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October 20, 2014

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  • Stumbles on the campaign trail are nothing new in Nevada
    Oct. 19, 2014
    Candidates this year have had some slip-ups on the campaign trail, but in Nevada, we’re used to that sort of thing. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, attorney general candidate Adam Laxalt and congressional candidate Cresent Hardy all made headlines for gaffes. But none of those ranks among the biggest goofs ...
  • Assemblyman Peter Livermore takes part in a meeting of the Government Affairs Committee on the second day of the 2013 legislative session Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 in Carson City.
    Nevada Assemblyman Pete Livermore dies of heart attack
    Oct. 20, 2014
    Republican Assemblyman Pete Livermore died today at the Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, according to reports from CarsonNow.org. The cause of death was ...
  • Dark money could be election’s October surprise
    Oct. 20, 2014
    OK, it's officially crunch time. In just two weeks and one day, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid will know if he will still run the U.S. Senate. The campaign to control the Senate is the defining storyline of American politics in the Nov. 4 election, and Reid is one of the main characters. Forecasts predict ...
  • President Barack Obama campaigns for Maryland Gubernatorial Democrat candidate Lt. Governor Anthony Brown at an Early Vote Rally at Dr. Henry Wise High School in Upper Marlboro, Md., Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. This is Obama's first major campaign appearances of the midterm elections.
    On campaign trail, Obama says GOP is peddling fear
    Oct. 20, 2014
    Marching onto the campaign trail for the first time this year, President Barack Obama accused Republicans of peddling fear and cynicism on Sunday as he rallied voters for Democrat Anthony Brown's campaign for governor in a heavily black corner of Maryland.
  • Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks to the Las Vegas Sun editorial board Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.
    Sandoval calls for Ebola task force to tackle any threat to Nevada
    Oct. 17, 2014
    Nevada will form an Ebola task force to focus on training and responsiveness in case the Silver State is exposed to the virus. Gov. Brian Sandoval instructed ...
  • Caesars Entertainment properties celebrate the first legal same-sex wedding performed at the Flamingo on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. It was followed by a champagne toast on the High Roller observation wheel at the Linq Promenade.
    Same-sex marriage welcomed by Strip resorts, tourism officials
    Oct. 17, 2014
    At the Aria’s wedding chapel, spouses-to-be can choose from two lounges in which to prepare themselves for the big ceremony: one for grooms and another for brides. Their layouts evoke traditional gender expectations, with the guys getting a pool table and the larger bride’s lounge boasting plenty of mirrors. Now that same-sex marriage is legal in Nevada, the lounge layout might give pause in ...
  • Voters cast their ballots during early voting at the Meadows Mall on Monday, June 2, 2014.
    Clark County voters can begin casting ballots Saturday
    Oct. 17, 2014
    Clark County voters can begin casting ballots Saturday on the first day of the early voting period. Voters can choose one of 89 early voting sites ...
  • In this Jan. 30, 2010, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden is shown with his son Hunter at the Duke-Georgetown game in Washington, D.C. Hunter Biden is expressing regret for being discharged from the Navy Reserve amid published reports that he tested positive for cocaine.
    Biden’s youngest son leaves Navy amid drug report
    Oct. 16, 2014
    Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter is expressing regret for being discharged from the Navy Reserve amid published reports that he tested positive for ...
  • Adam Laxalt, left, shakes hands with Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller before they debate Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Las Vegas. Laxalt and Miller are facing each other in a race for attorney general in Nevada.
    7 of Adam Laxalt’s relatives endorse his opponent for attorney general
    Oct. 16, 2014
    Seven members of Republican attorney general candidate Adam Laxalt’s extended family have endorsed his opponent, Democrat Ross Miller. In a letter to the editor published ...
  • Republican Joe Heck and Democrat Erin Bilbray are bidding for Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District seat in the 2014 November general election.
    The stories told by the candidates’ bank accounts
    Oct. 16, 2014
    Two and a half weeks out from the election, Nevada's congressional candidates are trying to send a message to voters with the amount of money they raised this summer. Nevada's federal lawmakers — and those who hope to become federal lawmakers — filed campaign finance reports ...
  • Attorney Matthew Callister poses in a conference room at Callister + Associates in downtown Las Vegas Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014.
    Attorney Matt Callister fights with corporations, politicians and bulls
    Oct. 16, 2014
    Matt Callister knows how to draw attention. It’s not his yellow button-down shirts and beaten leather jacket that stand out. Nor is it his cheekbone-length golden hair ...
  • Candidates for lieutenant governor Assemblywoman Lucy Flores, left, (D-Las Vegas) shakes hands with state Sen. Mark Hutchison (R-Las Vegas) before a debate at Vegas PBS studios Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.
    Money in politics: 6 takeaways from the latest campaign finance reports
    Oct. 16, 2014
    Updated campaign finance reports released this week shone new light on which candidates and issues money is flowing to this election season. So far, more than $30 million has ...
  • Jerry Springer at America's Got Talent Live! at Planet Hollywood.
    Jerry Springer hits the road for Ohio candidate
    Oct. 16, 2014
    The former Cincinnati mayor — who was once named "Democrat of the Year" in Ohio — remains politically active in the swing state where he previously aspired to be ...
  • Clark County sheriff candidates Larry Burns and Joe Lombardo.
    For Clark County sheriff, it’s policy wonk or likable leader
    Oct. 15, 2014
    Las Vegas’ top cop holds one of the most powerful elected law enforcement positions in the country. The job entails protecting 2 million residents, nearly 40 million tourists and billions worth of Strip property. Clark County voters next month will choose which candidate is up to the task. When incumbent Doug Gillespie announced ...
  • Nevada lieutenant governor candidates Lucy Flores and Mark Hutchison pose at their first public debate, hosted by Hispanics in Politics, Wednesday Sept. 3, 2014.
    Mark Hutchison reports big haul in latest campaign finance disclosure
    Oct. 14, 2014
    Republican Mark Hutchison has raised more than $1 million since June in his race for lieutenant governor, according to campaign finance reports released today. The massive haul brings ...
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