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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Monday, July 26, 2021.

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, July 23, 2021.

The day that Kate Sherrod got vaccinated against COVID-19 was an emotional one.

"It was my first time around strangers in like a year," she said.

Sherrod is immunocompromised, which limits her ability to fight off infections. So she had been stuck at home during the first year of the pandemic. It also meant she was in one of the early priority groups for the vaccine. And after the first shot in March, Sherrod let herself imagine some of the things she'd do once she hit full immunity.

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COVID-19 cases rose by an estimated 18% during a period when heavy wildfire smoke blanketed the Reno area. The findings suggest that the smoke from wildfires increase the rate of COVID-19 transmission.

KUNR Morning Edition host Noah Glick spoke with Daniel Kiser, an assistant research scientist with the Desert Research Institute and the co-lead author of the new study, to learn more.

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Experts largely agree that schools should open to in-person learning this fall, but there’s disagreement on masking policies.

The CDC recommends, “Masks should be worn indoors by all individuals (age 2 and older) who are not fully vaccinated.”

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

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

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The families of hundreds of thousands of Nevada children are eligible for monthly payments from the federal government. It’s part of the expanded child tax credit passed during the latest pandemic-related stimulus package. KUNR’s Paul Boger spoke with Nevada Democratic Senator Catherine Cortez Masto to talk about the payments, which started rolling out this week.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, July 16, 2021.

Dr. Mark Pandori is in a white lab coat, a blue surgical mask and green gloves. He is looking down at a tray with a sample collection of vials placed vertically in individual slots.
Courtesy of Brin Reynolds / University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is the most common strain found in Nevada, making up more than 68% of the COVID-19 cases sampled over the last two weeks, according to the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck spoke with the head of the lab, Dr. Mark Pandori, to learn more about studying the genetics of the virus and what this work can tell us about the Delta variant.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, July 15, 2021.

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

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, July 9, 2021.

Zoo Animals To Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Jul 9, 2021

Humans aren’t the only mammals that can contract COVID-19. That’s why a company called Zoetis is donating more than 11,000 doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to zoos, sanctuaries and conservatories around the U.S.

It’s been a hectic morning for Guadalupe Serna. She drives for Lyft in Las Vegas, Nevada and the city is almost fully reopened for tourism. There’s a volleyball tournament in town, concerts, and thousands of visitors flying here every day to gamble.

“It’s a busy week right now,” she says.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, July 8.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, July 2, 2021.

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