Politics and Policy

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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. Evans to discuss his thoughts on the economy, public lands, veterans' issues and more.

Noah Glick: The economy is on everyone’s mind. What is your economic plan? What is your vision for the economy here?

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We’re hearing a lot about the Nevada ballot measure to tighten regulations on gun sales. The Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities is a nonpartisan think tank based in Nevada that has provided a detailed fact sheet on the initiative, exploring the pros and cons. Executive Director Nancy Brune spoke with our reporter Bob Conrad to explain their findings.

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Nevada voters will soon decide if they want to approve recreational marijuana in the state. A nonpartisan think tank called the Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities has researched the arguments for and against the measure, providing a detailed fact sheet on the ballot initiative. Our reporter Bob Conrad spoke to Executive Director Nancy Brune to learn more.

Nevadans are weighing in on whether to legalize recreational marijuana. If that happens, where will the revenues go?

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One ballot question this year asks Nevada voters if background checks should be required for private gun sales and transfers, including those at gun shows.

But as Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports, the measure, known as Question 1, also includes a handful of exceptions to the rule.

If passed, Question 1 would require all new private gun sales to go through background checks. But private transfers are a little trickier.

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Republican U.S. Representative and Senate-hopeful Joe Heck recently dropped his support for Presidential nominee Donald Trump. That decision was scrutinized during last week’s debate between Heck and his democratic opponent Catherine Cortez Masto.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick has more.

Congressman Joe Heck was booed when he first told a crowd of supporters that he would not only not vote for Trump, but urged the candidate to step down.

During the only debate between the two candidates, hosted by KLAS in Las Vegas, Heck said the decision was personal.

Immigration reform has been a major issue during this year’s election season. And both candidates vying for retiring U.S. Senator Harry Reid’s seat addressed this issue during the only debate so far for that race.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

Republican Joe Heck and Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto both say they support immigration reform—but specifics were hard to come by at the first and only debate between the two, hosted by KLAS-TV and Univision in Las Vegas.

Tsi-Tsi-Ki Félix with Univision was one of the moderators.

Northern Nevada is watching the state senate races for districts 13 and 15. Our News Director Michelle Billman spoke to political analyst Fred Lokken to break down those races.

KUNR: I want to start with district 15. We’ve got Democrat Devon Reese, a Reno lawyer, running against Republican Heidi Gansert and Libertarian David Colborne. What do we know about these candidates?

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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.


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.