Where Tim Kaine And Hillary Clinton Stand On Key Issues

Hillary Clinton has chosen Tim Kaine to be her vice presidential running mate. The Virginia senator has been an elected official — including mayor, governor and senator — for over 20 years and was once the chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He was also on President Obama's shortlist of running mates in 2008.Kaine could be considered a traditional pick for Clinton, given that he is a political veteran from what is considered a battleground state, although it leans toward Democrats...
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Aishwarya Krishnamoorthy

 

 

            

It has been said that "to cleave" is the only verb in English that connotes one specific action and its direct opposite. To cleave sometimes means to hold together, and it can also mean to split apart.

That's why Cleveland was the perfect city to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. Because this week, in this town, the GOP demonstrated both its persistent divisions and its instinct for overcoming them.

Northern Nevada Pride kicks off Saturday with a parade and festival downtown. Organizers hope to keep the event positive following the recent Orlando tragedy.

Reno High Schoolers Create Community Murals

Jul 20, 2016
Aishwarya Krishnamoorthy

The latest in a series of public art projects created by high school students has been unveiled. Reno Public Radio’s Aishwarya Krishnamoorthy was there and has more.

Along busy Wedekind Road in north Reno, a group of high schoolers and their parents admire the whimsical and colorful mural that the students have painted.

Why So Many Casinos Are Leaving NV Energy

Jul 20, 2016
Peppermill Reno

The Peppermill Resort in south Reno is the latest casino trying to cut the chord with NV Energy.

The hotel-casino filed its exit application with the Nevada Public Utilities Commission earlier this month, hoping to leave the utility by next spring.

That makes it the fourth casino to do so, after Las Vegas-based MGM Resorts, Wynn Resorts and the Sands Corporation. Switch data center also tried to leave, but was denied by the PUC.

Washoe County first responders are getting special equipment to help contain potential disease outbreaks. As Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports some have a bit of a science fiction quality to them.

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The Republican National Convention wraps up on Thursday with an acceptance speech by Donald Trump, who was formally selected as the GOP's presidential nominee. To get the latest on what's happening on the ground in Cleveland, we talked with political reporter Megan Messerly from the Las Vegas Sun who's there now.

Astronomers Discover 100 New Planets

Jul 20, 2016
W. Stenzel - NASA

A team of astronomers has confirmed the existence of 100 planets outside of our solar system. The original discovery came via NASA’s K2 space telescope. From the Arizona Science Desk, Sara Hammond reports on this discovery made by the University of Arizona.

Until now, a pneumonia vaccine was only recommended for kids and older adults. As Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports, the FDA has just approved its use for others.

Prevnar 13 protects against several pneumonia strains and is already the best-selling vaccine for the illness on the market. The FDA’s decision expands the use of the drug for adults aged 18 to 49.

FBI

The FBI announced this month it would finally end its 45-year search for D.B. Cooper, a man notorious for jumping out of the back of a passenger jet with $200,000 in ransom money. 

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