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Nevada is one of the top 10 states negatively impacted by a lack of business travel during the pandemic, and that has ripple effects on the hospitality industry.

A light purple graphic that reads, “Most female murder victims are killed by a man they know,” with a pie graph showing that the rate is 91 percent.  The data is from a 2019 study by the Violence Policy Center titled “When Men Murder Women.”
Violence Policy Center

A yearly report shows several Western states have high numbers of women being murdered by men. Alaska is at the top of that list, followed by New Mexico, and Nevada ranks third.

There’s a 20-foot dirt path covered with branches and twigs from vegetation that was removed underneath wooden power poles. The path is at the base of a hill that’s covered in vegetation with a clean line from where the plants were removed.
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The Tamarack Fire left roughly 1,300 Nevadans without power in late July after destroying power poles. Since then, the state and its public utility company have been working to keep that from happening again.

Sisolak, along with two men in neon yellow vests, are walking on dirt covered with branches from sagebrush that was removed. To their left is a hill covered in sagebrush and other vegetation.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

As the Caldor Fire continues to burn in California, officials near the state line in Nevada are taking proactive steps in case the fire creeps closer. The state’s governor took a trip to see the results of those efforts on Friday.

Jose Mora is crouching down between two SUVs. He has a serious expression on his face. He’s holding a black and tan chihuahua in one hand and putting his other arm around a smiling, tan pit bull with just one ear sticking up.
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The American Red Cross has set up several evacuation centers in Northern Nevada to help evacuees fleeing the Caldor and Dixie Fires. Some have had to move around to more than one shelter so far this week.

Catherine Cortez Masto sits in the center of a table with five other people. There is a firefighter in a white shirt and black tie on either side of her. Everyone is masked and looking to a man in the forefront who is out of focus.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

Multiple large wildfires burning in California are blanketing communities in Northern Nevada with smoke and ash. U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto spoke with local health and fire officials in Washoe County on Wednesday to learn more about the fallout from fires.

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The Place

In Colorado Springs, The Place is a shelter for young people experiencing homelessness. The pandemic has only increased the number of individuals who are unhoused, but in the early days of lockdowns, The Place’s outreach team had trouble finding youth.

A woman in a beanie holds a sign that says, “Stop the steal.” There are people holding American flags across the street behind the woman.
Ty O'Neil / This Is Reno

Over the weekend, former Vice President Joe Biden was elected as the 46th president of the United States, but some people in Northern Nevada took to the streets to protest the election results. 

Digital event flyer. Voting in Nevada’s 2020 elections, a Facebook Live question and answer session in Spanish on Wednesday, October 14, at 5 p.m. pacific time.

Lee en español. 

KUNR recently hosted a Facebook Live event in Spanish, in partnership with The Nevada Independent - En Español, to clarify the voting process for the upcoming general election.

To learn more, KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck spoke with bilingual reporter Natalie Van Hoozer, who moderated the event. 

Como votar por correo en Nevada. Ilustración de un camión de correo.
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Para votar por correo regístrese en línea antes del 15 de octubre. Votación anticipada del 17 al 30 de octubre. Día de las elecciones, el 3 de noviembre.

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El 2020 ha traído muchos cambios, incluida la forma en que algunos votantes emitirán sus votos en esta elección general. A solo días de las fechas límite de inscripción, esto es lo que los votantes deben saber.

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Lee en español. 

2020 has brought many changes, including how some voters choose to cast their ballots in this general election. With registration deadlines quickly approaching, here's what voters need to know.

A packed crowd of approximately 1,000 people. Very few are wearing masks.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

Nevada’s Democratic Governor Steve Sisolak sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence Wednesday, blasting the Trump campaign for defying the administration's COVID-19 safety guidelines. President Donald Trump spoke to thousands of mostly maskless people packed into two campaign rallies last weekend.

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Isaac Hoops

The Annual Tahoe Summit was held virtually on Tuesday. This year, officials focused on climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the lake.

A woman holds a red, white and blue sign that says, “Save Our Mail Save Our Vote,” with a stamp of an American flag in the middle.
Trevor Bexon

The United States Postal Service recently underwent operational changes that have caused mail delays across the country, worrying voters. But, the Postmaster General said it was not his intention to suppress votes.

A group of women hold signs that read, “Don’t let Trump steal the election again!,” “Trump/DeJoy do not sabotage our right to vote by mail," and “Save the USPS!”
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

Structural changes within the United States Postal Service have caused concern across the country, and locally. On Saturday, people rallied in front of the post offices in Reno, Sparks and Carson City to support the Postal Service, including its role in the upcoming election, and the delivery of essential services. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck covered the rally in Carson City.

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.

A man in a tan suit and mask is cleaning a hand rest on a podium with a wipe.
David Calvert / Nevada Independent

Gov. Steve Sisolak has announced that Nevada is entering a long-term COVID-19 mitigation strategy, instead of a phased approach. It will allow for individual counties to assess high-risk businesses and come up with a plan to address outbreaks.

Nevada's governor speaks into a microphone during a press conference.
Screenshot / Nevada State Press Conference Via YouTube

During Monday's press conference, Governor Steve Sisolak lifted bar restrictions for three Nevada counties but said he's shifting from educating Nevadans about COVID-19 protocols to enforcing them.