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10:12 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Nevada passes huge tax breaks for Tesla

  The Nevada legislature has passed an unprecedented package of incentives for Tesla's massive gigfactory. Reno Public Radio’s Will Stone reports the governor signed the bill late Thursday night.

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Local Stories
10:50 am
Wed September 10, 2014

UNR tries new approach for treating suicidal students

Area colleges, including UNR and TMCC, have been hosting events for suicide prevention week, including backpack campaigns to symbolize the roughly 1,100 college students who commit suicide in the U.S. each year. UNR is also starting a pilot program to try a new treatment option for suicidal students called CAMS.
Credit Truckee Meadows Community College

The counseling center at the University of Nevada, Reno is rethinking how to treat its suicidal students. Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss reports that this semester the center is hosting a trial study for a new approach in the hopes of saving more young lives.

As students meet with UNR counselors at the center, white noise machines in each doorway keep their conversations private. Behind some of those closed doors, students are seeking help because they’re thinking about or preparing to take their own lives.

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Education
3:31 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Trustees settle with AG, pay out $1,500 each

The Washoe County School Board of Trustees has agreed to a settlement with the Nevada Attorney General over the board's improper firing of Superintendent Pedro Martinez.

 

Six of the trustees will pay $1,500 each for violating the Nevada Open Meeting law in multiple ways.

Attorney Kent Robison, who's representing the trustees, says they could have litigated this issue for months.

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Local Stories
12:19 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Pilot dies at Reno Air Races

Lee Behel died Monday after crashing his plane during a qualifying event for the Reno Air Races at Reno-Stead Airport.
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A pilot has died after crashing his plane at the Reno National Championship Air Races at Reno-Stead Airport Monday afternoon. Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss reports that the tragedy is a painful reminder of the event’s 2011 crash that killed 11 people, most of them spectators in the grandstand.

Lee Behel was a racing veteran from San Jose who flew planes in both the Air Force and the Nevada National Guard. He was also the father of two sons.

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Education
2:53 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

School board could settle with AG over Martinez debacle

The Washoe County School District Board of Trustees is voting Tuesday on whether or not to accept a settlement agreement with the Nevada Attorney General over the improper firing of Superintendent Pedro Martinez. 

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Local Stories
9:51 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Public safety in Incline Village: Washoe County Sheriff candidates have different views

Washoe County Sheriff's Office.

The crime rate in Incline Village has been falling for the past several years, but Chuck Allen, a candidate for sheriff in the November election, says that fact is misleading. Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss reports.

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Spirituality and health
9:42 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Health Watch: Spirituality and health

Dr. Mel Minarik

In this health watch segment from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll from the University of Nevada School of Medicine talks about spirituality and health with Dr. Mel Minarik, a faculty member at the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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Slut Walk Reno
10:04 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Slut Walk Reno to raise awareness about culture of sexual violence

Credit Courtesy of Slut Walk Reno

An international event raising awareness about sexual assault is coming to downtown Reno for the first time tomorrow (Saturday Sept. 6, 2014). Reno Public Radio’s Esther Ciammachilli has the details, and it’s important to note for our listeners with children that the following story does contain adult language.

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Business + Economy
2:56 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

NV expects huge return on its deal with Tesla

Nevada and Tesla Motors have made it official: the electric car maker has selected a site in Northern Nevada for its coveted battery factory. Reno Public Radio's Will Stone reports the governor revealed some of the details behind the agreement, which could generate billions of dollars for Nevada, but also requires huge tax breaks.

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Student health services
9:38 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Health Watch: Student health services at UNR

Dr. Cheryl Hug-English

In this edition of the health watch from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll talks about student health services with Dr. Cheryl Hug-English, Medical Director of the Student Health Center on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

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