One of four electric buses introduced into the RTC's fleet earlier this year. With this new project better connecting downtown Reno to downtown Sparks, an additional four new electric buses will be making runs.
Transportation officials are celebrating a $16 million federal grant that they'll use to better connect bus lines from downtown Reno to downtown Sparks. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss attended Tuesday's press conference at Reno's 4th Street bus station where discussion of the project spurred a larger conversation about the compounding transportation needs in Washoe County and nationwide.
It may seem odd that the most expensive and watched race of this election is for attorney general, but a quick look at the last names of the two candidates clears up why that is.
On the Democratic ticket is second-term Secretary of State Ross Miller—the son of former Nevada Governor Bob Miller. He’s facing off against Republican Adam Laxalt, the grandson of former Senator and Governor Paul Laxalt.
Funding for Nevada's Millennium Scholarships is slated to run out in the next several years. The program is overseen by the state treasurer, a post that's up for grabs this election, and both major party candidates agree these scholarships are critical to maintain for Nevada families. But Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports they offer different ideas for keeping the program alive.
In this health watch from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll talks about the Student Outreach Clinics that are available to the community provided by medical students at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
School districts across the state are beginning to implement the new k-12 academic standards. State education officials say they'll challenge students with a more rigorous curriculum that better prepares them for college. However, some teachers and education experts also criticize the standards as poorly designed and driven by corporate interests.
Nevada's Superintendent of Public Instruction Dale Erquiaga responds to these concerns and explains what this new chapter in education reform means for public schools here.
Republicans are feeling good less than two weeks from Election Day. Reno Public Radio’s Will Stone reports that’s based on registration and early voting numbers across the state, including Washoe County.
Even before early voting began, Democrats in Washoe County had something to be worried about. Final registration numbers showed that the GOP has a lead of more than 6,000 registered voters. That’s the largest, for either party, since the mid-2000s.
While there are several competitive races in Las Vegas, state senate and assembly seats aren't expected to change parties in the north. Nowhere is that more certain than a district covering Incline Village and much of South Reno, but that race still has a twist.
An organization representing more than thirty law enforcement agencies across the state is voicing its concern for a proposal by Washoe County Sheriff Candidate Chuck Allen to revitalize the county's reserve deputy program, which currently has nine volunteer participants. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports.
Allen says the sheriff's office needs more boots on the ground since about 100 positions have been cut in the past several years.