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Across the globe, more and more people are buying electric cars. That has spurred the need for lithium, which is used to make the car batteries. Financial analysts project that demand will double between 2015 and 2025.

All this has driven the Canadian-owned company Lithium Nevada to go after a massive deposit in Northern Nevada. 

Women dancing on the street.
Jana Sayson

Hundreds flooded onto Virginia Street on Saturday morning for the third annual Women’s March in Reno. At the helm were various groups of indigenous women hailing from tribes all across Nevada and California. Traditional jingle dress dancers, drummers, and chant leaders led the sea of people into the City Plaza for a rally. While many women’s rights issues were called to attention, the tribes’ leadership in this march highlighted the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Movement.

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A group of Washoe County middle school teachers recently gathered for a hands-on STEM training program. KUNR contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has more.

Paul Boger

While activists across the nation are gearing up for the third Women's March this weekend, organizers of local Women's Marches have been dealing with the aftermath of accusations of racism in the national branch. 

Paul Boger

Nevada's new Democratic Governor, Steve Sisolak, is calling on lawmakers to increase funding for public schools, protect the Affordable Care Act, and pass gun control measures as part of his first State of the State Address.

A jar of marijuana sits on a counter next to a scale.
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Reno City Council has decided to keep its limit on marijuana dispensaries to eight licenses. KUNR contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has the details.

Disaster planning often focuses on treating adults and overlooks the special needs of children. KUNR’s Anh Gray reports as more communities nationwide experience gun violence, emergency workers are learning how to care for young victims of mass shootings.

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Courtesy of Barbara Davis.

Decades before Nevada was known for its casinos, it was world famous for offering quick divorces. In this segment of Time & Place, historian Alicia Barber explains how the process worked for those who traveled to the Silver State to end their marriages.

Illustrated By Stephanie Serrano

Around 3,000 federal employees in Nevada are waiting and worried as the government shutdown continues. KUNR reporter Stephanie Serrano recently spoke to a few of them.

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Alexa Ard

A federal grant for more than $650,000 is meant to help Northern Nevada law enforcement agencies prevent firearm-related crimes. KUNR’s Anh Gray talked with Detective Lieutenant Zach Thew with the Reno Police Department about the Reno Gun Initiative, which launched last year.   

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