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Gallery: A Night At The Reno Rodeo

16 hours ago
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

17 hours ago
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

19 hours ago
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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.

NHL Team Coming To Las Vegas

Jun 22, 2016
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The NHL is making a big bet on Las Vegas.

The league will expand to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season after awarding its 31st franchise to billionaire businessman Bill Foley on Wednesday.

Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the decision after the league's board of governors met on a 109-degree day and unanimously voted to put an ice hockey team in the Mojave Desert's gambling mecca.

A shortage of foster homes has stranded dozens of children at a temporary shelter. 

The children needing homes range from newborns to teens. Mikie Franklin recruits and trains foster parents for Washoe County.

In Nevada, nearly one out of five high school students have reported getting high on a prescription drug not prescribed to them. To curb this abuse, Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports on a local organization trying to dispose of unused or excess medication.

Jennifer DeLett-Snyder heads up Join Together Northern Nevada, a coalition focused on curbing substance abuse. Several years ago, the group started a drug round up program.

Demolition Of Two Downtown Reno Motels On Hold

Jun 21, 2016

Reno City Council members are debating whether to tear down two rundown motels located in the heart of downtown.

At a meeting Tuesday, Mayor Hillary Schieve says she’s is in favor of removing urban blight.

“No one wants it to stay like that, I mean we all understand that," Schieve says. "Let’s be honest here, we all want the same thing, we want downtown to look great.”

Councilwoman Jenny Brekhus supports giving a local developer more time to make an offer on the properties. The developer has plans to turn it into a boutique motel.

Nevada's PBS Affiliates Cancel 'Ralston Live'

Jun 21, 2016
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Nevada's top political commentator Jon Ralston is parting ways with the state's local PBS affiliates. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey reports.

In a statement, the heads of Reno's KNBP and Vegas PBS said Ralston's show had required considerable financial investment and no longer had sufficient funds to continue production.

The hour-long Ralston Live debuted in March of last year and featured interviews with Nevada's top legislators and newsmakers, as well as blunt commentary from the veteran political reporter.

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