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More than 400 Bills Approved Ahead of Deadline

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 Still Alive Assembly (Bill – Most Recent Vote Count -- Description) AB5 –34-8 – Allows local governments to create...

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Statewide, Nevada added 7,200 construction jobs last year, but finding skilled, local workers to fill those positions is becoming increasingly difficult. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly reports.

The shortage of skilled construction labor is being compounded by a rebounding economy that's spurred new residential and commercial construction. There are also many senior-level employees moving closer to retirement age.

Public school advocates are urging lawmakers to oppose any effort to fund Nevada’s school voucher program. 

They’re calling themselves the Coalition to Fight Vouchers. Made up of public education advocacy groups, the coalition met on the steps of the state legislature yesterday, to demand lawmakers put state funds into public schools arguing that Education Savings Accounts hurt students.

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Monday marked the first major deadline for lawmakers during the 2017 legislative session in Nevada. Legislators worked late into the evening to introduce personal bills.

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La galería Sierra Arts, ubicada en el centro de Reno, tuvo una exposición con un enfocó en los trabajos artisticos creados por Tatuadores Latinos locales. Nuestra contribuyente estudiantil Stephanie Serrano visitó la exposición. Stephanie Serrano trabaja con Noticiero Móvil, una plataforma multimedia de noticias que provee informacion en español e inglés en el norte de Nevada.

The nation is embroiled in the debate over the Affordable Care Act. The

 

Congressional Budget Office estimates that the GOP health bill could put 24 million Americans at risk of losing insurance. That has many local patients and doctors worried. Because of the ACA, more people were able to get health insurance and even access to life-saving treatments. One Reno woman shares her story with our reporter Anh Gray.

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A Northern Nevada lawmaker says he may file an ethics complaint against a fellow legislator who was recently outed as a foreign agent for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

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State Leaders are pushing back against a proposal that would reopen the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository in Southern Nevada. 

According to the White House’s budget blueprint released Thursday, President Donald Trump is asking Congress to approve 120 million dollars to restart the repository’s operations.

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.”

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