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Sisolak Signs Bills As Democratic Division Grows

Nevada is now the second state in the country to adopt a so-called public option health insurance law. That measure is supposed to drive coverage costs down over the next several years and was among a number of bills signed into law by Governor Steve Sisolak this week. To talk about that, and more, KUNR host Michele Ravera spoke with political editor Paul Boger.

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The Washoe County School Board is creating a task force to review materials related to the district’s K-5 social justice curriculum. The board formed the task force after hours of public comment in opposition to social justice being taught in schools.

Two protestors are in the forefront and kneeling. Their signs read, “Your sweeps are violent, we will not be silent!” “Stop harassing the homeless,” and “Move where?” People are protesting behind them and a person is to their right holding a megaphone.
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A group of advocates protested outside of Reno City Hall 24/7 for seven days straight, demanding the city stop the ongoing clearing of homeless encampments. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck reports on what has transpired.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, June 10, 2021.

Updated June 10, 2021 at 5:03 PM ET

It's hard to make an intellectual argument in favor of the Electoral College. Most people feel that the person who gets the most votes should become president.

After all, that's how we run every other election in this country, says Jesse Wegman, the author of Let the People Pick the President.

This story was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

When police took Carlos Yazzie to jail on the Navajo Nation in New Mexico after his arrest on a bench warrant in January 2017, he needed immediate medical attention. His foot was swollen and his blood alcohol content was nearly six times the legal limit.

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SCREENSHOT FROM ALERTWILDFIRE CAMERAS / BLM NEVADA

Editor’s Note: As of Friday, June 11, KUNR has stopped actively updating this web post. The Jacks Valley Fire is 100% contained. You can find the latest updates here.

11:35 a.m. | June 10,  2021

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Rachel Mallon / Living Snow Project

As summer quickly approaches, snow is melting on the mountaintops. This time of year, some of that snow won’t be the pristine white color you think of. It turns out that in the spring and summer, snow often turns pink or even red thanks to microalgae that have been adapted to live in it, partly as a response to climate change.

An image of a rainbow-painted crosswalk beneath the famous Reno Arch.
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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

President Biden sets off on his first international trip Wednesday, an ambitious, eight-day journey in Europe capped with what is likely to be a tense sit-down meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Biden's mission: rebuild relations with allies and reassert America's role as a leader on the world stage. But he'll have to convince some of his old friends in Europe who have grown wary after four years of a more insular approach from his predecessor, former President Donald Trump.

Updated June 9, 2021 at 8:24 AM ET

Support for same-sex marriage in the U.S. has reached an all-time high of 70%, according to a poll released by Gallup on Tuesday.

The percentage — the highest since the organization began recording the trend in 1996 — marks a 10% increase since 2015, the same year the U.S. Supreme Court ruled all states must recognize same-sex marriages.

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For this week’s Movie Minutes, KUNR entertainment reviewer Robin Holabird looks at the new zombie movie Army of the Dead, which is set in the Silver State.

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For this week's Movie Minutes, KUNR entertainment reviewer Robin Holabird reviews the 101 Dalmatians prequel, which opened Friday in theaters, and streams exclusively on Disney+.

For this week's Movie Minutes, KUNR entertainment reviewer Robin Holabird looks at the Alfred Hitchcock-inspired film, The Woman in the Window.

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