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Nevada’s Republican State Treasurer Dan Schwartz describes himself as a practical conservative. Over the past four years he has been an outspoken critic of Governor Brian Sandoval, the $750 million room tax for the Raider’s stadium in Las Vegas and the adoption of the Commerce Tax. Now as a candidate for governor, Schwartz says he wants to completely overhaul of the state’s public education system starting with funding for education savings accounts.

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When Las Vegas businessman Jared Fisher announced his plan to run for governor last year, he did so by riding his bike across the state. Since then, the political outsider has faced an uphill battle to gain traction ahead of next month's Republican Primary.

Jacob Solis

Early voting for Nevada's primary election begins Saturday, but what's on the ballot and what do voters need to know before they head to the polls? KUNR's Paul Boger spoke with Deanna Spikula, the Washoe County Registrar of Voters, to find out more.

Deanna, thank you so much for joining me. Let's talk about how the primary is different than the general election.

With just three weeks until the primary, Nevada’s top Democratic candidates for governor met in Las Vegas Monday night for the first gubernatorial debate of the 2018 midterm elections. Clark County Commissioners Steve Sisolak and Chris Giunchigliani sparred over several issues, including gun control, taxes, economic development, and raising the state’s minimum wage.

Paul Boger

In rural Nevada, two industries dominate local economies -- agriculture and mining. Nowhere in the state is that more true than in the city of Elko. As the largest municipality in Northeastern Nevada, Elko plays a special role in shaping the economy for the rest of rural Nevada.

Paul Boger

A vast majority of Nevada's cannabis dispensaries are concentrated in either Clark or Washoe Counties. There's also a handful in Fallon, Carson City and Pahrump– as well as a few others on tribal land, but cannabis retailers have yet to open a shop in most of rural Nevada.

Jacob Solis

Nevadans will soon head to the polls to determine who will become the Republican and Democratic nominees for governor. Among the candidates most likely to get the nod is the state's current attorney general, Adam Laxalt.

This year's primary elections are just around the corner, and among the seats up for grabs are all the top jobs inside the state's executive branch. Reno Public Radio's Paul Boger sat down with our reporter Jacob Solis to find out how those races are shaping up. 

Paul Boger

Thousands of students, teachers and parents took to the streets of downtown Reno this weekend to demand stricter gun control laws. As Reno Public Radio’s Paul Boger reports, the demonstration was part of a national march aimed at ending gun violence across the country.

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Clark County Commissioner and Democrat, Steve Sisolak, is arguably primed to become the frontrunner for his party's nomination for governor, based on fundraising efforts, significant endorsements, and name recognition. To see where he stands on the issues, he spoke to our news director, Michelle Billman, about his agenda as governor and how he plans to appeal to voters in Northern Nevada.

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