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Democrats puzzle over empty Reno precinct after caucus

February 27, 2020

RENO — What if a neighborhood precinct was voting in Nevada’s presidential caucuses and nobody came? Democrats in Washoe County were left scratching their heads about the possibility they had stumbled onto a phantom precinct...




Nathaniel Killgore joins race for Carson City mayor

February 25, 2020

The race for Carson City mayor has a third contender. Nathaniel Killgore, owner of downtown’s Caterpillar’s Hookah Lounge, is announcing his candidacy on Saturday. Current Mayor Robert Crowell is not seeking reelection. “I have been...


Auditors critical of Nevada gas pump inspections

February 25, 2020

Legislative auditors issued a report this week critical of the Agriculture Department’s weights and measures inspections. The department’s Division of Consumer Equitability inspects gas pumps and scales among other devices to make sure they are...




Nevada senator announces funding to help Nevada homebuyers

February 23, 2020

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto says the Treasury Department has released $17.9 million in funding to help Nevada homebuyers make down payments. She said eligible homeowners could receive up to $20,000 toward a down payment...


Sanders on top: Key takeaways from the Nevada caucuses

February 23, 2020

LAS VEGAS — Sen. Bernie Sanders cruised to victory in the Nevada caucuses, heartening his supporters and stoking alarm among moderates who fear he is too liberal and would lose to President Donald Trump. Takeaways...


Nevada Democrats skirt chaos that plagued Iowa caucuses

February 23, 2020

LAS VEGAS — After the chaos of the Iowa caucuses, Democrats were desperate to avoid another fiasco in Nevada. And indications Saturday were that they succeeded. Enough preliminary results came in to allow The Associated...



Nevada Republicans award all 25 delegates to President Trump

February 22, 2020

Nevada’s Republican Party on Saturday awarded all 25 of its delegates to President Donald Trump. The Nevada party had already canceled its caucuses. Instead, the state Republican committee voted by acclimation to give Trump all...



How the Nevada Democratic caucus process will work

February 21, 2020

Doors open at 10 a.m. Saturday for Democratic caucus-goers in Carson City and each precinct’s caucus will start at noon. There are three caucus sites in the capital: Carson Middle School, Eagle Valley Middle School...


Tech boom, suburban growth drive Nevada’s Democratic shift

February 21, 2020

RENO — Twenty years ago, long before Nevada was part of the early presidential selection process, the phone typically rang unanswered at Washoe County Democratic Party headquarters in Reno during mid-term elections. “We had a...



Nevada senator proposes open non-presidential primaries

February 20, 2020

Republican state Sen. Ben Kieckhefer has proposed a ballot initiative to open non-presidential primary elections to voters of all political parties. The initiative would create a primary system for partisan races in which all candidates...




Sanders takes aim at Bloomberg during Carson City event

February 18, 2020

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is being unusually direct in attacking some of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination. In a speech in Carson City on Sunday, Sanders spent most of his time lacerating billionaire...