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During the new coronavirus pandemic, many are advocating more mail-in ballots. Some say restricting voting by mail is one method of suppressing the vote.

Public News Service - NV: Civic Engagement

Polls show that close to 70 percent of Latino votes went to the Democratic candidates for governor and lieutenant governor in 2018. (Roibu/iStockphoto)

LAS VEGAS - Journalists, political analysts and advocacy groups gathered at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas on Tuesday to dissect the so-called "blue wave" in the 2018 midterm election that solidified Nevada's transition from purple to blue. The midterms saw a slew of Democrats elected to high o

A Native American group calls the introduction of a polling place to the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony

RENO, Nev. – During the 2016 election, two Nevada Native American tribes – the Pyramid Lake Paiute and the Walker River Paiute – won a federal lawsuit to get voter registration sites and polling places on tribal lands. In the upcoming election, even more polling places will be av

A Nevada Legislature committee recognizes

ELKO, Nev. — More Nevada lawmakers are voicing opposition to plans to allow oil and gas leasing in the Ruby Mountains. For months, dozens of environmental organizations, Native American tribes and sporting groups have been speaking out against the U.S. Forest Service proposal to open parts o

Around the world, local groups are organizing marches for climate change. (Edward Kimmel/Flickr)

RENO, Nev. – Reno and Las Vegas are among more than 600 communities across the globe that are planning rallies and marches this week to call attention to climate change. Reno and Las Vegas are the first- and third-fastest-warming cities in America, according to Climate Central. Brian Beffort

Nevada is one of five states holding primary elections Tuesday. (Marg Johnson/Twenty20)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada voters will head to the polls tomorrow for primary elections. And voter advocates are working to encourage voting across all communities and age groups. Only 37 percent of 18- to-24-year-olds in Nevada turned out to vote in the 2016 presidential elections, compared

A recent study from Harvardís Institute of Politics shows 37 percent of voters under age 30 said they will

LAS VEGAS – Just 17 percent of 18-to-24-year-olds turned out to vote in the last midterm elections in 2014 - a record low, according to a Tufts University study. But, progressive groups hope the 2018 midterms will be different, especially in battleground states like Nevada. The grassroots gr

Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada is one of hundreds of sites that have benefited from Land and Water Conservation Funds over the years. (Wikimedia Commons)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Outdoor recreation groups are slamming President Donald Trump's new budget proposal because it slashes the Land and Water Conservation Fund by 98 percent. That fund is fed by hundreds of millions of dollars per year in revenues from offshore oil and gas drilling, money th

Nevada progressives gathered in Las Vegas to watch the State of the Union address. (Will Pregman)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada progressive groups say they're disappointed in President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech Tuesday night. Although he offered general support for fighting opioid addiction, getting felons back to work and lowering prescription drug prices, Trump continued hi

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