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Some Republican politicians, including Congressman Joe Heck, are dropping their support for Donald Trump after old footage of Trump making lewd comments about women recently surfaced. Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Billman reports.

Thousands Gather For Tahoe Summit, Obama Visit

Aug 31, 2016
Julia Ritchey

President Obama says the extraordinary efforts that have been put into healing Lake Tahoe over the past two decades prove it is possible to pass on the nation's greatest natural treasures to future generations.

Obama spoke at the 20th annual Lake Tahoe Summit Wednesday.  

Julia Ritchey

With the 20th anniversary of the Lake Tahoe Summit around the corner, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid says more will have to be done to protect the lake from climate change. 

Alexa Ard

Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued stinging criticism today of the state of the Republican Party following Donald Trump's ascension to the top the of GOP ticket.

Reid called the GOP a "hollowed out shell of its former self" and ripe for Trump's takeover during a spirited, half-hour conference call with reporters on Thursday.

"By nominating Trump, I guess it's a natural evolution for party that's spent eight years on defining itself on what it's against — anti-immigrant, anti-women, anti-Obama and anti-working people."

CatherineCortezMasto.com, Heck4Nevada.us

Nevada Representative Joe Heck filed paperwork today to run as a Republican candidate to replace Sen. Harry Reid, who's held the seat for three decades.

Heck announced his intent to run for senate last summer, but Monday's filing made it official.

The doctor and one-star general will face off against former state attorney general Catherine Cortez Masto, who plans to file March 15.

It's one of several key races in battleground states that Democrats hope to win in order to regain control of the Senate.

Reid Predicts Close Race, Decent Turnout For NV Caucus

Feb 17, 2016
Julia Ritchey

Nevada Senator Harry Reid is promoting the state’s caucus this Saturday with a pitstop at the Washoe Democratic Party offices in Reno on Wednesday.  

Reid is predicting a close race between Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, neither of whom he will endorse until after the caucus. 

"I think it's better that I'm not seen as Bigfooting the caucuses, that people should feel that I'm a fair arbiter of what's going on."

UNR Library Expanding Its Harry Reid Collection

Sep 29, 2015
Alexa Ard

The University of Nevada, Reno will be getting more than 2,000 boxes of documents chronicling Senator Harry Reid's decades-long career in Washington. 

The university already has about 30 boxes of documents from Reid's time as a congressman. But it's expecting hundreds more, along with three terabytes of digital information, when Reid's Senate career ends in 2017. 

Library officials say the collection will help illuminate major political decisions over the years, including the response to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the passage of Obamacare.

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The National Clean Energy Summit is Monday in Las Vegas. Democratic Senator Harry Reid says that rooftop solar power and the growing pains of that industry will be a major topic of discussion.

"We have electricity that's produced and then sent to the consumers on power lines," Reid explains. "That's a model that was developed by Westinghouse and Edison. Well, that was before the Model T Ford. Now, we have a new world where consumers can produce their own electricity. They don't have to depend on a power company to do that."

Democratic Senator Harry Reid says the designation of a sprawling national monument in rural Nevada last week was not part of an effort to fend off a nuclear waste dump. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports.

In an interview Monday with KNPR in Las Vegas, the outgoing senator was asked whether the designation of the Basin and Range National Monument was meant to prevent the construction of a railroad that would ship nuclear waste to the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.

Nevada's New National Monument Draws Criticism

Jul 10, 2015
Bureau of Land Management

President Barack Obama used executive powers Friday to designate a huge swath of Southern Nevada as a new national monument, but the move has drawn criticism from several local lawmakers. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports. 

The president's decision will protect more than 1,100-square miles of desert and mountain terrain by creating the Basin and Range National Monument. U.S. Senator Harry Reid and other Democrats are hailing the move as historic.

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