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Nevada County election results update

November 13, 2018 — Editor's note: Nevada County Elections Office on Tuesday released its fifth update on results from the Nov. 6 general election. According to officials, 19,800 ballots remain to be counted. Those include provisional, conditional, and damaged ballots. The next scheduled update from the Elections Office is

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LIVE ELECTION COVERAGE: County, state and national results

November 6, 2018 — Welcome to The Union’s live coverage of the general election, where we’ll report results live as they’re released at the county, state and national levels of the election. Our live feed from the newsroom is set to start at 7 p.m., just an hour ahead

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Former elected officials endorse Shannan Moon for Nevada County Sheriff

October 31, 2018 — Shannan Moon's campaign announced endorsements by three former elected officials: Paul Matson and Robert Bergman, both former Nevada City mayors, and former District 1 Supervisor Peter Van Zant, according to a release. "It was my privilege to serve Nevada City for 20 years as a

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Nevada County Media broadcasts election interviews, forums

October 30, 2018 — Nevada County Media (the parent organization for NCTV) is broadcasting election interviews and forums featuring local, state and and national candidates until Election Day on Nov. 6. These programs may be found on Nevada County Media's YouTube channel or http://www.nevadacountytv.org. Featured are the candidates for

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Nevada County is getting more days and more ways to vote

October 30, 2018 — The leaders we elect and ballot measures we approve have the power to impact our daily lives. Elections are our chance to stand up for what matters most to us and to shape our communities, our state, and our nation. The midterm election on November

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Two former police chiefs endorse Moon for Nevada County Sheriff

October 22, 2018 — Two law enforcement professionals, Timothy A. Foley and Rick Braziel, endorsed Shannan Moon for Sheriff-Coroner-Administrator of Nevada County according to a release. Foley is the former Nevada City Chief of police. "Captain Moon is the most qualified and best person for the community, engaging all

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Audrey Denney, Doug LaMalfa battle for 1st Congressional District seat

October 18, 2018 — A race for a seat on the U.S. House of Representatives is different from other elections, especially for those running for the 1st Congressional District. Democrat Audrey Denney and Republican U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa are running to represent an area that comprises the northeastern part

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Voters will choose from three candidates to fill two Grass Valley seats (VIDEO)

October 17, 2018 — Even though there are four names on the ballot for the two open seats on Grass Valley city council, residents really only have three choices. Dr. Steven Slack dropped out of the race last month, too late for the city to remove his name from

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MEET THE CANDIDATES: Grass Valley School District Board of Trustees

October 17, 2018 — In advance of the November general election, The Union reached out to area candidates, asking each why they're running for office, what's the biggest challenge facing their district and how they would address it. The following are responses from three candidates who seek a seat

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Spotlight on Nevada County sheriff’s race: Shannan Moon, Bill Smethers discuss recidivism, jail issues (VIDEO)

October 16, 2018 — The race for Nevada County sheriff never stopped after the June 5 primary. There was a lull after Capt. Shannan Moon and Executive Lt. Bill Smethers took the top two spots in June's election. Pushing former Grass Valley Police Chief John Foster into third place,

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MEET THE CANDIDATES: Four vie for Penn Valley Elementary School District

October 16, 2018 — Four candidates are vying for three open seats on the Penn Valley Union Elementary School District Board of Trustees. The Union reached out to the candidates through a Q&A survey, asking why they are running for office, what's the biggest challenge their district faces and

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Future of Centennial Dam at center of Nevada Irrigation District race

October 15, 2018 — Certainly the Nevada Irrigation District's board has seen some contested elections around some controversial issues. But the Centennial Dam, and whether the district needs to continue with the multimillion-dollar reservoir project, is arguably the most contentious issue the district has faced in decades. And the

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Two compete for Board of Education post: Nevada County trustee candidates bring passion, experience

October 14, 2018 — The Nevada County Board of Education's seat for Area 2 trustee has been in a relative state of limbo this year. In July, Michelle "Shelly" Sexton, who held the seat since 2014, resigned in order to travel. Paula Sarantopoulos – who served on the Grass

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Our View: We must keep the integrity of our elections and vote

October 12, 2018 — The problems with California's voter registration system would be laughable if they weren't so serious. A series of state Department of Motor Vehicle errors resulted in problems with 23,000 voter registrations, which were revealed last month. Earlier this week the DMV announced that some 1,500

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Contractors Association of Truckee, Tahoe endorses Moon for sheriff

October 11, 2018 — Shannan Moon, a candidate for Nevada County Sheriff, announced the endorsement of the Contractors Association of Truckee, according to a release. The association felt that Moon's experience, personal accomplishments, and commitment to public safety made her the right candidate to support, the release stated. "(Contractors

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Nevada County ballots are in the mail

October 10, 2018 — Nevada County voters should receive their ballots in the mail over the next several days, election officials said. The county elections office this week mailed ballots for the Nov. 6 general election to every registered voter in Nevada County. The county is now completely vote-by-mail.

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Election interviews to be broadcast online

October 10, 2018 — Nevada County Media, the parent organization for NCTV, is broadcasting election interviews and forums featuring local, state and national candidates until Election Day on November 6. These programs may be found on Nevada County Media's YouTube channel (http://www.nevadacountytv.org) or by typing https://bit.ly/2PbZDRe into the internet

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Nevada County Farm Bureau endorses Bierwagen for NID

October 8, 2018 — Chris Bierwagen announced the Nevada County Farm Bureau has endorsed his campaign for the Nevada Irrigation District Board of Directors, Division 2, according to a release. "Chris is an experienced farmer, past President of the Farm Bureau, and he understands the unique concerns of ag

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Grass Valley Police Officers Association endorses Smethers for Sheriff

October 8, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Officers Association announced its endorsement of Bill Smethers for Nevada County Sheriff, according to a release. "Our association believes in forward and innovative thinking and strong partnerships with the community and neighboring agencies," the release stated. "We believe working together as law

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Nevada County Sheriff candidate Bill Smethers earns endorsements from deputies, Farm Bureau

October 3, 2018 — The Nevada County Deputy Sheriff's Association announced its continued endorsement of Bill Smethers for sheriff, according to a release. Another release from Nevada County Farm Bureau announced that organization's endorsement of Smethers as well. Members of the association have worked with both candidates in varying

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