Six candidates had filed to run for mayor before noon and the city clerk is expecting many more filings over the next two weeks. The perceived front-runners were eliminated when the Nevada Supreme Court ruled that they couldn’t run because they served their term limits.
University of Nevada Reno Political Science Professor Erik Herzig says, now the public will see the kind of race term limits was intended to produce.
“New faces, new ideas, new groups would have a chance to be better heard in an electoral arena, I would say the mayors race is showing some evidence of that.”
Herzig says it is likely that there will be more money in the race. Political consultants in Reno say all those candidates will need support teams to win name recognition in the run up to the primary election in May.
A low-income clinic in Reno has begun a $13 million expansion that will allow it to treat nearly 2,000 more patients than it can at present.
An unmanned aerial vehicle conference in Reno is focussing on helping farmers survive in the drought.
There's a construction boom in the Reno area these days, and not enough inspectors to keep up with all the permit applications.
Air quality in Reno and Washoe County is in the "very unhealthy" category, and the worst in the area in six years, thanks to heavy smoke blowing in from the King Fire.
(AP) - An explosion at a downtown Reno children's museum injured 13, with seven children and two adults hospitalized with acid burns.