Trump's Decision To Separate Families Heats Up Immigration Debate

Updated at 4:28 p.m. ET The Trump administration's decision to separate children from their families as a way to curb illegal immigration is adding fuel to an already fiery debate over immigration. A group of House Democrats converged on an immigration detention facility in New Jersey on Sunday, days before a planned vote by House Republicans next week. Meanwhile, Trump administration officials alternately took credit and sought to distance the administration from the family separation policy...

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There are 42 seats in Nevada's Assembly, and just like the U.S. House of Representatives, each and every seat is up for grabs in every election cycle. 

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Our reporter Bree Zender has been talking to various everyday people in the region affected by rising house costs. Today, she talks with one mom whose adult son has a mental illness about her efforts to keep him off the streets.


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In Nevada, more than 50 people are running for the state’s four Congressional seats, but only a handful of them will make it past the primary onto the general election ballot. KUNR’s Paul Boger spoke with Yvonne Gonzalez with the Las Vegas Sun to break down those races.

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The state transportation board has taken the first concrete step toward completely redesigning and reconstructing Reno's Spaghetti Bowl, where I-80 and U.S. 395 meet. Our contributor Kaleb Roede of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the details.

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The Washoe County school board has had its fair share of controversy, with everything from budget woes to serious allegations against individual members. And now, three seats on the board are up for grabs. Our reporter Jacob Solis sat down with Sam Gross, education reporter for the Reno Gazette Journal, to find out more. 

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Minimum wage in Nevada will remain flat in the next fiscal year. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the details.

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Nevada gubernatorial candidate, Democrat Chris Giunchigliani has positioned herself as the progressive choice this election cycle. She has taken a firm stance opposing the state’s embattled school voucher program, known as Education Savings Accounts. She’s also calling for tougher gun laws.

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A handful of pubs and restaurants in Reno are nixing plastic straws. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the details.

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During our series, "Priced Out: The Housing Crunch," we've looked at the ways rising housing costs have affected various groups within the community, and we've delved into options moving forward.

Now, we're going to look at something a little different.

The 2018 California Primaries are less than a week away, and a slew of Republicans and Democrats are vying to make it on to the November general election ballot. KUNR’s Paul Boger reached out Alexi Koseff – a political reporter with the Sacramento Bee – to break down next week’s election.

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