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2008 Elections

2008 Caucus Trivia Game

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Data gathering, question creation and editing: April Corbin, Stephanie Kishi, Jenna Kohler, Matt Toplikar, Dave Toplikar, Andy Samuelson, Billy Steffens

From The Politics Blog

Las Vegas voting experience: Albertson's, banana bread and a beauty queen
During early voting at Albertson's, 2011 Miss Nevada Alana Lee cast her ballot -- amid no fanfare.
Buzzfeed: Romney campaign exaggerates size of Nevada event with altered image
Oscar Goodman saddened at the death of his friend and mentor Arlen Specter
Oscar Goodman was a young law student looking for work when he met Arlen Specter in Philadelphia.
Watchdog group hounds government for files on Ensign case
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a formal complaint this week to force the DOJ to turn over files collected during its now-defunct ...
Ron Paul, Mitt Romney delegates stand at the ready
GOP chairman Reince Priebus officially gaveled open the 2012 Republican National Convention today, only to immediately close it for a day-long recess. Even though the ...
Nevada alternate delegate compares national conventions past and present
For Nevada politico Patty Cafferata, the intrigue, plotting and wariness among opposing factions at a national convention is nothing new. Cafferata has been attending conventions ...
Senate passes tax cut extension for those earning $250,000 or less
Democrats in the Senate faced down the closest thing to a legislative dare from Republican leaders Wednesday and passed a tax cut extension for those ...
Senate observes moment of silence in honor of Colorado shooting victims
Sen. Harry Reid led the Senate in a moment of silence Monday afternoon for the moviegoers who died in a horrific shooting in Aurora, Colo., ...

Politics Stories

North Las Vegas vows to use federal grant to diversify police force
The cash-strapped North Las Vegas Police Department, which hasn't hired a new officer in five years, is getting a $1.6 million boost from the U.S. Justice Department to enlist 13 new recruits, the city announced today. Officials vowed to use the grant to hire ...
Photo: Vice President Joe Biden addresses the League of U
Vice President Joe Biden to visit Las Vegas on Monday
Four weeks before the midterm elections, Vice President Joe Biden is returning to Las Vegas. Biden is scheduled ...
Photo: Artist's rendering of proposed stadium.
Las Vegas City Council votes 6-1 to keep alive stadium, soccer team bid
A proposed $200 million downtown stadium faces a critical vote before a divided Las Vegas City Council today. The council split a vote on the stadium’s financing terms last month, with ...
Photo: Artist's rendering of proposed stadium.
Timeline: Today’s City Council vote and Las Vegas’ 20-year quest for pro sports
The Las Vegas City Council will vote today on a proposed $200 million stadium for Major League Soccer. That may seem like a historic vote for a city with ...
Nevada, Xerox in private talks to settle $75 million health care contract out of court
After firing Xerox for major flaws with its health insurance software, Nevada’s leaders are in confidential talks with the tech company to close out the $75 million contract and ...
Photo: Republican Joe Heck and Democrat Erin Bilbray are
With ‘great team’ in place, Bilbray bullish on chances versus Heck
Despite a lack of financial support from some national Democrats and being written off by pundits, congressional candidate Erin Bilbray says she's confident she can win ...
Photo: Nevada lieutenant governor candidates Lucy Flores
Flores criticizes Hutchison over school spending
Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Lucy Flores criticized Republican Mark Hutchison in a debate in Reno for opposing legislation last year to directly help the Washoe County School District repair its ...
Photo: Sheldon Adelson, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas San
5 Nevadans on Forbes list of the nation’s richest
Nevada is home to five billionaires, and even nongamblers could wager where the money comes from. Four of the state’s billionaires made their money in ...
Sandoval to head education, workforce committee for Governors Association
The National Governors Association has selected Gov. Brian Sandoval to lead its Education and Workforce Policy Committee. The two policy areas — education and employment — are among ...
Photo: A male sage grouse, left, struts with two other ma
Report: Saving sage grouse habitat smart conservation, economic policy
Hunting, fishing and hiking on federal land in Northern Nevada where the sage grouse roams is a multi-​million-dollar industry that could suffer if the bird becomes an endangered species. That's according to a report released Tuesday that ...

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