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2008 Elections

2008 Caucus Trivia Game

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Game developed by: Sean Hellwig.

Data gathering, question creation and editing: April Corbin, Stephanie Kishi, Jenna Kohler, Matt Toplikar, Dave Toplikar, Andy Samuelson, Billy Steffens

From The Politics Blog

Las Vegas voting experience: Albertson's, banana bread and a beauty queen
During early voting at Albertson's, 2011 Miss Nevada Alana Lee cast her ballot -- amid no fanfare.
Buzzfeed: Romney campaign exaggerates size of Nevada event with altered image
http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/romney-campaign-appears-to-exaggerate-size-of-neva
Oscar Goodman saddened at the death of his friend and mentor Arlen Specter
Oscar Goodman was a young law student looking for work when he met Arlen Specter in Philadelphia.
Watchdog group hounds government for files on Ensign case
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a formal complaint this week to force the DOJ to turn over files collected during its now-defunct ...
Ron Paul, Mitt Romney delegates stand at the ready
GOP chairman Reince Priebus officially gaveled open the 2012 Republican National Convention today, only to immediately close it for a day-long recess. Even though the ...
Nevada alternate delegate compares national conventions past and present
For Nevada politico Patty Cafferata, the intrigue, plotting and wariness among opposing factions at a national convention is nothing new. Cafferata has been attending conventions ...
Senate passes tax cut extension for those earning $250,000 or less
Democrats in the Senate faced down the closest thing to a legislative dare from Republican leaders Wednesday and passed a tax cut extension for those ...
Senate observes moment of silence in honor of Colorado shooting victims
Sen. Harry Reid led the Senate in a moment of silence Monday afternoon for the moviegoers who died in a horrific shooting in Aurora, Colo., ...

Politics Stories

UNLV won’t pursue funding for new stadium until 2017
After months of meetings and discussion, UNLV’s Campus Improvement Advisory Board decided the timing isn’t right to seek funding for a new stadium. UNLV acting President Don Snyder suggested ...
Hospitals complain about payments to treat prisoners under Obamacare
Hospitals are complaining about lower payments to treat Nevada prisoners after inmates were switched to Medicaid coverage under Obamacare, officials said. To save money ...
Q+A: There’s a drought in Las Vegas, and that’s a challenge for Denver, too
Business of Water Summit 2.0:
Sitting near the headwaters of the Colorado River, Denver seems like it would have little reason to worry about the drought that has parched Las Vegas and the Southwest. But ...
Photo: Artist's rendering of proposed stadium.
Four things to know about Las Vegas’ MLS stadium deal
Major League Soccer:
When they announced a tentative deal to build a new soccer stadium, Las Vegas city leaders said the public's share of the $200 million stadium would be just 31 percent. On its face, the deal is a bonanza for taxpayers. The public share of recent Major League Soccer stadiums is ...
Another disgruntled group files suit against Xerox and state
Insurance brokers sue over denied compensation in 'inept system'
A group of six insurance brokers is headlining a new class-action lawsuit filed against the Silver State Exchange and the tech contractor Xerox. The class represents ...
Transport Workers Union gets behind margin tax
A union representing 2,000 casinos employees is throwing its support behind the Education Initiative, also known as the margin tax. The endorsement from the ...
With new MLS proposal, taxpayers’ cost grows 22 percent, developers’ share flat
Major League Soccer:
Las Vegas' new MLS proposal shows that taxpayers share of the stadium's upfront costs grew by 22 percent compared to an earlier version of the proposal. In a July 22 ...
UNLV economists say margin tax study is not opinionated
UNLV economists are standing behind the results of a study they conducted on a controversial tax initiative that was assailed by acting school president Don Snyder. Stephen Brown ...
Victor Chaltiel, 2011 Las Vegas mayoral candidate, dies at 72
Victor Chaltiel, who ran for mayor of Las Vegas in 2011, died Monday. He was 72. A native of France, Chaltiel was one of ...
Photo: Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., responds to a questi
After attending Michael Brown’s funeral, Steven Horsford steps further into spotlight on race relations
Politics:
Nevada U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford's decision to join political and black leaders on Monday for the funeral of Michael Brown — the unarmed black teenager shot and killed by a white police officer — is the latest sign that ...

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