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2:14 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

More than half of transgender people face family rejection when coming out

Dr. Tory Clark is a clinical sexologist and UNR instructor who works with transgender clients. She’ll present some of her research at an open house in Reno for the Transgender Allies Group or TAG on Saturday. In that talk, she’ll explore best practices for counseling families when a transgender child first comes out.

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Business + Economy
1:48 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

New annual event will celebrate Reno as birthplace of blue jeans

Chris Baum with the RSCVA says the organization's forthcoming Blue Genes Jam will recognize Reno as the birthplace of blue jeans.

The Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitor's Authority or RSCVA has announced it's planning a new annual event for the region celebrating the fact that blue jeans were invented in the Biggest Little City. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss attended the recent press conference to learn more.

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Politics and Policy
1:16 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Schieve and Pezonella clash on firefighting staff levels

Reno mayoral candidates faced off at a debate Thursday hosted by KNPB and the Reno Gazette-Journal.

Reno mayoral candidates Hillary Schieve and Ray Pezonella agree on many issues...but not on staffing levels for public safety personnel, like firefighters. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports that this contention came up at a debate Thursday.

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Local Stories
10:19 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Expert says Ebola threat to Nevada is low

"Defeat Ebola in Zaire and the world!" This t-shirt message written in French is hanging in the window of Dr. Jim Wilson's office at UNR.
Credit Photo by Anh Gray

This week the Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first case of Ebola in the U.S. raising questions across the country about how serious that threat really is for Americans. Despite heightened concerns, risks remain low for Nevada.

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Politics and Policy
5:17 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Lt. Governor candidates spar over education funding

Lucy Flores, the democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, is criticizing her opponent, Republican Mark Hutchison, for not supporting legislation last year that would have directly helped the Washoe County School District improve its aging infrastructure. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports.

Flores made the comment during a debate that aired Tuesday on KRNV-TV's Nevada Newsmakers program. She said Republicans in the Assembly "punted" on the issue.

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Education
2:17 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Nevada community colleges get $10 million for career-track programs

Credit Western Nevada College

Nevada's four community colleges are getting federal grants for almost $10 million. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports that the funding, which was announced this week, will go towards programs that train students for in-demand jobs across the state.

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Business + Economy
1:54 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Reno tourism officials have high hopes in wake of Tesla

Washoe County saw its highest average daily rate for hotel rooms ever last month, and Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports that tourism experts are expecting even more dollars to come in as word about the state's Tesla "win" continues to spread.

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Athletics budget
1:39 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

UNR athletics budget ranks last in MWC

Credit University of Nevada, Reno

University of Nevada, Reno Director of Athletics, Doug Knuth, talks about Nevada's homecoming, the game against conference rival Boise State and what a college athletics department gets for $26 million.

UPDATE: In the beginning of this piece, Knuth discusses the game between Nevada and San Jose State that took place on 9-27-14. The final score from this game was Nevada 21 San Jose 10. The Wolf Pack is now 3-1 as they head into homecoming week and the upcoming game against Boise State.

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Smooth muscles
1:21 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Health Watch: Smooth muscle physiology

Dr. Kent Sanders

In this installment of the health watch from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll talks with Dr. Kent Sanders, professor of physiology and cell biology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, about his current research on smooth muscle physiology, which contributes to treatments for gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes and other diseases.

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Politics and Policy
12:24 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Washoe sheriff candidates differ on how to bolster police presence

Chuck Allen (left) and Tim Kuzanek are both running for Washoe County Sheriff. Kuzanek brings institutional knowledge while Allen brings an outside perspective.
Credit Chuck Allen and Tim Kuzanek campaign photos

Both candidates for Washoe County Sheriff agree that the community presence of local law enforcement must grow, but Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss reports they offer different pathways for making that happen if elected in November.

At a debate Thursday night in Reno, hosted by KNPB and the Reno Gazette Journal, candidates Chuck Allen and Tim Kuzanek faced off in advance of the upcoming election.

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