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Paul Boger

News Reporter

Paul grew up in Phoenix and earned his B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from Troy University in Alabama where he worked as a producer, editor and local host for Troy Public Radio. Paul then spent several years at Mississippi Public Broadcasting as the legislative and education reporter. His work there was featured on several NPR newscasts, All Things Considered, Morning Edition, PBS Newshour and the BBC.

He’s also collaborated with the NPR Ed and the Southern Education Desks on stories that have aired across the Southeast. That work has earned Paul several Mississippi AP Broadcasters Association Awards and a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

Paul is looking forward to calling Reno his new home. When he’s not working you can find him and his wife, Lynsey, playing with their dog, Hank. He also enjoys reading, running, hiking, camping, playing board games, collecting postcards, road tripping and, of course, listening to public radio and podcasts.

Sisolak is sitting as he signs the bill. Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers stand behind him. They are all wearing bright blue union t-shirts.
Photo Courtesy of Governor Steve Sisolak's Office

Nevada is now the second state in the country to adopt a so-called public option health insurance law. That measure is supposed to drive coverage costs down over the next several years and was among a number of bills signed into law by Governor Steve Sisolak this week. To talk about that, and more, KUNR host Michele Ravera spoke with political editor Paul Boger.

WCSD Superintendent Kristen McNeill is sitting next to Board President Angie Taylor behind a folding table with a black table cloth. Both are looking down as McNeill reads prepared remarks.
Paul Boger / KUNR

Washoe County schools will soon form a task force to evaluate the district’s potential K-5 grade social justice curriculum. The group will examine teaching materials on topics such as racism and equality. KUNR’s Paul Boger spoke with Washoe County School District Superintendent Kristen McNeill to learn more.

Exterior of the Washoe County School District administration building.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

The Washoe County School Board is creating a task force to review materials related to the district’s K-5 social justice curriculum. The board formed the task force after hours of public comment in opposition to social justice being taught in schools.

An image of a rainbow-painted crosswalk beneath the famous Reno Arch.
Courtesy City of Reno Twitter

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

A close-up image of the exterior of Reno City Hall
Jana Sayson / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Monday, June 7, 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.

Members of the Nevada Assembly are all standing and facing the center of a conference room.
Paul Boger / KUNR

The 81st Session of the Nevada Legislature is officially over after lawmakers approved one of the largest ever tax increases on the state's mining industry. The move is expected to generate millions in state revenue for education. To explain the change, KUNR Morning Edition host Noah Glick spoke with political editor Paul Boger.

The Nevada Assembly gavels out.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

Nevada lawmakers have successfully negotiated one of the largest mining tax increases in state history. The bill’s passage caps off a tumultuous session in which lawmakers added nearly hundreds of millions of dollars in new funding for schools. KUNR’s Paul Boger reports.

A bright red siren sits atop a steel frame behind the fire department in Minden, Nevada.
Paul Boger / KUNR

Many communities across the Mountain West were once known as “sundown towns.” Those are places that once had policies to force people of color to leave town by nightfall. If they didn’t, they could be arrested or worse. One town in Nevada is grappling with its racist legacy.   

An image of the Assembly in March.
David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Here are your local morning news headlines for Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

Two people walk past a wall of framed photos in the Nevada Legislature.
David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

There are only four days left in Nevada's 81st legislative session, and lawmakers are scrambling to get bills out of the door and onto the governor's desk. That includes appropriating billions in state dollars to fund the government over the next two years. To talk about that, KUNR Morning Edition host Noah Glick spoke with political editor Paul Boger.

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.

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

Here are your local morning news headlines for Wednesday, May 26, 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.

Nicole Cannizzaro is wearing a face mask and looking away from the camera.
David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Nevada lawmakers are taking up a last-minute effort to give casinos greater authority to ban firearms from their properties.

An image of proposed bills in the Nevada Legislature.
David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Here are your morning news headlines for Monday, May 24, 2021.

Multiple people are sitting in a semicircle-shaped auditorium. There is a podium at the front of the room.
David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Portions of Nevada’s economy have recovered faster than previously predicted, and lawmakers are using that to their advantage. This week, the legislature’s two finance committees took steps to finalize the budget. The effort includes a new education funding formula and an additional $500 million for the state’s K-12 education system. To help explain what that means for students, KUNR host Michele Ravera spoke with political editor Paul Boger.

A stack of legislative bills being placed in cubbies.
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.

An image of Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro.
David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Here are your morning news headlines for Monday, May 17, 2021.

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