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Here are the local news headlines for Friday, Sept. 17, 2021.

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021.

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, June 24, 2021.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, Mar. 30, 2021.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, Mar. 9, 2021.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, Mar. 5, 2021.

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The University of Nevada, Reno has reported 330 cases of COVID-19 in September, as of its most recent online update posted on Sept. 30. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck has the details on how the school's COVID-19 data is reported.

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The University of Nevada, Reno’s fall semester has been in session for nearly three weeks. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck reports on how the university is faring during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The COVID-19 pandemic abruptly stopped spring sports earlier this year, and now, the Mountain West has announced it is postponing all fall sports. It's unclear if and when they will resume. KUNR’s Stephanie Serrano spoke to Lawson Hall, an inside linebacker for the Wolf Pack, whose senior season is on the line.

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As college students earn their degrees this spring, they are now facing staggering unemployment rates due to the pandemic. In April, Nevada’s unemployment rate was the highest in the nation at 28.2 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. KUNR's Jayden Perez talked with students and staff at the University of Nevada, Reno, about how they are grappling with the drastic changes to the workforce that are still unfolding.

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Gabino Salinas is a fifth-year student at the University of Nevada, Reno. He would have taken part in commencement with other graduating seniors on May 13, 14, or 15, but the ceremonies have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Salinas arrived at UNR as a first-generation student and started by studying medicine.

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There are 21,000 students enrolled at the University of Nevada, Reno, and all of their courses have been moved online. This transition to online coursework has resulted in some growing pains. KUNR’s Jayden Perez checked in with students and professors at UNR, to gauge their reactions to the changes at the university.

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Staff and students at Nevada's seven public colleges and universities would shoulder some of the costs of a reduced budget for the upcoming fiscal year that begins in July, under two of the three proposals approved Friday by the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents.

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Students graduating from the University of Nevada Reno this semester will be able to participate in commencement; it just won't happen this spring. UNR President Marc Johnson announced Friday that graduates will have two options on when they get to walk.

 

This December or spring of next year — UNR students graduating this spring can choose either one.

Quote from Todd Renwick. Law enforcement can’t solve this problem by themselves, we need us, as society, to be distraction-free. Until we get to that point, we are going to continue to see these trends.
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The University of Nevada, Reno is starting a new campaign to increase pedestrian safety. The move is in response to three incidents involving pedestrians and vehicles impacting the campus community in January.

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Students at the University of Nevada, Reno are concerned that discussions aimed at addressing free speech, tolerance, and social justice issues on campus are not effective. 

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This semester, the University of Nevada, Reno has seen a rise in the number of hateful acts on campus. Our bilingual student reporter, Andrew Mendez, sat down with Eloisa Gordon-Mora, UNR’s Diversity and Inclusion Officer, to see how that has affected the campus environment.

Last semester, the University of Nevada, Reno had multiple reported cases of swastikas being found around campus, in addition to white supremacist flyers. Our bilingual student reporter Andrew Mendez sat down with Atty Garfinkle-Berry, the director of Hillel of Northern Nevada to get an understanding of how these acts affect the Jewish community.

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