Alexa Ard

Reno Is A Welcoming City. But What Does That Mean?

The city of Reno is now officially a Welcoming City, after the city council voted unanimously last week to adopt the resolution. Our news director Michelle Billman spoke with our reporter Noah Glick to break down what that means.

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Paul Boger

Sanctuary State...it’s a term that’s cropped up in the months since President Donald Trump took office. With promises from the administration to ramp up deportations, some states hope to protect their undocumented residents by prohibiting their local law enforcement from working with federal immigration officials, and Nevada could become one of the first states to pass such a law.

Crews continue to work on flood mitigation and recovery in Lemmon Valley more than two months after the first round of severe storms hit the region.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports that while progress is being made, many residents are upset with what they say has been a slow response.

How To Sculpt A World Class Race Course

Mar 17, 2017
Alexandra Mosher

Squaw Valley recently hosted the Alpine Skiing World Cup. It’s an international event requiring intense preparation. Reno Public Radio’s Alexandra Mosher looked into what it takes to create a world class race course.

People love to watch ski races, like this one at Squaw. But a lot goes into sculpting a quality course, like Red Dog. Racer Georgia Sege just went speeding down it.

“It’s good. It felt really fast; it’s pretty straight at the top and then it has some turns at the bottom, but it’s really short and it’s really fun.”

GOP Health Plan Drops Mandate On Small Businesses

Mar 16, 2017

Obamacare mandated that small businesses with 50 or more full-time employees offer health insurance to their full-time workers. Tray Abney with the Chamber of Commerce of Reno, Sparks and Northern Nevada says that was tough for some local companies.

 

Throughout the nation, community health centers are providing care to low-income people. And with the overhaul of the Affordable Care Act being debated, Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray tours one local facility to learn how it’s been serving as a health care safety net for many in Northern Nevada.

World Cup Inspires Young Girls To Compete

Mar 15, 2017
Ky Plaskon

Squaw Valley hosted the Ski Alpine World Cup over the weekend. Organizers say that one of the main goals of holding the race is to inspire the next generation. Our contributor Ky Plaskon spoke has the story.

Perched high above a sea of spectators on a slick slope of snow, is a thin nylon tent. Inside, the racer stomps her feet like a bull and bangs her polls together. Only a plastic start gate stands between her and the 600-foot drop. Her coach yells and she catapults herself toward the crowd.

What's With All The Construction At Rancho San Rafael?

Mar 13, 2017

Rancho San Rafael Regional Park has a massive $1.2 million irrigation project that has turned a good portion of the park into a construction zone. Reno Youth Radio’s Veronica Garcia paid a visit to find out what is going on.

If you walk around Rancho San Rafael right now, there are pink stakes stuck in the mud, tractors, and lines drawn all over the grass.

“People are asking, 'What are these stakes for, what are these cones for?'”

Matthew McConaughey's Gold is a film based in 1980’s Reno. But did Kenny Wells actually exist? Did he find the largest gold strike of the 20th century and is there such thing as a Prospector of the Year award? Reno Youth Radio’s Wyatt Daane explores these questions.

 

Kenny Wells ventured into Indonesia prospecting for gold and discovered the largest gold mine of the 20th Century. Does this movie have anything to do with Reno or even Nevada?

Paul Boger

 

A voter initiative may soon change how Nevadans register to vote.

 


IP-1 would create a process in which Nevada residents will automatically be registered to vote or have their information updated whenever they go to the DMV.  If voters do not wish to participate in the process, they will have to opt-out.

The 2017 Legislative Session is entering its second month. In the past weeks, lawmakers have debated legislation that would ratify the equal rights amendment, make changes to the enforcement of immigration laws as well as increase the development of renewable energy around the state. Reno Public Radio’s Paul Boger checked in with Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford of Las Vegas. He says Democrats are moving forward with their plan known as the blueprint. 

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