Grandma's Gone Green: One Woman's Story On Pot

For some medical marijuana cardholders in Nevada, it’s legal to grow their own cannabis. For example, it’s permitted if the strain a patient needs isn’t available or if they live 25 miles or more from a dispensary. One northern Nevada resident takes Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray on a tour of her greenhouse.

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How One Teacher Is Inspiring Students To Help Others

May 5, 2017
AACT Service Learning

Teachers can inspire students to be better students, as well as better people. Reno Youth Radio’s Maria Ballesteros reports on one teacher in Washoe County who is influencing her students both inside and outside the classroom.

Mrs. Raker teaches physics and statistics. Her lectures are exceptional. But outside the classroom she is exceptional, too. She is a strong advocate for community service. She volunteers constantly and takes her students along and she teaches at the Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology or AACT, a local Reno high school.

Nearly 370,000 Nevadans could lose their health coverage by 2019 under a plan passed by the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday.

Under the proposed American Health Care Act, Nevada could see drastic changes especially to the number of people covered under the state’s Medicaid program. 

"They can't get in to see, unless they can pay for it, primary care provider," says Chuck Duarte who runs the Community Health Alliance, a federally qualified health center that provides medical, dental and psychological care for thousands of residents in Northern Nevada.

Updated at 3:15 p.m. ET.

FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday defended his decision to tell Congress in October that he was revisiting the bureau's investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails.

Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Comey said he believed revisiting the investigation just before the election — knowing it could affect the outcome — would be really bad, but that not to do so would be catastrophic for the agency's independence. In retrospect, he said, he still believes he made the right choice.

Paul Boger

Nevada’s Republican Governor, Brian Sandoval, is doubling down on efforts to fight the reopening of the nuclear waste storage facility at Yucca Mountain.

Fresh off a trip to Washington D.C. Governor Sandoval met with reporters last week to break down several meetings with key members of President Trump’s cabinet including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry.

Paul Boger

State lawmakers are one step closer to amending the Nevada Constitution to remove language banning same-sex marriage.

Paul Boger

President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office have been contentious, to say the least. The Republican administration has sought to put the country back on a "winning track by reforming health care, immigration and taxes." However, Democrats like Nevada’s freshman Senator Catherine Cortez Masto have worked to keep the president’s legislative victories to a minimum.

Reno Public Radio’s political reporter, Paul Boger, sat down with Senator Cortez Masto to get the latest on those efforts, and what she sees as the best way to move America forward.

Updated at 9:45 a.m. ET Monday

Congressional leaders have struck a deal to keep the federal government funded through September.

The budget negotiations provided Democrats with a rare opportunity for leverage and clout, since Democratic votes will be needed to advance the spending plan through the Senate — and possibly the House if enough members of the conservative Freedom Caucus vote against it.

President Trump has ordered the Department of the Interior to review all designations of national monuments greater than 100,000 acres created since 1996.

Alexa Ard

Lawmakers are one step closer to the end of the 2017 Legislative Session. Tuesday was the deadline to pass bills out of their house of origin if they were to move further into the legislative process. That means lawmakers had to approve hundreds of bills in relatively short order.

Below is a list and short description of the measures passed between the dates of April 17-25, 2017

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President Trump is expected to sign an executive order Wednesday that could end up shrinking — or even nullifying — some large federal national monuments on protected public lands, as established since the Clinton administration.

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