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    EDAWN: ‘Dramatic increase' in startups relocating to Reno-Sparks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 1:30

    The coronavirus pandemic crashed the economy and slashed jobs, but it also inspired many people across the U.S. to create their own businesses, and a growing number of those entrepreneurs are moving to Northern Nevada.

    KUNR Today: Omicron variant in Douglas County, Free COVID-19 testing and vaccination events

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 4:31

    Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022.

    KUNR Today: Western snowpacks in good shape, Nevada tribes push for local voting locations

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 4:14

    Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022.

    KUNR Today: Sierra snowpack above normal, Sisolak signs executive order to slow rising health costs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 4:52

    Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Monday, Jan. 3, 2022.

    Cathedral in downtown Reno nominated for national historic designation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 1:18

    The City of Reno has nominated the St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral complex in Reno to join the National Register of Historic Places.

    Meager snowpack hints at grim future for winters in Western U.S.

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 4:31

    “We are careening towards this future where our mountains no longer have the snowpack that we have come to expect them to have to meet our downstream water needs."

    KUNR Today: NSHE reconsidering staff vaccine mandate, More winter weather coming next week

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 4:54

    Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021.

    Asian chef makes dreams a reality in Reno, despite pandemic

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 1:48

    What's it like opening a restaurant during the pandemic? Rice Box Kitchen in Midtown Reno did just that. KUNR Youth Media's Avery Thunder stopped at the restaurant to learn more.

    Interview: Selling cars during the pandemic-driven chip shortage

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 4:59

    The global chip shortage has slashed vehicle inventories and left dealers with few cars to sell. Ryan Dolan is the CEO of Dolan Auto Group in Northern Nevada. He spoke with our business reporter, Kaleb Roedel, about how the pandemic has changed the way people prefer to buy their cars, and why millennials are buying more than any age group.

    One Small Step: Reno residents find connection through their fiscal differences

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 5:28

    Brett McLane is a banker in Reno who describes himself as a fiscally conservative, independent voter. He participated in KUNR's One Small Step program to connect with someone in the community who has different political views. He was matched with Susan Mazer, a musician and business owner who describes herself as liberal in all aspects. Their conversation touched on many topics, including their opinions on taxation.

    KUNR Today: Longtime Nevada Senator Harry Reid dies, Sisolak declares state of emergency

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 4:31

    Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021.

    Holland Project in Reno looks to revive all-ages events amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 2:19

    Since the pandemic, the Holland Project in Reno has been attempting to restart the live music scene they were known for before COVID-19.

    Reno becomes first U.S. city to track carbon emissions in real time

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 1:48

    The City of Reno has taken a big step towards reducing its carbon footprint. It's the result of a partnership with a Reno-based startup that's measuring energy and emissions around the city.

    KUNR Today: Fighting invasive plants at Lake Tahoe, Mi Familia Vota Nevada staff resigns

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 4:29

    Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021.

    Making burritos, and a difference, for the unsheltered of Reno

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 2:25

    The Reno Burrito Project is an organization that provides many services for the unsheltered, most notably, making and delivering burritos.

    KUNR Today: Winter storm causing travel impacts, Biden administration pushing for more solar

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 4:55

    Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Monday, Dec. 27, 2021.

    How did Washoe County's Safe Camp program pivot for winter?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 5:23

    Washoe County is trying to figure out how to keep people not only sheltered this winter but out of the cold. Its Safe Camp program launched six months ago to give unhoused people an alternative to the county's mega-shelter, but the outdoor tents are no match for Northern Nevada winter.

    Some backcountry rescue groups see increase in calls

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 4:39

    More and more people headed into the backcountry this year – and many rescue groups have seen an increase in calls. That puts pressure on volunteers who help respond to emergencies.

    KUNR Today: Washoe Co. omicron concerns, Vaccine requirement lifted for Nev. state workers, students

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 4:53

    Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021.

    Interview: Mental health impacts from the pandemic in Nevada

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 2:22

    Nationally, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death, and in Nevada, it ranks 8th. KUNR's Nick Stewart spoke with Misty Vaughan Allen, the state's suicide prevention coordinator, about how the pandemic is impacting mental health and what the closure of the West Hills Behavioral Health Hospital means for Reno.

    ‘A nightmare': Reno-Sparks parents struggle to find child care as pandemic lingers on

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 5:27

    Washoe County is seeing more child care providers close than open during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that's a problem for many parents in Northern Nevada who are struggling to find affordable child care.

    KUNR Today: Nev. getting millions for COVID-19 monoclonal treatments, UNR basketball game canceled

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 4:50

    Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021.

    KUNR Today: Omicron variant confirmed in Washoe County, Reno-Sparks housing market red hot

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 4:27

    Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021.

    Can buffets make a comeback this holiday season?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 5:14

    Some would say the food that defines Nevada is the casino buffet. A heightened perception of contagion risks and other pandemic-linked obstacles have led to the permanent closure of some buffet restaurants; however, KUNR's Lucretia Cunningham spoke to UNLV Assistant Professor Amanda Belarmino who says the buffet made a major comeback over Thanksgiving and is eager to see how the industry will fare this holiday season.

    New documentary explores news deserts in rural Nevada

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 4:46

    A film from a UNR graduate explores what happens when a local newspaper doesn't have local reporters.

    KUNR Today: Latino vaccine outreach lagging, Burning Man heading back to the playa in 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 4:49

    Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Monday, Dec. 20, 2021.

    Worry and alarm center focus of annual Colorado River conference

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 5:14

    Low water levels of the Colorado River have led to shrinking reservoirs and new concerns about the future of water in the West.

    KUNR Today: Nevada Gov. Sisolak appoints lieutenant governor, Quad Counties top 400 COVID-19 deaths

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 4:48

    Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Friday, Dec. 17, 2021.

    KUNR Today: Nevada allocating millions in federal aid, Super Bowl coming to Las Vegas

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 4:40

    Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021.

    Las Vegas airport officially named Harry Reid International Airport

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 2:03

    The airport in Las Vegas is officially the Harry Reid International Airport. KUNR's Lucretia Cunningham attended the ceremony this week where Governor Steve Sisolak helped to unveil the new name.

    Looking back on Nevada's efforts to incentivize COVID-19 vaccination

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 4:50

    Over the summer, Nevada launched a historic campaign to incentivize residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19. KUNR's Lucia Starbuck checked in with Heidi Parker, the head of Immunize Nevada, to look back on what they learned from the initiative.

    KUNR Today: Washoe Co. reports 1,000th COVID-19 death, UNR Med hosts clinics for uninsured

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 4:53

    Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021.

    KUNR Today: California requiring masks indoors, Nevada boxing panel to oversee charity events

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 4:53

    Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021.

    Proposal would expand aid to more victims of nuclear weapons tests

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 1:11

    A federal fund that compensates people sickened by radiation from nuclear weapons testing in the West is set to expire next year, but a new proposal would both extend and expand it.

    KUNR Today: Vaccine clinics for kids this week, WCSD changing bus routes

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 4:30

    Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Monday, Dec. 13, 2021.

    KUNR Today: Reno City Council approves plans for affordable housing, e-scooters

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 4:36

    Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Friday, Dec. 10, 2021.

    KUNR Today: Caldor Fire caused by arson, Nevada seniors facing food insecurity

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 4:43

    Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021.

    Incline Village preschool director shares pandemic impacts on child care providers

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 5:45

    While some child care facilities in our region are full, with waiting lists, others are struggling with enrollment. Lucy Comstock is the director at Incline Village Nursery School, a child care facility for children aged 3 to 5 in North Lake Tahoe. Comstock spoke with our business reporter Kaleb Roedel about the financial and staffing challenges they're facing during the pandemic.

    ‘Those patients are still out there': How COVID-19 complicated Latinos' access to health care

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 4:12

    Latinos face high rates of COVID-19 and diabetes. But one community clinic in Reno is seeing sharp decreases in patient numbers, deepening the risk for people with chronic illnesses.

    KUNR Today: Reno holding public forum on Neon Line District, Man charged for 2020 Dayton Fire

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 4:52

    Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021.

    KUNR Today: Coach Jay Norvell leaves Nevada football, Colorado River's future to be discussed

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 4:43

    Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021.

    KUNR Today: Nevadan facing charges from Capitol riot, Foreclosures down

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 4:09

    Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Monday, Dec. 6, 2021.

    Interview: Nevada prepares for omicron variant

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 5:12

    The omicron variant of COVID-19 has already made its way to California and health officials in Washoe County say it's only a matter of time before it will arrive in Nevada. Mountain West News Bureau reporter Bert Johnson spoke to Dr. Mark Pandori to learn more about the state's level of preparedness. Pandori is the director of the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory.

    KUNR Today: Bus driver strike over, Holiday shopping up

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 4:49

    Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Friday, Dec. 3, 2021.

    KUNR Today: Nev. prepping for Omicron, NSHE vaccine deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 4:53

    Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021.

    KUNR Today: Washoe Co. School District offering COVID-19 testing, Gaps in vaccination rates persist

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 4:33

    Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021.

    KUNR Today: Washoe Co. School District offering COVID-19 testing, Gaps in vaccination rates persist

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 4:33

    Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021.

    KUNR Today: Kid vaccine events in Washoe Co., Proposed ballot question could change Nev. elections

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 4:41

    Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021.

    KUNR Today: Kid vaccine events in Washoe Co., Proposed ballot question could change Nev. elections

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 4:41

    Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021.

    Why did WCSD decide not to push back the bell schedule?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 5:10

    The Washoe County School District Board of Trustees has decided not to move forward with changing the bell schedule for K-12 students. KUNR's Lucia Starbuck has been following this issue with Fiona Perreault, a student reporter with our youth media program. They spoke to News Director Michelle Billman about the community concerns that swayed this decision.

    KUNR Today: WCSD keeps current bell schedule, Regional employment still lagging pre-pandemic levels

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 4:51

    Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Monday, Nov. 29, 2021.

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