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Two years ago, Republicans won the majority in the Nevada Assembly. Now, Democrats have the chance to take it back, if their voters turn out. Let's turn to our News Director Michelle Billman to learn more. She recently spoke to political analyst Fred Lokken to get his prediction on what that chamber could look like post-election.

KUNR: In Washoe County, we’re watching several state assembly races, but before we get into the specifics, let’s talk seat counts.

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Vice President Joe Biden stumped for Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Catherine Cortez Masto on Saturday in Reno, reminding voters that what happens in Nevada is critical. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Billman reports.

Biden spoke to several hundred people crowded into the gym at Wooster High School. He began by reminding them that Nevada may very well be the state that decides our next president.

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Question 1 on this year’s ballot asks voters whether background checks should be required on private gun sales and transfers, including those done online or at gun shows.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

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Local lawyer Victor Salcido is running for the Reno City Council Ward 1 seat. Lately, he's been putting out a lot of negatives ads about his opponent, incumbent Jenny Brekhus. But after doing some fact-checking, Anjeanette Damon with the Reno Gazette-Journal has found that some of Salcido's ads are not entirely accurate. To learn more, our News Director Michelle Billman spoke with Damon. 

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Republican Vice-Presidential Nominee Mike Pence held a rally in Reno Thursday and says his running mate, Donald Trump, will accept the results of the election.

But while addressing a crowd of hundreds at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, he didn't rule out a legal challenge.

"Of course we will accept a clear election result, but we also reserve the right to contest or file a legal challenge in the face of questionable results," he said to the crowd.

A Look At The Race For Sparks Ward 1

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For the first time, there are two Millennials running for a seat on Sparks City Council. Our contributor Gabriella De Leon, with Noticiero Movil, reports on the race for Ward 1.

Donald Abbot and Denise Lopez have a lot in common. They both want to pass Washoe County Question 1, an initiative to raise sales tax to help fund public schools. Both candidates want stricter jay walking laws and to continue the expansion of Sparks’ congested roads. Where the two diverge is their vision for city’s future.

Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump square off in the third presidential debate Wednesday night.

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

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Because medical marijuana is not federally approved, access for veterans is an issue nationwide, including in Nevada's 2nd Congressional District.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

As it stands, veterans getting care at VA facilities are unable to discuss medical marijuana treatment with their doctors, even in states where it’s legal. If interested, they must go outside the VA system.

This issue was looked at by Congress this year but ultimately nothing was passed.

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The two candidates running for Congressional District 2 in Northern Nevada are clashing over how to manage public lands.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

Republican Mark Amodei and Democratic challenger Chip Evans are facing off for a chance to represent Northern Nevada in the U.S. House of Representatives.

One important issue facing Nevada's 2nd Congressional District is who should be in charge of its public lands.

Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump square off in the second presidential debate Sunday evening.
NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

Follow highlights of the debate in NPR's updating news story at npr.org.

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