April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and organizations want to raise awareness about the services available to help these victims. Amanda Haboush-Deloye with Prevent Child Abuse Nevada says awareness helps encourage victims and others to report cases of suspected child abuse. She says the majority of cases in the state involve children under the age of five. Some of the telltale signs of neglect include...
"Lack of supervision," Haboush-Deloye says. "Not having the appropriate food or nutrients in the house. Living in an unsafe or an unclean environment."
The Reno Philharmonic performs Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony this weekend, featuring Soprano Jessica Rivera and Mezzo-Soprano Kelley O'Connor, and the Reno Philharmonic Chorus. Danna O'Connor chats with conductor Laura Jackson about the season finale, Saturday the 18th at 7:30pm and Sunday at 4:00pm at the Pioneer Center. www.renophil.com
The deadline to file taxes was this week and a new analysis examines exactly where Nevada's federal income tax dollars are going.
Lindsay Koshgarian is a research director with the nonpartisan National Priorities Project, which tracks tax money and how it's spent. She says the average Nevada resident paid more than 12 thousand dollars in federal taxes last year, with the biggest chunk funding national defense.
The controversial Southeast Connector roadway project received final federal approval this week. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports that the thoroughfare will eventually connect South Reno to Sparks, easing congestion on Interstate 580 by offering an alternate route to many job sites, including Tesla's gigafactory.
At a press conference held by the Regional Transportation Commission Thursday in Reno, RTC Chair Neoma Jardon said this is more than just a new road, it's a job creator.
“Given the recent snowpack totals of three percent of average that just recently came out, and given what I see in the backcountry when I’m able to go back there, I just don’t expect a whole lot of run-off to occur,” Howard says.
Spring is here, but winter once again never really visited the West. Drought is on everyone’s mind, and University of Nevada, Reno research related to the region's water and its users has gained important funding.
Today on the University of Nevada, Reno health watch, we talk to Dr. Melissa Piasecki about the role of a forensic psychiatrist in evaluating whether pilots are "fit to fly." Dr. Piasecki is a practicing forensic psychiatrist with expertise in ethical and legal issues in medicine, fitness for duty evaluations for professionals, and suicide and suicide prevention. She talks with Richelle O'Driscoll, director of public affairs for the School of Medicine and Division of Health Sciences.
The University Of Nevada School Of Medicine is hoping to expand its medical residencies and fellowship programs, with help from Governor Brian Sandoval's proposed budget.
The plan includes 10 million dollars to create more resident opportunities in Nevada.
Dr. Thomas Schwenk is Dean of the School of Medicine. He says this could help fight the state's doctor shortage. “And we know that where residents train and where fellows train is where they generally end up staying to practice, so we want to expand these capabilities significantly.”
One in six people – or 17 percent of Nevadans – live with hunger on an ongoing basis.
That's according to a new report from the Food Research and Action Center. Jocelyn Lantrip is with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. She says many of her clients are families where one or both parents work multiple low-wage, part-time jobs, and still struggle.
"They're still having to choose between their rent and food, or medical care and food, and those are tough choices."
A detective and former president of the local police union has been named the interim chief of Reno Police. Jason Soto steps into that role Friday when Chief Steve Pitts retires. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss has the details.
Soto has served the department for 18 years, working closely with Pitts and spending several of those years as chief polygraph examiner.
City Manager Andrew Clinger says that work, along with Soto's experience leading the union, has uniquely prepared him to take the reigns during this time of transition.