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A federal lands bill could mean Washoe County will acquire some public land. Our reporter Bob Conrad is finding that some who could be impacted by the proposed changes have got questions.

The legislation is called the “Economic Development and Conservation Act." A draft of the bill is not yet public, but Washoe County has held two open houses to gather questions and feedback.

County planning director Bill Whitney says the bill is 15 years in the making.

Some Republican politicians, including Congressman Joe Heck, are dropping their support for Donald Trump after old footage of Trump making lewd comments about women recently surfaced. Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Billman reports.

Interview: The Trump Train Stops In Reno

Oct 5, 2016
Robert Petersen

We're about a month away from Election Day and Reno just had a visit from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday. Our News Director Michelle Billman was there and she relayed the details to our host Steve Shadley. Let's take a listen. 

Noah Glick

Following a tribal voting rights hearing in a federal court in Nevada, a judge will decide on a request to order election officials to put satellite polling places at two Native American communities.

Reno Public Radio's Marcus Lavergne reports.

Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence square off in the vice-presidential debate Tuesday 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.

Hillary Clinton Campaign

A new poll shows Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton leading Republican Donald Trump by six points in Nevada.

Reno Public Radio's Noah Glick reports.

The Suffolk University poll looks at likely voters in this year’s election and shows Clinton ahead 44 to 38 percent. In the same poll conducted in August, Clinton led by two points.

The biggest change is among women voters in Nevada, a group that now favors the former Secretary of State by 15 points.

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The Washoe County Board of Commissioners has approved three people to serve at the Nevada Legislature for an upcoming special session. Our reporter Bob Conrad has the story.

Commissioners named Jesse Haw and Julia Ratti for state senate, and Dominic Brunetti for state assembly.

The term of the appointments is just for the special session, which will be held next month. Lawmakers will consider approving a stadium in Las Vegas for the Raiders football team.

Noah Glick

Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee Tim Kaine spoke to a few hundred people Thursday during a campaign stop at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Our reporter Noah Glick was there and has this story.

Noah Glick

Nevada Democratic Congressional Candidate Chip Evans held a veterans’ town hall event in Sparks last night. It comes on the heels of a similar event last month from his opponent Mark Amodei.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick was there and has more.

Gloria Steinem is in Reno to promote her new book, but she also stopped by the Latino Research Center at the University of Nevada, Reno Tuesday. Our News Director Michelle Billman reports.

Steinem spoke with about two dozen first-generation Latina students at UNR to campaign for Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton. She says this is the first election she's seen that could be swayed by their vote.

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