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El exterior del edificio que se identifica como Little Flower Catholic Church en letras plateadas.
Natalie Van Hoozer / KUNR Public Radio

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Paul McCollum es el párroco de la iglesia católica Little Flower de Reno, que ofrece servicios en inglés y español.

Mientras se realizaba una clínica de vacunación, Natalie Van Hoozer de KUNR habló con McCollum sobre cómo la iglesia y los feligreses se han visto afectados por la pandemia.

The exterior of Little Flower Catholic Church.
Natalie Van Hoozer / KUNR Public Radio

Paul McCollum is the pastor at Little Flower Catholic Church in Reno, which serves English- and Spanish-speaking communities.

While reporting on a vaccine clinic being held there, KUNR’s Natalie Van Hoozer spoke with McCollum about how the church and parishioners have been impacted by the pandemic.

Cómo es ser un estudiante internacional en pandemia

May 29, 2021
una puerta de vidrio que dice oficina de estudiantes internacionales
María Palma / Noticiero Móvil

Esta historia fue publicada originalmente el 29 de abril de 2021 en nuestro medio asociado Noticiero Móvil.

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Antes de la pandemia, Estados Unidos recibía más de un millón de estudiantes internacionales cada año. Sin embargo, la pandemia junto con un aumento en el número de retrasos en las visas de estudiante, y un entorno político difícil, han provocado un descenso histórico a nivel nacional.

María Palma de Noticiero Móvil, conversó con varios estudiantes internacionales de la Universidad de Nevada, Reno (UNR) para conocer lo que han vivido este último año.

A glass door with the words “office of international students and scholars” printed across the exterior.
María Palma / Noticiero Móvil

This story was originally published by our media partner Noticiero Móvil on April 29, 2021.

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Before the pandemic, the United States was welcoming more than a million international students each year. However, the pandemic, student visa delays and a difficult political environment have caused a historic decline nationally.

Noticiero Móvil’s María Palma spoke with several international students from the University of Nevada, Reno to learn more about what they’ve been through this past year.

An aerial image of the campus of UNR.
Alexa Ard / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Monday, May 10, 2021.

Updated May 7, 2021 at 5:52 AM ET

In recent weeks, Dr. Kali Cyrus has struggled with periods of exhaustion.

"I am taking a nap in between patients," says Cyrus, a psychiatrist at Johns Hopkins University. "I'm going to bed earlier. It's hard to even just get out of bed. I don't feel like being active again."

A screenshot of a Zoom call featuring eleven speakers.
Screenshot / Our Town Reno via Facebook

Homeless advocates in Reno say the pandemic has only exacerbated problems for unsheltered individuals in the region.

Nick Stewart is sitting indoors and in front of a laptop. He is looking toward the camera with one hand to the side of his face. There is a blue surgical mask set next to his laptop.
Nick Stewart / KUNR Youth Media

As of Monday, all Nevadans 16 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. KUNR Youth Media reporter Nick Stewart shares this commentary about why he’s looking forward to getting the vaccine.

An American flag at half staff.
Red Herring / Shutterstock

It's been a traumatic year. The pandemic. Social justice protests in response to police brutality. An insurrection at the nation's capital. Now our nation is dealing with two mass shootings.

David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Mar. 25, 2021.

An American flag flying to the right.
Mike Mozart / Flickr Creative Commons

The Nevada Department of Veteran Services has recently launched a program focused on helping veterans with the isolation many of them are facing during the pandemic. Heroes for Heroes will connect veterans throughout the state with volunteers in the community who can provide social support. KUNR’s Tatiana Ramirez spoke with Rachel Jelenic, who is leading this program, to learn more.

This is the fifth story in the Mountain West News Bureau series "Elevated Risk," a project powered by America Amplified, a public radio initiative.

Until recently, Logan Dailey was a deputy sheriff in rural Cherry County, Nebraska. But today, he's the managing editor and reporter for four rural news outlets and a farming business publication based in Wyoming.


Dr. Bret Frey is an emergency room physician in Reno, Nevada, and he likens working in health care right now to fighting in a war. 

"I always thought that there was a good chance that World War III would happen in some form in my lifetime, I just didn't appreciate it was going to come in the form of a virus," Frey says.

People lay face up on a concrete steps and hold posters that are shaped like tombstones. The poster in the front reads, "In Loving Memory of Miciah Lee 1/5/20."
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

As a warning, some of the content in this story may be considered disturbing and unsuitable for some readers.

Washoe County District Attorney Christopher Hicks determined that a Sparks Police officer-involved shooting on Jan. 5, 2020, which killed a young Black man named Miciah Lee, was justified under Nevada law.

Two people sitting across from each other in front of a curtain. A sign language interpreter is on a screen to the top left.
Screenshot / City of Reno Via YouTube

Top law enforcement officials in Washoe County spoke during a town hall on Monday, June 22, about some of the steps their agencies are looking at to improve community policing as the national discussion on law enforcement reform continues to unfold.

A photo collage of UNR Med School graduating students wearing their academic regalia.
Lauren Siri / UNR Med

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.

A hooding ceremony is a celebratory event steeped in tradition. For medical students, it’s the culmination of years of hard work. As a result of school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine held a virtual hooding for the 63 members of the 2020 graduating class. The pride, hope and joy conferred on graduates were still on full display on the screen.

A window that is cracking due to an impact.
Jason Jacobs / Flickr Creative Commons

Governor Steve Sisolak has directed Nevadans to stay at home to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, but for some people, their home is not a safe place. Multiple local nonprofits who help victims of domestic violence are seeing an increase in people reaching out for help that are experiencing violence at home. KUNR's Stephanie Serrano spoke with Karhla Ramirez-Tanori, the director of Crisis Intervention and Prevention at the Sierra Community House in Incline Village, to learn more.

Recognizing the youth mental health crisis in the Mountain West, some states are debating bills that address the problem from both inside and outside of schools.

Felicia Perez standing in front of her art that's created with leftover medical supplies from her treatments.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR

As Nevadans caucus later this month, health care issues are at the forefront for many. Some of those voters want mental health to be a vital part of that national debate. The state is ranked 51st in the nation for mental health care according to a report from Mental Health America.

The entrance to a local movie theater.
Stephanie Serrano / KUNR

In Nevada, one in four high school students contemplate taking their own life. To raise awareness, Washoe County has created a suicide prevention campaign which is airing public service announcements (PSAs) in local movie theaters. 

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