Politics and Policy

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The makeup of the Reno City Council is staying the same, as all four seats up for grabs have been filled by incumbents.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

David Bobzien handily won his election bid for the city’s at-large seat, beating out former Washoe County Republican Chairman Sam Kumar.

During an interview last month with KUNR, Bobzien said his biggest priority if elected is…

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After devastating losses in 2014, the Democratic Party seized back majority control of both houses in the Nevada state legislature. 

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

Democrats won in a landslide in the Assembly, claiming 27 seats in the 42-member chamber.

During last night’s Washoe County GOP Viewing Party, Incumbent Republican Assemblyman Ira Hansen, who represents District 32 in Northern Nevada, said he’s not surprised.


Catherine Cortez Masto has won a nail biter Senate race and will keep the seat of retiring Sen. Harry Reid in Democratic hands. Our News Director Michelle Billman has the story.

The two-term former Nevada attorney general triumphed over three-term Republican Rep. Joe Heck. Political analyst Precious Hall says it came down to Heck's decision to drop his support for the now president-elect, Republican Donald Trump. Heck did so after video footage emerged of Trump discussing how he had groped and kissed multiple women.

Join NPR's Live Election Blog for updates on news and results from across the country. Updated in real-time by NPR reporters, we'll keep you up-to-date on the latest during this historic Election Day.

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Democrats and Republicans in Washoe County have employed different methods of engaging with Latino voters this election season, and we'll soon see how effective they've been. Our contributor Krysta Scripter with Noticiero Movil has more. 

In Washoe County, Latinos make up nearly a quarter of the population.

Miguel Ayala, communications director for Hillary for Nevada, has helped organize multiple statewide outreach initiatives, including the Abuelas program.

Nevada is shaping up to be a key battleground state that could determine the outcome of the Presidential race, as well as a key Senate seat.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick spoke with political analyst Precious Hall about where Nevada stands heading into this year’s election.

NG: Early voting have been released. Where do we stand on early voting? What have you seen so far?

This election season there has been an increase in fake news posted to social media to confuse voters. Our reporter Sarah Parks has more on the issue.

The hoaxes are often driven by partisanship as a way to intentionally sway votes.

“There is a hoax that is going around right now that you can text in your vote for Hillary, and it is completely not true. If you convince people that they can vote by texting, then they don't go to the polls and they don't cast their real vote.”

Donald Trump Rushed Off Stage During Reno Rally Commotion

Nov 6, 2016

Donald Trump's weekend visit in Reno has received a lot of attention given the security scare that required Secret Service agents to whisk him off stage.  Trump's campaign manager is now saying without evidence that the protester involved in the disturbance was "a Democratic plant or operative." And although no weapons were involved, Trump's son Don Jr. has labeled it an "assassination attempt." Austyn Crites is the protestor and said yesterday (Sunday) that he went to the rally with a "Republicans Against Trump" sign of his own volition.

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Medical marijuana dispensaries have been popping up across Nevada. Those businesses are eagerly waiting to see if the ballot initiative to legalize recreational pot will pass in the state this election. 

Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has been covering the medical cannabis industry and shared what she’s been hearing with our news director Michelle Billman.

U.S. House of Representatives

The race for Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District is between Incumbent Republican Mark Amodei, who has served in the role since 2011, and Democrat Chip Evans.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick sat down with Mr. Amodei to discuss his thoughts on the economy, public lands, veterans’ issues and more.