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Dancers from local dance company Pueblo Nuevo prefrom on Fiesta on Wells.
Karina Gonzalez

Reno residents were immersed in community celebrations honoring Hispanic Heritage Month over the weekend. One event highlighted a corridor of the city that's becoming known as a cultural melting pot. KUNR’s Stephanie Serrano reports.

Brown metal vines with glass leaves wrap around patio posts at a Reno restaurant. They were fashioned by local artisans, commissioned by Tilio Lagatta. Lagatta's company redevelops buildings and has been including art to add punch and hopefully value.
Holly Hutchings

A report from The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis shows that arts and cultural production accounted for over $6 billion of the silver state's economy in 2015. As KUNR's Holly Hutchings reports, business leaders are looking for ways to use cultural contributions to grow and improve their industries.

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200 new affordable dorm-style units will be opening in Reno this fall. Our contributor, Kaleb Roedel with the Northern Nevada Business View has the details.

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Karina Gonzalez

The City of Reno held its second annual Fiesta event to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Wingfield Park on Saturday. The park was filled music from all of Latin America and included performances by dancers and artists. People danced to the music or relaxed on the lawn, taking in the Latin experience.

Take a look at our photo gallery highlighting the event:

Victor Hugo Manuel Alcantara con recuerdos de sus años creciendo en los EE.UU. Foto cortesía de Guillermo Bautista.
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Muchas veces, la narrativa sobre la deportación termina cuando una persona indocumentada es detenida y deportada. También hay personas sin papeles llamadas retornadas, que aunque no son deportadas, deciden regresar a su país de origen.

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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Anh Gray

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.

Holly Hutchings

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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