Elections 2018

Krysta Scripter

When Nevada's Democratic Governor Steve Sisolak gave his State of the State address, he laid out an agenda that called for more education funding, increasing the minimum wage and implementing background checks on gun sales. Now with the session in full swing, lawmakers are turning some of that agenda into legislation. KUNR's Political Reporter Paul Boger sat down with Governor Sisolak in his office in Carson City to talk about his priorities as lawmakers get to work.

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Bree Zender

The 2018 Midterm Election is over, and it appears that Nevada saw a significant Blue Wave roll over the state. To talk about some of the results, KUNR’s Bree Zender spoke with Senior Political Reporter Paul Boger to breakdown the election.

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Jana Sayson

The Democratic watch party took place at the Reno Ballroom Tuesday night. Over 200 people attended the watch party, awaiting results of the 2018 Midterm Elections. Celebrations erupted at the wake of a blue wave sweeping Nevada. Two major Democratic victories include the election of Steve Sisolak as the state's governor and Jacky Rosen as U.S. senator, replacing Incumbent Republican Senator Dean Heller.

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Photos: GOP Midterm Election Viewing Party

Nov 7, 2018
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Krysta Scripter

About 200 people went to the GOP viewing party to wait for Tuesday's midterm election results at the Grand Sierra Resort. Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Adam Laxalt gave his concession speech after losing to Democrat Steve Sisolak. Laxalt called Sisolak just before he took the stage, promising to offer any help he could to Nevada's new governor. 

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Jana Sayson

Democrats in Nevada saw big wins across the Silver State on election night, winning several statewide offices including U.S. Senate and governor. KUNR’s Paul Boger has more.

A banner reading "First Time Voters" is carried by the voters themselves as they marched to the polls.
Stephanie Serrano

PLAN, the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada put together a rally honoring first time Latino Voters in Reno. KUNR’s Stephanie Serrano checked it out.

Live Election Results: Nevada

Nov 6, 2018


Live Election Results: California

Nov 6, 2018


Elections 2018: NPR Live-Blog

Nov 6, 2018

Follow NPR's live blog throughout the day for analysis of the 2018 Midterm Elections. Tune in tonight for live results in Nevada, California and across the country.

Adam Laxalt speaks to reports at a campaign event in Reno.
Jacob Solis

Over the past few weeks, KUNR has been airing interviews with several candidates for political office across the state. However, there are a few voices that have been missing, namely the Republican candidate for governor, Adam Laxalt. KUNR was unable to schedule a sit-down with the candidate despite repeated requests. As part of an effort to learn more about his stance on the issues, KUNR's Paul Boger spoke with another prominent Republican, Assemblywoman Jill Tolles of Reno, to talk about why she's supporting Laxalt's campaign for governor.

Nevada is not the only state that'll be holding major elections up and down the ballot. To the West, voters in California are also set to decide who will lead their state for the next four years. KUNR's Paul Boger spoke with Alexei Koseff, a political reporter at the Sacramento Bee, to get the latest on the some of the high profile campaigns there.

Lucia Starbuck / Reynolds Sandbox

Statistics show 18 to 29-year-olds in the U.S. are the least likely to vote in an election. That’s according to the United States Election Project, a group the gathers information about the nation’s electoral system. In an effort to reverse that trend, students at the University of Nevada, Reno are actively working to encourage their classmates to vote during Nevada’s 2018 midterm elections. As contributor Lucia Starbuck explains, student volunteers say there is no excuse for other students not to vote.

Eddie Lorton

Reno, like most cities in the West, has seen a growing number of homeless individuals. KUNR's Paul Boger spoke with Reno Mayoral Candidate Eddie Lorton about those issues ahead of Election Day.

A high tension power line stands in a dusty field at sunset.

Currently, there are only 14 states in the U.S. that run a retail electric utility market, meaning, they allow consumers to choose from whom they want to buy their power. But Nevada could become the 15th state if voters pass a ballot initiative known as Question Three. Supporters say the move would create competition that would drive prices down and bolster innovation. Opponents say the uncertainty of a deregulated market could wreak havoc on the state.

Bree Zender

Nevadans will see several ballot questions this election, including Question 1: Marsy’s law. KUNR’s Bree Zender explores how Marsy’s Law came to be and how approval of this question could impact crime victims and possibly those accused of crimes.

Bree Zender

On the ballot this year, Nevada voters will see a question seeking to change the way many actually get registered to vote in the first place. KUNR's Paul Boger breaks it all down for us. 

Nevada To Battle Over School Choice

Nov 1, 2018
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Paolo Zialcita

With midterm elections quickly approaching, some voters are concerned with how the next state government will fix public schools. Some argue the system is in dire need of funding, others say schools need more competition and that the state should support school choice. As KUNR’s Paolo Zialcita reports, the debate over education takes an important role in this election cycle.

The election is just a week away, and residents of the Biggest Little City are being asked who should lead Reno over the next four years. KUNR's Paul Boger spoke to Bob Conrad with This Is Reno to break down some of the local races on this year's ballot.

When Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve took office in 2014, the city was still emerging from the depths of the Great Recession. Now, four years later, the Biggest Little City has seen significant progress and Schieve is asking voters to elect her to a second term.

KUNR's Paul Boger caught up with the mayor at a campaign event to discuss that progress and how the city can continue to address some of the biggest issues facing the city including affordable housing.