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Community Health Leader Weighs In On National Health Reform Debate: An Interview

After failing to pass a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act, Republican leaders are working to garner support for a more scaled down version dubbed the 'skinny repeal.'

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Governor Brian Sandoval is directing leaders of the Nevada National Guard to make no modifications to the state's policy regarding whether transgender soldiers and airmen can openly serve.

Acting as commander-in-chief of the state guard, Sandoval says he has requested information on what protections the state can put into place to support individuals already serving.

Nevada currently has one openly transgender service member.

A vote on health care legislation is expected Tuesday, but the details are murky. Political scientist Fred Lokken says it's unclear how Republican Senator Dean Heller will vote.

“He is now in the classical ‘damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t’ situation,” Lokken explains, “because if he does not support the state that becomes a huge issue. Frankly, it could play very heavily moving forward in his reelection campaign. If he does stand by his state, he could be targeted by the Trump PAC. A candidate could be put in the primary race to try to beat him for the nomination.”

Updates On Preacher Fire Near Gardnerville

Jul 24, 2017
Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Wednesday, 7/26 5:00 p.m. update

Evacuations have been lifted for residents affected by the Preacher Fire in Douglas County. Pine Nut road 2 is still closed to the public.

The lightning-caused blaze began early Monday morning and has since burned 4,651 acres southeast of Gardnerville. The fire is 20 percent contained.

Officials estimate a full containment by Saturday.

FEMA has authorized a fire management grant to help fund fire fighting efforts.

Using Ultraviolet Light To Kill Invasive Species At Tahoe

Jul 21, 2017
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Engineers have been testing out a new method for killing off invasive aquatic plants in Lake Tahoe using ultraviolet light — and the results are promising. Our contributor Annie Conway of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly reports.

A Nevada parole board has granted O.J. Simpson parole from prison after he served nearly nine years following a conviction on armed robbery and other charges.

On Thursday, the four-person panel unanimously voted to grant parole. The parole board said that Oct. 1 is the earliest the former NFL star is eligible for release.

NPR's Ina Jaffe walked us through the incident that led to his conviction:

President Trump did not do much to sell the Senate health care bill before its failure. But he gave the sale a shot Wednesday in the White House before cameras and a captive audience of nearly all the Republican senators. His comments were at times confusing, and in some cases, outright incorrect.

It shows the challenge for a president who doesn't dive deeply into policy to sell his agenda.

Photo provided to the University of Nevada Oral History Program by Mary Forson.

The Second World War prompted the establishment of many new military installations throughout California and Nevada, including the Sierra Army Depot. It was built in Herlong, California in 1942 as a storage facility for ammunition. To learn more, we join professional historian Alicia Barber for this segment of Time & Place.

Located about sixty miles north of Reno, Herlong became one of the destinations for Italian prisoners of war who were captured overseas by the United States and their Allies.

Holly Hutchings

Isolated geographically between the oceans and mountains, the Basque region between Spain and France has a rich food scene focusing on whole ingredients and flavorful spices.  KUNR’s Holly Hutchings visited a tasting in Sparks as part of Artown.

Strolling through the farmers market and vendor booths at Victorian Square, it’s easy to see Basque culture shine. Old proverbs line the walkways and people play games like corn cob tossing. You may even hear a traditional Basque war cry from a voice in the crowd.

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Volunteer typists will gather at Reno’s City Plaza to dictate messages from passersby who want to convey their thoughts to the president. Artist Shery Oring sat down with our Holly Hutchings to discuss her project, “I Wish to Say.”

Oring has spent the last thirteen years touring the country. On every stop, she collects post cards written by passersby that she sends to the White House. To date, she's mailed more than 3,200 of them from people of all backgrounds and political perspectives.

Next To Normal: The Musical About Mental Illness

Jul 18, 2017
renoisartown.com

This year's Artown Festival features a prize-winning play about an unlikely topic. 

Next to Normal takes an unexpected look at how one family living in the suburbs is dealing with mental illness. It explore the story of a mother with two teenagers who is battling manic depression. L

Local director John Frederick says the play looks at how her condition impacts everyone around her while pushing stigma to the side.

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First Days In America:

Reno community members share their memories of first arriving to the U.S.

Join us September 10th at the Pioneer Center

The live show is two hours of music and fun with Host Christopher O’Riley and the area’s classically-trained young musicians who have auditioned and have been selected to participate in the show.

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With the proposed federal budget cuts to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, learn more about KUNR's relationship with the CPB.

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