Issue: November 01, 2012
This is it! Our final issue before the 2012 election! In our feature
story this week, six local essayists weigh in on a variety of local
and national topics. The essayists, including Bob Fulkerson of
Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, former Public Printer of
the U.S. Bruce James, and Alison Gaulden of Planned Parenthood, come
from a variety of political perspectives, but one common recurring
theme throughout the essays is the importance of voting. Momentarily
putting aside the many important local elections this year, in the
presidential race, it's worth noting that Washoe County is the swing
county of a swing state, and a very closely contested county at that.
There can be no doubt: In Northern Nevada, every vote matters.
If you're having trouble deciding how to vote on some of the local
races, we've put together a handy voting guide which gives each
candidate an opportunity to present themselves in their own words, as
well as our editorial endorsements.
Also in this week's issue, news editor Dennis Myers profiles a woman
who, as a young girl in 1960, made her own TV commercial endorsing
John F. Kennedy. In Green, Ashley Hennefer writes about the inaugural
Regional Food Summit that brought together more than 150 people
concerned about how we eat locally, and, in Arts & Culture, Kris
Vagner talks to a young artist who designed a controversial video
game critical of Apple Inc.
As always, be sure to pick up a newsprint version of the paper, for
exclusive articles, cartoons and conspicuous displays of hip reading
material. And don't forget to vote on or before Nov. 6!
Thanks for reading! If it weren't for you, we'd have no reason to vote.
RN&R Arts Editor