for Nevada bail reform project (5)

February 11, 2016 — 

The federal Justice Department has agreed to help study and pay for the Nevada Supreme Court’s bail reform project.Nevada Supreme Court Justice Jim Hardesty, who convinced the high court to …

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Congressman Heck to headline Lincoln Day Dinner (6)

February 9, 2016 — 

Friday night’s annual GOP Lincoln Dinner will be special for two reasons.First and foremost, the dinner falls on the birthday of the 16th president, considered by many historians as one …

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Commissioners award construction bid (7)

February 9, 2016 — 

Churchill County commissioners at their first monthly meeting on Thursday awarded a construction bid for the William N. Penington Life Center to Ferguson Construction. The new senior center will be …

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Brower resigns Nevada Senate seat (8)

February 8, 2016 — 

State Senator Greg Brower has resigned the District 15 seat representing west and southwest Reno.“I couldn’t say no to a very interesting opportunity,” he said.Brower will move to Washington, D.C. …

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Denver Broncos upset victory in Super Bowl 50 boosts Nevada’s sportsbooks (9)

February 8, 2016 — 

Denver’s upset victory in Super Bowl 50 produced a windfall profit for Nevada’s legal sports books.Denver defeated the Carolina Panthers, 24-10, despite being a six-point underdog Sunday in Super Bowl …

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Carson City Treasurer Gayle Robertson to seek election for seat (10)

February 7, 2016 — 

Carson City Treasurer Gayle Robertson announced this weekend she will run for re-election.Robertson, appointed treasurer in April 2015, by the Carson City Board of Supervisor, is seeking a two-year term …

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Election fever spurs January growth in Nevada voter registration (11)

February 2, 2016 — 

With growing interest in the 2016 elections spurred by the approaching caucuses, Nevada’s list of active voters rose by close to 16,000 from December to January.But a full third of …

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Labor secretary campaigns in Carson City for Hillary Clinton (12)

February 1, 2016 — 

U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez came to Carson City Monday to give a pep talk to Hillary Clinton supporters, describing her as far and away the best-prepared candidate to assume …

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Jim Shirk will seek re-election for Carson City Ward 4 seat (13)

January 30, 2016 — 

Jim Shirk made his candidacy for another term as Carson City supervisor official this weekend. He will seek re-election as supervisor from Ward 4.Shirk said it’s an honor to serve …

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November sales taxes up 6.2%, Carson up 5.5% (14)

January 28, 2016 — 

Led by double-digit increases in construction, wholesale durable goods and home furnishings sales, taxable sales increased 6.2 percent statewide in November.Total reported sales were more than $4.2 billion for the …

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Appeal filed to block repeal of Nevada commerce tax (15)

January 28, 2016 — 

The group seeking to defend the controversial commerce tax has appealed the district court’s decision to the Nevada Supreme Court. The group, in favor of the commerce tax, is asking …

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Students learn intricacies of the caucus (16)

January 28, 2016 — 

Government students from Churchill County High School learned more about Nevada’s caucus process on Wednesday as Republican and Democrat representatives explained the procedures for selecting a presidential nominee.“Ninety-nine percent of …

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AG stumps for Cruz in Fallon (17)

January 28, 2016 — 

The Cruz campaign for president has accelerated beyond cruise control and ahead of the state’s First in the West caucus on Feb. 23 as a handful of informal meetings led …

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Federal judge refuses new trial for trucking company (18)

January 28, 2016 — 

Officials at Amtrak said they are pleased a federal judge in Reno has refused to grant a new trial for a Nevada trucking company involved with a deadly collision with …

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Dayton veteran honored for his service (19)

January 26, 2016 — 

Dayton veteran was honored Friday morning as Gov. Brian Sandoval’s Veteran of the Month.Donald Podlas, an occupational forces Marine Corps officer in the Korean War, was honored with the Veteran …

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County prepares for the February caucuses (20)

January 26, 2016 — 

In about a month, both Republicans and Democrats statewide will meet to begin the process of selecting their presidential nominees.Since Nevada doesn’t include the race for president in its June …

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