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

Jose Mora is crouching down between two SUVs. He has a serious expression on his face. He’s holding a black and tan chihuahua in one hand and putting his other arm around a smiling, tan pit bull with just one ear sticking up.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

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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Screenshot / ALERTWildfire Tahoe cameras

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

A side profile of Sisolak and Newsom as they walk by and look at a home that’s been reduced to rubble by a wildfire. A hill behind them is covered with charred juniper trees.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

Sheep walk over hill covered in weeds, dirt and rocks. In the center is a lamb with a twig hanging out of its mouth.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

The weather is getting warmer and fire season is right around the corner. To help cut down on potential wildfire risks, Carson City is looking for a little help of the four-legged variety. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck reports.

Tammy Soong is standing dressed in a high school graduation gown and smiling at the camera.
Avery Thunder / KUNR YOUTH MEDIA

Avery Thunder is a member of KUNR’s Youth Media program. In this interview, Avery talks to her mom, Tamara Soong, and asks her what it was like being raised in Carson City as a biracial child coming of age in a small town.

A woman in a beanie holds a sign that says, “Stop the steal.” There are people holding American flags across the street behind the woman.
Ty O'Neil / This Is Reno

Over the weekend, former Vice President Joe Biden was elected as the 46th president of the United States, but some people in Northern Nevada took to the streets to protest the election results. 

KUNR 2020 voter guide for Carson City Board of Supervisors Ward 2. Illustration of a ballot being placed into a box. A pencil and a roll of stickers are in front of the box.
Crystal Willis / KUNR

Like the rest of Northwestern Nevada, Carson City is facing many of the same challenges as its larger neighbors — rapid growth, a lack of affordable housing and homelessness. In Ward 2, two candidates look to replace Supervisor Brad Bonkowski, who is not seeking re-election. Stacy Wilke-McCulloch is currently a member of the Carson City School Board. She says she has the experience needed to help lead Nevada’s Capital City through the pandemic. Maurice White is a retired diesel mechanic who says he will bring a diverse viewpoint to the Board.

Carson City’s Ward 2 encompasses the city’s northeastern neighborhoods. Municipal races in Nevada are non-partisan.

Three people in the front have their backs to the camera and are facing a crowd of people. Everyone has their fists in the air.
TY O'NEIL / This Is Reno

Black Lives Matter supporters demonstrated in Carson City over the weekend in solidarity with Jacob Blake, a Black man who is now paralyzed after being shot several times by law enforcement in Kenosha, Wisconsin. As the demonstration ended, a protester was struck by a car, and there was a separate incident of accidental gunfire.

A group of women hold signs that read, “Don’t let Trump steal the election again!,” “Trump/DeJoy do not sabotage our right to vote by mail," and “Save the USPS!”
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

Structural changes within the United States Postal Service have caused concern across the country, and locally. On Saturday, people rallied in front of the post offices in Reno, Sparks and Carson City to support the Postal Service, including its role in the upcoming election, and the delivery of essential services. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck covered the rally in Carson City.

There's a woman in the forefront. In the background there's a crowd of people. Some are holding American flags.
Lucia Starbuck / This Is Reno

Across the country, groups have taken to the streets in recent weeks protesting so-called “stay-at-home” orders meant to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. They argue the measures that are supposed to keep people safe are actually doing more harm to the economy. KUNR’s Paul Boger spoke with Lucia Starbuck who’s covered the local protests for our media partner This Is Reno.

Exterior del Museo y Centro Cultural Stewart Indian School.
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Read in English.

Cada vez que Linda Eben Jones ve una vara, recuerda al profesor que le pegaba todas las mañanas, dejando marcas rojas en sus piernas.

Entrance to the museum's permanent exhibition.
Jazmin Orozco-Rodriguez / The Nevada Independent

Lee en español.

Every time Linda Eben Jones looks at a yardstick, she remembers the teacher who would strike her each morning, leaving red welts on the back of her legs.

Bree Zender

The the LGBTQ-rights focused nonprofit, Human Rights Campaign, recently released a study concerning how inclusive city policies and services are to folks in the LGBTQ community. The report rates cities around the country on their non-discrimination laws, the municipality as an employer, municipal services, law enforcement and the city leadership's public position on equality.

A group of three people gather in front paintings depicting Northern Nevada.
Holly Hutchings

Fifty-three Carson City artists are putting their work on a stage seen by millions a year, the walls of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Holly Hutchings has the story.