Politics and Policy

Politics and Policy
9:44 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Mayoral hopefuls differ in style and tone

Reno's mayoral candidates, Hillary Schieve and Ray Pezonella, met recently for one of their first debates. It was hosted by the Washoe Republican Women and moderated by Sam Shad.
Credit Will Stone

 

With the November election fast approaching, Reno’s two mayoral candidates squared off recently for one of their first debates, but neither candidate was on the offensive exactly.

The race is nonpartisan and what sets Hillary Schieve and Ray Pezonella apart often comes down to style, personality and backing, rather than policy.

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DACA sign-ups
12:05 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Nevada among states with highest DACA sign-up

Credit Nevada News Service

Nevada is among the states leading the nation for its high percentage of applicants for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or "DACA" program, which provides temporary legal status for some undocumented immigrants. Reno Public Radio's Esther Ciammachilli has more.

Jeanne Batalova is with the Migration Policy Institute, the group that studied DACA two years after its launch. She says more than half of the 17-thousand people eligible in Nevada have applied for the program and most have been approved.

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Heller VA
10:41 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Heller on Nevada Veterans Affairs

U.S. Senator Dean Heller spoke at the Senate Committee on Veteran's Affairs Wednesday in Washington D.C. to discuss the state of the VA health care system in Nevada. Reno Public Radio's Esther Ciammachilli has more.

Heller addressed issues regarding VA centers throughout the state, but one of his major issues involves the office here in the north.  

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Politics and Policy
12:08 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

City reverses decision to stop paying law firm

Reno City Hall

The Reno City Council is rehiring an outside law firm to handle its costly labor negotiations and lawsuits. The decision reverses a previous vote to stop paying the firm.

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