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A bar graph with the percent of people vaccinated in America by race and ethnicity. White, non-Hispanic individuals are part of the largest group at 64.2 percent and American Indian, Alaska Native, non-Hispanic individuals are the smallest at 1.7 percent.
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People Of Color Far Less Likely To Have Received COVID-19 Vaccine, CDC Data Shows

Latino and Black people are generally more vulnerable to COVID-19, yet they remain far less likely to have received a vaccine, according to the latest demographic data from the CDC.

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Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

5:47 p.m. | February 24, 2021

Nearly 8% of Washoe County Fully Vaccinated
By Lucia Starbuck

About 579,000 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Nevada. More than 12% of Nevadans have received their first shot and almost 6% have received both doses.

This comes as the state is reporting an average of a little over 300 new daily cases and 11 deaths per day over the last two weeks.

An image of the Milky Way galaxy at night.
Richie Bednarski / Friends of Nevada Wilderness

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021.

It's a simple fact. Black and brown families are more likely to be evicted than white ones. There are many reasons for this, but the pandemic has made matters worse and could widen the gap for years to come.

Aniya is a case in point. She's a mother of two, unemployed, struggling to get by. By the end of this month, she has to leave her two-bedroom apartment in Richmond, VA., and find a new place to live. This comes on top of an already tough 2020. We agreed not to use Aniya's full name because of possible repercussions on her ability to find another place to live.

When the school district in Pima, Ariz., got its first round of federal pandemic relief last summer, Superintendent Sean Rickert put it toward the expenses incurred while suddenly shifting classes online at the start of the pandemic.

Now, as some Republicans in Congress question why COVID-19 aid for schools has not yet been spent, Rickert is just learning how much his district will get from a second relief bill approved in December.

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

5:44 p.m. | February 23, 2021

COVID-19 Hospitalizations In Nevada Continue To Decline
By Lucia Starbuck

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 are continuing to decline in Nevada. 

There are currently under 600 people hospitalized for confirmed or suspected COVID-19 compared to the beginning of the month when we saw about twice as many patients.

Un volante digital. Información sobre las vacunas contra la COVID-19. Una transmisión en vivo de una charla en español el miércoles, 10 de febrero a las 5 p.m. hora del Pacífico.
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Con la evolución rápida de las vacunas contra la COVID-19, la emisora de radio pública KUNR, en asociación con Noticiero Móvil, organizó una charla virtual en español por Facebook para hablar con una epidemióloga local y así responder a preguntas y preocupaciones de la comunidad. 

La reportera bilingüe Natalie Van Hoozer de KUNR, quien organizó el evento, conversó con la periodista María Loreto Palma de Noticiero Móvil sobre los elementos clave de la charla. 

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David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021.

Front exterior of the Nevada State Legislature building.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

Over the past several years, misinformation and propaganda have taken over social media, creating confusion and division. That’s why Republican Assemblywoman Jill Tolles is introducing a measure aimed at promoting information literacy in public schools. KUNR’s Paul Boger spoke with Tolles to learn more about her bill.

Updated at 6:45 p.m. ET

President Biden and Vice President Harris acknowledged a grim milestone Monday: the deaths of more than 500,000 Americans from COVID-19.

Biden and Harris, along with first lady Jill Biden and second gentleman Doug Emhoff, emerged from the White House at sundown. They stood at the foot of the South Portico, covered in 500 candles honoring the dead, and listened to a Marine Corps band play "Amazing Grace" as they held a moment of silence.

Assembly Republicans standing in front of the Nevada legislative building. Some are holding signs listing priority points while Dr. Robin Titus is speaking to reporters.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

They may be in the minority, but Republicans in the Nevada legislature have set an agenda that includes bolstering the economy and reopening the state's schools. They also want to enact what they're calling common sense election reform. KUNR political editor Paul Boger joined Morning Edition host Noah Glick to break down the latest developments in Carson City.

People are driving up to a mobile food bank to pick up food.
Aramelle Wheeler / Food Bank of Northern Nevada

The pandemic's economic toll has left many in the Mountain West struggling to feed their families. In fact, Nevada and New Mexico have some of the highest rates of child food insecurity in the country, according to a report published last fall by the nonprofit Feeding America.

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For this week's Movie Minutes, KUNR Entertainment Reviewer Robin Holabird explores the film Land and says it offers strong acting and striking scenery.

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