How The Housing Crunch Affects Nevada Teachers

The recent rise in housing costs is lucrative for those who rent or sell homes in Northern Nevada. But for other residents, the threads of stability are breaking. KUNR's Bree Zender spoke with a math teacher who says she won't be able to afford to live here comfortably any longer.

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Paul Boger

Nearly a third of the households in the Truckee Meadows are considered either very low or extremely low income. That’s according to a report created by the Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency in 2016. With housing prices continuing to climb, many of those residents are being pushed out of the area. Part of the problem is the lack of publicly subsidized, affordable housing. Reno Public Radio's Paul Boger reports.

Sierra Nevada Journeys at Grizzly Creek Ranch in Portola, California is a unique summer camp that welcomes children with disabilities to do activities that they would otherwise not be able to do. The camp is ADA accessible, and hosts groups like the Muscular Dystrophy Association, which recently brought 51 campers. 

"Nothing here they have to say 'no' to. They don't have to think about whether or not they have the abilities to," says Peyton Avarrette, the care specialist for the Sacramento Muscular Dystrophy Association. 

Fallon Bans Recreational Marijuana Sales

Jun 27, 2018
Man stands in front of podium with an audience in the background.
Molly Moser/LVN

The city of Fallon has banned recreational marijuana sales. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has the details.

 

Manifestantes sientan en el medio de la calle.
Karina Gonzalez

Read and listen in Spanish here 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Reno Monday morning to speak at a conference for the National Association of School Resource Officers at the Peppermill Resort. Roughly 200 people gathered outside to protest Sessions and President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. Reno Public Radio’s Karina Gonzalez has the story.

Jeff Sessions habla en el escenario.
Krysta Scripter

Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke Monday at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno to over 1,000 school resource officers at a national school safety conference. As KUNR's Bree Zender reports, Sessions briefly focused on school safety, but spent much of his speech on issues surrounding undocumented immigrants.

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Mike Lucido

The Reno Arts and Culture Commission is considering creating an artist-in-residence program within the city. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has the details.

 

 

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) speaks at an event
Jacob Solis

On the same day President Donald Trump visited Las Vegas for the state Republican convention, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren headlined the Democratic event in Reno. Her appearance comes at a crucial time for state Democrats who have to decide just how progressive they want to be in the run-up to this November's general election. 

Alexa Ard

Nevada has a shortage of healthcare workers. To combat this problem, the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is starting a physician assistant studies program.

 

Summers at Deer Park

Jun 21, 2018
A black and white photo of several people jumping into a pool in Reno.
Courtesy of Sparks Museum & Cultural Center

Summer is a busy time for city parks, especially those with swimming pools. Historian Alicia Barber tells the story of one area favorite in this episode of “Time & Place.”

The U.S. population is getting older and more racially diverse, according to new estimates from the Census Bureau. The findings come out as a separate analysis finds that for the first time, white deaths exceeded births in a majority of states.

White people remain the majority in the U.S. — but in new data from the Census Bureau, non-Hispanic whites were the only group that didn't grow from 2016 to 2017. Whites declined by .02 percent to a total of around 198 million people.

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