Una mujer monitoriza un laboratorio de simulación.
Cortesía de Gigi Guizado de Nathan /UNLV Simulation Center de Las Vegas

Estudiantes De Medicina En UNLV Buscan Reducir La Brecha Idiomática En Las Clínicas

Read in English. La brecha idiomática entre pacientes y trabajadores de la salud, queda expuesta aún más durante la pandemia de COVID-19. Los estudiantes de medicina de la Universidad de Nevada en Las Vegas, trabajan para superar los desafíos de comunicación en un laboratorio de simulación de la universidad.

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An illustration of an ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.
Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

6:38 p.m. | August 4, 2020

Nevada National Guard Extended
By Noah Glick

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Tuesday that hundreds of Nevada National Guardsmen will remain on duty through the rest of the year to help deal with the effects of COVID-19.


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9:57 p.m. | August 3, 2020

Lawmakers Advance Mining Tax Proposals, Will Take Them Up Again In 2021
By Paul Boger

Lawmakers took final procedural actions on a set of resolutions aimed at increasing the state’s mining tax. 

Smoke billowing near U.S. 395 near Hallelujah Junction.
Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District via Twitter

For the latest updates on this fire, follow the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District on Twitter @TMFPD or search Twitter for #NorthFire.

6:50 p.m. | Aug. 4, 2020

The North Fire has grown to 6,910 acres according to the latest estimates. But, containment has also grown to 40%.

#LuciaReports for America

KUNR is proud to introduce Corps Member Lucia Starbuck, whose reporting covers the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Northern Nevada and Eastern Sierra with a focus on housing and food insecurity.

The exterior of the Nevada State Legislature building, surrounded by leafy green and orange trees.
David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Lawmakers have spent the three days in Carson City debating a host of issues as part of the 32nd Special Session of the Nevada Legislature. KUNR News Director Michelle Billman spoke with Senior Reporter Paul Boger to help break it all down.

An auditorium with lawmakers sitting at desks and chairs, facing toward the front of the room. A projector is set up toward the corner of the room.
David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Voters in Nevada will likely have the option of, once again, voting by mail in this upcoming general election. That’s after lawmakers approved a measure requiring election officials to send a ballot to all active voters during times of emergency.

It's exactly three months until Election Day, but the focus this week is on Capitol Hill. Here are five things to watch:

Democrats are pushing to turn the Senate blue this November, needing just four more seats to gain control of the chamber. Two key races are in the Mountain West.

This past week, President Trump renewed his unsubstantiated claim that mail-in voting begets inaccurate or fraudulent results when he raised the prospect of delaying November's election.

"With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history," Trump tweeted Thursday.

Three visitors and two concessions employees at Yellowstone National Park have tested positive for COVID-19, the park reported on Tuesday.

"Some of these visitor cases had symptoms prior to entering the park," Superintendent Cam Sholly said in a statement. "If you have symptoms as your visit is approaching, do the responsible thing and don't come to the park. You end up putting our employees, health care providers, and other visitors at risk."


Tami Peay's husband is incarcerated in a Utah state prison for an illegal drugs conviction, and she hasn't seen him in more than four months. She used to see him at least once a week. But that was before visitations were nixed due to COVID-19.

An image of the Hog Fire, a wildfire burning northwest of Susanville.
ALERTWildfire Consortium

For more information about the Gold and Hog Fires, follow CAL Fire Lassen-Modoc Unit on Facebook.

As of 6:10 p.m. on July 31, 2020, KUNR is no longer actively updating this web post. 

6:08 p.m. | July 31, 2020

As of 4 p.m. Friday, all evacuations related to the Gold Fire in Lassen County have been lifted, according to CAL FIRE, and all roads in that area are open. Officials are reminding residents to stay vigilant and aware of emergency vehicles and other hazards around the fire area. The blaze was 21,870 acres and 80 percent contained as of 7 a.m. Friday.

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A physician based in Missoula, Mont., has a message for libertarian-minded skeptics of the pandemic – cowboy up and mask up.


What Melissa Hickson says happened to her husband — and what the hospital says — are in conflict.

But this much is for sure: Michael Hickson, a 46-year old quadriplegic who'd contracted COVID-19, died at St. David's South Austin Medical Center in Austin, Texas, on June 11 after the hospital ended treatment for him and moved him from the intensive care unit to hospice care.


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