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Dahle, Sisk atop District 1 assembly race

June 6, 2018 — Republican incumbent Brian Dahle was projected Tuesday night to be one of two candidates to head to November's general election in his race for District 1 assembly. Early numbers indicated that Dahle — who is seeking his fourth term — and Democrat Caleen Sisk, were

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Measured up?: Early results say yes to school bonds, city sales tax, cannabis tax measures

June 6, 2018 — All three measures facing school district, Grass Valley and Nevada City voters appeared to pass Tuesday night. MEASURE D Voters who live in the Grass Valley School District appeared to be well on their way to approving an $18.8 million bond that would be used

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Incumbent Diaz takes big lead in Nevada County clerk-recorder race

June 6, 2018 — UPDATE: 11:30 p.m.   4th and final update tonight! Clerk-recorder: Elise Strickler: 2,120. Mary Anne Davis: 2,166. Greg Diaz: 10,099. — Alan Riquelmy (@ARiquelmy) June 6, 2018 Greg Diaz, who has served as Nevada County Clerk-Recorder/Registrar since 2007, faced two challengers this time around: Mary

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McClintock, Morse lead 4th District House race

June 6, 2018 — Votes are still being counted for California's 4th congressional district candidates with Republican incumbent Tom McClintock in the lead with 50.9 percent of the vote. Jessica Morse is currently in second at 19.2 percent and Regina Bateson at 13.9 percent. Only 19.4 percent of the

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Doug LaMalfa, Audrey Denney headed for District 1 congressional showdown

June 6, 2018 — UPDATE: This story has been updated to reflect updated results will all precincts reporting. With seven candidates competing in the District 1 congressional race, the outcome was bound to be interesting. A number of first-time and veteran candidates threw their hat in the ring, all

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Early returns show Nevada City council members keeping seats; one challenger close behind

June 6, 2018 — UPDATE: According to Nevada County election officials there are 10,000 ballots still to be tallied. Final results will not be in until Thursday, possibly Friday. Two incumbents and two challengers faced off Tuesday in the first contested election Nevada City has seen in more than

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Dan Miller appears headed for win in District 3 Nevada County supervisor race

June 6, 2018 — UPDATE: According to Nevada County election officials there are 10,000 ballots still to be tallied. Final results will not be in until Thursday, possibly Friday. UPDATE: 11:30 p.m.   4th and final update tonight! District 3 supervisor: Hilary Hodge: 1,467. Dan Miller: 1,713. — Alan

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Nevada County sheriff’s race heads to likely November runoff

June 6, 2018 — UPDATE: According to Nevada County election officials there are 10,000 ballots still to be tallied. Final results will not be in until Thursday, possibly Friday. UPDATE: 11:30 P.M.   4th and final update tonight! Sheriff: Bill Smethers: 5,207. John Foster: 4,673. Shannan Moon: 5,410. —

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Nevada County district attorney race remains tight

June 6, 2018 — UPDATE: According to Nevada County election officials there are 10,000 ballots still to be tallied. Final results will not be in until Thursday, possibly Friday. UPDATE: 11:30 p.m.   4th and final update tonight! DA: Glenn Jennings: 6,921. Cliff Newell: 7,557. — Alan Riquelmy (@ARiquelmy)

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All’s quiet on the vote center front in Nevada County

June 5, 2018 — It's Election Day in western Nevada County, the last day to get your ballot cast for the primary election. There are multiple voting centers across the county, waiting for citizens to come in and vote … and there's no one there. The Eric Rood Center

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THE UNION NOW: LATEST Election 2018 results; live feed from the newsroom

June 5, 2018 — Live scanner feed here: Your browser does not support iFrames. UPDATE: Here are the latest election results below. From #NevCo elections: Nevada County Elections — The schedule for our updates will be as follows: Monday, June 11, 2018 12:00 PM Thursday, June 14, 2018 by

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Nevada County Farm Bureau endorses Glenn Jennings for district attorney

June 1, 2018 — Nevada County Farm Bureau endorses Jennings for DA The Nevada County Farm Bureau has endorsed Glenn Jennings for District Attorney, according to a news release from the Jennings campaign. The Farm Bureau announced its endorsement in a letter to Jennings from its board president, Debora

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Measure E would extend, expand Grass Valley sales tax

May 24, 2018 — Grass Valley is betting the programs and improvements funded by a 2012 sales tax measure have been popular enough with voters they will approve an extension and expansion. Measure E would repeal the existing half-percent sales tax instituted by Measure N and replace it with

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Measuring up: Grass Valley School District asks voters to approve $18.8 million bond

May 24, 2018 — The last time the Grass Valley School District pursued a general obligation bond in order to improve its schools was 1967. However the state of disrepair of some of the district's five schools has prompted the board to ask Grass Valley voters to approve a

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Measure F expected to generate $120-135K annually for Nevada City

May 24, 2018 — No opposition has surfaced for Nevada City's Measure F, which would tax cannabis businesses within city limits to fund general municipal expenses such as police, fire, streets and recreation. The tax is expected to generate approximately $120,000 to $135,000 annually if passed. The Nevada County

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Two vote centers open Saturday in Nevada County; Five more will follow June 2

May 24, 2018 — The Nevada County elections office on Thursday mailed its third wave of ballots, sending replacements or issuing the vote-by-mail ballots to those who never received them. Officials have said 67,183 ballots were mailed earlier this month. Around May 15 another 959 were issued, and on

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Online issue emerges in Nevada County sheriff’s race

May 17, 2018 — Bill Smethers' campaign for sheriff made a mistake when it submitted his candidate statement for the voter information guide. It listed the wrong website. The campaign had bought a handful of domains, all variations of http://www.smethersforsheriff.com. But it listed one it didn't have — http://www.billsmethersforsheriff.com

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Voting record becomes issue in Nevada County clerk-recorder race

May 17, 2018 — While campaigning for the top job in the elections office, the three candidates — challengers Mary Anne Davis and Elise Strickler and incumbent Greg Diaz — naturally stressed the importance of voting and of safeguarding the integrity of the voting process. But local blogger and

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Choices for council: Four candidates vie for two seats in Nevada City

May 17, 2018 — It has been more than a decade since Nevada City voters had the opportunity to choose a candidate for city council. All of the current council members won their seats in uncontested elections. But this June, incumbents Duane Strawser and Evans Phelps are facing a

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District 3 Nevada County Board of Supervisors candidates Hilary Hodge, Dan Miller spar (VIDEO)

May 16, 2018 — The candidates in the District 3 Nevada County Board of Supervisors race have drawn divisions between themselves, with the incumbent citing experience versus his opponent's argument of the need for a fresh perspective. Hilary Hodge has argued that she'll bring a new, and needed, look

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