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Ballots trickling in to Nevada County elections office

February 14, 2020

About 7,700 Nevada County residents have already cast their ballots for the March 3 primary election — about 11% of registered voters, officials said Friday. Since sending out 66,809 ballots on Feb. 3, the county...


Nevada County unaffected by state Assembly ballot error

February 13, 2020

Lassen County election officials are giving voters the chance to recast their ballots after state Assembly District 1 candidate Paul Dhanuka was incorrectly listed as a Democrat. His political party should have stated “No Party...




Three vie for California Assembly District 1 seat

February 6, 2020

Two of the three candidates for the state Assembly District 1 seat have faced each other before in just the last year. Democrat Elizabeth Betancourt and Republican Megan Dahle ran in August to take the...




Nevada City Candidates vie for three spots (VIDEO)

February 3, 2020

For several years seats on the Nevada City Council went to anyone willing to take them, as not enough candidates ran for office. This year, voters will have decisions to make with six candidates, including two incumbents, vying for three open seats.







VIDEO: Governor visiting Grass Valley

January 13, 2020

UPDATE 11:37 A.M.: Governor Newsom hosts homelessness press conference at Hospitality House with Grass Valley Mayor Lisa Swarthout and Assemblywoman Megan Dahle. UPDATE 10:53 A.M.: UPDATE 10:27 A.M.: Governor Gavin Newsom at Spirit Peer Empowerment...



Consecutive candidate forums coming to Nevada County

January 7, 2020

With elections come debates. The League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County is gearing up to host five candidate forums over the next several weeks at the Eric Rood Administrative Center. Beginning at 6...


Higgins fire district tax on March 3 ballot

December 27, 2019

It’s official. The Higgins Fire Protection District has put Measure I on the ballot for the March 3 election. This will be the fourth attempt in 10 years for the district to win approval for...