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

A black building with white letters that say, “Reno City Hall.”
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

There are four seats open on the Reno City Council this election. This Is Reno recently held a forum where the candidates expressed how they would address the issues facing the city, including homelessness and housing, along with police reform. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck checked in with Bob Conrad, the publisher of This Is Reno, to hear what the candidates had to say.

KUNR 2020 Voter Guide: Reno City Council Ward 1

Oct 16, 2020
KUNR 2020 voter guide for Reno City Council Ward 1. 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

In what might be the tightest city council race in Reno, two-term incumbent Jenny Brekhus is facing a challenge by real estate agent J.D. Drakulich. Brekhus, who is often at odds with the rest of the council, says she places constituents above special interests and makes decisions based on the good of the ward. Drakulich, whose family has a long history in Reno, is running for office for the first time. He says he would be a better representative for Ward 1 on issues like homelessness.

Reno’s Ward 1 encompasses much of central Reno, including Midtown and the Old Southwest neighborhoods. Municipal races in Nevada are non-partisan.

Alexa Ard

The makeup of the Reno City Council is staying the same, as all four seats up for grabs have been filled by incumbents.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

David Bobzien handily won his election bid for the city’s at-large seat, beating out former Washoe County Republican Chairman Sam Kumar.

During an interview last month with KUNR, Bobzien said his biggest priority if elected is…