Las Vegas

A blond woman in a black dress and white sweater stands smiling next to a tree.
Holly Hutchings

October 1 marks the first anniversary of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, the deadliest in American history. Many Northern Nevadans were there and have spent the last year feeling the effects of that tragic night. Kristine Richter and her husband were at the Route 91 Harvest Festival for her birthday when celebration turned to horror. She talked with KUNR's Holly Hutchings about surviving that night and learning to live in its aftermath.

Victor Hugo Manuel Alcantara con recuerdos de sus años creciendo en los EE.UU. Foto cortesía de Guillermo Bautista.
Guillermo Bautista

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Muchas veces, la narrativa sobre la deportación termina cuando una persona indocumentada es detenida y deportada. También hay personas sin papeles llamadas retornadas, que aunque no son deportadas, deciden regresar a su país de origen.

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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.

From Nevada To Mexico: Son Follows Deported Father

Sep 4, 2018
Victor Hugo Manuel Alcantara holds momentos from his years growing up in the U.S.
Guillermo Bautista

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The narrative about deportation often ends once someone who is undocumented is detained and deported. There are also those without papers called returnees, who, while not deported, decide to return to their country of origin.

KUNR reporter Natalie Van Hoozer has the story of a young man who left Las Vegas to follow his deported father to Mexico. 

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Nevada's Democratic US Senator, Catherine Cortez Masto, is calling on Congress to take up gun control in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting.

On a rare occasion, both of Nevada's US Senators made back-to-back speeches on the Senate floor yesterday, to honor the victims of this month's horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead and hundreds more wounded.

Republican Senator Dean Heller told his fellow lawmakers Las Vegas has been able to come together to form a tighter community.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

A tribute video for the slain police officers in Dallas has gone viral. Our News Director Michelle Billman reports that it features a poem performed by a member of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Let's take a listen.

NHL Team Coming To Las Vegas

Jun 22, 2016
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The NHL is making a big bet on Las Vegas.

The league will expand to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season after awarding its 31st franchise to billionaire businessman Bill Foley on Wednesday.

Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the decision after the league's board of governors met on a 109-degree day and unanimously voted to put an ice hockey team in the Mojave Desert's gambling mecca.

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It's been about a month since the news broke that Vegas power player Sheldon Adelson secretly purchased the largest newspaper in state, the Las Vegas Review Journal. But the repercussions of this sale are still unfolding. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey spoke with local journalism professor Alan Deutschman about the fallout. Below are excerpts of their conversation.

Faraday Future Is Coming, Special Session Needed

Dec 10, 2015
Faraday Future

Governor Brian Sandoval has announced a tentative agreement to bring Chinese-backed electric carmaker Faraday Future's $1 billion plant to North Las Vegas.

Economic development officials and Faraday executives appeared with Governor Sandoval at a press conference Thursday in Las Vegas to share the news.

Nevada lawmakers still need to meet in special session to approve the deal, which involves $335 million in tax incentives and infrastructure improvements around the Apex Industrial Park.

Simon Williams / The Nature Conservancy in Nevada

This spring, a team of architecture professors and students partnered with the Nature Conservancy to build a tiny public park covering the area of a single parking space in downtown Las Vegas. The structure is called a parklet and it’s a place where urban and natural worlds collide.