The Ward 1 and Ward 3 seats are up for election in November, and though voters across the city can help select the new supervisors, the candidates must reside in the ward they would represent for the four-year terms.
This two-day conference hosted by The Nevada Independent’s editors and reporters is headlined by a town hall-style debate between Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak and his Republican challenger, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo.
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The Reno City Council has decided to not hold a special election and instead appoint a new representative for the vacant Ward 3 seat, following the same path it took when filling another vacancy that emerged in August.
Her case also names the City of Las Vegas as a defendant, claiming the city acted to impede the investigation into Fiore’s assault, including destroying video evidence, and failed to protect Seaman during the incident.
Candidates running for Sparks City Council shared ideas to address the city’s housing crisis, fill gaps in staffing and manage water usage during a wide-ranging forum Wednesday night at the Sparks Library.
Seven candidates are vying for one of three Washoe County Commission seats this election cycle, and the races will bring at least two newcomers to the board charged with making decisions about public safety, infrastructure and election issues in Nevada’s second-most populated county.
As Republicans continue to hammer Gov. Steve Sisolak for a politically-connected COVID testing contractor that expanded in Nevada without proper licensing, state Sen. Scott Hammond (R-Las Vegas) is requesting a federal investigation into the matter.
The commission acts much like a city council — approving taxes, development plans and business permits, for example — in areas outside of a city’s boundaries. Critically, the commission oversees the Las Vegas Strip, the heart of Southern Nevada’s economy. Commissioners work with the city councils and various boards to tackle issues that span throughout the valley, such as water conservation, housing and public safety.
Abortion rights in the Silver State could be in jeopardy, Nevada’s U.S. House and Senate Democrats warned after congressional Republicans unveiled legislation this week to ban abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
Nearly 1,000 Nevadans — including two candidates for public office, one sitting county commissioner, four law enforcement professionals and two military members — have been linked to the extremist militia group the Oath Keepers.
The former acting chief of the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) says he blames the governor’s office for actions that slowed down Nevada’s response to a torrent of unemployment claims during the pandemic.
Three Sparks City Council incumbents are facing challengers in November for a chance to shape the future of a city that started as a railroad hub but has evolved into a major Northern Nevada shopping and residential destination with its share of growing pains.
The council oversees how land is used in the city — a critical function as Southern Nevada’s population is expected to flourish while facing historic drought and cuts to the state’s allotment of Lake Mead. Council members vote on development plans, business licenses, property taxes and how to split its $814 million budget between public safety, community programs and other projects.