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Lucia Starbuck

New Bill Would Expand Dental Coverage For Diabetic Nevadans

People with diabetes are more at risk for gum disease and infections. Medicaid doesn’t cover routine dental procedures. That’s why there’s a bill to expand dental coverage for Nevadans with diabetes. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck has more.

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The Nevada County Health Rankings Report was recently released. Washoe County came in sixth place in the state for overall health, a jump from the previous year. KUNR’s Anh Gray reports that affordable housing, access to mental health care and substance abuse are still big issues.

Bree Zender

The the LGBTQ-rights focused nonprofit, Human Rights Campaign, recently released a study concerning how inclusive city policies and services are to folks in the LGBTQ community. The report rates cities around the country on their non-discrimination laws, the municipality as an employer, municipal services, law enforcement and the city leadership's public position on equality.

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Kathleen Masterson

Nevada’s bighorn sheep are under threat from disease. To grow the population, biologists have been relocating sheep to new habitat. The bighorn are captured with a net gun, then airlifted by helicopter, medically evaluated, and then driven to their new mountain home. KUNR’s Kathleen Masterson recently attended a relocation in Northern Nevada and she talked about her reporting experience with Bree Zender.

Jana Sayson

Lawmakers in Carson City are facing down the first major deadline of the session. Monday is the last day they’ll be able to introduce new legislation for the rest of 2019, and with hundreds of bill expected to be introduced before the end of the day, it's likely the start of a busy week in Carson. KUNR's Bree Zender sat down with Political Reporter Paul Boger to break down the news from the capital city.

For the second time in as many weeks, a prominent Democratic lawmaker in Nevada has resigned from office amid allegations of misconduct.

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Nevada men’s basketball player Jazz Johnson recently scored a career high of 27 points in his game against Air Force. As a junior, he’s been awarded two Mountain West Conference media honors, Sixth Man of the Year and Honorable Mention. The team recently won its third consecutive regular season championship. Off the court, Johnson reflects on the sacrifices it’s taken to be in this position. KUNR Stephanie Serrano sat down with him to talk about his upbringing, family, and his younger sister Nyame, along with, of course, the Mountain West tournament.

Advocates Urge Lawmakers To Ban Underage Marriage

Mar 13, 2019
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Sara Tasneem said she was 15 years old when she was forced into a “spiritual marriage” with a 28-year-old man she had only met hours earlier. When she was 16 and pregnant, she was taken to Reno, where the marriage was solemnized in Nevada.

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Sara Tasneem dijo que tenía 15 años cuando la obligaron a un “matrimonio espiritual” con un hombre de 28 años a quien conoció solo horas antes. Cuando tenía 16 años y estaba embarazada, la llevaron a Reno, donde se formalizó el matrimonio en Nevada.

In the U.S., more than half of the nearly 40,000 gun-related deaths in 2017 were from suicides, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That proportion is even higher in Nevada. KUNR’s Anh Gray sat down with the state’s Suicide Prevention Coordinator Misty Vaughan Allen to explore this issue.

Mexican workers in Bracero Program
Courtesy of Neal Cobb.

As neighboring countries, the United States and Mexico have a long history of bilateral agreements. In this installment of “Time & Place,” historian Alicia Barber looks at one cooperative program introduced during World War II to benefit residents on both sides of the border.


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