emergency response

Aerial photo of Las Vegas strip at night.
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The one-year anniversary of the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history is Monday. 58 people at an open-air concert were killed. Hundreds more were injured. The University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, or UMC, treated many of these victims. KUNR’s Anh Gray checks in with a supervisor at the hospital for an update.  

A close-up of a green t-shirt with a logo reading "RENO DISPATCH" in gold and white letters. Below the lettering, are two circular gold embloms, one with a flame inside and the other with a shield.
Karina Gonzalez

Have you ever wondered about the voice on the other end of a 911 call? Melissa Beltron is a public safety dispatcher in Washoe County trained to keep calm under pressure, but there are certain phone calls she says she can never forget. Students at the Reynolds School of Journalism joined Beltron for her overnight shift in order to share her story.

Community Members Unite Amidst Rising Drug Concerns

May 13, 2016
Marcus Lavergne

The indictment of Reno doctor Robert Rand and eight others on drug related charges spurred community members to discuss rising concerns regarding opioid use. Reno Public Radio’s Marcus Lavergne has more:

With Rand’s Family Medicine Practice and reputation under fire, his former patients are having to go elsewhere. Northern Nevada is facing a doctor shortage, so medical professionals, law enforcement and others talked about ways to get those people help.

Rachelle Pellissier directs Reno's Crisis Call Center. She said finding new primary care doctors is difficult.

Editor's Note: For this story, information about the Valley Fire was updated on September 15, 2015 at 2 p.m.

The Valley Fire has burned through 67 thousand acres in Northern California. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports a few Reno non-profits are mobilizing quickly to bring basic supplies to the thousands of people stranded at evacuation centers there.