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Politics reporter for The Nevada Independent covering the U.S. Senate race, House races, healthcare and more. UC Berkeley alum and Orange County, Calif. native.

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CNN- Smerconish, November 11, 2018, Nevada Senate Races 2018

MSNBC – All In with Chris Hayes, October 2, 2017,  Regarding Las Vegas Shooting

MSNBC – MTP Daily, Chuck Todd, Live from Las Vegas regarding 2016 Poll Numbers (@1:05)

Fox News – 2016 Poll Numbers

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Worth noting the bill would remove penalties on abortions performed outside the state's abortion law (i.e. self-induced abortions) but killing an unborn quick child (a fetus that has developed to the point where it moves) is still a category B felony under another NRS.

Megan Messerly@meganmesserly

Sen. @YvannaCancela is planning to introduce a NARAL-backed bill that would decriminalize all abortion, amend the state's informed consent law and repeal the state's parental notification statute. #nvleg https://t.co/T93mFCnSDc

Sen. @YvannaCancela is planning to introduce a NARAL-backed bill that would decriminalize all abortion, amend the state's informed consent law and repeal the state's parental notification statute. #nvleg https://t.co/T93mFCnSDc

Here's your Assembly committee chairs for the 2019 #nvleg session. No changes from 2017 committee chairs except @EllenBSpiegel, whi replaces former Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams in chairing Commerce + Labor.

The Trump administration recently released a bevy of proposed and final rules on health care. As states are increasingly taking health-care policy into their own hands, I take a look at how the rules will (or won’t) impact Nevada. https://t.co/exwgheaAGP

I grew up in Orange County. It’s hard to overstate how insane this is. https://t.co/grCnsfjfDv

The subcommittee interviewed 12 people as part of its investigation into Rep. Ruben Kihuen but noted that that "many other alleged recipients of unwanted advances by Representative Kihuen chose not to participate in the ISC’s inquiry." https://t.co/lYSp3EOpKP

Rep. Ruben Kihuen wrote in a text message on Dec. 14 that he was "afraid that more will come out if I wait too long to announce I won’t seek re-election ... I can’t afford to pay my bills if I resign and will be hard to find a job right away." https://t.co/lYSp3EOpKP

NEWS: House Ethics Committee finds Rep. Ruben Kihuen “made persistent and unwanted advances toward women who were required to work with him” in violation of House rules. https://t.co/yRzgc2vyW7

The House Ethics released its report on @RepKihuen. It found that he violated clauses 1 and 2 of the Code of Official Conduct by making persistent and unwanted advances toward women who were
required to interact with him as part of their professional responsibilities."

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About

Before joining The Nevada Independent, Megan was a reporter at the Las Vegas Sun, where she covered the 2016 election as the paper’s one-woman politics team. She also wrote magazine features for the Sun’s sister publication, The Sunday.

Megan got her start covering politics as an intern for the San Francisco Chronicle, where she wrote about everything from protests over the Keystone XL pipeline to local reactions to U.S. Supreme Court decisions. She has a B.A. in English and Media Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, where she graduated magna cum laude and with honors in the English department.

At Berkeley, she was editor of the independent student newspaper, The Daily Californian, and worked with fellows at UC Berkeley’s Investigative Reporting Program on her own projects. She also studied Mandarin while living in Beijing in summer 2014. Like many other journalists, she traces her beginnings in journalism back to high school, where she was editor of her high school’s magazine and yearbook.

Since becoming a political reporter, Megan has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, KNPR, KUNR, Capital Public Radio, and Vegas PBS. In 2015, she won a first place award for community service from the Nevada Press Association for a piece on prescription drug abuse in Southern Nevada.

Megan was born and raised in Orange County, CA. Whenever she gets down time, she is often found flying to Iowa to see her mother or to Japan to visit her father. When not traveling, she enjoys reading, binge-watching her favorite shows on Netflix, and having dinner with friends. She also has a 5-year-old Dachshund mix named Moby who thinks he’s the king and her apartment is his dominion.

Contact

Contact Megan at megan@thenvindy.com or subscribe to her Twitter feed above for the latest in Nevada politics.