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

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

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

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021.

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021.

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021.

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The American Red Cross has set up several evacuation centers in Northern Nevada to help evacuees fleeing the Caldor and Dixie Fires. Some have had to move around to more than one shelter so far this week.

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Here are the local morning news headlines for Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021.

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It’s been a tough year for Doyle, California, located between Reno and Susanville. The small town has lost 50 of its roughly 450 homes in less than a year due to two separate wildfires, but residents recently got a small break from reality while they celebrated an annual tradition called Doyle Days.

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The Beckwourth Complex Fire formed after two fires burning in Northern California merged early this month. The blaze burned more than 105,000 acres and swept through the small town of Doyle, destroying more than 30 homes. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck spoke to residents to find out how they’re doing.

Looking Back: Moving Across The Country As Newlyweds

May 21, 2021
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KUNR Youth Media reporter Wesley Kaopio and his family have lived in Reno for about five years. Before Wesley was born, however, his parents uprooted their lives and moved from Chicago to San Francisco. In this conversation, Wesley interviews his mom, Terri Meister, about her decision to make a big move out West as a newlywed in the late ’90s.

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The Annual Tahoe Summit was held virtually on Tuesday. This year, officials focused on climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the lake.

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November 8, 2019 marks the 1-year anniversary of the start of the Camp Fire in California, the most destructive and deadliest fire the state has ever experienced. A year ago, the University of Nevada, Reno’s forensic anthropology team was called on to help identify human remains. KUNR’s Stephanie Serrano sat down with Marin Pilloud and Kyra Stull who assisted a team of doctoral students, volunteering their expertise and time in Paradise.

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The median home price in California has topped 600-thousand dollars for the first time ever. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View breaks down the numbers.

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Thursday marked California Democratic Governor Jerry Brown's 16th and final State of the State Address. The 30-minute speech celebrated the governor's success at improving the state's economy over the past seven years, but it also laid out an agenda that focused on climate change and infrastructure repair.

California is the sixth largest economy in the world, based on gross domestic product. And in November, voters legalized recreational marijuana, something that will further diversify the state’s portfolio.

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California will vote on whether to legalize recreational marijuana come November. Our California-based reporter Amy Westervelt has that story.

This week, a hospital patient in Sacramento waited in isolation for the results of an ebola blood test. Late last night, the California Department of Public Health announced that the results are in, and they are negative.

Over the past few days, the situation has drawn national attention and Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports that it has raised questions about the level of threat, if any, ebola poses for the U.S. and here locally in Northern Nevada.