Hillary Schieve

Ford, surrounded by law enforcement and municipal leaders, speaks to reporters about the expanded opioid lawsuit
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Nevada's top law enforcement official is filing a new lawsuit against drug manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies for their role in the state's opioid epidemic. As KUNR's Paul Boger reports, the suit claims the group created an unprecedented public health crisis for their own profit.

The election is just a week away, and residents of the Biggest Little City are being asked who should lead Reno over the next four years. KUNR's Paul Boger spoke to Bob Conrad with This Is Reno to break down some of the local races on this year's ballot.

When Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve took office in 2014, the city was still emerging from the depths of the Great Recession. Now, four years later, the Biggest Little City has seen significant progress and Schieve is asking voters to elect her to a second term.

KUNR's Paul Boger caught up with the mayor at a campaign event to discuss that progress and how the city can continue to address some of the biggest issues facing the city including affordable housing.

Reno could soon join the growing list of more than 100 cities around the nation that have pursued similar lawsuits.

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The City of Reno held its first budget workshop for the next fiscal year. As Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports, the City Council raised serious questions about priorities.

Overall, the city is looking to spend $3.3 million more than last year. Nine new positions are being budgeted to the general fund and a new Office of Economic Development will be created to partner with the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada.

But Mayor Hillary Schieve says there are major components missing from the budget.

Reno To Tackle Blight With New Fund

Oct 16, 2015
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  Reno is gearing up to combat blight more aggressively, targeting some of the worst properties downtown. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey has more.

Mayor Hillary Schieve says she's serious about getting rid of eyesores, earmarking $1 million for a new blight reduction fund.

The city already has a dilapidated motel in its cross hairs. The Golden West Motor Lodge across the street from the Circus Circus hotel on Virginia Street could be first to meet the wrecking ball.

Schieve says the Recession slowed their progress.

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  Reno's Mayor Hillary Schieve delivered her first State of the City address Tuesday night to a packed crowd at the University of Nevada Reno. Our reporter Julia Ritchey was there and says along with outlining economic development initiatives, Schieve urged local fire departments to work out their differences.

Schieve's speech focused on Reno's comeback since the Recession and new citywide initiatives to revive its downtown.

The Reno City Council could decide Wednesday on its newest member. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports that the group is interviewing candidates for the at-large council seat recently vacated by Hillary Schieve, who was elected mayor last month.

The council will interview 13 candidates who were selected as finalists from an original pool of more than seventy applicants.

Learn more here about the open council seat.

Reno mayoral candidates Hillary Schieve and Ray Pezonella agree on many issues...but not on staffing levels for public safety personnel, like firefighters. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports that this contention came up at a debate Thursday.