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Krysta Scripter

Krysta Scripter is a former digital services assistant at KUNR Public Radio.

A man stands in front of a work table, holding a small neon sign.
Krysta Scripter

Ken Hines has been working with neon for 38 years and describes himself as the last full-time neon tube-bender in Northern Nevada, making him an asset to the local sign industry. He won't be around forever though, and when KUNR first met him, he was looking for an apprentice. 

Since then, he's found one, and he expects to stay in business for another 10 or so years while also teaching his craft to the next generation.  KUNR took a look inside his studio at Artech to learn more. 

Illustrated by Stephanie Serrano

With high housing prices in Northern Nevada, Reno is seeing community members choosing to stay in motels as long-term residents. The city created a motel inspection program late last year and the team recently conducted its first inspection. KUNR’s Michelle Billman sat down with our reporters Stephanie Serrano and Krysta Scripter to learn more.

A shot of a bleed control kit, wrapped in cellophane and a rubber band.
Krysta Scripter

Avery Baldwin is the education program coordinator and a paramedic at REMSA, the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority, which provides ambulatory services for Northern Nevada. He says more people have been requesting bleeding control courses in the wake of hostile events like mass shootings and bombings. It can take EMS a few minutes to get to an emergency location, he says, and that time could mean the difference between someone dying of blood loss and someone surviving. 

man stands at podium with microphone
Krysta Scripter

About 200 people went to the GOP viewing party to wait for Tuesday's midterm election results at the Grand Sierra Resort. Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Adam Laxalt gave his concession speech after losing to Democrat Steve Sisolak. Laxalt called Sisolak just before he took the stage, promising to offer any help he could to Nevada's new governor. 

Click through the slideshow to see more of Tuesday night's event. 

A woman with short blond hair in a pink shirt stands near a window.
Krysta Scripter

As part of our Priced Out series, KUNR has been speaking with everyday people impacted by rising housing costs in the area. One of those people is Rachel Young, a state employee who has been struggling to find housing since she left her wife in 2017. Young sat down with KUNR to talk about her experiences and how the housing crunch has affected her personally.