Best election ever

Welcome to this week’s Reno News & Review.

Must be autumn because I’m nostalgic. But man, these cooling temperatures put me right out at night. I woke up at 6:11 this morning, 11 minutes late. You’d be surprised how rarely this happens to a guy who misbehaves so much.

It’s a good thing I slept in, though. Tonight, Sept. 28, is our Biggest Little Best of Northern Nevada celebration of our winners. It’s at the EDGE nightclub in the Peppermill. It’s my tradition to wear a suit or tux. There’s just something special about getting shithoused with my peeps in a jacket. Tonight, it’s a white dinner jacket tuxedo with RN&R red vest and tie. Here’s to hoping that I don’t have any little postscripts on Monday announcing a Kickstarter campaign for my bail.

Along the lines of Best Of, I’ve been collecting a list of all the awards this newspaper has won over the years. I’m too lazy to count them line-by-line, but we’ve won something like 350 state and national awards for doing, basically, what we do. The stuff we’d do even if nobody paid us. And here I go, getting all mooshy.


You’ve got to check out our website. With the help of the Washoe County Registrar of Voters, the Reno News & Review has partnered with Democracy Live to create an awesome platform for voters to figure out everything they need to know in order to vote intelligently. We’re testing, but it should be next Friday, Oct. 5. Cross your fingers. [Edited on Oct. 6: Well, that’s what I get for assuming everything would go as planned. It looks like it won’t be functional until next week.]

Our website will allow voters to plug in their addresses, and their sample ballot will appear. Voters will be able to compare the candidates in the races they care about.

Our widget includes candidate bios and quick facts; candidate photos; candidate contact information, campaign finance reports; election night reporting; polling place look up; smart-phone capability; statewide initiatives; social media tools; videos/commercials; voter registration link—you name it, we’ve got it, and now, so do you.