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New Spaghetti Bowl Plans Meant To Ease Traffic Could Displace Hundreds

Drivers traveling through Northern Nevada have long complained about Reno’s Spaghetti Bowl, the point where Interstate 80 meets with US Highway 395. The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is proposing several different fixes to alleviate traffic and improve safety. NDOT will be approving a plan in a couple of months after a public comment period , which is happening now. Here to talk more about this is KUNR’s Bree Zender.

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John Caspari

Stable gold prices are pushing Nevada's largest mining operators to look for new deposits. KUNR contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Nothern Nevada Buisness View has more. 

Courtesy of University of Nevada Oral History Program

The bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 plunged the United States into the Second World War, disrupting the lives of millions of American residents. Among them were thousands of people of Japanese descent. Historian Alicia Barber tells the story of one Nevada family’s experience in this segment of Time & Place. 

TREVOR PAGLEN AND NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART

A piece of art the size of two school buses, and ten years in the making, is now orbiting Earth. Partnering with organizations in Northern Nevada, Berlin-based artist Trevor Paglen saw his sculpture take off and help change the way we see things in the night sky, as well as here on the ground. KUNR’s Holly Hutchings has more on the endeavor.

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Sergey Zolkin / Unsplash

The University of Nevada, Reno and Truckee Meadows Community College are creating a workforce pipeline for Northern Nevada’s advanced manufacturing sector. KUNR contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has more.

An aerial shot of the Camp Fire in Paradise, California.
NASA

A recent climate change report finds wildfires will only grow more destructive and longer lasting. In fact wildfires could burn up to six times more forest area annually by 2050 in parts of the U.S. Even before this climate report, UNR's Graham Kent has been working on expanding the footprint of his Alert Wildfire System to tackle this rapidly growing problem.

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Alexandre Debieve

A new tech academy in Northern Nevada will aim to boost local workforce for Internet of Things or IOT, blockchain industries. KUNR contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has more.

Marijuana taxes generated more than $8 million in August, setting another monthly record in Nevada. KUNR contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has the details. 

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Ken Lund / Flickr

Washoe County has proposed a public lands bill that could open up 180,000 acres of federal land north of Reno and Sparks for private sale. The goal is to free up land for developing affordable housing and create a source of revenue for the county.

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Amy Westervelt

Tahoe-Truckee winter employees are relying on snow for income this season. KUNR contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has more. 

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Martin Brosy, Unsplash

A new Reno addiction treatment and mental health clinic has opened at Renown. KUNR contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has the details.

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