Nevada News Roundup vol. 2

Happy Nevada Day, Observed!

Nevada became a state on October 31st, 1864 and up until a few years ago, we celebrated on that day. Now we observe the last weekend of the month as Nevada Day Weekend, marking the state holiday as a three day celebration of Silver Statehood. The Nevada Independent published a great story on history of Nevada’s birthday. You can read that story here. Below is some other news about the Battle Born State that’s caught our attention.


NBC News Selects Washoe County as “Bellwether County” for 2022

As part of NBC News and Meet The Press County To County series, Washoe County has been selected as one of the seven counties telling “the story of America’s shifting political landscape” and will be highlighting the community’s hyper-local issues ahead of the 2022 election. Watch NBC News correspondent Guad Venegas report on the Latino community, the evenly split electorate and the local economy in the videos below, all with the Space Whale and Truckee River in the background.

Watch County to County: Meet the counties to watch in the 2022 midterms

Watch Shifting demographics turn Nevada’s Washoe County into key battleground


Reapportionment and Redistricting Revs Up

As we get closer and closer to the presumed November Special Session, The Interim Committee to Conduct an Investigation into Matters Relating to Reapportionment and Redistricting in Nevada is meeting more often, as seen by them hosting nearly all of their meetings within the last six days, each at a different physical location. The list of their meetings and meeting materials can be found here. In general, these meetings provide the public and Committee members with the history, legal considerations and technical components of the process. Other topics of discussion have included the impact the process has on Nevada’s tribal communities, how inmate populations will be reflected in the new maps and the 2020 demographic trends we are seeing in the state.

The City of Reno released their final proposed maps to the public this past Tuesday. You can find these maps and more on the City’s redistricting homepage. The final maps will be presented to the Reno City Council at their regular meeting on November 10th.

The Board of Regents have also released their final proposed maps and provided a presentation on these maps at the Interim Committee’s October 23rd meeting.

Washoe County School District unanimously voted this week to move the entire Sun Valley area into District B. They will be turning in their final maps to the county registrar’s office on November 1st.


Mining and the Green Energy Future

The October issue of Nevada Lawyer, a publication of the State Bar of Nevada, focused on Nevada’s public lands and the role it has in the country’s renewable energy future.

Simply put, to achieve the clean every future articulated by the new administration, the U.S. must have access to more minerals through reliable domestic supply chains, outside the control of its adversaries.

The Green Energy Domestic Mineral Supply Chain Paradox

You can read the full article here.

Other articles worth reading from the October issue:

Renewable Energy Development on Public Lands in Nevada: The Fight Goes On

Nevada’s Public Lands: Who Owns and Controls Nevada?

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