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Steve Sisolak

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak is sitting at a desk and signing a bill. He is looking down at the bill and wearing a face mask. There is a name plaque in front of him on the desk, and the seal of Nevada is visible on the wall behind him.
Courtesy / Nevada Governor’s Office

In the early days of the pandemic and his first term as Nevada governor, Steve Sisolak closed casinos, which was the first time that’s happened since the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy.

In this conversation with KUNR’s Noah Glick, Sisolak talks about COVID-19, vaccine mandates, economic recovery and his regrets related to the state’s unemployment system.

An image of a campground overlooking the Sierra Nevada range
Jesse Pluim / Bureau of Land Management

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021.

A rendering of the new Carson Valley Medical Center emergency and ambulance entrance
Courtesy / Carson Valley Medical Center

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Monday, Oct. 18, 2021.

An image of Catherine Cortez Masto speaking at a podium
Daniel Clark / The Nevada Independent

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

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.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

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.

Two disposable, blue face masks are placed on top of each other.
Tierney / Adobe Stock

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Monday, Sept. 13, 2021.

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.

An infographic with housing data. The median sold price for a house in Reno-Sparks in August was $530,000. Housing units are down by 13.8 percent from July, but active inventory is up by 3.2 percent. Homes in August took an average of 16 days to contract.
Screenshot / Reno-Sparks Association of Realtors

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.

An intersection with red lights. There are several police cars and a truck with emergency lights blocking off the intersection to through traffic.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.

A side profile of Sisolak and Newsom as they walk by and look at a home that’s been reduced to rubble by a wildfire. A hill behind them is covered with charred juniper trees.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021.

A close up of a man getting a shot in his right arm by a woman in blue scrubs. The image is taken on the other side of plexiglass, so there is a slight reflection.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

Here are the local morning news headlines for Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021.

Thre volunteers preparing swabs to test residents of a skilled nursing facility for COVID-19. The volunteers are wearing PPE from head to toe, which includes face masks, face shields, gowns and gloves.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Here are the latest news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021.

KUNR Today: Students Back In Washoe County Schools, Sisolak Names New Chief Of Staff

Aug 10, 2021
An image of an empty classroom
Alexa Ard / KUNR Public Radio

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021.

A screenshot of a hazy, gray view of a business park. Ash is clearly seen on the lens of the camera.
Wildfire Alert

Over the past two weeks, Nevada has averaged more than 900 new cases of COVID-19 a day. Health officials say the newest wave of infections is the result of the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus. And as if that wasn’t enough, one of the largest wildfires in California history is also dumping smoke and ash across Northern Nevada. KUNR Morning Edition host Noah Glick checked in with senior reporter Paul Boger to discuss the top stories from the week.

A still from a press conference with Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak. Sisolak is standing at a podium. He is wearing a suit and a face mask while looking toward the camera and speaking into a microphone. There is a sign language interpreter to his right.
Screenshot / Governor Sisolak Via YouTube

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Friday, Aug. 6, 2021.

News Brief

Low vaccination rates make many counties in the Mountain West especially vulnerable to the COVID-19 delta variant right now, according to data from the public health research group PHICOR. That’s prompting tough new action from some state and federal officials.

On Thursday, President Biden announced he’s asking all federal employees to “attest” to their vaccination status. Those who aren’t vaccinated will also need to submit to weekly testing and will be mostly banned from travel. There are roughly 160,000 federal employees living in the Mountain West.

An image of Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak standing with California Governor Gavin Newsom
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, July 29, 2021.

An image of a book drop-off location outside of the Senior Center at the Douglas County Library.
Courtesy / Douglas County Library

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, July 16, 2021.

A photo of the exterior of the Washoe County School District administration building.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

Sisolak is sitting at his desk while he signs the bill. Frierson is standing over Sisolak’s left shoulder. The state seal hangs on the wall in the background.
Photo Courtesy of Governor Steve Sisolak’s Office

Nevada lawmakers approved more than 500 bills during the recent legislative session, and nearly half of those new laws went into effect this week. KUNR host Michele Ravera spoke with senior reporter Paul Boger during Morning Edition to learn more.

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