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Reno High Schoolers Create Community Murals

9 hours ago
Aishwarya Krishnamoorthy

The latest in a series of public art projects created by high school students has been unveiled. Reno Public Radio’s Aishwarya Krishnamoorthy was there and has more.

Along busy Wedekind Road in north Reno, a group of high schoolers and their parents admire the whimsical and colorful mural that the students have painted.

Erik Drost, Flickr, CC by 2.0

The Republican National Convention wraps up on Thursday with an acceptance speech by Donald Trump, who was formally selected as the GOP's presidential nominee. To get the latest on what's happening on the ground in Cleveland, we talked with political reporter Megan Messerly from the Las Vegas Sun who's there now.

Until now, a pneumonia vaccine was only recommended for kids and older adults. As Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports, the FDA has just approved its use for others.

Prevnar 13 protects against several pneumonia strains and is already the best-selling vaccine for the illness on the market. The FDA’s decision expands the use of the drug for adults aged 18 to 49.

FBI

The FBI announced this month it would finally end its 45-year search for D.B. Cooper, a man notorious for jumping out of the back of a passenger jet with $200,000 in ransom money. 

Tiny Housing Grows In Downtown Reno

Jul 18, 2016
Rendering of the Tiny Ten housing community.
Haberae.com

A housing community called the Tiny Ten is coming to downtown Reno.

Local urban developers Kelly Rae and Pamela Haberman of HabeRae Properties knew they were on to something when they first started building tiny homes over a decade ago.

“The tiny homes are the future," Rae says, "as far as our millennials, our [baby] boomers or Generation X-ers that don’t want to live in an 1,800 to 3,000 square foot house out in the suburbs, who want to be near the urban core."

Sparks Tribune

How should emergency responders in Nevada allocate medical resources in the event of a major disaster? Reno Public Radio's Anh Gray explains why the state’s health agency is seeking public input on a survey addressing this concern.

Nevada Department of Transportation

The Nevada Board of Transportation is using its powers of eminent domain on a private property that's in the construction pathway of the USA Parkway east of Reno. Our contributor Bob Conrad of ThisisReno reports.

The Town of Truckee has unveiled a new logo. Based on signs for Old Forty, the scenic road that runs up and over Donner Summit, the logo is a key part of the town's re-branding efforts, as is its corresponding tag line. 

Bob Conrad courtesy of ThisisReno.com

The University of Nevada, Reno presented its plan to relocate a handful of historic homes near campus so the school can expand south. The City of Reno's Historical Resources Commission heard that presentation, but members are not ready to settle on that option. Our contributor Bob Conrad of ThisisReno reports.

Aishwarya Krishnamoorthy

This weekend, the 49th annual Basque Festival took over Wingfield Park in Reno.

Members of the Reno Basque Club organized the event, in which dozens of people donned their traditional Basque apparel and took part in cultural performances and competitions.

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