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Not All COVID-19 Aid Is Spent. But Schools, Cities And States Say They Need More

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. "I have a list of things that we need in order to be able to...

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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.

Este artículo fue traducido por la periodista, Adriana Morga y editado por el reportero Carlos Cabrera-Lomelí del equipo de KQED en Español.

The Biden administration reopened enrollment for the Affordable Care Act this week. But enrollment details aren't the same everywhere.


Minari movie poster. A man and a young boy are looking away from the camera. The man is holding a baseball bat in one arm and embracing the young boy with the other.
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KUNR entertainment reviewer Robin Holabird finds strong family dynamics in the movie Minari, currently playing in theaters.

A digital screenshot of the Death Valley home page on the new National Parks Service App.
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The National Park Service just dropped an early version of its new app.

The rift within the Republican Party spilled out into full view this week.

After voting to acquit Donald Trump on an impeachment charge of incitement of insurrection following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell said unequivocally that the former president is to blame.

Digital event flyer. COVID-19 vaccines explained. A Facebook Live question and answer session in Spanish on Wednesday, February 10, at 5 p.m. Pacific Time.
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With information about COVID-19 vaccines evolving rapidly, KUNR recently put on a Facebook Live event in Spanish with a local epidemiologist to address questions and concerns.

Our bilingual reporter Natalie Van Hoozer hosted the Q&A and spoke with KUNR’s Jayden Perez to share highlights from the conversation. 

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Lucia Starbuck / This is Reno

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021.

The COVID-19 vaccines are here, but if it's your turn to get vaccinated, how are you supposed to sign up?

The answers vary by place, so NPR created a tool to help you understand how things work in your state and connect you with local resources. And we're sharing guiding principles and advice for navigating the process below.

Search for your state below. (There are a few large cities with their own immunization plans that you'll find on our list as well.)

It's been a long journey for Perseverance, NASA's latest Mars rover, and it's about to get very real very quickly.

Perseverance, a six-wheeled, SUV-sized vehicle with the most sophisticated robotic astrobiology lab ever launched and an experimental aerial drone aboard, is at the heart of the Mars 2020 mission. It blasted off in July on a 293-million-mile journey.

The average U.S. life expectancy dropped by a year in the first half of 2020, according to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics, a part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Life expectancy at birth for the total U.S. population was 77.8 years – a decline of 1 year from 78.8 in 2019. For males, the life expectancy at birth was 75.1 – a decline of 1.2 years from 2019. For females, life expectancy declined to 80.5 years, a 0.9 year decrease from 2019.

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Movie Minutes with Robin Holabird

Minari movie poster. A man and a young boy are looking away from the camera. The man is holding a baseball bat in one arm and embracing the young boy with the other.
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KUNR entertainment reviewer Robin Holabird finds strong family dynamics in the movie Minari, currently playing in theaters.

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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KUNR Film Critic Robin Holabird says the new movie Nomadland rates as one of the best ever filmed in Nevada.

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