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Carlin police chief out, police dog retired

February 14, 2020

ELKO — The police chief of Carlin has resigned and the sheriff’s office has temporarily taken over day-to-day administration, after an audit found improper evidence handling, the Elko Daily Free Press reported. Carlin Police Chief...






Early voting in Democratic caucus process begins Saturday

February 12, 2020

Starting this weekend, Nevada’s Democrats will have an opportunity to cast early votes for up to five candidates, in preference order, who are still in the running for delegates to the county, state and national...


Concerns grow over Nevada plan after Iowa caucus problems

February 12, 2020

LAS VEGAS — Concerns have been growing that next week’s Nevada caucuses could offer a repeat of the chaos that ensnared the Iowa vote, with Nevada facing many of the same organizational and technical challenges...


Bernie Sanders coming to Carson City this weekend

February 11, 2020

Senator and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is returning to Carson City. Sanders will be at Multi-Purpose Athletic Center (MAC) in Carson City at noon on Sunday. The MAC is located at 1860 Russell Way. This...


Steyer says facts will beat Trump, opens Carson City office

February 11, 2020

GARDNERVILLE — Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer said because the incumbent is Donald Trump, “this is a generational election.” “We’re either going to a much better place or we’re going to a dark place,” he...


Parallel parking eliminated from Nevada driving exam

February 11, 2020

LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles has eliminated the parallel parking portion of the driving skills test. The test still meets the national standards set by the American Association of Motor Vehicle...



Nevada Secretary of State says her office has no role in caucuses

February 10, 2020

Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske issued a statement this week emphasizing that her office has “no role whatsoever,” in the presidential caucus process. “While state election officials encourage participation in the process, the presidential caucuses...




Carson City Republicans set caucus and convention schedule

February 9, 2020

Carson City Republicans have announced their schedule for upcoming caucuses, precinct meetings and conventions this election cycle. The first major event on the list is the annual Lincoln Day Dinner set Feb. 15 at the...



Nevada casinos want teacher-backed tax hike blocked

February 6, 2020

RENO — Nevada’s hotel-casino industry wants a judge to halt a petition drive for a ballot initiative backed by the state’s biggest teachers union that would raise taxes significantly on the largest casinos. The political...


Nevada hits lowest jobless rate in 20 years

February 6, 2020

Nevada’s unemployment rate fell to its lowest point in 20 years in December. The state finished 2019 at 3.8 percent seasonally adjusted but just 3.3 percent without that adjustment. David Schmidt, chief economist for the...