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Advocates say limits to abortion access reinforce white supremacy

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 4:44

The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was a mainstream conservative victory. But the fight against abortion access is a priority for far-right extremists, too.

Washoe County Library System relaunches in-person Drag Queen Story Time

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 2:55

The Washoe County Library System hosted its first in-person Drag Queen Story Time since 2019 to some protest.

Breaking down SCOTUS' decision on Roe v. Wade, possible statewide impacts

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 5:28

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.

FDA bans Juul e-cigarettes, impacts on Washoe County youth vaping

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 2:12

The Food and Drug Administration issued marketing denial orders for Juul on Thursday, June 23, forcing the company to stop selling and distributing its products.

Panel of wildfire experts speak on the 'new normal' of climate-driven fire seasons

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 2:54

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.

Proposed NV Energy hikes could compound accelerating regional cost of living

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 2:29

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.

KUNR Today: Nevadans protest the fall of Roe v. Wade, Primary results certified in Nevada counties

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 5:35

Read or listen to news headlines for Monday, June 27, 2022.

Supreme Court ruling triggers abortion bans in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 1:06

With the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, three states in the Mountain West are immediately impacted by the decision to end the constitutional right to an abortion.

As Roe V. Wade is overturned, abortion rights activists in Nevada prepare for consequences

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 57:21

In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 landmark decision that gave women the right to seek an abortion.

KUNR Today: Debbie Smith CTE Academy project delayed, WCSD using federal relief on summer program

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 4:59

Read or listen to news headlines for Thursday, June 23, 2022.

Abortions rising in most Mountain West states as Roe v. Wade decision looms

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 1:11

A new report shows the number of abortions in the U.S. rose significantly in recent years, and increases were seen in many Mountain West states – including some that are poised to ban abortion.

Some Mountain West towns plan Fourth of July drone shows amid wildfire season

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 1:08

As wildfire season picks up, some communities in the Mountain West are trying to reduce fire risks. That includes finding new ways to celebrate America's independence.

Breaking down preliminary results for Reno mayor, city council, Washoe Co. commission and school board

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 8:51

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.

Nevada election volunteers talk vigilance and civic responsibility

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 1:45

On the morning of the Nevada midterm primary election, KUNR's Shelby Herbert spoke with election workers to understand why they volunteered at polling locations in Washoe Valley and Carson City.

KUNR Today: Preliminary results still trickling in for local primaries in Washoe County

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 5:56

Read or listen to news headlines for Friday, June 17, 2022.

Nevada tribe tries to recover native fish amid impacts of dams, climate change

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 4:50

Climate change and outdated dams are shrinking fish populations across the Mountain West and beyond. That includes a species that a Native American tribe in our region used to rely on.

Laxalt, Lombardo advance to the general election

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 4:40

Some of the high-profile races in Nevada's primary elections didn't get called until late into the night. KUNR's Bert Johnson joined News Director Michelle Billman to break it all down.

KUNR Today: Nevada's primary Election Day is here, What a red flag warning entails

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 6:19

Read or listen to news headlines for Tuesday, June 14, 2022.

Election lies fester in Nevada's down-ballot primaries

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 5:41

Many Nevada Republicans still support former President Donald Trump's false claims about voter fraud in the 2020 election, including candidates in roughly a third of the state legislative races.

In light of Uvalde, Nevadans join nationwide protests against unchecked firearms

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 1:17

Over the weekend, protesters in Reno joined a nationwide effort called “March for Our Lives,” calling for stricter gun laws.

Early voting in Nevada ends, still time to vote on election day and via mail-in ballots

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 3:56

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.

Educators are providing support for a new generation of voters

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 1:54

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.

Breaking down KUNR Youth Media's Washoe County School Board candidate survey responses

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 6:10

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.

KUNR Today: Latino voter turnout expected to increase in Nevada

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 3:21

Read or listen to news headlines for Friday, June 10, 2022.

Colorado, Montana on opposite ends of LGBTQ+ business climate rankings

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 1:14

A new report evaluates the business climate for LGBTQ+ people in every state, and most of the Mountain West ranks on the low end.

In California primary, GOP candidates split vote in some districts

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 5:23

Two Republicans split the majority of votes Tuesday in California's new third congressional district, so one of them will face a Democrat in the general election.

Paula Poundstone is bringing her live, stand-up comedy show back to Reno

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 4:19

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.

KUNR Today: Newsom wins California primary, Longtime Reno broadcaster Bob Carroll has passed away

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 5:41

Read or listen to news headlines for Wednesday, June 8, 2022.

City of Reno Mayor Schieve to chair U.S. Conference of Mayors Task Force on Mental Health

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 2:20

The U.S. Conference of Mayors, hosted in Reno, appointed the city's own Mayor Hillary Schieve to chair a national task force on mental health.

Washoe County commissioner candidates talk transportation and homelessness at This Is Reno forum

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 5:59

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.

Reno City Council Ward 2 candidates discuss ways to support small businesses at This Is Reno forum

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 2:01

Three candidates for Reno City Council in Ward 2 shared different ideas on how to support small businesses during a recent forum held by This Is Reno.

Report: BLM's policy violations contributed to outbreak that killed 145 wild horses in Colorado

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 1:13

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.

KUNR Today: $500,000 in federal pandemic aid going toward Nevada food accessibility

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 4:01

Read or listen to news headlines for Friday, June 3, 2022.

KUNR Today: Several regional agencies host public trainings on wildfire evacuation, preparation

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 5:00

Read or listen to news headlines for Thursday, June 2, 2022.

Report highlights lack of diversity across Mountain West's state supreme courts

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 1:15

A new analysis on diversity in state supreme courts shows that many do not have a single justice identifying as a person of color. That's the case in most of the Mountain West.

KUNR Today: Early voting kicks off over the weekend in Nevada

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 4:06

Read or listen to news headlines for Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

Nevada GOP gubernatorial primary debate focuses on guns, inflation

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 5:21

Candidates in the crowded Republican field for the governor's race put the focus on mental health instead of gun control after two horrific mass shootings in the past month revived national debate.

Missing children cases surge in New Mexico, rise in other Mountain West states

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 1:17

May 25 was National Missing Children's Day, and advocates are calling attention to the rising number of missing children around the country, including in parts of the Mountain West.

KUNR Today: Top GOP gubernatorial candidates in Nevada oppose new gun laws

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 5:15

Read or listen to news headlines for Friday, May 27, 2022.

Breaking down common voting questions in Washoe County

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 4:53

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.

KUNR Today: Republican candidates for Nevada governor challenge Lombardo's conservative credentials

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 5:23

Read or listen to news headlines for Thursday, May 26, 2022.

KUNR Today: Audit finds health, safety, and other problems among state's child placement providers

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 4:59

Read or listen to news headlines for Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

Housing boom makes many Mountain West homeowners ‘equity rich'

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 1:07

A new report shows Americans have more equity in their homes than ever, and some of the highest levels of equity-rich property owners are in the Mountain West.

NSHE regent candidates in District 8 discuss education access for rural Nevadans

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 4:25

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.

KUNR Today: Washoe Co. primary ballots being mailed out, Utilities prepare for wildfire outages

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 4:35

Read or listen to the news headlines for Friday, May 20, 2022.

Analysis of recent federal land protections shows Western states are all over the map

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 1:08

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.

For the loved ones of Anna Marie Scott, a lack of justice is leaving them restless

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 2:03

Several recent events commemorated missing and murdered Indigenous women and people around the Truckee Meadows. Among those names is Anna Marie Scott.

KUNR Today: Fire weather watch for much of Northern California, TedxReno event returns Saturday

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 4:59

Read or listen to the news headlines for Thursday, May 19, 2022.

Scientist turned children's author explains what it means to be a bee

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 4:55

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.

Breaking down ACLU of Nevada's lawsuit to remove cannabis as a Schedule I drug

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 5:40

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.

KUNR Today: Free from donation limits, PACs pour millions into governor's race

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 5:00

Read or listen to the news headlines for Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

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