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Presidential hopeful Tom Steyer is the first candidate to visit the Silver State since New Hampshire’s primary Tuesday. He joined Fernley locals for a breakfast meet and greet on Wednesday.

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired is an organization that focuses on helping people who are blind live independently. Since June, the Florida-based organization has been monitoring the websites for presidential candidates, specifically looking for how compliant they are with the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA. With Nevada’s caucus right around the corner, KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck spoke with CEO Virginia Jacko about how the candidates scored and how this affects voters.

Noah Glick

The first wave of Democratic voters will soon be making their choice for who they think should be the party’s presidential nominee. Nevada is the first state in the West to weigh in. It’s also the most diverse, making the Silver State more of a bellwether than other early voting states.

Two women and a girl pose for a picture.
Lucia Starbuck

Democratic presidential candidate and Senator Elizabeth Warren held a town hall in Reno Tuesday night. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck talked to attendees about issues that matter to them, like climate change and immigration.

Stephanie Serrano

Hundreds of voters gathered in Reno Monday night for Senator Bernie Sanders’ third visit to the Silver State. KUNR’s Stephanie Serrano was there and spoke with regional voters.

Another one bites the dust. 

Gov. Steve Bullock, D-Mont., is the latest candidate from the Mountain West to drop out of the 2020 presidential race.

Joe Biden supporters display a giant poster of the former Vice President wearing his trademark Aviator sunglasses with the outline of Nevada in the background.
Noah Glick

Las Vegas had more than gaming, entertainment and live shows Sunday night. The First in the West caucus event, hosted by the Nevada Democratic Party, gave Democratic Presidential hopefuls a chance to make their pitch to Nevada Democrats.

Miss the event? No problem. We've got photos for you right here.

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker (left) jokes with Former Massachusetts Governor and newly-announced Presidential candidate, Deval Patrick (right).
Noah Glick

Fourteen Democratic presidential candidates gathered in Las Vegas Sunday to make their pitch to Nevada voters.

The Mountain West News Bureau’s Noah Glick covered the event and chatted with KUNR about it.

Alexa Ard

With 70 days until the election, both presidential candidates are putting more face time in battleground states. Late last week, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump made their first visits to Northern Nevada since the February caucus. To get the latest, our reporter Julia Ritchey sat down with the Reno Gazette-Journal's political reporter Seth Richardson.

Donald Trump headlined a private fundraiser last Friday in Stateline, Nev., on Lake Tahoe. Richardson staked out the event, which was closed to press, and heard from those inside that it was a fairly typical speech. 

Trump Aims Crosshairs On Cruz During Reno Stop

Jan 10, 2016
Alexa Ard

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump made his second appearance in Northern Nevada Sunday at a packed rally in downtown Reno. Our reporter Julia Ritchey was there and has more.

Billionaire Trump riled up the crowd of several thousand at the Reno Events Center but had his crosshairs squarely aimed on rival Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who's been rising in the polls.

"Is he a natural born citizen?" Trump asked the crowd. "Some people... I don't know. Honestly, I don't know. Who the hell knows?"

Noah Glick

Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders held a political rally in Reno on Sunday. Reno Public Radio's Noah Glick was there.

While speaking to nearly 2,000 supporters, Bernie Sanders' message was directed toward the wealthiest Americans.

"Our message to the billionaire class is simple and straightforward: In this great country, you cannot and will not have it all," he says. "You are not going to get huge tax breaks."

Sanders says income inequality is a major problem that needs to change, and that includes raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Julia Ritchey

Republican presidential hopefuls will face off Tuesday for the fifth GOP debate in Las Vegas — about two months before Nevada's caucuses. From secret ballots to all-day stump speeches, this system can be confusing to first-timers. To de-mystify the process, Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey sat down with Precious Hall, a political science professor at Truckee Meadows Community College. Below is their conversation, and an abbreviated Q+A. 

Q: What is the difference between a caucus and a primary?

Bernie Sanders Campaign Opens First Reno Office

Dec 2, 2015
Julia Ritchey

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is opening a handful of new Nevada campaign offices, including one in Reno. Our reporter Julia Ritchey went down to check it out.

Half a dozen volunteers are typing away behind laptops at the new Reno headquarters of the Bernie Sanders campaign.

They’re overseen by Bridget Lavington, a state deputy field director for Sanders.

"We're expecting exponential week-over-week growth and that's part of the reason we brought so many paid staff into Nevada."

Trump's First Visit Draws Crowds, Controversy

Oct 30, 2015
Julia Ritchey

  

GOP front-runner Donald Trump made his first appearance in northern Nevada Thursday, attracting a crowd of thousands to downtown Sparks. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey was there and has more.

The bombastic billionaire spoke for more than an hour to a packed ballroom at The Nugget casino, fresh off his third debate appearance in Colorado. 

Trump stuck to familiar talking points, including job creation and his plans to, as he likes to put it, make America great again.

Campaigns Step Up Latino Outreach In Nevada

Oct 20, 2015
Julia Ritchey

  Both GOP and Democratic presidential candidates are expanding their Latino outreach efforts in Nevada — a crucial demographic for winning the state's caucus in February. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey reports.

Twenty-three-year-old Benjamin Challinor is training a volunteer on how to make phone calls for the Hillary Clinton campaign at their Reno office.

Sanders Talks Free Tuition, Justice Reform At UNR

Aug 18, 2015
Julia Ritchey

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders spoke to a revved up crowd at the University of Nevada, Reno on Tuesday. Our reporter Julia Ritchey was there and has this report.

 

Sanders spoke for more than an hour, his voice growing hoarse at points, hitting hard on progressive themes of economic and social justice.

More than 1,000 people showed up to hear the Vermont senator speak. With many UNR students in attendance, the senator got some of his biggest applause for his stance on college tuition.