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Jon Ralston
4 years ago
Thanks for the good wishes on The Nevada Independent. Many are asking how to donate to the new nonprofit. Info here: https://t.co/2okAiJBAcA
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9 hours ago
"Mr. Biden is truly a dark money puppet." An expert in puppetry, @AdamLaxalt, who has not tweeted in two months after leading the NV Voter Fraud Caucus, reappears in the Washington Times to go after POTUS and his associates. https://t.co/Wnjo5QOrGG https://t.co/81FKkQXvrC
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Michelle Rindels
10 hours ago
.@RileySnyder traces the political formation of @AndyMatthewsNV, a former sports journalist who rose through the ranks of conservative think tank NPRI, experienced some hard losses on the campaign trail and triumphed in a nailbiter to flip an Assembly seat to the GOP >> https://t.co/mXPedS9H75
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20 hours ago
Freshman Orientation: Assemblyman Andy Matthews By @RileySnyder https://t.co/JghGct8WIm
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10 hours ago
ICYMI, @hsanchez128 broke the news that @SenCortezMasto was announcing her re-election bid today against....who knows? But the BIG news was that a bunch of elected Democrats came onto this site and endorsed her for re-election. Who would have predicted that? https://t.co/WyO7zjaHpZ
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ICYMI Cortez Masto launches 2022 re-election bid By @hsanchez128 https://t.co/FgpDwIHCO9
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Jon Ralston
12 hours ago
Here's @JackieValley's updated story on @ClarkCountySch's reopening plan, which surely will irritate people on both sides of that debate. I am frankly surprised how many experts there are on these difficult decisions, many of them with elected titles. https://t.co/0hl6ELALCS https://t.co/SKZFo54sSr
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Humberto Sanchez
12 hours ago
.@MarkAmodeiNV2 seeks to offer an amendment to the #AmericanRescuePlan to open an SBA recovery program, the Shuttered Venue Operators grant program, to live events in NV that were left out like Burning Man and the Reno National Championship Air Races not deemed eligible by SBA.
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Jon Ralston
13 hours ago
This is the second time that Nevada lawmakers are considering a joint resolution on amending a Nevada ERA into the Constitution. Despite straw men objections and @NVGOP having a conniption, it passed last session on overwhelming bipartisan votes: 33-8 in Assembly 18-3 in Senate https://t.co/0590RQJeAC
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13 hours ago
“We\'ve waited long enough for equal rights to be incorporated into our state constitution … We must be brave in lifting our fellow Nevadans to a place of justice and equality” - @Senatorspearman By @NewsyJan https://t.co/VsqD4ST4Vy
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14 hours ago
As the song goes: School's in...right before summer. https://t.co/WcKwpUnx9J
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14 hours ago
Clark County School District unveils in-person learning dates for all grade levels, allows sports to resume https://t.co/EDaXmNBkek
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15 hours ago
Question from high-schooler to teacher in civics class: "Why can't they send 98 of the senators home because Joe Manchin and Lisa Murkowski basically decide everything?"
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Jon Ralston
15 hours ago
Almost nothing gets people going more than their pets. https://t.co/jzv0lDW3pX
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Nevada Independent
15 hours ago
Supporters of a bill that would prohibit property insurers from discriminating based on dog breed gave emotional testimony during a Wednesday hearing. By @s_golonka https://t.co/4gHXZfz2Ax
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Riley Snyder
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New: A person in the Legislative Building in Carson City has tested positive for COVID-19. Building staff were notified this morning/contact tracing is underway. News comes as COVID vaccinations are being provided to staff, press pool and legislators this week. #nvleg
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Riley Snyder
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New: A person in the Legislative Building in Carson City has tested positive for COVID-19. Building staff were notified this morning/contact tracing is underway. News comes as COVID vaccinations are being provided to staff, press pool and legislators this week. #nvleg
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Jon Ralston
15 hours ago
Our @JackieValley scoops the school district on its reopening schools presser. https://t.co/ohzH80k8kJ
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Jackie Valley
15 hours ago
.⁦@ClarkCountySch⁩ press conference starting soon, but here’s a look at the reopening timeline via an email sent just a bit ago to employees: https://t.co/SaSB5HYpx0
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Jon Ralston
16 hours ago
Indie/other voter rolls also swelling in Washoe and they are now 31 percent of total voters there. That number is close to a third in Clark. Again it is very early, but the extrapolations look bleak for the GOP. I'll keep an eye on this because I live to obsess on numbers. 5/5
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Jon Ralston
16 hours ago
In fact, the Dems are poised to take over the voter registration lead in Washoe again. They were behind by about 500 on Feb. 1 and now the GOP lead is under 200. Much of that evaporation is, as in Clark, because GOP voters are falling off the rolls or switching. 4/5
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Jon Ralston
16 hours ago
Only silver lining here for Repubs, if there is one, is Clark indies seemed to go slightly for Trump in 2020, so they may break their way again in 2022. But losing 1,000 voters a month every month is, um, not good for the GOP here. (Punditry) In Washoe, Dems also gaining. 3/5
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Jon Ralston
16 hours ago
More interesting, almost all of the Dems gains have come because the GOP is losing voters while indies and minor parties are gaining. Indies/others already are second to Dems in Clark, but at this rate indies alone could be larger than GOP electorate in Clark by the election. 2/5
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Jon Ralston
16 hours ago
It's very, very early, of course, but a thread on what's happening during the last month with voter reg in urban Nevada (85-90 percent of the vote): In Clark, where two-thirds of the vote is, Dems have increased their double-digit %age lead over GOP by about 1,000 voters. 1/5
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Megan Messerly
17 hours ago
Big 💉 news for folks in Washoe: Seniors 65+ are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center. Link to the senior vaccine sign up form here: https://t.co/LfMtjW3lvC https://t.co/b3fwJHzYsl
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