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KUNR Public Radio: Local News Feed

A local news stream from the KUNR Public Radio newsroom and regional partners.

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021.

An image of indigenous students gathered in a gymnasium, holding signs that read "Honor Us," and "We are still here"
David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021.

A pair of BEARPAW brand shoes placed on a rock in front of Lake Tahoe.
Courtesy of BEARPAW for NNBW

Here’s the latest business news from around Northern Nevada, with Business Beat from the Northern Nevada Business Weekly.

An image of a firefighter with a chainsaw cutting down debris.
Joe Bradshaw / Bureau of Land Management

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021.

KUNR Today: Amodei still weighing run for Nevada governor, Dragonfly species rediscovered near Tahoe

Oct 11, 2021
An image of the Spiny Baskettail dragonfly
Tahoe Institute for Natural Sciences (TINS)

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Monday, Oct. 11, 2021.

News brief

Home care workers in Nevada petitioned the state government Tuesday to help improve pay and other benefits.

“We deserve a livable wage,” says Safiyyah Abdulrahim, a caregiver in Las Vegas.

An image of Catherine Cortez Masto speaking at a podium
Daniel Clark / The Nevada Independent

Here are the morning news headlines for Friday, Oct. 8, 2021.

An image of algae building up on top of a lake
Courtesy / Utah Department of Environmental Quality

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021.

An image of a sensor on a pipe.
Courtesy of Halogen Systems for NNBW

Here's the latest business news from around Northern Nevada, with Business Beat from the Northern Nevada Business Weekly.

An image of a member from Sparks Fire administering a COVID-19 vaccine.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021.

An image of people exploring new apartment complexes.
Courtesy / Placer County

Here are the local news headlines for Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021.

A light purple graphic that reads, “Most female murder victims are killed by a man they know,” with a pie graph showing that the rate is 91 percent.  The data is from a 2019 study by the Violence Policy Center titled “When Men Murder Women.”
Violence Policy Center

A yearly report shows several Western states have high numbers of women being murdered by men. Alaska is at the top of that list, followed by New Mexico, and Nevada ranks third.

An image of the Tiehm's Buckwheat
Noah Glick / KUNR Public Radio

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Monday, Oct. 4, 2021.

A white, vertical tower with a red siren on top. A blue sky fills the background of the composition.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

This story is part of the Mountain West News Bureau’s “After The Sun Goes Down” series. Listen to the full series at KUNC.org.

The hike from the abandoned Central Pacific train tunnels to the petroglyphs overlooking Donner Lake in northeast California is relatively short. But it’s hot, and the trail is steep, so the going is slow for the roughly two dozen kids from the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California.

Google Maps will soon launch a new filter that shows the location of active wildfires. Beyond that, when you click on a blaze, it will show emergency resources related to it.

“It’s important to also pair that geospatial information with things like emergency phone numbers, emergency websites, evacuation information,” said Vanessa Schneider, who works with Google’s crisis response team that built this tool. “So whenever that information is available, we try to surface that within the Google Maps layer itself.”

A mountain biker standing next to his bike in a grassy field. He is looking toward the horizon, which includes a cloudy sky and a setting sun behind trees.
Courtesy / Bureau of Land Management

Nevada celebrated its fifth annual public lands day over the weekend with events and free park admission, all designed to get more people outdoors. However, a new report in the journal Global Environmental Change estimates that as the planet warms up due to climate change, demand for outdoor recreation on public lands could go down.

An image of the Washoe County School District Administration Building
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Friday, Oct. 1, 2021.

Hydropower dips during western drought

Oct 1, 2021

The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects that there will be a 14% dip in hydropower in the U.S. this year. The vast majority of that decline is in the West.

Drought reduces water and reservoir levels, which means less water to flow through hydroelectric dams.

Kristen McNeill is standing behind a podium in front of district staff. She is speaking into a microphone while announcing her upcoming retirement.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

The head of the Washoe County School District announced Thursday she will retire at the end of the school year.

News Brief 

UPDATED: Today, the Department of the Interior said it would begin the next step of the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative by holding formal consultations with tribes. In a press release, the Department said, "agency staff are currently compiling decades of files and records to facilitate a proper review to organize documents, identify available and missing information, and ensure that records systems are standardized."

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