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.
He held a campaign event at the airport in Minden and in defiance of the state’s COVID-19 directives limiting public gatherings, after a planned rally at Reno-Tahoe International Airport was canceled at the last minute.
When Nevada closed businesses to protect people from COVID-19, gyms were among the first to be shuttered. But for Reno-based mental health advocate Russell Lehmann, those changes were more than just an inconvenience.
A vigil marking the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Sparks resident Miciah Lee at the hands of police focused on voter engagement, local politics and community.
Reno’s housing affordability crisis is leading to encampments that add waste to the Truckee River. Now the city is turning to private contractors to clean it up, but homeless advocates want other solutions for addressing the root of the problem.
Scientists are partnering with kids to help catch snowflakes. Their goal? Working with students to study what crystals can tell us about snow, the weather and how climate change impacts our water supply.
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