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Paul Boger

News Reporter

Paul Boger is a journalist with nearly a decade’s experience covering politics, education and breaking news. He has a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from Troy University in Alabama. He’s previously worked for Mississippi Public Broadcasting and Troy Public Radio.

His work has aired on several NPR programs, including All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Here and Now, as well as countless NPR newscasts. He’s also collaborated with the BBC, PBS Newshour, The California Report and the Mountain West News Bureau, in addition to the NPR Ed and Southern Education Desks.

An image of scientists working in a lab
Courtesy National Renewable Energy Laboratory / U.S. Dept. of Energy

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021.

An image of a boat in the middle of Lake Tahoe, with smoke surrounding
Courtesy Katie Senft / UC Davis

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Monday, Sept. 20, 2021.

An image of textbooks sitting on a desk in a classroom.
Alexa Ard / KUNR Public Radio

Here are the local news headlines for Friday, Sept. 17, 2021.

An image of UNR President Brian Sandoval wearing a mask while standing outside with other faculty members.
Courtesy / University of Nevada, Reno

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021.

A sample driver’s license. “Nevada Driver’s License” appears above the top. There’s a headshot and general information about the driver, in addition to their signature. There is a Battle Born seal and the Las Vegas skyline illustrated in the background.
Courtesy of Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.

An infographic with housing data. The median sold price for a house in Reno-Sparks in August was $530,000. Housing units are down by 13.8 percent from July, but active inventory is up by 3.2 percent. Homes in August took an average of 16 days to contract.
Screenshot / Reno-Sparks Association of Realtors

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.

An image of a wildland firefighter looking ahead to a large wall of flames in the distance
Courtesy / CAL FIRE

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Friday, Sept. 3, 2021.

Mountains with smoke emerging from them.
Screenshot / ALERTWildfire Tahoe cameras

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021.

A color-coded map showing the progression of the Caldor Fire. The northeast and southeast sections of the burn area had notable growth on Sunday, August 29.
Courtesy / InciWeb

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Monday, Aug. 30, 2021.

The Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center on the UNR Campus.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Friday, Aug. 27, 2021.

An aerial image of the UNR campus. The Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center is in focus with the Joe Crowley Student Union visible in the background.
Alexa Ard / KUNR Public Radio

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021.

Secretary Haaland is standing behind a podium in front of Lake Tahoe. It’s a hazy day, but the sky is blue. A placard that reads “Lake Tahoe Summit 2021” is posted to the podium. Several individuals are sitting in chairs around her.
Courtesy of The Tahoe Fund

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Friday, Aug. 20, 2021.

A color-coded meter that represents Washoe County’s COVID-19 transmission level for the week. The arrow on the meter is pointing at dark red section, which is considered “very high.” The words “Stay Healthy, Stay Informed, Stay Safe” are printed under.
Courtesy of Washoe County Health District

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021.

There is a small wave inbound on a sandy shore of Lake Tahoe while large rocks are peaking out of the emerald water. A hill covered in trees is visible in the background. A snowcapped mountainscape is visible in the far background, too.
Will Stone

The Nevada Board of Regents recently signed off on a plan that will fold Tahoe’s Sierra Nevada University into the University of Nevada, Reno. First announced in early July, the merger could be complete as early as fall 2022, but the schools have to get approval from a number of other educational regulatory agencies. KUNR’s Paul Boger spoke with UNR President Brian Sandoval to talk about the process.

A detailed, illustrated map showing the outline of the Dixie Path. There are two colors used on the map, with red lines representing active fire areas and black lines representing areas that are contained. Both colors cover large areas of California land.
InciWeb

KUNR is providing updates on the Dixie Fire as they relate to Susanville and our listening area. Visit our live blog to view recent updates.

The Dixie Fire, the largest single wildfire in California’s history, continues to burn about 100 miles northwest of Reno. Now officially a month old, the blaze has destroyed hundreds of homes and it’s torched more than 500,000 acres in Plumas and Lassen National Forests. KUNR Morning Edition host Noah Glick spoke with senior reporter Paul Boger to get the latest details on the fire and more.

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.

Thre volunteers preparing swabs to test residents of a skilled nursing facility for COVID-19. The volunteers are wearing PPE from head to toe, which includes face masks, face shields, gowns and gloves.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Here are the latest news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021.

An image of a sign pointing caucus-goers where to participate.
Noah Glick / KUNR Public Radio

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Monday, Aug. 9, 2021.

A screenshot of a hazy, gray view of a business park. Ash is clearly seen on the lens of the camera.
Wildfire Alert

Over the past two weeks, Nevada has averaged more than 900 new cases of COVID-19 a day. Health officials say the newest wave of infections is the result of the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus. And as if that wasn’t enough, one of the largest wildfires in California history is also dumping smoke and ash across Northern Nevada. KUNR Morning Edition host Noah Glick checked in with senior reporter Paul Boger to discuss the top stories from the week.

A still from a press conference with Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak. Sisolak is standing at a podium. He is wearing a suit and a face mask while looking toward the camera and speaking into a microphone. There is a sign language interpreter to his right.
Screenshot / Governor Sisolak Via YouTube

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Friday, Aug. 6, 2021.

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