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Embattled Nevada Democrats outraise midterm election foes

Oct. 18, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada politicians are loading their campaign coffers with millions in contributions in preparation for next year's midterm elections, setting the stage for a costly election year with advertising bombarding television, radio, social media and mailboxes. ...

Laxalt paves path in 2022 Senate race with Biden backlash

Oct. 14, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — In a western battleground state that could decide which party controls the U.S. Senate, Republican Adam Laxalt has early on targeted those who feel angered and afraid, telling them the stakes of next year's race against Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto are no less than...

Ely to have first recreational trail building school in US

Sep. 27, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada will be home to the nation's first ever school on building recreational trails. The Nevada Appeal reported Monday that the Great Basin Institute has been awarded a $160,000 federal grant to establish a professional recreational trail...

Trail building school on Nevada-Utah line would be US' first

Sep. 24, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

ELY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s Great Basin Institute has been awarded a federal grant to begin planning the creation of what the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources says is the nation's first professional recreational trail-building school. The...

Laxalt hints at legal fights ahead of 2022 US Senate race

Sep. 07, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — More than 14 months before the midterm elections, the Republican frontrunner in Nevada's U.S. Senate race is raising fears of voter fraud and talking about preemptively mounting legal challenges — a sign that the election denialism that marked the last cycle may...

Cortez Masto lauds infrastructure bill's clean energy boost

Aug. 23, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto told a group of battery manufacturers, conservationists and developers on Monday that the infrastructure bill passed by the U.S. Senate earlier this month will boost efforts to grow the renewable energy sector in Nevada and throughout the...

Cortez Masto and Manchin plan jobs-focused tour in Nevada

Aug. 20, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin will join Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto on a three-day, jobs-focused tour of northern Nevada next week, where the two plan on showcasing how the $1 trillion infrastructure bill will bring jobs to the region. ...

Nevada health care executive announces run for US Senate

Aug. 19, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Republican healthcare executive and Air Force veteran is running to represent Nevada in the U.S. Senate, hoping to unseat first-term Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto. Bill Hockstedler of Pahrump filed papers to run for the seat on Tuesday,...

Nevada senator seeks new ideas to address wildfire smoke

Aug. 19, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is urging firefighters, scientists, teachers and moms to help form new strategies to deal with increasingly unhealthy air quality in Nevada caused by wildfires that continue to worsen and no relief in sight in the years ahead. ...

Republican Adam Laxalt files to run for US Senate in Nevada

Aug. 16, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican Adam Laxalt filed late Sunday to run for the U.S. Senate in Nevada, setting the stage for what could be a decisive battle as both parties fight for control of Congress. Laxalt, who's part of a Nevada political dynasty and an ally of...