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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 21, 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 Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021.

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021.

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

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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.

A color-coded meter that represents Washoe County’s COVID-19 transmission level for the week. The arrow on the meter is pointing at dark red section, which is considered “very high.” The words “Stay Healthy, Stay Informed, Stay Safe” are printed under.
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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021.

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, July 30, 2021.

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The Our Place shelter in Sparks began moving in families experiencing homelessness about a year ago. There is space for roughly 140 women and 40 families, and the facility is at, or near, capacity every day. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck checked in with Washoe County Human Services Director Amber Howell to learn what strides the facility and its residents have made and what challenges they’re still facing.

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The City of Reno has ramped up the clearing of homeless encampments over the last month. KUNR Morning Edition host Noah Glick checks in with reporter Lucia Starbuck to learn more.

A row of over a dozen tents lined up along a fence on dirt and rocks. The tents are beneath an overpass, and two yellow school busses are driving on the overpass.
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The number of community members experiencing homelessness in Washoe County has grown significantly over the last year, according to an annual report.

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It’s easy to throw away everyday household waste, but what happens when broken appliances, old furniture or even hazardous waste need to be removed?

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Five years ago, Fentanyl-related deaths in Washoe County were nearly unheard of. But between 2019 and 2020, the number of deaths due to Fentanyl overdoses has risen from 25 to 55.

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Here are your local morning news headlines for Tuesday, Apr. 20, 2021.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, Apr. 9, 2021.

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The much anticipated first shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Washoe County Tuesday morning. KUNR's Lucia Starbuck was there when the truck rolled into town.

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Washoe health officials reported 354 additional COVID-19 cases and seven deaths Tuesday. That brings the countywide total to 328 deaths. Deaths are rising at alarming numbers.

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In Washoe, over 250 residents have died due to COVID-19. And 65 of those deaths were reported in the last 30 days. That accounts for a quarter of all total COVID-19 deaths in the county. The region’s coroner is concerned funeral homes are nearing capacity.

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