This is a stream of local news from the KUNR Public Radio newsroom.
The U.S. Supreme Court has eliminated federal abortion protections, but Nevadans enshrined statewide abortion access in a 1990 voter referendum. KUNR's Bert Johnson sat down with Emily Hobson, chair of the Gender, Race and Identity department at UNR, to talk about what the ruling could mean for the state.
A panel of fire science experts convened at the Desert Research Institute (DRI) in Reno to discuss the extent of the devastation caused by climate-driven wildfires and their predictions for the 2022 fire season.
NV Energy has asked the Public Utilities Commission for a general rate increase for Northern Nevada. It's the first request for a rate increase in 12 years. This news arrives at a difficult moment for customers who are already struggling with the rising cost of living.
Preliminary results for Washoe County for the 2022 Primary Election have been slow to trickle in. KUNR news director Michelle Billman sat down with reporter Lucia Starbuck to break down some city, county and school board race outcomes so far, though these results remain unofficial until they're certified, which is scheduled for later this week.
Early voting for Nevada's 2022 primary election came to a close on Friday, June 10. KUNR's Lucia Starbuck spoke to voters about why they chose to cast a ballot in person in advance and breaks down some common questions about election day and mailing in a ballot.
Recent elections have shown that more young people are voting - and that rate is only expected to grow in future elections. KUNR Youth Media Reporter Celeste Rizo explores the support local high school students have been receiving during this election cycle so far.
KUNR Youth Media student reporters crafted questions for Washoe County School Board candidates. KUNR's Lucia Starbuck and Nick Stewart break down what local high school students are concerned about this election and what the candidates had to say.
Stand-up comedian Paula Poundstone is performing live at the Pioneer Center on June 10. KUNR's Michele Ravera sat down with her to discuss her return to Reno for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
Some candidates for Washoe County commissioner seats say they want to see infrastructure catch up to the region's growth and have different proposals to address homelessness. KUNR's Lucia Starbuck and Gustavo Sagrero discuss the ideas they shared at a recent forum held by This Is Reno.
This spring, 145 wild horses died of an equine flu at a federal holding facility in Colorado. A review by an animal welfare team found that the Bureau of Land Management failed to comply with federal policies that might have helped contain the outbreak.
Early voting for Nevada's primary elections starts Saturday, May 28, 2022. Washoe County Government Affairs Manager Jamie Rodriguez is on the ground at the Registrar of Voters office and explains some common voting questions.
There are six candidates vying to be a Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) regent in District 8. They spoke about funding and access to education for rural Nevada during a forum hosted by the Nevada Faculty Alliance.
A new report shows that Western states vary widely in how much federal public lands within their borders have been protected from extractive uses over the last decade – with some surprising discrepancies.
Two women scientists with ties to the University of Nevada, Reno published a children's book that tells the story of solitary bees. KUNR contributor Shelby Herbert spoke with Felicity Muth, author of Am I Even a Bee? about why she thinks it's important to get kids engaged in scientific topics and understand bee diversity.
A hearing is scheduled on May 23 for the ACLU of Nevada's lawsuit against the State Board of Pharmacy to remove cannabis as a Schedule I substance. KUNR's Lucia Starbuck spoke with the lead attorney on the case, Sadmira Ramic, to learn more.