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Paul Boger

2017 was the hottest year on record for most of Northern Nevada. And while the warmer weather has created complications across the region, nowhere may be as impacted as Lake Tahoe. The delicate ecosystem of the continent’s largest alpine lake has been under assault for decades from invasive species, algae growth and decreasing clarity. But area leaders are now concerned that wildfires may pose an even greater threat to the lake.

A photo of a ski resort during the summer, with umbrellas and tents set up to host outdoor activities.
Bill Rozak / Daily Tahoe Tribune

Ski resorts around Lake Tahoe are looking to offer more year-round recreation opportunities in order to increase revenues. KUNR contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has more.

A green chart depicting the new jobs and capital raised by the year, from 2013-2018, created by Northern Nevada's startup ecosystem.
Illustration by Lauren Solinger

New data suggests that Northern Nevada’s startup ecosystem is growing strong. Our Contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View reports.

A photo of a green casino gaming table with multicolored chips and a hand turning over an Ace card and a King card.
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A New Jersey-based company has agreed to pay Nevada gaming regulators $150,000 for illegally approving a cash wagering system for casinos but never doing the required testing. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has more. 

Paul Laxalt, the conservative Republican who rose to political power becoming Nevada's 22nd Governor and later a U.S. Senator, has died.

Bree Zender

KUNR has a new full-time reporter gracing our hallways!

You may have heard national award-winning journalist Stephanie Serrano’s voice on KUNR before. She was a student reporter for us in the past year. 

Photo courtesy of UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The great American road trip is a cultural institution, with cars full of travelers touring the country every summer. But for some, it’s the car itself that’s the main attraction. Historian Alicia Barber explains in this segment of “Time & Place.” 

Washoe County’s Emergency Alert System is the first in Nevada to simultaneously issue a warning in both English and Spanish. Our reporter Karina Gonzalez has more.

A tray of green, moss-like balls. Identified as marijuana after being picked from the plant.
Michelle Matus

Just over a year ago, Nevada legalized recreational cannabis. While the industry is booming, many rural communities are slow to adopt it and many questions related to banking and employment policies remain. To help break this all down, our News Director Michelle Billman spoke with contributor Kaleb Roedel. Kaleb has been covering this topic at length for the Northern Nevada Business View.

The overall average rent for apartments in the Reno/Sparks area now sits above $1,300. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View reports.

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