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An image of the Reno City Hall building that reads "Reno" in large lettering on the roof.
Jana Sayson / KUNR Public Radio

Here are the local headlines for the morning of Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.

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: City Of Reno To Require COVID Vaccine For Employees, Elko Hospital Near Capacity

Sep 27, 2021
An image of a woman in military gear receiving a COVID-19 vaccine from a medical professional.
Courtesy / Department of Defense

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Monday, Sept. 27, 2021.

A row of signs leaning against a concrete ledge. The signs read, “End the sweeps,” “Housing now,” “Housing first,” and “Need for housing won’t fix itself!”
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

The City of Reno has ramped up the clearing of homeless encampments over the last month. KUNR Morning Edition host Noah Glick checks in with reporter Lucia Starbuck to learn more.

Two protestors are in the forefront and kneeling. Their signs read, “Your sweeps are violent, we will not be silent!” “Stop harassing the homeless,” and “Move where?” People are protesting behind them and a person is to their right holding a megaphone.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

A group of advocates protested outside of Reno City Hall 24/7 for seven days straight, demanding the city stop the ongoing clearing of homeless encampments. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck reports on what has transpired.

A wooden sign post with a sign that says, “Heinz Ranch Reclamation Program.” Behind the sign are weeds, hills and a pile of tires.
Wesley Kaopio / KUNR Youth Media

A huge development project in the Cold Springs area, north of Reno, just got one step closer to acquiring funding for infrastructure. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck and KUNR Youth Media’s Wesley Kaopio explore what the developers are aiming to do and how some Cold Springs residents feel.

There is a dump truck in the background. In the forefront is a man in a gray sweater with his back to the camera looking at a pile of debris.
Lucia Starbuck / This Is Reno

The City of Reno has ramped up cleanups of homeless camps over the last several weeks. KUNR's Lucia Starbuck covered a cleanup Wednesday morning in partnership with This Is Reno.

About 20 men are standing on a sidewalk, some have backpacks and there is a blue bike. There is a large white tent behind them.
Isaac Hoops

The Reno City Council has approved the use of a local park as the location for an emergency homeless shelter. As KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck reports, the city is looking for more space to maintain social distancing, especially as winter approaches.

A building that says, 'Reno Events Center.' There is a man walking in front of the building and a line of people near the entrance.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

During the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 300 houseless individuals have been sleeping at the Reno Events Center, but the makeshift shelter is slated to close at the end of June. Washoe County and City of Reno officials are working on securing a place for those staying at the facility to sleep next.

On the right is a tractor being operated in focus. On the left is a man who is blurry, standing next to three shopping carts filled with stuff.
Isaac Hoops / This Is Reno

Houseless individuals are more at risk of contracting COVID-19, and this week, authorities in Reno and Sparks swept through and cleared out two different campsites, dispersing unsheltered individuals into the community.

The Mountain West News Bureau’s Noah Glick checked in with KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck, who covered these cleanup activities for our media partner This Is Reno, to learn what impacts these actions may have.

Civil Unrest In Reno: May 30 Through June 3

May 30, 2020
The exterior of Reno City Hall. Police tape and a dumpster are surrounding the entrance. Broken windows are boarded.
Bree Zender / KUNR

4:55 p.m. | June 3, 2020

Acting City of Reno Manager Jason Soto is directing the Reno Police Department to craft a new formal policy where officers must intervene when they see other officers use excessive force.

The Nevada Legislative building
Alexa Ard / KUNR Public Radio

Nevada is facing a budget crisis. According to estimates, sales and gaming taxes fell drastically during the state’s COVID-19 related shutdown in March and April, leaving a gaping budget hole for the current fiscal year ending June 30. So, how are lawmakers and others addressing the issue?

An image of the Truckee River at sunset.
Travel Nevada

The city of Reno is getting some help from the federal government in redeveloping its downtown core and riverwalk districts.

A row of different shaped and colored tents along a fence with tall casinos in the background.
Lucia Starbuck / Our Town Reno

Friday, the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board will decide if ex-military barracks in Stead can be used as emergency housing for the houseless during the COVID-19 pandemic. KUNR’s Stephanie Serrano and Lucia Starbuck discussed how people without stable shelter are feeling, and what's being done to protect this vulnerable population.

Exterior del Ayuntamiento de la Ciudad de Las Vegas.
Jeff Scheid / The Nevada Independent

Read in English.

Las ciudades de Las Vegas, Henderson y Reno han confirmado en semanas recientes que continuarán aceptando y reinstalando a refugiados, luego de un anuncio del Gobernador Steve Sisolak de que Nevada accede a darles la bienvenida.

Exterior of Las Vegas City Hall.
Jeff Scheid / The Nevada Independent

Lee en español.

The cities of Las Vegas, Henderson and Reno have confirmed in recent weeks that they will continue to accept and resettle refugees, following an announcement made by Gov. Steve Sisolak that Nevada consents to welcoming refugees.

Bree Zender / KUNR Public Radio

Reno is celebrating its first Indigenous Peoples' Day today, after the City Council unanimously voted to drop Columbus Day in favor of a holiday that celebrates Native American peoples, rather than honor a figure that for many represents a violent history of colonization in North America. 

A body of water with a pipe in the forefront and street signs with water surrounding them.
Bob Conrad / ThisisReno

Different solutions have been proposed to reduce water levels from the flooded Swan Lake in Lemmon Valley, a battle that has been affecting nearby residents since 2017. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck spoke with ThisisReno’s Bob Conrad about what’s been done, what can be expected, and how some residents are feeling.

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.”

People in line looking at artifacts on table.
Jana Sayson

The City of Reno unveiled contents of a time capsule discovered within the Reno Masonic Lodge cornerstone, which developers unearthed in the historic building’s recent demolition.

 

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