Politics and Policy

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.

Chip Evans campaign

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.

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