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Noah Glick

The 30th annual Burning Man festival kicks off Sunday, bringing with it new, immersive art installations. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick dropped by a local maker space to see what artists are bringing to the playa.

Artists, inventors and volunteers are grinding and welding steel into a giant 50-foot tall humpback whale and baby calf. They’re at The Generator, a co-working art space inside an industrial warehouse in Sparks.

Nevada Mulling New Rules For Daily Fantasy Sports

Aug 23, 2016
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Daily fantasy sports sites that were ordered to stop Nevada operations last year because they didn't have a gambling license could be making a comeback.

Fan Duel and Draft Kings back a proposed bill that would give the sites a new pathway to operate legally in Nevada.

The state's Gaming Policy Committee, which makes recommendations for lawmakers, held a hearing on the matter on Tuesday. 

Chris Groves, a gambling industry analyst, listed benefits to regulating the growing industry. 

Julia Ritchey

Both presidential candidates are scheduled to make stops in Northern Nevada this week. As Reno Public Radio Julia Ritchey reports, the two campaigns see the state as up for grabs.

Nevada Department of Transportation

With the Tesla gigafactory now officially open, we know that more businesses and more people are coming to Northern Nevada. That’s going to put a strain on roadways and transit. To learn what local officials are doing to plan ahead, our News Director Michelle Billman spoke with Lee Gibson. He’s the head of the Regional Transportation Commission, or RTC, in Washoe County. 

Natalie Van Hoozer

In the latest installment of our ongoing series, Behind the Battery Boom, we take a look at what happens when we have more lithium-ion batteries to dispose of. Reporter Amy Westervelt has that story.

Julia Ritchey

The race for Nevada's U.S. Senate seat between Representative Joe Heck and former Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto is intensifying. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey caught up with Heck over the weekend during a campaign stop in Gardnerville. 

  Heck says he's not worried about his Democratic opponent's attempts to tether him to Donald Trump. He thinks Nevadans are more worried about state and local issues.

"They're not questioning me about what the presidential race is, they want to know what I'm going to be able to do for them here in Nevada," said Heck. 

Julia Ritchey

Several high profile Republicans took sharp aim at Hillary Clinton during the 2nd annual Basque Fry hosted by Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt. 

More than 1,200 people gathered under large outdoor tents at the scenic Corley Ranch in Gardnerville over the weekend.

Attendees noshed on lamb chops, signed up for candidate mailing lists and snapped selfies with conservative rising stars like Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton and Sheriff David Clarke of Milwaukee.

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More than 70,000 people are expected to make a pilgrimage to the Black Rock Desert for the annual Burning Man arts festival at the end of the month. The week-long event is celebrating its 30th year

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An attempted traffic stop on I-80 Friday afternoon led to one man being shot dead and a Washoe County Sheriff's deputy in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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State officials say they're seeing fraudulent unemployment claims using the personal information of some Nevada employees. Our contributor Bob Conrad of ThisisReno has more.

The state has notified employees that their personal information may have been breached. The data may include an employee's name, date of birth, and social security number.

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