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Election 2020

In Nevada, Kamala Harris contrasts Biden, Trump on climate change, coronavirus

October 27th, 2020 - 4:30pm
Updated October 27th, 2020 - 6:46pm
Her stops in Reno and Las Vegas come as Democrats have built up a lead in ballots cast in Clark County, their “firewall” against more Republican-heavy Washoe County and rural areas, but not an insurmountable one. With Biden polling an average of 4.6 percentage points above Trump in Nevada, both candidates appear to view the state as still in play.

Criminal Justice | Election 2020

Judge denies anti-abortion group’s request for more signature-gathering time for parental notification ballot question

October 27th, 2020 - 11:41am
Federal District Court Judge Miranda Du on Wednesday formally dismissed the lawsuit filed by “Protect Our Girls,” a political action committee formed this year with the backing of the pro-life group, Nevada Right to Life, in order to support the proposed ballot initiative regarding parental notification on abortions for minors.

Community | Election 2020

Latino voters, key in winning Nevada, say they want elected officials who speak out, show up

October 27th, 2020 - 2:00am
Latino voters have become increasingly sought after by campaigns vying to capture a community that represents almost 20 percent of Nevada’s eligible voting population. Latino voters were instrumental in helping catapult Sen. Bernie Sanders to victory in the Silver State’s Democratic caucuses earlier this year and propelling a blue wave in the state’s 2018 elections.

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As Nevada’s legal brothels remains closed, sex workers think bias is at play
Kristyn Leonard
October 26th, 2020 - 2:00am
Services allowing physical contact around the state have been allowed to resume service, with tattoo shops, estheticians, and massage parlors open since May. Women who work in Nevada’s legal sex industry say they feel they’re being ignored not because of the risk their business poses but because of a bias against their industry.
In high-stakes election, Biden, Trump court Nevada’s growing Asian American and Pacific Islander communities
Megan Messerly
October 25th, 2020 - 2:00am
In an already high-stakes election year, the outcome of the election feels even more crucial for many AAPI voters than ever before. For Republicans, it’s about economic security and safety. For Democrats, it’s about health care and voting a president out of office whose characterization of the coronavirus as the “China virus” they say has subjected them to discrimination.
How changing suburbs are defining the race for Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District
Jacob Solis
October 25th, 2020 - 2:00am
For more than a decade, District 3 almost always elected a Republican to Congress. But after two cycles of Democratic victories, have the suburbs so central to District 3’s created a new Democratic edge in what was once the state’s most competitive swing district?
A gambler at heart: Derek Stevens opening first all-new resort in four decades in downtown Las Vegas
Howard Stutz
October 25th, 2020 - 2:00am
Las Vegas casino owner Derek Stevens gained a reputation for high-stakes sports wagers and a hands-on operating style that evokes memories of the Glitter Gulch gambling proprietors of a bygone era. But Stevens credited his father, a retired architect from Michigan who is conservative by nature, with planting the seed for the biggest bet taken on downtown Las Vegas in 40 years.
Indy DC Download: Senate Democrats blocked $500 billion GOP COVID aid measure as talks on a bigger package continued
Humberto Sanchez
October 24th, 2020 - 2:00am
Senate Democrats voted against advancing a $500 billion Republican pandemic aid bill last week, effectively killing it, as talks on a larger relief package crept forward.
Judge denies temporary restraining order request by Trump campaign, Nevada Republicans to stop Clark County mail vote counting
Riley Snyder and Jackie Valley
October 23rd, 2020 - 11:37am
The Trump campaign and Nevada Republican Party filed a lawsuit Friday requesting a pause in Clark County’s mail ballot counting until “proper procedures” for “meaningful observation” are in place.
A rural district's solution for reopening schools? Six-week courses for older students
Jackie Valley and Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez
October 23rd, 2020 - 2:00am
Gone are days of back-to-back classes from early morning through mid-afternoon. Now, Churchill County students in secondary grades take two courses at a time in six-week increments.
Coronavirus Contextualized, 27th edition: Exploring, through data, COVID-19 in Nevada and beyond
Megan Messerly
October 23rd, 2020 - 2:00am
Welcome to the 27th installment of “Coronavirus Contextualized,” a recurring feature in which we explore some of the numbers swirling around in the time of coronavirus.
Grand Sierra Resort owner Alex Meruelo helps fund challenger to judge involved in contentious case involving casino
Riley Snyder
October 22nd, 2020 - 2:00am
But the contributions, which are Meruelo’s most extensive in a Nevada race since similar large contributions to gubernatorial candidates Steve Sisolak and Adam Laxalt, come amid a complex, expensive and longstanding legal fight between the Grand Sierra Resort and a group of condominium owners in the hotel.