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Isaac Hoops

Isaac Hoops is a former student reporter at KUNR Public Radio.

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

Lindsey is a teenager and photographed in her high school cheerleading outfit. She is standing in front of her school in Elko while holding pompoms.
Courtesy of Lindsey Oppenhein

In June, Nevada passed a law that prohibits schools from using a mascot that features racially discriminatory identifiers — unless the school has permission from the specific group. Part of the legislation has brought attention to Elko High School’s mascot: the Indians. It remains unclear if the school will need to change it.

Lindsey Oppenhein is a member of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone and an alumna of Elko High School, and she started a petition to change the school’s mascot. She reflects on her time at the high school and shares why she thinks the mascot should change.

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is sitting at a desk with her name plaque and a microphone in front of her.
Courtesy of House Committee on Natural Resources

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021.

An image of an autonomous robot rolling on a walkway
Isaac Hoops / KUNR Public Radio

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021.

An aerial image of Thacker Pass. A large, desert-like landscape with some hills and a paved road.
Courtesy / Bureau of Land Management

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, July 30, 2021.

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.

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