KUNR 2020 voter guide. Illustration of a ballot being placed into a box. A pencil and a roll of stickers are in front of the box.
Crystal Willis / KUNR

KUNR 2020 Voter Guide

The 2020 elections are a critical opportunity for voters across Northern Nevada to cast their ballots in support of the leadership they want to see at the local, state, and national levels on many issues, including public health, criminal justice reform and affordable housing. KUNR’s local voter guide is meant to introduce you to candidates for several local races that impact your community, so you can make empowered decisions. We commend your efforts to be informed and participate in the democratic process.

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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

6:45 p.m. | October 21, 2020

Washoe County COVID-19 Report
By Jayden Perez

Washoe County reported 117 new cases of COVID-19 and three new deaths today. The first individual was a female in her 80s with an underlying health condition and the second was a male in his 70s with underlying health conditions. The third individual was a male in his 60s, although it’s unknown if there were underlying health conditions.

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

3:57 p.m. | October 20, 2020

Washoe County Reports 143 New Cases Of COVID-19
By Lucia Starbuck

Washoe County is reporting 143 new COVID-19 cases today and 51 recoveries. There are 1,526 active cases of COVID-19, the highest the county has seen. 

An older man behind a podium is wearing a blue surgical mask. He is pointing to his mask.
Benjamin Hager / Las Vegas Review-Journal

Nevada is beginning to see an alarming upward trend of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Gov. Steve Sisolak held a brief press conference to provide an update on the current status of the virus in Nevada.

Una gráfica explica el evento virtual que se trató de preguntas y respuestas sobre la votación en las elecciones generales de 2020 en Nevada.

Read in English. 

Recientemente KUNR Public Radio organizó una transmisión en vivo en español a través de Facebook Live, en asociación con The Nevada Independent - En Español, para clarificar el proceso de votación para la elección general de 2020. 

La periodista bilingüe Natalie Van Hoozer moderó la charla y platicó con su colega Stephanie Serrano para resumir lo que platicaron durante el evento. 

White tile building. A green sign with white letters that say, “Administration Building Washoe County School District.”
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

Candidates for the open seats on the Washoe County School District Board of Trustees have weighed in on how they would rate the district’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. They have also shared their biggest priorities if elected for KUNR’s 2020 voter guide. KUNR’s Natalie Van Hoozer talked with Lucia Starbuck to break down what the candidates had to say.

An In-Depth Look At Ballot Question 1

Oct 19, 2020
The front of the Nevada State Legislature building.
David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

For 156 years, Nevada’s constitution has included the Board of Regents. That’s the 13-member panel of elected officials tasked with governing the state’s higher education system and the eight institutions that fall within it. Now, in 2020, Nevadans will get to vote on whether that inclusion was the right choice with Question 1, a ballot measure that would pull regents from the state constitution.

Extremism experts say a fast-growing network of far-right activists could threaten the Mountain West and beyond. It’s called the People’s Rights network and, according to a new report, it includes anti-maskers, militia members and conspiracy theorists.

A new study adds to the growing evidence that cities with more undocumented immigrants don’t see more crime because of them.

A tight shot of a crowd of about 100 people. Most are wearing red, white and blue and MAGA merch. Only one person is wearing a mask.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

President Donald Trump is scheduled to hold an in-person rally in Carson City on Sunday. 

Here's a scenario you may have found yourself in recently: You open up Facebook or Twitter, and someone you know is posting about a conspiracy theory. You wonder, Do I say something? Is there any convincing them otherwise?

Urban traffic at night in downtown Boise, Idaho
Alden Skeie / Unsplash

Amid the economic downturn, Idaho and Utah have some of the lowest unemployment rates in the country.


Cómo votar por correo en Nevada: una guía ilustrada

El día de las elecciones se acerca y muchos pueden elegir votar por correo. KUNR ha creado una guía ilustrada sobre el voto por correo para ayudar a los nevadianos a entender el proceso.

Manhattan Shorts Film Festival 2020

Limited seating with social distancing Oct. 15-25

#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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