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Sisolak announces engagement

November 13, 2018 — LAS VEGAS — Nevada Governor-elect Steve Sisolak is now engaged to be married. The Democrat's campaign on Monday announced the engagement to his girlfriend of more than five years, Kathy Ong. Ong is a financial consultant in Las Vegas. Sisolak and Ong met at their

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Economic outlook: Nevada to have nearly $9B in general fund for next budget

November 8, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Preliminary projections say the state will have $8.8-$8.9 billion in General Fund revenues to spend for the coming two-year budget cycle. Those were the numbers presented to the state's Economic Forum on Nov. 8. The forum will make its final revenue

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Minden’s James Settelmeyer to lead Senate Republicans

November 8, 2018 — Republicans in Nevada's state Senate have picked Sen. James Settelmeyer of Minden to serve as their leader. The Senate GOP caucus announced Thursday that in addition to Settelmeyer as minority leader, Sen. Joe Hardy of Boulder City would serve as assistant minority leader. Sen. Heidi

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Blue Wave in Washoe, Clark; rurals stick with GOP

November 7, 2018 — The "Blue Wave" was far stronger in Nevada than in the rest of the nation, but it was almost completely confined to Clark and Washoe counties. Voters in those two counties put Democrats over the top in major races including the hotly contested governor's race

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Women score big, majority in Assembly, 1st in U.S. history

November 7, 2018 — It was a heady day for female candidates in Nevada's election Tuesday. For the first time there will be two women in the U.S. Senate representing Nevada. Two of the four congressional seats will be held by women. Three of the six state constitutional offices

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Costly ballot question 3 shot down

November 7, 2018 — LAS VEGAS — Nevada voters answered a nearly $100 million question on Tuesday with a resounding vote against amending the state constitution to break up a monopoly held by the state's dominant electric utility. The fight over Question 3 pitted NV Energy against two of

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Sisolak takes mansion after Laxalt concedes

November 7, 2018 — LAS VEGAS — Nevada Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt on Tuesday conceded the high-stakes race to Steve Sisolak, who will become the state's first Democratic governor in two decades. The Associated has not called the race that had the candidates spending more than $22 million

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Rosen beats Heller in Senate race

November 7, 2018 — LAS VEGAS — Democrats picked up a U.S. Senate seat in Nevada on Tuesday night when Rep. Jacky Rosen ousted incumbent Republican Dean Heller, a one-time critic of President Donald Trump who later tethered himself to the president. "Donald Trump said that he was on

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Hof wins Assembly seat, commissioners to appoint replacement; Lyon County defeats brothel ban

November 7, 2018 — Dennis Hof, the deceased owner of several houses of prostitution in rural Nevada, has apparently won election to the state Assembly. Election returns show Republican Hof piled up 68.2 percent of the vote in Nye County. His Democratic opponent, Lesia Romanov, had 31 percent. The

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Majority of women set to be on Supreme Court

November 7, 2018 — For the first time in Nevada history, it looks like there will be a majority of women on the seven-member Supreme Court. All three female candidates piled up big early leads in the voting in Nevada's election Tuesday. The membership now is 5-2 with women

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Rep. Mark Amodei retains U.S. House seat

November 7, 2018 — Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nv., will return to Washington, D.C., in January as representative of Nevada's second congressional district. Democrat Clint Koble was ahead by 4,200 in Washoe County but Amodei led by 13,400 in the other counties that make up the predominantly rural Nevada district.

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Cassandra Jones wins East Fork Justice race

November 7, 2018 — In the hardest fought Douglas County race of the general election, Gardnerville attorney Cassandra Jones edged out challenger Erik Levin for East Fork Justice of the Peace. According to results issued Tuesday night, Jones received 56 percent of the vote. "I'm overwhelmed by the support

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Carson City legislators re-elected

November 6, 2018 — Kieckhefer, Kramer win new legislative terms representing the capital By GEOFF DORNAN gdornan@nevadaappeal.com Both of Carson City's legislative representatives will return for the 2019 Legislature. Ben Kieckhefer won a third term representing Senate District 16, which includes southern Washoe County as well as Carson City

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Carson City election results: Furlong re-elected; Giomi takes supervisor seat; Luis wins Justice of the Peace

November 6, 2018 — Voters elected Stacey Giomi Ward 1 supervisor and re-elected Sheriff Kenny Furlong in the Carson City races on the ballot Tuesday. In the closest race, Kristin Luis garnered 11,070 votes, or 51 percent, to be elected Justice of the Peace, Department 2. Opponent Ryan Russell

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$22 million spent in governors race

November 3, 2018 — Going into the final days of the election campaign for governor, the major candidates have spent more than $22 million, believed to be a record for that race. Democrat Steve Sisolak has outspent Republican Attorney General Adam Laxalt by more than $4.4 million, according to

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Polls open for midterm elections today

November 3, 2018 — In Carson City, there are two places to vote — the Carson City Community Center and the Clerk/Recorder's office on the ground floor of the Carson City Courthouse. The election also will decide more than 50 state legislative races, six ballot questions, whether Democrats keep

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Rosen announces 2 grants to improve Nevada healthcare

November 2, 2018 — Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nv., has announced two grants aimed at improving healthcare in Nevada. She said Health and Human Services has awarded $3,7 million to Health Insight. The purpose of the grant, she said, is to improve care for people living in long-term care facilities

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Ivanka Trump stumps for Heller in Reno

November 1, 2018 — RENO — Ivanka Trump is praising Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller for the role he played in passing the tax bill and the doubling of the child tax credit that came with it. President Donald Trump's daughter and adviser told about 80 supporters at the

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Carson High students to volunteer at polls Tuesday

October 31, 2018 — More than two dozen Carson High School students from Jennifer Chandler's Advanced Placement Government and Angila Golik's Honors Government classes will be working in coordination with Aubrey Rowlatt, Carson City County chief deputy clerk, on Nov. 6 for Election Day. In preparation for their work

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Clean energy advocate at Carson City Democrats’ luncheon

October 31, 2018 — Kyle Roerink, communications director at Nevadans for a Clean Energy Future, will be the featured speaker at Monday's Democratic luncheon. Roerink will be making final arguments in favor of Question 6, the Renewable Energy Standards Initiative, and will be prepared to field questions on the

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