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Sandoval Hoping Next Governor Protects Education Investment

As Nevada's gubernatorial race begins to heat up, current Republican Governor Brian Sandoval says he hopes one key piece of his legacy remains intact for the next administration.

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Faith-based organizations and charity groups are looking to city leaders in Reno for help in creating a tiny house village to shelter some of the chronically homeless in the Truckee Meadows.

Based on a similar village in Seattle, Washington, the plan would include 40 fairly austere tiny-homes. The buildings would provide few luxuries beyond four-walls, a roof and a door that locks. The village would surround a central building that includes bathrooms and kitchen facilities.

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With about 10,000 students, Elko County Schools are considered a moderately sized district. However, geographically, it's among the largest public school districts in the nation, creating challenges.

At the same time, Elko also boasts one of the highest graduation rates in the Silver State.

Elko County School Superintendent Jeff Zander spoke to KUNR's Paul Boger to check in.

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A Reno-based company will be launching the nation’s first drone defibrillator delivery service to increase the dismal odds of surviving a cardiac arrest. The survival rate is about one in 10. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports.

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Fire crews were starting to gain the upper hand on numerous blazes in Northern California that have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes, but officials warned that the deadliest wildfires in the state's history were far from extinguished.

The death toll rose Monday after "a private water tender driver assigned to the Nuns Fire tragically died in a vehicle rollover on Oakville Grande in Napa County," according to Cal Fire. The driver has not yet been publicly identified.

The speed and ferocity of the wildfires raging through Northern California's wine country have caught many residents off guard and left state officials scrambling to contain the flames.

But for fire researchers, these devastating blazes are part of a much larger pattern unfolding across the Western United States. So far this year, fires in the U.S. have consumed more than 8.5 million acres — an area bigger than the state of Maryland.

Last year, about 90 thousand low-income and underserved Nevadans depended on community health centers to access care. By the start of next year, about $11 million in federal funding could dry up, leaving these centers in limbo. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports.

At the end of last month, Congress failed to renew the Community Health Centers Fund which provides support to what’s known as Federally Qualified Health Centers, or FQHCs.  

On that Sunday night in Las Vegas, Elle Gargano was listening to country music at the Route 91 Harvest Festival when she was shot in the back of the head.

Her friend got her under the stage at the concert to protect her and fellow concertgoers helped get Elle over the fence and out of the festival grounds.

Updated at 6:30 p.m. ET

Thousands more people were fleeing their homes as some of the worst wildfires in California's history continued to sweep through wine country, leaving a trail of smoldering destruction and a death toll that authorities say has reached 31.

Washoe County

The Truckee Meadows is known today for its two major cities of Reno and Sparks. But the valley was once home to a number of small, though vibrant, population centers with their own stories and a few visible reminders. Historian Alicia Barber describes one of them in this segment of Time and Place.

PHOTOS: Eldorado Great Italian Festival 2017

Oct 10, 2017
Alexis Harris

The 36th annual Eldorado Great Italian Festival provided the taste, performance and culture of Italy to the Biggest Little City over the weekend. Our reporter Alexis Harris captured this year's experience.

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NPR’s “From the Top” episode that was recorded live in Reno is scheduled for air on KUNR and 89.5 KNCJ on Tuesday, November 28, at 7 p.m. It will also re-air on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. on KNCJ.

Reno Public Radio Presents a mini-series on opioids in Nevada

Reporter Anh Gray gets the scoop on the scope of the problem and explores some solutions

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

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