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Reno Manager Andrew Clinger will finish his time at city hall early next month. While an investigation into allegations of misconduct continues, city council has voted to approve a separation agreement with Clinger. It provides him with about $230,000, mostly in severance.

“I think this is giving him a special treatment that’s above and beyond what is specified in the contract we have for him, and I cannot support the motion,” said councilwoman Jenny Brekhus, who voted against the agreement.

Councilwoman Naomi Duerr voted “yes.”

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A  University of Nevada, Reno professor says his comments were presented out of context in a political ad criticizing Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto. Our News Director Michelle Billman reports.

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In the battleground state of Nevada, Republican Donald Trump is now slightly leading Democrat Hillary Clinton in the race to the White House. That’s according to a new poll by Monmouth University.  Our reporter Anh Gray has the details.

Trump leads Clinton 44 to 42 percent and continues to be ahead with mostly white and male voters.

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With early election voting fast approaching, two Native American tribes in Nevada are suing the state after having their requests for on-site voter registration and polling places declined. Reno Public Radio's Marcus Lavergne has more on the obstacles they're facing.

Last month's requests, made by the Pyramid Lake and Walker River Paiute Tribes, were declined because they were "logistically unfeasible so close to the Nov. 8 election date."

That's according to Washoe County Registrar Luanne Cutler.

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Reno City Manager Andrew Clinger has resigned, effective October 9, amid allegations of professional misconduct including sexual harassment.

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Reno City Council held a short special hearing Tuesday afternoon  to approve additional funds to investigate claims against City Manager Andrew Clinger. Our contributor Bob Conrad of ThisisReno has the story.

Chasing Clinton, Trump Buys TV Ads In Nevada

Sep 2, 2016

The Donald Trump campaign is making its first TV ad buy in Nevada since the caucus, as polls show the GOP candidate running neck-and-neck with Hillary Clinton. 

Labor Day used to the be the traditional kickoff for campaign season, marking the end of summer and beginning of the three-month sprint to Super Tuesday. While that adage hold less true today, voters can expect their airwaves to sound more like this:

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With 70 days until the election, both presidential candidates are putting more face time in battleground states. Late last week, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump made their first visits to Northern Nevada since the February caucus. To get the latest, our reporter Julia Ritchey sat down with the Reno Gazette-Journal's political reporter Seth Richardson.

Donald Trump headlined a private fundraiser last Friday in Stateline, Nev., on Lake Tahoe. Richardson staked out the event, which was closed to press, and heard from those inside that it was a fairly typical speech. 

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The Washoe County Board of Commissioners has removed a planning commission member over questions about his impartiality. Our contributor Bob Conrad of ThisisReno has the details.

Planning Commission Member Thomas Daly lost his seat after a 3-2 vote from the board.

At issue was an opinion article Daly wrote last spring for the Reno Gazette-Journal in which he expressed opposition to a development near Mt. Rose highway.

Clinton Sharpens Rhetoric, Tethers Trump To Alt-Right

Aug 26, 2016

Hillary Clinton made one of the most pointed speeches of her campaign in Reno on Tuesday, accusing Donald Trump of embracing the ideologies of hate groups.

Clinton had originally planned to come to Reno to talk about jobs and the economy. But she changed her mind after listening to voters who are worried about the incendiary tone of Donald Trump's campaign.

"Everywhere I go, people tell me how concerned they are by the divisive rhetoric coming from my opponent,” she said. “And I understand that concern, because it's like nothing we've heard before."

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