Lokken: Negativity Looms Large In 2018 Election

The 2018 Midterms are just 30 days away, and office-seekers in Nevada are crisscrossing the state working to drum up support ahead of the November election. KUNR's Paul Boger sat down with Professor Lokken and has this report.

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Small Businesses Gain Access To Health Insurance

Sep 21, 2018
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The Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce has announced access to major medical health insurance for small business members. Our contributor, Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has the details.

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The leading cause of death in Nevada is heart disease. Some medical facilities around the country, including Renown Health in Reno, are incorporating whole food, plant-based nutrition in their treatment plans. To learn more about the science behind this way of eating, KUNR's Anh Gray sat down with Dr. Michael Greger. He’s the author of the bestselling book How Not To Die and a leading expert on how nutrition can prevent premature death.

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The Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would curb the use of electronic-cigarettes among teenagers. As Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports, a group of Nevada researchers found that a significant amount of cancer-causing chemicals remain in the lungs from vaping.

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An exhibit paying homage to the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Olympics is on display at the Truckee Community Recreation Center. Everything from vintage uniforms and rarely seen photography to illustrations by Walt Disney --a huge fan of skiing--are also showcased. The memorabilia are some of the last remaining vestiges of a games that changed winter sports and the Tahoe-Truckee region. Our arts reporter Holly Hutchings visited the exhibit and talked with one avid Olympic collector and author to learn more.

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The Nevada Institute of Autonomous Systems or NIAS has launched a new center focusing on education revolving the use of drones. KUNR's Stephanie Serrano has more.

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Officials in Nevada are working to create a system aimed at helping workers in the state's private sector save for retirement. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has more.

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe Adds Resort Improvements

Sep 13, 2018
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After investing $2 million on upgrades this summer, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is projecting a late October opening date for the 2018-2019 season. Our Contributor Kaleb Roedel with the Northern Nevada Business View has more.

Rural Nevada Aims To Expand Internet Access With Federal Grant

Sep 13, 2018
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The Federal Communications Commission is awarding rural Nevada $29 million to expand broadband Internet access. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has more.

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The Nevada Public Works Board is reviewing roughly $1.2 billion in requests from agencies and the university system for construction projects and jobs in the state. Our Contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has more.

Business Owners Protected By DACA Still In Limbo

Sep 13, 2018
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According to the latest data from U.S. Immigration Services, there are more than 2,500 DACA recipients living in Northern and rural Nevada. Since its inception, the program has shielded recipients from deportation. But over the past year, the undocumented individuals who were brought to the U.S. as children have been living in legislative limbo after the Trump Administration rescinded the program. Yet some are doing their best to move forward despite the uncertainty, such as those who have started their own businesses. KUNR’s Karina Gonzalez has the story.

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