Politics

Amy Westervelt

Nevada drew a national spotlight to the issue of public lands last year when rancher Cliven Bundy faced off against the BLM. Now it's back in the headlines after presidential candidate Jeb Bush announced his public lands plan in Reno. Reno Public Radio’s Amy Westervelt reports.

Campaigns Step Up Latino Outreach In Nevada

Oct 20, 2015
Julia Ritchey

  Both GOP and Democratic presidential candidates are expanding their Latino outreach efforts in Nevada — a crucial demographic for winning the state's caucus in February. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey reports.

Twenty-three-year-old Benjamin Challinor is training a volunteer on how to make phone calls for the Hillary Clinton campaign at their Reno office.

Dem Debate To Showcase Substance Over Style

Oct 12, 2015
Michelle Bliss

The first Democratic presidential debate will be held Tuesday evening in Las Vegas. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey sat down with local professor Fred Lokken, who frequently joins us to chat about politics. 

Hillary Clinton is considered the frontrunner going into the debate, but her vulnerabilities are many, according to Lokken. 

"Unfortunately, that's all we've dealt with for the last six to eight week," he says. "We know way too much about servers and email accounts; we know too much about Benghazi still, churning along as a political issue."

Rand Paul Recruits Students In Reno, Avoids Trump Talk

Sep 17, 2015
Julia Ritchey

Fresh from the second GOP presidential debate, underdog candidate Senator Rand Paul swung through the Silver State yesterday (Thursday) on a multi-leg tour. Our reporter Julia Ritchey covered his rally in Reno and has more.

Paul spoke to a crowd of about 250 mostly college-aged students at the University of Nevada, Reno.

The Kentucky senator hit the highlights of his libertarian platform, including limiting U.S. involvement in foreign conflicts and decriminalization of marijuana.

In Reno, Marco Rubio Calls For Immigration Fixes

Aug 31, 2015
Julia Ritchey

GOP presidential hopeful Marco Rubio stumped in Reno last night (Monday), the first of a multi-leg tour of the state. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey was there and has this report.

About 250 people crowded into a ballroom at the Peppermill Casino to hear Rubio outline what he thinks it will take for America to succeed in the 21st century. 

The Florida Senator spoke extensively on immigration, emphasizing his parents' journey from Cuba to the United States in the 1950s. 

Sanders Talks Free Tuition, Justice Reform At UNR

Aug 18, 2015
Julia Ritchey

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders spoke to a revved up crowd at the University of Nevada, Reno on Tuesday. Our reporter Julia Ritchey was there and has this report.

 

Sanders spoke for more than an hour, his voice growing hoarse at points, hitting hard on progressive themes of economic and social justice.

More than 1,000 people showed up to hear the Vermont senator speak. With many UNR students in attendance, the senator got some of his biggest applause for his stance on college tuition.

Jeb Bush Greets Supporters In Reno

Aug 12, 2015
Julia Ritchey

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush stopped by Reno Wednesday, his fourth visit to the Silver State. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey reports.

A friendly crowd packed into a conference room at the Hyatt near the Reno-Tahoe International Airport for a quick meet-and-greet with Bush.

"Now is the time to start fixing things rather than yappin' about 'em," Bush told supporters.

The former Florida governor was joined on stage by Nevada Sen. Dean Heller and Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch. Both endorsed Bush ahead of the rally.

Dr. Ben Carson Talked Taxes At UNR

Jun 19, 2015
Carsonscholars.org

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson stopped in Reno earlier this week to continue his call for major changes to the country's tax code and a more prominent American role in world affairs.

After speaking to Latino leaders in Las Vegas Thursday, Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton stopped in Reno to talk about veterans issues. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports.

Instead of giving a formal speech, Clinton held a roundtable at a VFW in Reno with local panelists who voiced their concerns for veterans in Nevada.

"I think that there are two words that should never be in the same sentence," said Democratic State Senator Pat Spearman, "and that's 'homeless veteran.'"

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