KUNR Public Radio: Local News Feed

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This is a stream of local news from the KUNR Public Radio newsroom. 

Pappy Smith at the Harolds Club.
Courtesy Special Collections, UNR Libraries.

Today, casinos are run by corporations that operate under a set of industry-wide standards and practices, but in the early days of Nevada gaming, the way a casino operated could tell you a lot about its owners. Historian Alicia Barber describes one notable example in this episode of Time & Place.

Gideon Caplovitz/UNR

There’s an old adage that 'seeing is believing' or 'I’ll believe it when I see it,' but can our eyes really be trusted?

Washington State Department of Natural Resources / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The Bureau of Land Management is proposing 11,000 miles of fuel breaks throughout our region to help combat the spread of wildfires.

Stephanie Serrano

Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, is preparing raids against undocumented migrants across the country this weekend. This has local residents in the Latinx community scared. KUNR's Stephanie Serrano has more.

First Days In America: Basketball Coach Dimitrios Kyriakou

Jul 12, 2019
Illustrated by Yunji Dai
Illustrated by Yunji Dai

Dimitrios Kyriakou had a successful career coaching professional basketball in Greece, but he always dreamed of coaching in the United States. It was a dream that, ultimately, didn’t work out. Today, we share his story as part of our series called “First Days In America.”

Illustrated by Stephanie Serrano
Illustrated by Stephanie Serrano

Danell Wilson-Perlman brings female entrepreneurs back to her home country of South Africa for an immersion program that connects them with other female leaders they can learn from. She lives in Reno now and remembers her arrival to the U.S. for our series “First Days in America.”

The facade around the entrance of Argenta Hall was nearly completly blown out due to the explosion.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

Officials with the University of Nevada, Reno say a dormitory that was severely damaged during an explosion last week is structurally sound but currently uninhabitable. That's putting a strain on the school as it prepares for the upcoming academic year.

KUNR's Paul Boger spoke with University Provost Kevin Carman about the explosion, and how the school plans to move forward in the coming months.

RedBoy [Matt] / CC BY-ND 2.0

On Tuesday, three of our region's governors joined 21 others to support a strong national standard for clean cars, called the "Nation's Clean Car Promise."

The agreement has three goals: reduce greenhouse gases, create regulatory certainty and preserve jobs in the auto sector.

Boise State Public Radio / Mountain West News Bureau

Any day now, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will rule on the case of Adree Edmo. She’s a transgender woman currently in prison in Idaho. She sued the state for sex reassignment surgery—and won.

The state appealed. And now the 9th Circuit’s decision on her case could have implications not only for her but for transgender inmates across the West and potentially the nation.

First Days In America: Casino Exec. Karen Goforth

Jul 11, 2019
Illustrated by Stephanie Serrano
Illustrated by Stephanie Serrano

Wanting to explore and see the world in her early twenties, Karen Goforth came to the United States from Melbourne, Australia about 40 years ago. When she arrived, she discovered more opportunities for women in the states. Today, she tells us her story for our series, “First Days in America.”

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