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The National Rifle Association has launched its first TV ad of the election cycle, targeting several battleground states, including Nevada.

The NRA is spending $100,000 in the Reno market to air the ad, featuring a former security contractor, Mark Geist, who was a member of the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012.

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The Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation is giving people with dementia, and their caretakers, the chance to safely enjoy the outdoors through their interpretive “Idlewild Health Walks”. Reno Public Radio’s Marcus Lavergne has more.

Studies show that consistent routines like going to the park can help those suffering from dementia find a sense of independence.

Belen Figueroa is a volunteer with the program.

Julia Ritchey

From geologists to truck drivers, women have been working jobs in the mining industry for much of the last half century. Yet for all their progress, women are still largely under-represented in the industry, prompting some trade groups to take a closer look at gender disparity. Reno Public Radio’s Julia Ritchey brings us the first in our series this week on issues in modern day mining. 

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The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down an abortion law in Texas. Our News Director Michelle Billman checked in with local advocates on both sides to hear their thoughts on the controversial ruling.

The court voted 5-3 in opposition to portions of a Texas law that required abortion providers to have admitting privileges with a nearby hospital and to meet the standards of surgical centers in the state.

Every week during the summer about 3,000 people, mostly college students and families, make their way to Idlewild Park for “Food Truck Friday."

Children laugh and do cartwheels on the grass and lawn chairs are clustered in the shade of the trees. Live music floats over to the food trucks, which are parked in two long rows. Their windows are open and cooks hurry to serve twisting lines of customers. 

One of these customers is Christine Novicio, who has just ordered what is called a “Truck Burger”.

Gallery: A Night At The Reno Rodeo

Jun 23, 2016
Aishwarya Krishnamoorthy

The 10-day Reno Rodeo runs through Saturday, June 25. For a sampling of some of the events this year, we sent our new photo contributor Aishwarya Krishnamoorthy out on assignment earlier this week. 

The historic rodeo attracts more than 100,000 visitors from across the region and country. For more upcoming events, including bull riding, barrel racing and steer wrestling, check out their website

Discovering City's Hidden Murals With Art Spot Reno

Jun 23, 2016
Yama Rongomas

For more than two years, a nonprofit called Art Spot Reno has been holding tours to show residents the hidden and not-so-hidden murals that embellish our city’s walls and neighborhoods. Our contributor Yama Rongomas went on a recent tour in Midtown and sat down with the tour's co-creators, Geralda Miller and Eric Brooks. Listen here:

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Nevada's political establishment is split down the middle following the Supreme Court's decision today that blocked President Obama's anti-deportation plan. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey has more.

Lawmakers, candidates and political groups issued a flood of press releases expressing either disappointment or satisfaction with today's 4-4 decision.

Nevada was one of 26 states that challenged the unilateral action by Obama, which would have shielded upwards of 5 million people from deportation.

State Sex Offender Law Activated After 9-Year Hold

Jun 23, 2016
Julia Ritchey/Reno Public Radio News

Important changes will impact Nevada’s sex offender registration system next month. The Nevada Supreme Court finally cleared the way for the 2007 Assembly bill earlier this year. Reno Public Radio’s Marcus Lavergne has more:

When a federal judge challenged the constitutionality of AB 579 nine years ago, its enforcement was put on hold. The law is set up to align the state’s sex offender registration system with federal guidelines.

Julie Butler is with the Nevada Department of Public Safety.

Doctors Without Bodies: Death Begets Widely Needed Gift

Jun 22, 2016
Theresa Danna-Douglas/University of Nevada, Reno

At the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine anatomical donations are instrumental in training future doctors. Cadavers are hard to come by, and more will be needed as the program grows. To learn more let’s turn to Reno Public Radio’s Marcus Lavergne who went to the school’s annual memorial service, which honored this year’s donors.

There’s an air of sadness and gratitude as med student Clinton Kolseth recites poetry in front of pews of people at Walton’s Funeral Home Chapel. They’ve gathered with one common purpose – celebrating the lives of loved ones who’ve passed.

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