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

A close-up of several photo frames from an angle. The photos inside the frames are out of focus and include headshots. The reflection cast from the glass is in focus, and an empty hall inside the Legislature is visible.
David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

With less than three weeks until the end of Nevada's 2021 legislative session, lawmakers are scrambling to make it to the finish line. KUNR Morning Edition host Noah Glick spoke with political editor Paul Boger to get the latest from Carson City.

A black bear eating berries off of a bush in the wilderness.
Courtesy of Nevada Department of Wildlife

Biologists and veterinarians in California and Nevada are investigating a puzzling disease that has been causing bears to experience encephalitis, a sometimes fatal inflammation of the brain.

David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, May 14, 2021.

An illustration of an ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.
Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

6:00 p.m. | May 13, 2021

NEW CDC Guidelines Drop Mask Mandate For Vaccinated In Nevada
By Paul Boger

Fully vaccinated residents in Nevada no longer have to wear a mask indoors.

An aerial image of the campus of UNR.
Alexa Ard / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, May 13, 2021.

Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson sits at her desk in the Assembly. She is wearing a red jacket and a black face mask while she speaks with someone.
(David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)

Federal officials, this week, released the first guidance on how states can use billions of dollars from the latest round of coronavirus relief funds. The money is meant to keep state and local governments solvent as they deal with lagging tax revenues and greater demands on services. But Nevada's economy is recovering faster than previously expected. KUNR's Paul Boger spoke with Democratic Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson about how the session is progressing and how best lawmakers can use that money.

Senator Brooks sits in his chair on the floor of the Senate. He is wearing a face mask while someone who is not facing the camera speaks to him.
(David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)

Nevada lawmakers are moving forward with a measure aimed at implementing the state’s new pupil-centered funding plan. Educators were among the bill’s toughest critics.

An image of a giant pit mining operation
Courtesy Nevada Division of Environmental Protection

Here are your local morning news headlines for Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

A large pile of trash in the desert outside of North Las Vegas.
Nathaniel Holmes / BLM

It’s easy to throw away everyday household waste, but what happens when broken appliances, old furniture or even hazardous waste need to be removed?

An illustration of an ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.
Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

6:12 p.m. | May 11, 2021

Head Of Washoe County Health District Supports Vaccine Requirements For Students
By KUNR Staff

Washoe County’s top public health official said he supports COVID-19 vaccination requirements before students can return to school this fall. 

A teenage girl with her parents in their backyard on the Fourth of July. They are dressed in patriotic colors and holding American flags.
Courtesy of Janelle Olisea

Washoe County high school senior Janelle Olisea is graduating next month and will be heading off to her dream college; however, she’s feeling a bit less exuberant and more worried these days. As a Filipino immigrant, the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans nationwide has her concerned for her family’s safety. She shares her thoughts in this audio diary.

A foyer inside of a coworking office space. There is a table, stool, water cooler and television in one room, and through a set of double doors, there is a conference table with multiple chairs.
Courtesy of Diverse Business Connections

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

A color-coded map showing the drought severity throughout the U.S.
U.S. Drought Monitor

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

President Biden has laid out his vision for the future of public education, which includes a nationwide community college tuition waiver for all Americans who want to take advantage.

That waiver would be especially impactful in states with the lowest levels of higher education attainment, including several in the Mountain West. In Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming and New Mexico, fewer than 30% of adults over 25 have a bachelor's degree.

People of color still lack the resources they need to make informed decisions about getting vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

An aerial image of the campus of UNR.
Alexa Ard / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Monday, May 10, 2021.

A woman wearing dental physician attire and standing in front of a van outside.
Natalie Van Hoozer / KUNR

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A mobile dental service is improving access to care for underserved communities. Drop-In Dental recently visited Yerington, in Lyon County, for the first time. It’s one of the several rural counties in the state grappling with a shortage of dental providers.

KUNR’s Natalie Van Hoozer made the trip out there to learn more about the need for dental as part of overall health care in the region.

KUNR logo with Journalism News Awards 2020 headline.
KUNR Public Radio

The Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards are decided by judges for the Radio Television Digital News Association. The contest honors “outstanding achievements in broadcast and digital journalism” according to the RTDNA website. Here are the categories KUNR and partner organizations won in the small market radio division for work aired and published in 2020:

An image of the Fallen Officers Memorial in Carson City, Nevada.
Jana Sayson / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, May 7, 2021.

An image inside the Nevada State Assembly.
David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, May 6, 2021.

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