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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, Feb. 19, 2021.

A team of horseriders carries the U.S. and Nevada flags ahead of the 5th annual Basque Fry.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

Republican leaders in Nevada say they are all in on re-electing President Donald Trump to a second term. Party officials threw their full support behind Trump during the annual Basque Fry Republican fundraiser in Gardnerville over the weekend. The conservatives argued that re-electing the president is the only way to divert the rise of socialism in the United States.

With two weeks until the 2018 midterm election, KUNR has not yet been able to schedule interviews with some of the most prominent members of the GOP running for office. KUNR News Director Michelle Billman sat down with Senior Political Reporter Paul Boger to talk about some of the Republican candidates and where they stand on the issues.

President Donald Trump and Senator Dean Heller emerge from Air Force One before a rally in Elko, Nevada.
Paul Boger

Early voting in Nevada is underway, and political candidates are doing whatever they can to appeal to voters in the waning days of the election. And this weekend, the Republicans called out the big guns to stump on their behalf –President Donald Trump. As KUNR’s Paul Boger reports, the president held a rally in the heart of conservative Nevada, Elko, to bolster support ahead of the general.

Julia Ritchey

Nevada Republicans are gearing up for their state convention this weekend — the last step in the state's three-tier presidential nominating process.

Republicans will be selecting 27 of their 30 delegates at the Reno Events Center this weekend to send to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July.

Fourteen of those delegates will be bound to Donald Trump, who easily won the state's Feb. 23 caucus. The others will be divided among Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and John Kasich — who while no longer in the race, have chosen to keep their delegates.

Julia Ritchey

The Nevada GOP's top dog is defending the state’s early caucus after a report that the Republican National Committee may send Nevada to the back of the line. 

A piece published in Politico over the weekend raised concerns that Nevada may lose its enviable first-in-the-West status in the presidential nominating process.

But to those rumors, Nevada GOP Chairman Michael McDonald says not so fast.

“I’m not too worried about it because I know it didn’t mention this year.”

Julia Ritchey

  Donald Trump won Nevada last night, as expected, landing nearly 46 percent of the vote.  Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz trailed behind him, with 24 and 21 percent of the vote.  To break down last night's results and share more from the caucus scene in Reno and Sparks, our reporter Julia Ritchey sat down with News Director Michelle Billman.

“Trump didn't just win Nevada, he easily won Nevada,” says Ritchey. “I think most political observers were expecting that, and we were more curious about who would come in second.”