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Season 2 of Purple Politics Nevada follows Nevada politics and the 2024 election. Each month, KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck will speak with candidates running for office, policymakers seeking change, and Nevada voters about the issues that matter the most to them.

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Season 2 of Purple Politics Nevada follows Nevada politics and the 2024 election. Each month, KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck will speak with candidates running for office, policymakers seeking change, and Nevada voters about the issues that matter the most to them.

    Purple Politics Nevada returns: A conversation with NPR’s Domenico Montanaro about the 2024 election

    Purple Politics Nevada returns: A conversation with NPR’s Domenico Montanaro about the 2024 election

    Purple Politics Nevada is back! Season 2 will focus on Nevada politics and the 2024 election. For the first episode, host Lucia Starbuck spoke with NPR’s senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro about the Silver State’s role in the 2024 election, the presidential primary, and issues on the minds of voters and candidates.

    • 5 min
    Political candidates don’t need background checks. Seriously?

    Political candidates don’t need background checks. Seriously?

    Purple Politics Nevada with Lucia Starbuck is KUNR’s monthly show about Nevada politics and the 2024 election. This episode is about a lesser-known truth: political candidates don’t undergo background checks, and one Nevada-based organization’s efforts to change that.

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    Sen. Cortez Masto reflects on health care, lithium mining, and the Latino vote

    Sen. Cortez Masto reflects on health care, lithium mining, and the Latino vote

    Purple Politics Nevada with Lucia Starbuck is KUNR’s monthly show about Nevada politics and the 2024 election. This episode features Nevada Democratic U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto and her health care accomplishments, thoughts on the clean energy debate, and how she says the party can re-energize the Latino vote.

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    Purple Politics explains what voters can expect at the 2024 Nevada caucus and primaries

    Purple Politics explains what voters can expect at the 2024 Nevada caucus and primaries

    In February, Nevada will be the first state in the West to voice who should run for president of the United States during its 2024 state-run Presidential Preference Primaries and Republican Party-run caucus. In this episode of Purple Politics Nevada, learn about what voters can expect and the historical context of the voting processes.

    • 26 min
    ‘100 years of deferred maintenance’: How Storey County will use Tesla’s property taxes

    ‘100 years of deferred maintenance’: How Storey County will use Tesla’s property taxes

    Later this year, Tesla will have to start paying property taxes for the first time in 10 years. Nevada gave the electric car manufacturing company more than $1 billion in tax breaks in 2014 to build its gigafactory in Storey County. Now, Storey County has big plans to upgrade its aging infrastructure and pay back some debt.

    • 26 min
    Nevada Democratic Secretary of State proposes legislation to protect election workers and streamline election processes

    Nevada Democratic Secretary of State proposes legislation to protect election workers and streamline election processes

    Purple Politics Nevada is KUNR’s weekly show about the Nevada Legislative Session. In this week’s episode, host Lucia Starbuck explores Nevada Democratic Secretary of State Cisco Aguilar’s legislation to protect election workers and streamline election processes. He also responded to Republican-backed election-related bills.

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