Julia Ritchey

  Over the next year, Reno Public Radio news is bringing you profiles of local voters to find out what issues are important to them ahead of the 2016 election. Last week, we heard from a Sparks veteran who supports Donald Trump, and today, we hear from a soon-to-be first-time voter.

Kate Krolicki is a senior at George Whittel High School near South Lake Tahoe, but she has a much bigger title this election season.

The outdoor industry is increasingly bucking the Black Friday trend. We caught up with one local company to find out more.

On Black Friday, in 2011, outdoor retailer Patagonia took out a different sort of ad. Running a full page, with a photo of a Patagonia jacket, it read "Don't Buy This Jacket." The accompanying paragraph explained Patagonia's anti-consumption stance, but ironically the campaign sent the company's sales through the roof.

It also sparked something of a trend in the outdoor industry.

Anne McMillin APR

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is estimated that 29.1 million people in the US have diabetes. This week Dr. Veronica Brady discusses causes, and treatments for diabetes.

Brady is an advanced practice nurse and certified in diabetes education in the Endocrinology Division of Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Leading the discussion is Richelle O'Driscoll, Director of Public Affairs at the School of Medicine and Division of Health Sciences.

After nearly a year of gathering community input, Reno City Council has given the initial OK on new regulations for digital signs. A final vote is needed for approval and implementation.

To learn more about the proposed rules, KUNR's Michelle Bliss talked to Bob Conrad with our local media partner ThisisReno, who has been covering the story.

The bid to incorporate Tahoe's Olympic Valley into its own town was dealt a potentially fatal blow last week. 

After months of back and forth, the Placer County commission charged with overseeing Olympic Valley’s bid to become a town made a big decision last week. Finding that the town would face too many financial challenges, the commission proposed to vote on terminating the incorporation application as soon as it legally can.

"It's actually the only incorporation proposal in the state at the moment."

Julia Ritchey

Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton wrapped up her second visit to Reno last night with a large organizing rally where she focused on several issues important to northern Nevada. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey was there and has more.

The Nevada Gay Men's Chorus sang show tunes at the outset of the rally at Pine Middle School, where Clinton spoke to about 500 people packed into the hot gymnasium.

The former Secretary of State talked education, equal pay and the economy — but lingered on the issue of gun control.

Faraday Future Would Be "Bigger Deal Than Tesla"

Nov 23, 2015

Nevada state officials are working on a deal to bring the electric car startup Faraday Future to North Las Vegas. Some say that deal could potentially bring in more money than northern Nevada’s Tesla. Marcus Lavergne reports.

Officials with the Governor's Office of Economic Development have been tight-lipped for months, while the department has been trying to attract the company's proposed $1 billion plant and 4,500 jobs.

Alexa Ard

Community activists held a pro-immigration rally on Friday to mark the one-year anniversary of President Obama's executive order that would keep 5 million immigrants from being deported. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey was there.

About 30 people with the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada held up signs and chanted at a protest primary targeting Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt.

Laxalt joined 25 other states in suing the Obama administration to block his executive action to protect families from deportation.

As part of our look this month at female entrepreneurship in the Reno-Tahoe area, Reno Public Radio's Amy Westervelt sat down with Lauren Klein, CEO of Girlmade. Girlmade hosts various events and workshops around the area aimed at creating a network of support for female entrepreneurs. The company also hosts the annual Girl Empire event, which brings together local middle and high school girls with successful female entrepreneurs for a day of mentorship and skills building.