The 2015 legislative session is only in its first weeks, but already some political observers in Nevada say the prognosis is not good. Republicans continue to deal with discord in their ranks. Governor Brian Sandoval's plan to increase taxes to fund education could face serious opposition from members of his own party. Meanwhile, police are investigating a possible extortion plot.
When KJ Flippen took over as the owner of the Zephyr Bar in 2011, it was in his words, "a dive." Today, it's a thriving lounge located in the heart of MidTown. Flippen talks with Reno Public Radio's Esther Ciammachilli about the Z-Bar's transformation and what it's like to be a young entrepreneur.
Tech entrepreneurs are calling a stretch of First Street in downtown Reno Startup Row. Nate Pearson is one of them. His company TrainerRoad makes an app to help cyclists train for races. Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss caught up with him for our series on local small business leaders.
If you’re scratching your head about why the treasurer is designing the state’s budget, you’re not the only
one. In an unprecedented move, Nevada State Treasurer Dan Schwartz, a Republican, came forward with a plan that’s about half a billion dollars lower than Governor Brian Sandoval’s. It also eliminates the governor’s proposed taxes on business to fund education.
Speaking in front of the Senate Finance Committee, Schwartz put it this way:
Women-owned businesses in Nevada are growing faster in number and employment than other companies, according to a 2013 American Express study. Jimmy Beans Wool started as a small yarn business in 2002 by knitting enthusiast Laura Zander. Last year, the company’s revenue exceeded $8 million. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray talks with Zander.
Tesla and other big companies get most of the attention in Northern Nevada, but, actually, small business accounts for more than 40 percent of the state’s employment. Reno Chef Mark Estee, who owns Campo and the newly opened Provisions, is one of those job creators. Reno Public Radio's Anh Gray sat down with Estee to learn more.
On this UNR Health Watch, a conversation about stroke with Dr. J. Ivan Lopez., director of the Stroke Center at Renown Institute for Neuroscience. Leading this discussion is Richelle O’Driscoll from the University of Nevada school of medicine.
Dr. J. Ivan Lopez., is a professor of neurology, medicine and pediatrics in the Department of Internal Medicine, at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and director of the Stroke Center at Renown Institute for Neuroscience.