When Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve took office in 2014, the city was still emerging from the depths of the Great Recession. Now, four years later, the Biggest Little City has seen significant progress and Schieve is asking voters to elect her to a second term.

KUNR's Paul Boger caught up with the mayor at a campaign event to discuss that progress and how the city can continue to address some of the biggest issues facing the city including affordable housing.

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Our Town Reno

60-year-old Joyce Cowdin lives at the El Tavern Motel in Reno. She used to work but is now in poor health, so her budget is tight. While some of the local motels have issues with drugs, crime, and bug infestations, they offer affordable housing for families, seniors and the working poor. In this audio postcard, Cowdin describes her living situation and says the motels are a safety net for many low income residents. 

With two weeks until the 2018 midterm election, KUNR has not yet been able to schedule interviews with some of the most prominent members of the GOP running for office. KUNR News Director Michelle Billman sat down with Senior Political Reporter Paul Boger to talk about some of the Republican candidates and where they stand on the issues.

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At this year’s ballot box, Nevada voters may decide whether some medical equipment will get a sales tax exemption. KUNR’s Anh Gray has the details.

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Question 6, or the Renewable Energy Standards Initiative, would require Nevada to increase the state’s renewable portfolio standards to 50 percent by the year 2030. Our senior political reporter Paul Boger sat down with student reporter Paolo Zialcita to discuss Question 6.

Republican Senator Dean Heller and Democratic Congresswoman Jacky Rosen traded barbs in their first and only debate. KUNR’s Anh Gray reports health care took center stage.

Bree Zender

Next month, Lyon County voters will be posed with a ballot question: Should sex work be legal?

Ultimately, the county commissioners will have the final word. Critics say that legal sex work is unethical. They specifically mention what are called “lineups”--where the sex workers present themselves to prospective clients, calling the practice demeaning to women. Brothel owners disagree, saying it’s empowering. KUNR’s Bree Zender wanted to know how the sex workers themselves feel about it.

Clint for Congress

Democrats in Nevada’s Congressional District 2 hope to clinch a victory in the historically red district. The race is on between three-term Republican incumbent Mark Amodei and Democratic challenger Clint Koble. KUNR’s Holly Hutchings sat down with Koble to discuss issues he says affect all Nevadans, such as public lands and immigration, and what he will do if he wins.

In a congressional district that’s never gone blue, Republican incumbent Mark Amodei hopes to retain the seat he’s held since 2011. KUNR’s Holly Hutchings sat down with Mr. Amodei to discuss his position on immigration, healthcare and more, as well as his plans for the next 24 months in office.

Nevada's U.S. Senate race is among the most closely watched election in the nation. To break down the race between incumbent Republican Senator Dean Heller and his challenger, Democratic Congresswoman Jacky Rosen, KUNR's News Director Michelle Billman sat down with our Senior Political Reporter Paul Boger.