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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the demure firebrand who in her 80s became a legal, cultural and feminist icon, died Friday. The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause was complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas. The court, in a statement, said Ginsburg died at her home in Washington, D.C., surrounded by family. She was 87. "Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature," Chief Justice John Roberts said. "We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague....

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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

8:45 p.m. | September 19, 2020

Volunteers Find Big Need For Student Weekend Meals In Vegas
By The Associated Press

Serving Our Kids is a Las Vegas-area program that started small, supplying food to 20 students at one school 14 years ago. Since then, it’s grown into a nonprofit that provides weekend meals for about 3,800 students at 80 southern Nevada schools.

A young woman crosses her arms on a windowsill looking out in the distance through the window.
Isabella Wolf / KUNR Youth Media

Washoe County Schools have been in session for about a month, but for 10 of those class days, schools have been closed and they switched to remote learning, due to poor air quality from fires blazing in California. Local high school student Isabella Wolf recorded an audio diary for KUNR's Youth Media program to share how she’s been feeling about the frequent closures.

Movie poster for the Broken Hearts Gallery. Two people sitting on a couch and looking at each other.
Sony Pictures

The chance to see Geraldine Viswanathan in three new projects makes it a great season for her. “Who?” you might ask. The actress defies old-fashioned movie star traits, yet she headlines the theatrical release of The Broken Hearts Gallery and boasts the title role in Hala, a film streaming on Apple Plus. Throw in a key part for HBO’s Bad Education with an Emmy-nominated Hugh Jackman, and Viswanathan not only runs a pace worthy of any certified star, but she also shines in all her works.

Nate Hegyi, rural reporter for the Mountain West News Bureau, is embarking on a 900-mile cycling trip crisscrossing the continental divide in August and September, interviewing and listening to Americans ahead of the 2020 election. You can follow along on social media, an online blog and this "Where Is He Now?" map.

A water tower on top of a hill with leafless trees and a power line behind it.
Michael Cramer / Flickr Creative Commons

Senate Democrats are pushing the Federal Communications Commission to expedite progress on broadband connectivity in Native communities. 

Sandoval, dressed in a tan suit with a silver and blue tie, stands behind a podium with the Nevada seal with a UNR backdrop behind him.
Isaac Hoops / Nevada Sagebrush

Former Governor Brian Sandoval has officially been named the next president of the University of Nevada, Reno.

A packed crowd of approximately 1,000 people. Very few are wearing masks.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

Nevada’s Democratic Governor Steve Sisolak sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence Wednesday, blasting the Trump campaign for defying the administration's COVID-19 safety guidelines. President Donald Trump spoke to thousands of mostly maskless people packed into two campaign rallies last weekend.

A sign with an American flag that says, “Vote here/Vote aquí,” stuck into the grass next to a tree. The background is out of focus.
Trevor Bexon

Lawmakers in Nevada approved a bill to send every registered voter in the state an absentee ballot ahead of the 2020 election. However, where will one’s ballot be sent if they are experiencing homelessness? KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck talked to Heather Carmen, the Assistant Registrar of Voters for Washoe County, about how to send and receive a ballot if you don’t have stable housing or an address.

Un gráfico con tres fotos de la cabeza de los panelistas.

Con el semestre de otoño en curso para las escuelas públicas de todo el estado, KUNR invitó a expertos en salud y educación a un evento de Facebook Live en español, en el que se respondieron preguntas de la comunidad. La reportera bilingüe Natalie Van Hoozer y moderé la sesión de preguntas y respuestas. Hablo con reportera bilingüe Stephanie Serrano, quien fue panelista del evento, para recapitular las principales conclusiones de la discusión.

Two mail-in ballots laying on a wood table.
Paul Boger / KUNR

During his campaign stops in Nevada over the weekend, Republican President Donald Trump made several false claims about Nevada’s new vote-by-mail law, characterizing it as an attempt to “rig” the election. KUNR’s Paul Boger spoke with Tom Perez, the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, to talk about that push for more voting by mail, and what the party is doing to elect Democrats in Nevada.

The poll came from the Colorado Health Foundation but national polls over the past few months paint a similar picture.


Across The Great Divide

Nate Hegyi, a rural reporter for the Mountain West News Bureau, has embarked on a 900-mile cycling trip across the continental divide to interview and listen to Americans ahead of the 2020 election.

#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.

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