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Google

A University of Nevada, Reno professor is working to understand why minority-owned businesses in Northern Nevada have less of a presence on Google Maps. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View reports.

 

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Artown / Jake Shimabukuro

Artown is underway in Reno, and along with some big names, this year’s month-long celebration of the arts also includes a master of a small instrument: the ukulele.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick caught up with ukulele musician Jake Shimabukuro over the phone during his current tour.

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Holly Hutchings

The Stewart Indian School in Carson City opened in 1890. Like similar schools across the country, the original goal was to assimilate Native American children and eliminate their culture and traditions. It closed its doors 90 years later in 1980. On Wednesday, alumni, tribal leaders and government officials gathered for a blessing ceremony for the future Stewart Indian School Cultural Center and Museum, which will open next year. Our reporter Holly Hutchings has the story.

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The median home price in California has topped 600-thousand dollars for the first time ever. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View breaks down the numbers.

Nevada Museum of Art

This Saturday, July 14, the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony joins with the Nevada Museum of Art to celebrate Native American art, culture, community and tradition.  The event features Native American artists, dancers storytellers and musicians from a variety of cultures, including Paiute, Washoe,  Shoshone, Pala and Patwin.  The celebration is free from 10am to 5pm at the Nevada Museum of Art. 

Brown water from the Truckee River floods a staircase so that only the railings are visible.
Ty O'Neil

The Washoe Board of County Commissioners has approved language for a ballot measure that would increase property taxes for Truckee River flood mitigation. Voters will decide in November. Our News Director Michelle Billman spoke with Bob Conrad of ThisisReno to learn more.

Reno/Sparks And Latino Business Chambers Merge

Jul 11, 2018
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Reno and Sparks Chamber of Commerce

After past differences, the Reno/Sparks and Latino business chambers are merging. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View reports.

VICE Correspondent Gianna Toboni interviewed death row inmate Scott Dozier on Monday. His execution was scheduled for 8 pm on Wednesday, but a judge has halted that.
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Death row inmate Scott Dozier was scheduled to be the first person executed in Nevada in more than a decade. Just hours before Wednesday night's execution, however, multiple drug companies intervened in court, and a Las Vegas judge has halted the procedure. KUNR has updates here.

Dog standing next to a backpack labeled "Pet Evac Pak" with a sign around its neck reading "Emergency Evacuation List..."
Pet Evac Pak Facebook

A Reno company is selling evacuation survival kits for pets. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has the details.

 

Our Town Reno: Former Addict Now Inspires Others

Jul 6, 2018
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Jordan Gearey

Grant Denton is a peer recovery specialist and program developer at the Life Change Center non-profit organization in Reno. Before devoting himself to helping others; however, Denton had to first help himself.

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