More Than Twice As Many Women Are Running For Congress In 2018 Compared With 2016

It was Saturday afternoon, and Abigail Spanberger was in a busy hallway at the Chesterfield County Public Library in Midlothian, Va., minutes away from training a room of about 40 campaign volunteers. She seemed ready for a quick interview, but then abruptly called out to her campaign manager. "Hey Dana, Eileen Davis is about to come through. Can you head her off at the pass so she doesn't interrupt the — " She cut herself off and turned to me. "That's my mother," Spanberger said, laughing....

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How Reno Embraced Olympic Visitors Back In 1960

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Air travel is so common these days that it’s easy to focus on the negative, from high fares and luggage fees to cramped seating and annoying delays. Historian Alicia Barber recaptures some of the wonder that accompanied early flight in this segment of Time & Place.

Updated at 4 p.m. ET

Nearly all of the seats on the U.S. National Park Service advisory board are vacant following a mass resignation Monday night, with ex-members citing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's unwillingness to meet with them.

Newly released court documents show the Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend deleted her Facebook account before police announced the identity of the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern history.

Susan Nissenbaum is a court appointed special advocate with the Washoe County CASA program. Many years ago, she was assigned to work with a teen named Grace, who ended up living in multiple foster and group homes. They attended court together for years and when Grace aged out of the foster care system, they remained close. They came to KUNR to remember those difficult times, which ultimately brought them together. 

The Department of Homeland Security says it will once again accept renewal requests from recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in response to a court order.

"Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017," U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a part of DHS, wrote on its website Saturday.

REMSA

In a recent two-week period, there were more than one thousand lab-confirmed cases of influenza in Washoe County. Due to the outbreak, the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority, or REMSA, is experiencing record-breaking calls for service. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports, as a result, paramedics will be taking precautionary measures.

Paul Boger

Immigration advocates in Reno are calling on Congress to overturn the Trump Administration's recent decision to rescind temporary legal status for El Salvador residents living in the U.S. Reno Public Radio's Paul Boger reports.


Bree Zender


A University of Nevada, Reno study has been looking into a new way to restore land that's been burned by wildfire to prevent the land from being charred again. 

Helix

Since 2016, Renown Health and the Desert Research Institute, or DRI, have been studying data from the genetic testing of 10,000 Northern Nevadans, as part of their Healthy Nevada Project. The goal is to learn more about health factors and risks for people across the region.

Over the next year or so, the project is going to grow significantly, as another 40,000 new participants are tested. Our News Director Michelle Billman spoke to Dr. Tony Slonim, the president of Renown Health, about the expansion.

Right now in Washoe County, there are more than 900 children in foster care. When possible, these children are assigned a Court Appointed Special Advocate to provide them with support.

Our reporter Paul Boger spoke with judge Cynthia Lu to learn more about the CASA program and this continued need.


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"Las quinceañeras mueve el dinero en nuestra comunidad"

Dec 19, 2017
El pastel no es un pastel regular de cumpleaños. Cuesta$500-$2,000 dolares y es para lo menos 200 personas
Stephanie Serrano

La Industria de las quinceañeras sigue creciendo en Reno y aumentando el impacto económico en nuestra comunidad, proporcionando trabajos para muchas personas  de la zona. Nuestra reportera Stephanie Serrano se sumerge en la industria y explora qué es lo necesario para organizar la celebración de una quinceañera.

Angélica Puga tiene quince años y cree que tener una celebración de quinceañera es algo más que ostentación y glamor, es el momento en el que ella se convierte en una latina independiente.

KUNR Launches New Show Friday Night at 7 p.m.

Tune in to hear KUNR's latest show "It's Been A Minute with Sam Sanders"

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Join KUNR's Legacy Society

Please consider a planned gift to KUNR in your estate planning this year

Nevada Classical & Jazz 89.5 FM

In Reno-Sparks, tune in to 89.5 or stream live here from anywhere. And NEW! The American Opera Series runs Saturday mornings at 10.

KUNR & the CPB

With the proposed federal budget cuts to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, learn more about KUNR's relationship with the CPB.