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Daniel Clark / The Nevada Independent

Here are the morning news headlines for Friday, Oct. 8, 2021.

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Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021.

A brown sign with yellow lettering that reads “Plumas National Forest.” The sign and ground are covered in a dried pink liquid, and there’s a paved road next to the sign. Both the sign and road are surrounded by thick, forested trees.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021.

KUNR Today: Masks Are Again Required Indoors, Federal Judge Upholds Ban On 'Ghost Guns'

Jul 28, 2021
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Courtesy / Federal Bureau of Investigation

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

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Courtesy / Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority

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

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

A group of 11 people, all wearing masks, pose together for a group photo.
Courtesy of Sonny Vinuya

About 3,800 hate incidents against people of Asian descent have been reported nationwide over the past year.

In Southern Nevada, Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial or ethnic group, according to reporting by the Associated Press in 2019.

To understand how Nevada’s Asian community has fared over the last year, KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck sat down with Sonny Vinuya, president of the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Monday, Mar. 15, 2021.

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Editor’s note: Since this story published, the Fremont Street Experience cancelled their New Year’s Eve event in a day-of decision on Dec. 31.

Downtown Las Vegas typically attracts tourists from all over the world for New Year’s Eve celebrations. Even though the pandemic has shut down most of the festivities this year, a scaled-back event could still draw thousands. Health officials decry the potential risks.

A man holds a sign that says, "Blue Lives Matter."
David Calvert / Nevada Independent

Lawmakers in Nevada are rolling back protections granted to law enforcement officers under investigation. The protections were just put into place last year. Law enforcement agencies and progressive groups both denounced the bill. 

A sign on the ground that says, "Ban Chokeholds," covered in spotted shade from a tree.
Ty C. O’Neil / This Is Reno / Nevada News

Black Lives Matter protests have erupted across the country, and in Nevada, and with them, demands for police reform. In response, lawmakers in Nevada have approved a bill meant to change how law enforcement officers in the state handle arrests, but activists say there’s more to be done.

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Courtesy of Luisa Frias

The Mountain West News Bureau is talking to friends and relatives of those who lost their lives to COVID-19.

Luis Frias was an international dancer who took his two daughters wherever he performed on tour. His eldest, Luisa, remembers playing on the beach in Australia and watching packed stadiums from the Superdome in New Orleans to Madison Square Garden.

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Courtesy of Ish Bermudez

Coverage of novel coronavirus is supported by the Mick Hitchcock, Ph.D., Project for Visualizing Science, a science reporting project from the Reynolds School of Journalism.

In early March, Nevadan make-up artist Ish Bermudez was touring with the show Chippendales Las Vegas across the country as a wardrobe manager. He began not feeling well while he was still on the road traveling in New York, Ohio and Indiana. He sought care at an urgent care facility, where he was given some pain medication, but a COVID-19 test wasn’t available.

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Despite Governor Steve Sisolak’s moratorium on evictions, some tenants in Nevada are reporting that they’re being harassed or bullied.

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Lucia Starbuck / KUNR

Hundreds of thousands of Nevadans have lost their jobs due to nonessential business closures meant to limit the spread of COVID-19. To protect them from housing insecurity, Governor Steve Sisolak ordered a moratorium on evictions, but there’s confusion on who is protected. Both tenants and landlords for weekly motels are concerned about what the future holds.

El Strip de Las Vegas por la noche vacío frente al Caesars Palace Hotel y Casino.
Andrew Mendez / KUNR

Después del cierre de los negocios no esenciales en Nevada durante 30 días, muchos trabajadores de casinos se quedan sin trabajo. 

Darling Parelta trabajaba como un portera de casino en el Sahara Hotel y Casino ubicado en el famoso Strip de Las Vegas. 

Según el Associated Press, el cierre afecta a más de 200 mil empleados de casinos de Nevada. Parelta es una de ellas.

 

Ella dice que el cierre da miedo y que solo puede pensar en sus hijos.    

The Nevada Strip at night empty facing the Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino.
Andrew Mendez / KUNR

After the closure of Nevada’s non-essential businesses for 30 days, many casino workers are left without a job. 

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.

Yaneliz Mercado

This week marked the second anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. 58 people were murdered and hundreds more were injured while attending an outdoor music festival in Las Vegas. 

 Yaneliz Mercado is a senior at the University of Nevada, Reno now, but she lived in Vegas two years ago when her mother, Maria, was working at the festival. They both survived that night, but it took hours for them to be reunited. Listen to Yaneliz share their story.

 

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