Herein, our VP of Strategy asserts that the decision about capitalizing the “N” in “Northern” should not, in fact, be made on a case-by-case basis:
“Northern Nevada” should once and for all have two capital "N"s. Disagree? Fight her.
For my entire career, I’ve been a writer. And as such, when writing on their behalf, I’ve asked the same question of practically every client and employer:
“So, do we capitalize the ‘N’ in ‘Northern' when it appears before 'Nevada?'”