Most Still Favor Stricter Gun Laws, But It's Fading As A 2018 Voting Issue

The gun issue is beginning to wane in voters' minds ahead of the November midterm elections, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds. While almost half of all registered voters (46 percent) say a candidate's position on gun policy will be a major factor in deciding whom to vote for, that number is down 13 points from February, when a shooting at a Florida high school sparked outrage. So if Democrats are counting on guns to motivate their voters to get to the polls, maybe they shouldn't....

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Employers can't pay women less than men just because they made less at a previous job, a federal appeals court has ruled. The continuing gender pay gap is "an embarrassing reality of our economy," the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in its opinion.

The court said a woman's prior salary, whether considered on its own or along with other factors, can't be used to justify paying a female employee less than her male counterpart. To do so perpetuates discrimination, the court's majority opinion said.

In 1996, right after voters in California banned affirmative action in employment and college admissions, minority student enrollment at two and four-year institutions plummeted. What has happened since though, is pretty remarkable.

Of the 2.8 million students attending college in California today, two out of three come from racially and ethnically diverse populations. The most eye-popping increase in enrollment has been among Latinos.

Kawana Meadows Development Corporation

A mix of commercial and residential development is scheduled to begin construction this summer at the Nevada/California state line at Tahoe's South Shore. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly reports.

New Arts Director Says Big Things Ahead in Carson City

Apr 6, 2018

Carson City is investing more in the arts. In March, the city welcomed its first Arts and Culture Director. Our reporter Holly Hutchings talked to the new director, Mark Salinas about his role and the future of arts and culture in the Capital city.

Joey Lovato

The infamous Fly Geyser, situated on private land north of Gerlach, has been closed to the public for nearly two decades. But now, the land's new owners – the Burning Man Project – are opening the geyser for public viewing. Reno Public Radio's Bree Zender took a trip southwest of the Black Rock Desert, to find out more about it. 

Lance Iverson

Last year, lodging properties in Carson City saw the highest revenue increase in the city's history. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly reports.

Kaleb Roedel

A women's entrepreneurial development center recently launched in Reno. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the details.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Washoe County Health District is confirming the first case of the measles in the region since 1999. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray has more.

Health Officials say that the infected person is a University of Nevada, Reno student, and that he does not pose an ongoing risk. Randall Todd is an epidemiologist with the health district.

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Radiolab is a popular show aired all across the nation on public radio stations out of WNYC in New York. The show focuses on various topics revolving around science and philosophy. Jad Abumrad, the show’s creator, started it in 2002, and it has since become a popular podcast and has also hosted live events. Our reporter Joey Lovato recently talked with Abumrad about his journey through radio and his style of storytelling.

Sierra Air

Amid a dwindling workforce, blue-collar industries in Northern Nevada are having to change their recruitment tactics. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly spoke to several local business owners to learn how they're adapting. 

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