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A local news stream from the KUNR Public Radio newsroom and regional partners.

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A local news stream from the KUNR Public Radio newsroom and regional partners.

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Latest release on Oct 23, 2020

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Rank #1: Reno City Council Candidates On How They Would Address Homelessness, Police Reform

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There are four seats open on the Reno City Council this election. This Is Reno recently held a forum where the candidates expressed how they would address the issues facing the city, including homelessness and housing, along with police reform. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck checked in with Bob Conrad, the publisher of This Is Reno , to hear what the candidates had to say.

Oct 23 2020

5mins

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Rank #2: WCSD Board Of Trustees Candidates Weigh In On District’s Handling Of COVID-19

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Candidates for the open seats on the Washoe County School District Board of Trustees have weighed in on how they would rate the district’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. They have also shared their biggest priorities if elected for KUNR’s 2020 voter guide. KUNR’s Natalie Van Hoozer talked with Lucia Starbuck to break down what the candidates had to say.

Oct 20 2020

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Rank #3: 2020 Nevada Elections, Nevada Assembly District 30: Natha Anderson

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Three candidates in Sparks are looking to replace outgoing Democratic Assemblyman Greg Smith in the legislature next year. One of them is Natha Anderson, an educator and president of the Washoe Education Association. She spoke with KUNR’s Paul Boger to give her take on the challenges facing the state.

Oct 17 2020

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Rank #4: 2020 Nevada Elections, Nevada Assembly District 31: Skip Daly

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Skip Daly has represented residents living in eastern Sparks and the North Valleys for eight years, non-consecutively, in the Nevada Assembly. This year, he once again faces a challenge from Jill Dickman, the Republican who defeated him for a term in 2014. KUNR’s Paul Boger spoke with incumbent Democratic Assemblyman Skip Daly about his work in the legislature and his bid for reelection.

Oct 17 2020

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Rank #5: 2020 Nevada Elections, Washoe County Commission District 4: Marie Baker

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Washoe County has seen explosive growth, especially in the North Valleys where developers have built hundreds of new homes in recent years, but some argue that expansion has not been done strategically. Marie Baker is the Democratic candidate for the District Four seat on the Washoe County Commission. She spoke with KUNR’s Paul Boger to give her take on the challenges facing the county.

Oct 17 2020

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Rank #6: City Of Reno Increases Homeless Camp Cleanups During Pandemic

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The City of Reno has ramped up cleanups of homeless camps over the last several weeks. KUNR's Lucia Starbuck covered a cleanup Wednesday morning in partnership with This Is Reno .

Oct 15 2020

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Rank #7: 2020 Nevada Elections, Washoe County Commission District 1: Alexis Hill

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Rapid population growth in Washoe County has led to a critical shortage of affordable housing and higher demands on services across the region. Alexis Hill is the Democratic candidate for the District 1 seat on the Washoe County Commission. She spoke with KUNR's Paul Boger about how the county should respond to this issue.

Oct 15 2020

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Rank #8: 2020 Nevada Elections, Washoe County Commission District 1: Marsha Berkbigler

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Washoe County’s population has exploded in recent years. In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that roughly 420,000 people lived in the county. Now, that number is more than 471,000. That growth has led to a housing crunch and greater demands on services across the region. KUNR’s Paul Boger spoke with Marsha Berkbigler, the incumbent Republican running for a third term representing District 1 on the Washoe County Commission. They spoke about the challenges currently facing the county.

Oct 15 2020

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Rank #9: How The Future Of The ACA Could Affect Nevadans

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During this week’s confirmation hearings, lawmakers have been grilling Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on various legal issues, including her view of the Affordable Care Act. Next month, the law will be challenged in the nation’s highest court. KUNR’s Anh Gray explores what’s at stake for Nevadans, and how dismantling the ACA could affect access to health care for many.

Oct 14 2020

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Rank #10: Candidates Look For New Ways To Connect With Voters During Pandemic

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Campaigning in a normal election year can be difficult even for the most seasoned politicians. But campaigning during a pandemic adds a host of new challenges. The biggest might be how does a candidate connect with voters safely.

Oct 13 2020

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