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Millennials changing voter patterns

February 24, 2018 — The Independent Party is growing, much to the chagrin of the established parties that have so dominated the election process for centuries. If you weren't a Republican or Democrat, you were inconsequential, but that is changing as both established parties continue to disappoint voters —

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Nevada one of top states for women in state legislatures

February 24, 2018 — Nevada is on the bottom of so many lists that when you see one that puts us near the top, you just have to shout it from the rooftops! The National Conference of State Legislatures just released its annual study showing Nevada to be one

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Nevada one of top states for women in state legislatures

February 24, 2018 — Nevada is on the bottom of so many lists that when you see one that puts us near the top, you just have to shout it from the rooftops! The National Conference of State Legislatures just released its annual study showing Nevada to be one

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Bundy: Feds have no power over land

February 23, 2018 — SPARKS — Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy was preaching to the choir Friday, addressing the Independent American Party's state convention at the Sparks Nugget. IAP Chairman Joel Hansen described Bundy and his wife Carol as American heroes. Bundy, 71, painted the federal government as unconstitutionally overstepping

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Nevada Gov. Sandoval supports ban on bump stocks

February 21, 2018 — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and two members of the state's congressional delegation say they support President Trump's call for a ban on "bump stocks." Those are the devices used by the killer who murdered 58 and injured hundreds in the Oct. 1 shooting on the

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Sisolak says he’ll reform education as Nevada governor

February 20, 2018 — Steve Sisolak says as governor, he would work to provide students the kind of training that can get them good jobs. But, he said, to do that the current education system needs to be fixed. "Classrooms are too big; teachers get paid too little and

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Giunchigliani: I have experience to be Nevada’s governor

February 20, 2018 — If Chris Giunchigliani wins the race for governor, she would be the first woman elected to that office. Since Catherine Cortez Masto was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016, governor is the only major elective post in Nevada never held by a woman. But

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Tarkanian tells Carson City club his support for Trump still strong

February 20, 2018 — U.S. Senate candidate Danny Tarkanian told the Carson City Republican Women's Club on Tuesday he will continue to strongly back President Donald Trump because he's doing the things the nation needs. "People may not like some things he says but they like his policies," he

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Nevada’s Heller warming to Trump before primary

February 19, 2018 — LAS VEGAS — When Ivanka Trump assembled a group of Republican senators at her tony Washington home last fall, the guest list included one particularly notable name. Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada had been publicly chided by President Donald Trump months earlier and had, at

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State funds battle to block Yucca

February 13, 2018 — The Board of Examiners voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a $5.1 million contract with Washington lawyers to fight President Trump's proposed restart of the Yucca Mountain project. The Trump budget, as it did a year ago, includes $120 million for the Department of Energy

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Trump budget includes Yucca Mountain startup

February 12, 2018 — WASHINGTON — The $4.4 trillion budget for fiscal year 2019 President Trump proposed on Monday includes $120 million to restart the licensing for the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository in Nevada. The $120 million would also go to establishing an interim storage program to address nuclear

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Robin Titus officially announces run for re-election

February 12, 2018 — SMITH VALLEY — Assemblywoman Robin Titus made it official when she announced on Monday she will be running for re-election in Nevada's 38th Assembly District. Titus said last week she was planning to run for re-election. Titus was first elected in 2014 and has served

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Las Vegas police puts end to people listening to scanners

February 12, 2018 — LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas police radio channels are now encrypted, making it impossible for residents and others to listen to transmissions using scanners or websites. The transition to encrypted communications had been in the works for two years and was not in response to

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Carson City CPA candidate for state controller

February 9, 2018 — Carson City CPA Catherine Byrne has formally announced her candidacy for the office of Nevada State Controller. "Nevada needs experience and passion for public service in their next controller and it's my mission to respect hard-working Nevadans by ensuring our tax dollars are accurately accounted

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Sen. Masto’s staff coming to Carson City

February 7, 2018 — Representatives of U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., will visit Carson City on Feb. 20 to meet with constituents. A staffer will be at the Carson Senior Center on Beverly Drive from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. to help residents with questions about federal resources

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Nevada’s Heller favors community centers over Planned Parenthood

February 7, 2018 — Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., says his position on federal funding for Planned Parenthood hasn't changed despite claims by his adversaries. Both his primary opponent Danny Tarkanian and Democrats have accused him of flip-flopping on the issue with Democrats saying he claims he'll protect Planned Parenthood

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Heller: Hearing on vets home funding set for Wednesday

February 6, 2018 — Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., said Tuesday a hearing is scheduled this week on the legislation that should fund construction of veteran's homes, including one in Northern Nevada. Gov. Brian Sandoval and the 2017 Legislature pre-funded construction of the home in hopes, he said, it would

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Carson City District Attorney Jason Woodbury to run for re-election

February 6, 2018 — District Attorney Jason Woodbury said Tuesday morning he will run for re-election this year. Woodbury is finishing his first term after being elected in 2014. "I am profoundly grateful Carson City voters hired me to do this job," Woodbury said in a statement. "We've assembled

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Libertarians set convention in March

February 5, 2018 — Nevada Libertarians will gather March 3 in Las Vegas for their state convention. A spokesman said the party will meet at the Alexis Park Resort's Apollo Ballroom in Las Vegas. As a minor party, the Libertarians select their candidates for elective office at their convention

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Dow plunges 1,175 points in worst day since 2011

February 5, 2018 — NEW YORK — The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 1,100 points Monday as stocks took their worst loss in six and a half years. Two days of steep losses have erased the market's gains from the start of this year and ended a

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