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A person dressed in all black holds a piece of white cardboard that reads, “Police brutality is domestic terror.” Behind the person is a Reno Police Department SUV and police officers.
Ty O’Neil / This Is Reno

This week marks one year since the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police. In this commentary, KUNR Youth Media reporter May Wells shares her thoughts on some of the concrete actions needed to instill lasting change.

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. 

Una mujer que viste una camisa amarilla y negra y lleva una máscara, está parada en la esquina. En el suelo, frente a ella, hay un dibujo de tiza que se asemeja a una cara.
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En la víspera del Día de los Pueblos Indígenas, varios eventos tuvieron lugar en Reno para elevar las voces indígenas a través del arte y la limpieza de un río.

A woman in a yellow and black shirt with a mask stands in the corner. On the ground in front of her is a chalk drawing that resembles face.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

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There were several events throughout Reno over the weekend ahead of Indigenous Peoples’ Day today to uplift Indigenous voices through art and a river clean up.

Afuera está oscuro. Un hombre se para en un podio con cinco banderas estadounidenses detrás de él. Está frente a una multitud.
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El presidente Donald Trump utilizó una parada de campaña en el norte de Nevada el sábado por la noche para criticar al gobernador demócrata Steve Sisolak por la cancelación de un evento de campaña en Reno.

Its dark outside. A man stands at a podium with five American flags behind him. He’s in front of a crowd.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

President Donald Trump used his campaign stop in northern Nevada over the weekend to slam Democrats and sow doubt about the integrity of the election.

Three people in the front have their backs to the camera and are facing a crowd of people. Everyone has their fists in the air.
TY O'NEIL / This Is Reno

Black Lives Matter supporters demonstrated in Carson City over the weekend in solidarity with Jacob Blake, a Black man who is now paralyzed after being shot several times by law enforcement in Kenosha, Wisconsin. As the demonstration ended, a protester was struck by a car, and there was a separate incident of accidental gunfire.

Four people walking in the front. There is a man on a horse to their left and a man with an American flag with a blue stripe, to their right, staring at them.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

Over the weekend, roughly 50 Black Lives Matter protesters in Douglas County were met with hostility from several hundred counter-protesters who showed up in support of law enforcement.

As a warning, this story contains obscene and offensive language.

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 row of orange lockers.
Ty O'Neil

Gov. Steve Sisolak signed a directive on Tuesday, which will allow K-12 schools and facilities to reopen, with restrictions, for summer activities, effective immediately; however, those facilities are not required to reopen. KUNR’s Michelle Billman talked to our reporter Lucia Starbuck to break down what we know at this point.

Law enforcement standing by on Virginia Street. Rioters running in different directions as tear gas fills the street.
Ty O'Neil / This Is Reno

As a warning, this story includes graphic images and videos containing violence that may be disturbing, along with inappropriate language.

Organizers of the Black Lives Matter protest on Saturday afternoon in Reno have denounced the violence that took place later that evening after the peaceful protest had ended. 

Lucia Starbuck was on the scene reporting for This Is Reno, and witnessed the events that unfolded at City Hall. She recounted what she saw with KUNR’s Anh Gray.