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Dental And Medical Outreach Clinic Sees High Demand In Yerington

A mobile dental service is improving access to care for underserved communities. Drop-In Medical recently visited Yerington, in Lyon County, for the first time. It’s one of the several rural counties in the state grappling with a shortage of dental providers. KUNR’s Natalie Van Hoozer made the trip out there to learn more about the need for dental as part of overall health care in the region.

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Novel Coronavirus In Nevada: Live Blog

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Jana Sayson / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, May 7, 2021.

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David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, May 6, 2021.

 

Many tribal leaders are used to stretching every dollar that comes their way. Last year, they were faced with a different problem: millions in badly needed aid money, and not enough time to spend it.

"The money came at us quick, and it was a flurry," said Karen Snyder, who coordinates pandemic response for the Eastern Shoshone Tribe in Wyoming. "We had to act fast in order to get it out the door."

After one of the most destructive and extreme wildfire seasons in modern history last year, a widening drought across California and much of the West has many residents bracing for the possibility this season could be worse.

Elaine Maestas remembers her sister, Elisha Lucero, going out of her way to help people.

“Even if it was like the last of her money, the last 20 dollars, and she knew you needed gas to get to work, didn't matter if you were a friend, a family member or somebody that she just met, she would help you out,” Maestas said.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

It's exactly what everyone's been waiting for.

"I'm very happy to get out," says one woman, sitting down to a view of the harbor, at the Pilot House restaurant in Sandwich, Mass., on Cape Cod.

"It's like we're free at last!" a friend laughs, joining her to celebrate a 70th birthday, albeit several months late.

They're as thrilled to be dining out again as restaurant owner Bob Jarvis is to see customers start pouring back in.

Residents living on the West Coast don't know when the next earthquake will hit. But a new expansion of the U.S. earthquake early warning system gives 50 million people in California, Oregon — and now Washington — seconds to quickly get to safety whenever the next one hits.

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

6:00 p.m. | May 4, 2021

Nevada’s COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Still Declining
By Lucia Starbuck

The COVID-19 vaccination rate in Nevada is still slowing down.

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Alexa Ard / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

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50 And Forward: An Anniversary Celebration Of NPR

NPR is celebrating 50 years of on-air programming. This special explores how the network got its start and its direction forward.

Movie Minutes with Robin Holabird

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For this week's Movie Minutes, KUNR entertainment reviewer Robin Holabird looks at the film Four Good Days and says the movie showcases a great performance from a top actress.

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Robin Holabird

The Academy Awards are coming soon, so for this week's Movie Minutes, KUNR Entertainment Reviewer Robin Holabird looks at this year's Best Picture nominees — and pairs them with the perfect wine.

For this week's Movie Minutes, KUNR Entertainment Reviewer Robin Holabird looks at the movie Voyagers, and says it's a thrilling sci-fi adventure that showcases young talent.

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