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Nevada Senate
Paul Boger

With the 2017 legislative session in full swing, lawmakers are working to tackle a variety of issues. Democrats are presenting a united front to ease access to the polls, increase the minimum wage and protect heath care. For Republicans, the goal seems to be to protect and enhance the reforms made during last session.

Nevada lawmakers have been working for about three weeks now, and as bills make their way through the committee process, legislative priorities are becoming clear.

Paul Boger

Protesters are confronting Republican members of Congress across the country this week as they return home for a recess, probing to see if lawmakers veer from President Donald Trump's more controversial actions or increase their public availability. Northern Nevada is no different.

Vanessa Vancour / Noticiero Movil

The Sierra Arts Gallery in downtown Reno has been showcasing a bilingual exhibit focused largely on local Latino tattoo artists. Our student contributor Stephanie Serrano stopped by to check it out. Serrano is with Noticiero Movil, a Spanish-English multimedia news outlet for Northern Nevada and part of the Reynolds School of Journalism. 

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Two University of Nevada, Reno grads and basketball stars have teamed up in business as Pink Hill Properties, LLC. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has more.

As their first development project, Kevinn Pinkney and Garry Hill-Thomas are transforming an eyesore across from the university into modern student housing and a gathering place for students.

Alexa Ard

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 $1.25 a year. That's until it topped out at $14 an hour for workers with employer-offered health care and $15 an hour for individuals without the benefit.

Alexa Ard

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.

Noah Glick

School safety remains a major topic of discussion for the Washoe County School District, after last year’s officer-involved shooting at Hug High School made national headlines.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports on how the district is forging a path forward.

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By the end of last year, Nevada saw a 5.1 seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate, the lowest it’s been in nine years.

And according to a new study, immigrants in the state account for one-quarter of all that employment.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

Noah Glick

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.

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