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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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State lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow local governments to decide whether adults will be able to use recreational marijuana in public places.

Nevada could soon become the first state to legalize the consumption of marijuana in public places. Senate Bill 236 would allow city and county officials to decide to permit short or long-term pot consumption at casinos, bars, outdoor events and other public places as long as they are not within 1000 feet of a school or community facility.

A bill making substantial changes in how Reno residents elect city council members is making its way through the legislature.

Noah Glick

The food truck industry is growing nationally, with cities like Orlando, Florida and Austin, Texas leading the charge.

But a new crop of mobile food vendors is popping up in an unlikely rural area: Elko. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick has more.

Squaw Valley Hosts Ski Alpine World Cup

Mar 10, 2017
@squawalpine

The Ski Alpine World Cup opened in Squaw Valley Thursday night and is running through the weekend. Contributor and Reno Youth Radio Teacher Ky Plaskon was there.

UPDATED 3/24/2017 4:45 PM

Republican leaders in the U.S. House have pulled the American Health Care Act from the floor after failing to round up enough votes within their own caucus.

Had the bill passed, Americans would have no longer been required to buy health insurance, and it would have eliminated the current subsidies that are used to bring down the cost of premiums.

NPR and dozens of member stations collected public statements from members of Congress to help the public understand where lawmakers stood on this issue.

House Republicans have recently rolled out their much anticipated proposal to change the Affordable Care Act. At this point, it’s unclear if it’ll pass.  

To understand the potential impact of the proposal on Nevadans, Reno Public Radio’s Anh has been talking with people in the community to see how Obamacare has already been affecting health care providers and local businesses. News Director Michelle Billman sits down with Gray to learn what people have been saying.

Washoe County Libraries

Hélène Berr is often referred to as the Anne Frank of France. A traveling exhibit based on her personal diary is now open at the Northwest Reno Library. There will be an opening reception Thursday night from 6-8 pm.

Paul Boger

 

State leaders, law enforcement and representatives from the state’s medical marijuana industry are working to create a set of recommendations on how to best regulate recreational marijuana.

Reno Is Getting A Container Park

Mar 3, 2017

Construction started earlier this month to transform a long-vacant lot in downtown Reno into a community gathering spot. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly reports.

The development is called The Eddy and will open next month as Reno's first container park, made with re-purposed shipping containers. 

En Español: Las Prioridades Legislativas Van Tomando Forma

Mar 3, 2017
Paul Boger

Con la Sesión Legislativa 2017 en pleno funcionamiento, los parlamentarios están trabajando en abordar diversas problemáticas. Los demócratas están presentándose como un frente unido para facilitar el acceso a las cabinas de votación, incrementar el sueldo mínimo y preservar las regulaciones al acceso a cuidados médicos. Para los republicanos, la meta parece estar abocada a proteger y promover las reformas realizadas durante la última sesión.

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