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Julia Ritchey

"How many have never been to a caucus before?" asks Phyllis Westrup, caucus chair for the Washoe County Republican Party. 

Hands shoot up around the room of first-time caucus goers at the Washoe County Republican Party headquarters this week in Reno.

Caucus chair Phyllis Westrup is surprised by how few people have done this before.

"To me that's amazing... and that's the way it was on Saturday, too."

Westrup walks the group of about 50 through the process step-by-step.

Julia Ritchey

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards is stepping up her campaigning for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Our reporter Julia Ritchey talked with Richards after an event in Reno yesterday.

Planned Parenthood has just three clinics in the state of Nevada, and only one in Reno.

Richards says there's much at stake in the next election to ensure her organization can continue providing their services at these locations, including birth control, cancer screenings and abortions.

This week Nevada’s largest police group is endorsing a November ballot initiative that if approved, would require background checks in private gun sales. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray has more.

About 7,000 young people have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder  in Nevada.  While there is no cure, research shows Applied Behavior Analysis can help. But in the Silver State, there are less than 300 specialists certified to provide that type of one-on–one work. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray explores why more of these professionals are needed.

Telling a good joke is an art form that teenager Justin Reitz is trying to master.

As many as one in four female college students in the United States are sexually assaulted. That’s according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. But many of these crimes are significantly underreported. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray sits down with University  of Nevada Reno’s new victims’ advocate to learn why crime logs don’t match up to what’s really going on.

Unitarian Universalist Association

  The pastor of a Reno church says he will continue to display the racial justice banner “Black Lives Matter” despite repeated acts of vandalism. Reno Public Radio’s Julia Ritchey reports.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship first put up its banner in August, spurred by the national dialogue and media coverage of high-profile police shootings of African-Americans.

A day later, the sign had been spray painted over to read “White Lives Matter,” and that was only the first incident.

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The American Lung Association released its 2016 State of Tobacco Control Report. Among the four categories that were measured, nationwide scores were poor, and Nevada received an F for three of them. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

Let’s start with the negatives. Nevada got an F in tobacco taxes, cessation services and prevention funding.

Alexa Ard

We recently covered Directions 2016, an economics conference in Reno. Unlike in the past, this year’s conference included what's called a cultural forecast.  While other speakers focused on economic trends, Colin Robertson, curator of education for the Nevada Museum of Art, looked closely at the impact art could have on Nevada’s economy. To learn more, our reporter Rocio Hernandez sat down with him.

Nevada Gets High Ranking For LEED Projects

Feb 9, 2016
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Nevada is ranked one of the top states in the country for LEED-certified green buildings - a program that encourages environmentally friendly building practices. Our contributor Luiza Vieira has more.

Nevada ranked sixth in the nation for LEED-certified buildings in 2015 — that's according to the U.S Green Building Council's annual review.

To get this certification, projects must factor in things such as location, water and energy efficiency, materials and resources used.

Reno Sparks Tribal Health Center

The federal government is awarding more than $2.4 million in grants to Nevada tribes for health. As Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports, much of that money will go toward helping the diabetes epidemic here in Washoe County.

Every Thursday night, Certified Personal Trainer Rick Pearson leads a group of kids and parents from the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony through a weekly boot camp.

The session is designed to burn calories and build strength. But Pearson says it’s about more than getting people to exercise.

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