Issue: September 13, 2012

Hi everybody,

Welcome to this week's Reno News & Review. Though it often seems like

there are only two political parties in this country, there are many.

And there are actually three presidential candidates whose names will

be on the ballots in all 50 states. Romney and Obama you're probably

familiar with. But what do you know about Libertarian nominee Gary

Johnson? The former New Mexico's governor's decidedly Western

views---he's pro-marijuana, pro-gay marriage and pro-gun---might

resonate with many Nevadans. In this week's cover story, he gives

RN&R editor D. Brian Burghart a straight-shooting, policy-oriented interview.

Also in this week's issue, Dennis Myers profiles the two candidates

in the Ward 3 City Council race, theater critic Jessica Santina

previews this fall's upcoming productions, and I talk to The Paisley

Brain Cells, a rock band that's been on the local scene for more than 20 years.

Be sure to pick up a print copy of the paper for exclusive columns,

cartoons and ink smells.

Thanks for reading! If it weren't for you, we'd never know about any

parties, political or otherwise.

Brad Bynum

RN&R Arts Editor