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Isaac Hoops

Student Reporter

Isaac Hoops is a senior at the University of Nevada, Reno majoring in journalism and minoring in graphic design. He is also the photo editor of The Nevada Sagebrush. Isaac has worked as a photojournalist for multiple news publications in Nevada. After graduation he hopes to continue working in multimedia reporting. Isaac enjoys the outdoors and spends much of his free time rock climbing and hiking through the Sierra.

Some of the photo assignments Isaac has worked on for KUNR can be found here.

A woman crouching down in the middle of a river and collecting samples.
Joanna Blaszczak / University of Nevada, Reno Freshwater Ecology & Biogeochemistry Department

The EPA has reported several dog and livestock deaths due to toxic algae blooms found in riverbeds. A researcher from UNR is examining what conditions cause these blooms.

An image of a wildfire burning with large plumes of smoke
Courtesy / National Interagency Fire Center

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

An image of a book drop-off location outside of the Senior Center at the Douglas County Library.
Courtesy / Douglas County Library

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, July 16, 2021.

An image of Lake Tahoe from Sand Harbor
Courtesy / Nevada State Parks

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, July 15, 2021.

A conceptual illustration of a crowd looking at Dwight and Everett George, who are standing on a stage.
Lauren Ibañez / NPR Next Generation Radio

This story is part of a series by NPR’s Next Generation Radio program, which explored the theme: What Does It Mean To Be An American?

“We’re just trying to open people’s minds and make them see that you’re part of a community, so we should all take care of each other; we should all care about each other,” Dwight George said.

WOODLEYWONDERWORKS / FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, July 8.

Ken Lund / Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

An image of Senator Jacky Rosen meeting with workers.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, July 1, 2021.

KUNR Today: Interior Sec. Addresses Indian Boarding School History, Regional Unemployment Rates Vary

Jun 22, 2021
An historical image of the Stewart Indian School in Carson City, Nev.
Courtesy / Travel Nevada

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

KUNR Today: Juneteenth Officially A Federal Holiday, Nevada Offering Cash Prizes For The Vaccinated

Jun 18, 2021
A graphic image with check boxes
Courtesy @GovSisolak / Twitter

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, June 18, 2021.

An image of a fire in the forest
Courtesy / Eldorado National Forest

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, June 16, 2021.

An image of a house with a sold sign in the front.
American Advisors Group / www.aag.com/

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, June 10, 2021.

An image showing Tiehm's Buckwheat in its natural habitat.
Noah Glick / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, June 4, 2021.

A close up image of marijuana and a pipe used for smoking it.
Alexa Ard / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local morning news headlines for Friday, May 28, 2021.

KUNR Today: Grim Fire Season Outlook, COVID-19 Cases Continue To Decrease In Nevada

May 25, 2021
A close-up image of a fire engine.
Jana Sayson / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your morning news headlines for Tuesday, May 25, 2021.

An illustration of an ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.
Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Editor’s Note: KUNR is no longer updating this blog series as of Wednesday, May 26. For the most current information about the novel coronavirus in Nevada, in addition to local news headlines, visit KUNR Today.

5:45 p.m. | May 24, 2021

COVID-19 Cases And Test Positivity Rate Continue To Decrease In Nevada
By Lucia Starbuck

COVID-19 cases are continuing to decrease in Nevada.

Officials are reporting an average of 161 daily cases over the last two weeks, along with two deaths per day during that same time period. Daily cases have steadily decreased since the start of the month.

An illustration of an ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.
Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

6:12 p.m. | May 11, 2021

Head Of Washoe County Health District Supports Vaccine Requirements For Students
By KUNR Staff

Washoe County’s top public health official said he supports COVID-19 vaccination requirements before students can return to school this fall. 

An illustration of an ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.
Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

5:45 p.m. | April 27, 2021

Washoe County School District To Spend Up To $3 Million For Summer School
By KUNR Staff

The Washoe County School District is gearing up for a massive summer school program.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the district plans to spend up to $3 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds on the program.

A generic fentanyl transdermal patch, with a release rate of 12mcg per hour, applied to the skin (cropped).jpg" by DanielTahar is licensed with CC BY-SA 4.0. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0
Daniel Tahar / Creative Commons

Five years ago, Fentanyl-related deaths in Washoe County were nearly unheard of. But between 2019 and 2020, the number of deaths due to Fentanyl overdoses has risen from 25 to 55.

An illustration of an ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.
Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

7:00 p.m. | April 20, 2021

Nevada Reports Above Average Number Of New Cases, Deaths
By Paul Boger

Health officials reported 381 new cases and nine additional deaths in Nevada Tuesday.

Both are well above the state's two-week rolling average of new daily coronavirus cases and death. 

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