Two Republican assemblymen are making peace after a physical altercation earlier this week.
John Moore filed a complaint with legislative police against Assembly Majority Leader Paul Anderson saying he refused to let Moore leave an impromptu meeting in a stairwell of the legislative building. This was during a recess when the two were discussing Moore’s vote on a bill.
Assemblywoman Shelly Shelton spent much of her testimony telling anecdotes like this:
"In 2010 in January, Jerald Young defended himself against three men. It was clear from video surveillance he was trying to get away from them, but Mr. Young was charged with multiple charges, and it took him years to be acquitted by a jury."
When we hear about HPV, the conversation often focuses on young women and the risk of cervical cancer. In reality, HPV is a much larger health crisis for women and men linked to many other diseases that we struggle to talk openly about, like vaginal and penile cancers.
But two women in Reno are ready to talk and their goal is prevention, since there is a vaccine for HPV deemed safe by the CDC.
The guests joining Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss for this special discussion include Heidi Parker from Immunize Nevada and Abbi Whitaker, an HPV-related cancer survivor in Reno.
The new master plan for the University of Nevada, Reno campus encompasses a number of wide-ranging objectives and reflects input from a variety of stakeholders in setting a new vision for the campus and the surrounding community. It elevates the conversation about northern Nevada as a true “University Town” and is a prime example of close collaboration among the University community, the City of Reno and the Regional Transportation Commission.
On the University of Nevada School of Medicine Health Watch, a talk about behavioral issues in children and teens with Dr. Saul Zelan, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, pediatrician and assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Leading this discussion is Richelle O'Driscoll, Director of Public Affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine.
For those interested in learning more about the workshops mentioned in this health watch, call (775) 682-8459
Five Reno police officers are returning from Ukraine early after being pulled from a training mission there. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports that the Reno City Council voted this week to bring the officers back because of concerns over safety and limited resources at home.
Assemblyman Richard Carrillo, a Democrat from Clark County, was arrested last night for DUI and possession of a firearm while intoxicated, according to the Carson City Sheriff. Carrillo, a union worker and contractor, is one of the most vocal critics of anti-labor legislation in Carson City. At this point, it's unclear whether Carrillo will resign.
Right now, there are close to 2,000 portable classrooms in Washoe and Clark Counties alone because of overcrowding. Couple that with calls from business leaders, parents and both parties to improve education in Nevada, and you'd expect a bill that would create more schools to sail through.
“Except that we’re going to do that by stepping on your parents' backs. It’s the parents versus the kids. That’s what you’re doing with this bill. For someone to have the audacity to put this in front of my face and say it’s about schools...”