At Wednesday's State of the City address in Reno, officials said they've been doing less with more since their workforce has shrunk by a third in recent years. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss was there and has the details.
Over the past five years, the City has gone from employing 1,600 people back in 2009 to less than 1,100 right now. Along with overcoming those staffing hurdles, City Manager Andrew Clinger, who delivered the speech, says Reno is also planning ahead for a solid financial future.
The Falcon drone designed by Ashima Devices. The company makes unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to help first responders gain situational awareness when they arrive on scene in an emergency situation, like a wildfire.
A drone manufacturing company is moving its headquarters to Reno, bringing about 400 new jobs to the area over the next two years. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss has the details.
Ashima Devices is relocating from Pasadena and setting up shop at the Reno-Stead Airport where the company will be researching, testing, and building unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs. The company makes drones to help law enforcement, fire, and emergency crews gain situational awareness.
The state has received more than 500 applications for running medical marijuana establishments in Nevada. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports that after scoring and ranking those applicants, public health officials will announce their choices in November. They expect the first medical marijuana purchases to be made by early next year.
This is the first year some festival-goers can head to the Morris Burner Hotel in downtown Reno after leaving the playa to continue their Black Rock experience.
Jim Gibson, retired CEO of a micro-chip company also known by his Burner name, “Jungle Jim” bought the old, run-down hotel last year. Gibson says he has managed to revamp it by applying some of the Burning Man principles like communal effort, civic responsibility, participation and self-expression.
Campus has been bustling with thousands of students who started their classes Monday at the University of Nevada, Reno. This school year, more than 19,000 students are enrolled, setting a new record, and Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports that campus living quarters are pretty tight in order to house 2,600 of those pupils.
Some dorm rooms are being converted from singles to doubles or from doubles to triples in order to meet demand.
As the fall semester gets underway at the University of Nevada, Reno, the Reynolds School of Journalism has a new asset: Mignon Fogarty. Widely known as Grammar Girl and the founder of Quick and Dirty Tips podcasts, she's now the new Reynolds Chair for Media Entrepreneurship.
This week, a hospital patient in Sacramento waited in isolation for the results of an ebola blood test. Late last night, the California Department of Public Health announced that the results are in, and they are negative.
Over the past few days, the situation has drawn national attention and Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports that it has raised questions about the level of threat, if any, ebola poses for the U.S. and here locally in Northern Nevada.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to designate more than 500,000 acres of land in the West, including Nevada, as critical habitat for the yellow-billed cuckoo, which is being considered for endangered species designation.
Michael Robinson with the Center for Biological Diversity says the protections would give the birds a better chance of survival: