Trevor Bexon

A sign outside that says, “Reno Tahoe International Airport,” with a sign beneath it in the grass that says, “RENO,” in large letters.
Trevor Bexon

Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to hold an in-person event at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport on Thursday, sparking COVID-19 concerns as Washoe County sees widespread transmission of the virus.

A man sitting behind his computer waves to someone off camera. He is wearing a mask that says, “Vote.”
Trevor Bexon

Nevadans will get to vote on five ballot initiatives this election, ranging from same-sex marriages to renewable energy and voting rights, which all aim to change the state’s constitution. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck talked to Sondra Cosgrove, the president of the nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Nevada, to break down the questions you can expect on your ballot.

Un letrero con una bandera estadounidense que dice “Vote here / Vote aquí”, está clavado en el césped junto a un árbol. El fondo está desenfocado.
Trevor Bexon

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Los legisladores de Nevada aprobaron un proyecto de ley para enviar a cada votante registrado en el estado, una boleta de voto en ausencia antes de las elecciones de 2020. Sin embargo, ¿a dónde se enviará la boleta de una persona que se encuentra sin hogar? Lucia Starbuck de KUNR habló con Heather Carmen, la secretaria auxiliar de votantes del condado de Washoe, sobre cómo enviar y recibir una boleta si no tiene una vivienda estable o una dirección postal.

A man in a mask waves to someone off camera. There’s a sign in front of him that says, “Adopt a Polling Place.”
Trevor Bexon

Mail-in ballots will be sent to registered voters in Washoe County starting Monday, Oct. 5. KUNR's Lucia Starbuck has the latest updates from the Washoe County Registrar of Voters Office as this process gets underway.

A sign with an American flag that says, “Vote here/Vote aquí,” stuck into the grass next to a tree. The background is out of focus.
Trevor Bexon

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Lawmakers in Nevada approved a bill to send every registered voter in the state an absentee ballot ahead of the 2020 election. However, where will one’s ballot be sent if they are experiencing homelessness? KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck talked to Heather Carmen, the Assistant Registrar of Voters for Washoe County, about how to send and receive a ballot if you don’t have stable housing or an address.

A sign outside that says, “Reno Tahoe International Airport,” with a sign beneath it in the grass that says, “RENO,” in large letters.
Trevor Bexon

A Trump campaign rally in Reno planned for this weekend has been canceled because the event would violate the state's COVID-19 restrictions, and Nevada officials aren't backing down on efforts to control the virus.

A sign that has 6 hoops at the top and says, “Squaw Valley USA International Mountain Resort.”
Trevor Bexon

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows announced recently that it's changing its name, which has drawn criticism from some Indigenous leaders for decades.

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.

Los legisladores durante la Sesión Especial de la Legislatura de Nevada en Carson City, Nevada.
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Nevada gasta cerca de un tercio de su presupuesto general en programas de salud pública como Medicaid y servicios de salud mental. Pero, para afrontar el enorme déficit presupuestario creado por la lucha contra la pandemia COVID-19, los legisladores deben eliminar cerca de doscientos treinta y tres [233] millones de dólares de los servicios utilizados para la salud pública.

A mother sits with her three toddler sons, posing for a photo.
Jennifer Cantley

Nevada spends about one-third of its general fund on public health programs like Medicaid and mental health services. But, in order to address a massive budget shortfall created by the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, lawmakers must cut around $233 million from public health services.

Poeville Fire On Peavine

Jul 1, 2020
A wide shot of houses with dark smoke behind them.
Trevor Bexon

Editor’s Note: As of Thursday, July 2, KUNR has stopped actively updating this web post. For the most current information about the Poeville Fire, visit @TMPFD and @HumboldtToiyabe on Twitter.

 

6:48 p.m. | July 1, 2020

 

Poeville Fire Is 95% Contained
By The Associated Press