The Nevada Independent

Un montón de formas para inscripción de votantes de Nevada, calcomanías y botones.
Mikayla Whitmore / The Nevada Independent

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Las personas de entre 18 y 19 años de edad votaron más en las elecciones de 2018 en Nevada que la participación de jóvenes un poco mayores; tendencia que podría tener implicaciones importantes para la jornada electoral 2020, sobre todo porque entre ese grupo de votantes hay muchos latinos.

 A pile of Nevada voter registration forms, stickers and mints.
Mikayla Whitmore / The Nevada Independent

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Turnout rates for 18- and 19-year-old voters in Nevada’s 2018 election were higher than the turnout rate of older millennials — a trend that could have major implications for the 2020 election.

Voter Rolls Swell As Automatic Registration Takes Effect

Feb 7, 2020
People standing and sitting in a DMV office.
Jeff Scheid / The Nevada Independent

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Thirty-year-old construction worker Jesse Speights walked into the Reno DMV on Monday, not knowing if he was even registered to vote.

Se Saturan Listas De Votantes Conforme Entra En Vigor El Registro Automático

Feb 7, 2020
Gente en pie y sentada en una sala de espera en el DMV.
Jeff Scheid / The Nevada Independent

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A mediados de este mes el trabajador de la construcción Jesse Speights fue al Departamento de Vehículos Motorizados (DMV) en Reno sin saber si estaba registrado para votar.

¿Qué Es Un Caucus Y Por Qué Nevada Juega Un Papel Relevante?

Feb 2, 2020
Personas en un evento de campaña de la presidencia.
Daniel Clark / The Nevada Independent

En el mundo político el 2019 fue de preparativos para lo que será un momento histórico: La elección presidencial el martes 3 de noviembre del 2020.

Ese día los estadounidenses acudirán a las urnas para elegir a su nuevo mandatario (a). Pero a esa fecha decisiva le antecede una serie de procesos clave en la maquinaria política nacional, incluyendo el llamado caucus.

Exterior del Museo y Centro Cultural Stewart Indian School.
Jazmin Orozco-Rodriguez / The Nevada Independent

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Cada vez que Linda Eben Jones ve una vara, recuerda al profesor que le pegaba todas las mañanas, dejando marcas rojas en sus piernas.

Entrance to the museum's permanent exhibition.
Jazmin Orozco-Rodriguez / The Nevada Independent

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Every time Linda Eben Jones looks at a yardstick, she remembers the teacher who would strike her each morning, leaving red welts on the back of her legs.

Los candidatos se paran en el escenario.
Jeff Scheid / The Nevada Independent

Tal vez los candidatos describen sus posturas políticas en un discurso, un sitio de Internet, o en fragmento durante algún debate; pero esas posturas muy pocas veces se encuentran en un solo lugar, y rara vez se expresan en español.

"It does seem... that [Biden] and [Sanders] are out in front, but a lot can change... before we get to Nevada," Messerly said.
Paul Boger / KUNR

There’s officially less than one month until Democratic voters across the Silver State are expected to come together to select their party’s preferred candidate for president. But with only 31 days until the Nevada caucus, some presidential hopefuls still have a lot of work to do if they hope to win the First in the West contest. KUNR’s Paul Boger spoke to Megan Messerly, The Nevada Independent’s lead 2020 reporter, to help break down the race so far.

Exterior of the CoreCivic's Houston Processing Center.
Patrick Feller / Flickr Creative Commons

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Nevada’s Democratic senators are calling for an investigation into a privately run ICE detention center in Pahrump after reports that an employee was active on a neo-Nazi website and wanted to start a white supremacist group.

Exterior del Ayuntamiento de la Ciudad de Las Vegas.
Jeff Scheid / The Nevada Independent

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Las ciudades de Las Vegas, Henderson y Reno han confirmado en semanas recientes que continuarán aceptando y reinstalando a refugiados, luego de un anuncio del Gobernador Steve Sisolak de que Nevada accede a darles la bienvenida.

Exterior of Las Vegas City Hall.
Jeff Scheid / The Nevada Independent

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The cities of Las Vegas, Henderson and Reno have confirmed in recent weeks that they will continue to accept and resettle refugees, following an announcement made by Gov. Steve Sisolak that Nevada consents to welcoming refugees.

Amaka Ozobia sitting in a conference room.
Daniel Clark / The Nevada Independent

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Amaka Ozobia’s parents came to the United States from Nigeria after fleeing the Biafran War, a conflict blamed for about 100,000 military casualties and as many as two million starvation deaths in the late 1960s.

That history — and her family’s own challenges adjusting to American life as immigrants — has formed a career that included working as an asylum officer, serving the children of migrant farmworkers as an Americorps volunteer and becoming an immigration attorney for the refugee-focused Church World Service. Ozobia is now settling in to her latest role on that trajectory — directing Nevada’s Office for New Americans.

Amaka Ozobia esta sentada en una sala de conferencias.
Daniel Clark / The Nevada Independent

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Los padres de Amaka Ozobia llegaron a los Estados Unidos de Nigeria después de vivir la Guerra de Biafra, conflicto que generó 100,000 bajas militares y 2 millones de muertos por hambruna a finales de los 60’s.

A man prunes a marijuana plant at a cannabis growing center.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

Nevada has brought in close to $200 million from recreational cannabis sales over the last three years. While it may seem the industry has become more mainstream across the state, there are still questions about its future. KUNR's Paul Boger spoke to The Nevada Independent's Michelle Rindels, who recently wrote a series diving into the state's legal weed market.

Citizens protest at the Las Vegas City Council meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, during which council members considered a ban on people sleeping in public areas in downtown Las Vegas.
Jeff Scheid / The Nevada Independent

Las Vegas will soon enforce a new ordinance that bans homeless people from sleeping on some city streets. For some city leaders, the new laws are a necessary step in addressing homelessness as a public health problem, but critics argue the measure is waging an illegal "war on the poor." KUNR's Paul Boger talked to Shannon Miller who's been reporting on the new law for The Nevada Independent.

Voters stand in front of a voting machine.
Jacob Solis / KUNR Public Radio

There’s still a little more than six months until Nevada’s Democratic Caucus, but already candidates have crisscrossed the state drumming up support wherever they can. KUNR’s Paul Boger spoke with Megan Messerly, the lead 2020 reporter for the Nevada Independent, to get the latest on the campaigns and to find out what they must do to carry the Silver State.

Sage and wildflowers bloom along a section of rangeland in Northern Nevada.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

As fire season begins to ramp up across the American West, firefighters in Nevada will have more money this year to battle those blazes. That's due, in part, to new legislation passed by lawmakers during the 2019 session, but that's one of the many environmentally-related bills to come out of the legislature. KUNR's Paul Boger spoke with Daniel Rothberg with the Nevada Independent to break it all down.

A stethoscope on a desk
Alexa Ard / KUNR Public Radio

Lawmakers in Nevada passed a number of bills aimed at improving the state's healthcare system this session. To help break some of it down, KUNR's Senior Political Reporter Paul Boger sat down with Megan Messerly, a healthcare reporter with The Nevada Independent to discuss some of those new laws.

El Presidente Donald Trump
Jeff Scheid

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Después de haber perdido Nevada por un breve margen en 2016, el Presidente Donald Trump buscará conquistar el estado bajo la premisa de que una economía sólida, los éxitos de su primer mandato y una mejor operación de campo serán suficientes para marcar la diferencia, según dijeron funcionarios de su campaña la semana pasada. 

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