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Nevada lawmakers are gearing up for what could be a long, partisan battle over increasing the state’s minimum wage. 

If enacted, Assembly Bill 175 would increase the state’s minimum wage by one dollar and twenty-five cents a year. That's until it topped out at 14 dollars an hour for workers with employer-offered health care and 15 dollars an hour for individuals without the benefit.

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Although Reno is the 87th largest city in the nation, it ranks 37th in terms of the health of its residents.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

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In northeastern Nevada, the economic focus has been on mining for the last several decades. Local leaders are now looking ahead for new opportunities to carry the region forward.

Widespread Flooding In Northern Nevada

Feb 9, 2017
City of Reno

2 PM Friday update:

City of Reno:

Emergency crews have rescued three people from flood waters near the Truckee River in Reno as a winter storm continues to dump rain and snow along the Sierra's eastern front.

Two reporters from Reno's KOLO-TV called 911 this/Friday morning when they heard a man shouting for help while holding onto a shed in a pasture on the east edge of Reno.

Rescue workers loaded the man and two others into boats and took one to a local hospital for treatment of possible hypothermia.

Noah Glick

The American West is characterized by intense periods of drought and unpredictable weather patterns. For some regional artists, the weather itself serves as a muse for art and poetry.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

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The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering brings thousands of people from around the world to Elko, to enjoy and celebrate in the cowboy culture of the American West. But some local Native Americans argue there isn’t enough representation of their stories during the annual festival.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

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Democratic leaders in the Nevada Legislature are wasting no time in setting a progressive agenda. 

Typically, lawmakers use the start of a new session to be sworn-in, take photos with family and pleasantly reacquaint themselves with fellow legislators. Partisanship is usually checked at the front door for the first day. 

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The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering brought together musicians old and new last week to celebrate Western style music and storytelling. But what exactly is Western music anyway?

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Truckee Meadows Community College has now inaugurated its tenth president, Karin Hilgersom. Friday’s ceremony comes as economic leaders across the state look to community colleges for help with bolstering Nevada’s skilled workforce. Our News Director Michelle Billman spoke with Hilgerson to learn more about her priorities for the school over the next few years.

KUNR: Karin, welcome to the program.

Karin Hilgersom (KH): Thank you! I’m delighted to be here.

Noah Glick

The 33rd annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering wrapped up in Elko Saturday. Western music, art and stories filled the day, while dance and drink ignited the night.

Check out our photo gallery to see a day in the life of America's original cowboy gathering.

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