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Nevada Launches A New Center For Public Safety Focusing On Drones

The Nevada Institute of Autonomous Systems or NIAS has launched a new center focusing on education revolving the use of drones. KUNR's Stephanie Serrano has more.

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 Steve Benjamin mayor of Columbia, South Carolina speaks about his investments during his presidency with the U.S Confernece of Mayors .
Stephanie Serrano

A group of mayors from across the country are looking to Reno as an example of how arts and culture can power local economies. KUNR's Stephanie Serrano has more.

Claire Cudahy

Renown Health is investing $650,000 for a new health and addiction center in Reno. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View Reports.

Holly Hutchings

Burning Man may be held in the Nevada desert, but its interest and appeal has a much wider reach. Visitors come from all over the world to attend the week-long festival, and even more people who don't attend have their curiosity piqued by tales from the playa. Trevor Hughes, Reporter for USA Today, has captured stories there for three years and stopped by our studio to talk to our arts reporter, Holly Hutchings before he headed up for burn number four.

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Every school strives to give its students an education, but many have additional goals beyond just academics. In this segment of “Time & Place,” historian Alicia Barber discusses one type of government-run Nevada school created not just to give its students something, but also to take something away. 

Holly Hutchings

Michael Mikel is a co-founder of Burning Man, the international anti-establishment festival in the desert, and has been involved since 1988. He still attends and has a small camp on the outskirts of the playa, where he says it feels more like the Burning Man of the early days; fewer people and a clear view of the expansive desert canvas. Ideas of the festival’s future come more freely to him there. He says they’ve developed systems that allow the organization to change and live on long after he and the other originators are gone. Our reporter Holly Hutchings sat down with Mikel to talk Burning Man.

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Conservatives from across the state and country descended on Northern Nevada this weekend to participate in attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt’s 4th annual Basque Fry. The event has become a proverbial who’s who for Nevada Republicans, serving as a way to both rally the base and raise some much-needed cash ahead of the election. 

Scooper's was built based on the contruction of a 1962 A & W resutrant. The drive-in machines stopped working a few years ago.
Stephanie Serrano

Earlier this month, KUNR published a business profile by our contributor the Northern Nevada Business View about a third-party restaurant delivery service known as DoorDash. That story received a lot of negative attention regarding some of the business’ practices. In response, KUNR’s reporter Stephanie Serrano took a deeper look at the company and the local food industry to find out more.

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Since its inception, the counterculture festival known as Burning Man has been a utopia for art and artists. Massive installations color the Black Rock Desert, even down to the very foundation on which the iconic “Man” stands. Our reporter Holly Hutchings caught up with the designer of the base to see what it’s all about.

Holly Hutchings

Sculpture artist Peter Hazel is heading to Burning Man for his sixth time this year. And, he hopes the massive jellyfish creation he’s crafted for the dusty artistic showcase will catapult his craft to new levels. Our reporter Holly Hutchings caught up with Hazel where he works at Artech, a shared workspace in Reno. 

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Tim Lenard

In recent years, companies around the country have complained that many American workers lack the skills needed to operate in manufacturing. As KUNR’s Tim Lenard reports, battery-maker Panasonic is bringing over specialists from their factories in Japan in order to train new workers at the Gigafactory outside Reno.

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