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Jayden Perez

Student reporter

Jayden Perez is a University of Nevada, Reno graduate. He majored in journalism and minored in writing. Jayden is committed to improving his reporting skills and incorporating multimedia into every project. His interests outside of reporting include writing, reading, and playing collectible card games.

In addition to his reporting, Jayden produces stories from other contributors for KUNR's website. Find his adaptations here.

The exterior of Little Flower Catholic Church.
Natalie Van Hoozer / KUNR Public Radio

Paul McCollum is the pastor at Little Flower Catholic Church in Reno, which serves English- and Spanish-speaking communities.

While reporting on a vaccine clinic being held there, KUNR’s Natalie Van Hoozer spoke with McCollum about how the church and parishioners have been impacted by the pandemic.

A map of the U.S. with the percent change in county populations between 2010 to 2020. The map is color coded and most counties in Nevada experienced slight to major changes in population. Clark and Washoe Counties saw the highest changes in percent.
U.S. Census Bureau

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Friday, Aug. 13, 2021.

An image of Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak standing with California Governor Gavin Newsom
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, July 29, 2021.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, July 22, 2021.

A close-up image of a health worker filling a vaccine dose into a syringe
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, July 9, 2021.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, July 2, 2021.

An image of a dealer at a table dealing cards.
Alexa Ard / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local morning news headlines for Thursday, May 27, 2021.

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David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Here are your local morning news headlines for Friday, May 21, 2021.

Here are your local morning news headlines for Thursday, May 20, 2021.

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Alexa Ard / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, May 13, 2021.

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

6:00 p.m. | May 4, 2021

Nevada’s COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Still Declining
By Lucia Starbuck

The COVID-19 vaccination rate in Nevada is still slowing down.

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.

An image of Assembly Majority Leader Teresa Benitez-Thompson alongside Assembly Leader Jason Frierson
David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Apr. 22, 2021.

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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Screenshot / Our Town Reno via Facebook

Homeless advocates in Reno say the pandemic has only exacerbated problems for unsheltered individuals in the region.

A screenshot of Jacky Rosen chairing the first meeting
Screenshot / U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

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

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 13, 2021

Gov. Sisolak Confident Nevada Can Fully Reopen By June 1
By Lucia Starbuck

Nevada is on path to lift a majority of COVID-19 restrictions in the coming months, Governor Steve Sisolak announced at his press conference Tuesday.

An image of Selena Torres
David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thurs, Apr. 8, 2021.

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

7:13 p.m. | April 6, 2021

Nevada Continues To Report Fewer Than 200 Daily Cases Of COVID-19
By Lucia Starbuck

Nevada’s COVID-19 test-positivity rate is slowly starting to tick up. 

The latest data from the state shows about 4.4% of all COVID tests are coming back positive. The metric is a key indicator of how quickly the virus is spreading through a community. 

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