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Julia Ritchey

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders spoke to a revved up crowd at the University of Nevada, Reno on Tuesday. Our reporter Julia Ritchey was there and has this report.

 

Sanders spoke for more than an hour, his voice growing hoarse at points, hitting hard on progressive themes of economic and social justice.

More than 1,000 people showed up to hear the Vermont senator speak. With many UNR students in attendance, the senator got some of his biggest applause for his stance on college tuition.

Tesla, Now Faraday?

Aug 18, 2015
faradayfuture.com

Tesla, the electric car company, is building a massive battery factory in Northern Nevada. State lawmakers promised it some billion dollars in tax incentives to get it here.

TMWA

Residents of the Mt. Rose and Galena suburbs rely mostly on domestic wells for their water. But continued development and the drought have strapped those underground aquifers. Now, the Truckee Meadows Water Authority has a new strategy to supply these households. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey spoke with TMWA's John Enloe for more details.*

Bad roads in Reno can cost drivers more than $700 a year in extra car repairs. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray explains a new report finds there are not enough federal funds to fix our roadways.

Almost half of the roads around Reno are in poor condition.  That’s according to a study using data collected in 2013 by the Federal Highway Administration.

A library in northeast Reno will stay open after Washoe County backed off plans to shutter the branch. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey reports. 

The Washoe County Library System threatened to close the Duncan-Traner branch last month, citing low use. 

But neighborhood residents protested the move, saying the the branch served an important function to one of the city's lowest income neighborhoods. 

The library is operated jointly with nearby Glenn Duncan Elementary School, but is only open two days a week after years of budget cutbacks.  

Esther Ciammachilli

Seventy-one year-old Frank Bozanich began his long-distance running career in 1969 when he came home from Vietnam. He says running helps him cope with the residual traumas of war. Today, he lives in Reno and will be competing in the 2015 Senior Summer Games. He stopped by to talk to Reno Public Radio’s Esther Ciammachilli about his decades-long running career and why the upcoming Olympic style competition is a critical tool for promoting senior health.

Nevada Opens Trade With Poland

Aug 13, 2015

Companies in Poland are looking to expand into the U.S. market. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray explains how Nevada could be a gateway for more trade with Europe.

This month, Governor Brian Sandoval signed an agreement with Poland to set-up trade offices in Las Vegas and Reno.

Enviro Groups Conserve Former Sierra Logging Tract

Aug 13, 2015
American River Conservancy

More than 10,000 acres of Sierra Nevada forest will become a living laboratory for scientists to study forest restoration and wildfire-reduction techniques. That’s thanks to a deal finalized last week by The Nature Conservancy, American River Conservancy and Northern Sierra Partnership to acquire the land, which connects the North Fork American River with the Granite Chief Wilderness.

In addition to restoring habitat in the forest for the endangered spotted owl, scientists plan to study the impacts of forest thinning on wildfires, water quality and drought.

Reno-Tahoe Shelters Battle Surge In Unwanted Pets

Aug 13, 2015
Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe

The humane societies in Reno and Truckee have some of the highest adoption rates in the country, but recently they’ve seen a spike in the number of people giving their pets up for adoption.  

 

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