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Nate Hegyi

Nate is UM School of Journalism reporter. He reads the news on Montana Public Radio three nights a week.

An image of two people in HAZMAT suits holding a COVID-19 test.
Lucia Starbuck / This Is Reno

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, July 27, 2021.

Brendan Paul has got the look. The dyed black pompadour. The bedazzled suit. The sunglasses. He’s an Elvis impersonator and, on a recent Wednesday, he guided two young women – Jess Sandoval and Alana Stroebel – through some special vows at the Graceland wedding chapel in downtown Las Vegas.

“Jess, I want you to look Alana in the eyes and say, ‘I promise to always love you tender and never leave you at the Heartbreak Hotel,” Paul said to laughter.

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U.S. Navy / Creative Commons, CC BY 2.0

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Monday, July 19, 2021.

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Courtesy / Douglas County Library

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

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Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

News Brief

Oil production is ramping up on federal public lands despite President Biden’s promise to end new drilling. The Bureau of Land Management has signed off on roughly 2,200 applications for new projects so far and approvals are on pace to hit their highest levels since the last year of the Bush administration.

News Brief

Severe weather may have played a role in the deaths of two veteran firefighters in a plane crash in northwest Arizona over the weekend.

Fire pilot Matt Miller, 48, and air tactical group supervisor Jeff Piechura, 62, were surveying a new wildfire near the small town of Wikieup, Ariz. on Saturday when the accident happened.

“There were storms in the area,” Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman Dolores Garcia said. “That’s one of the factors investigators will be looking through when trying to determine what happened.”

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Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Monday, July 12, 2021.

It’s been a hectic morning for Guadalupe Serna. She drives for Lyft in Las Vegas, Nevada and the city is almost fully reopened for tourism. There’s a volleyball tournament in town, concerts, and thousands of visitors flying here every day to gamble.

“It’s a busy week right now,” she says.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Monday, June 14, 2021.

This story was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

When police took Carlos Yazzie to jail on the Navajo Nation in New Mexico after his arrest on a bench warrant in January 2017, he needed immediate medical attention. His foot was swollen and his blood alcohol content was nearly six times the legal limit.

An image of firefighters working during a wildfire.
Juan Najera / Bureau of Land Management

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of June 3, 2021.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

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Alexa Ard / KUNR Public Radio

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

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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.

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Ken Lund / CC BY-SA 2.0

Here are your local headlines for the morning of Tuesday, Apr. 27, 2021.

Last week, the Biden administration unveiled its budget plan for managing federal public lands, and it contains big funding increases that reflect the administration's priorities around conservation and climate change.

Last week, the Biden administration unveiled its budget plan for managing federal public lands, and it contains big funding increases that reflect the administration's priorities around conservation and climate change.

As more Americans get vaccinated, they're finally preparing for long-delayed vacations. But if they want to visit some big-name national parks in the West, they may need a reservation.

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