As Nevada celebrates its 150th birthday this fall, the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno has assembled a truly historic exhibit that culminates with the unprecedented Reno visit by the original Emancipation Proclamation on Nevada Day weekend.
The exhibit is entitled "The 36th Star: Nevada's Journey from Territory to Statehood," and it runs through Nov. 2. The Emancipation Proclamation will be featured Oct. 30 - Nov. 2.
The Nevada Museum of Art's Director of Communications Amanda Horn provided highlights of the exhibit on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines (9-19-14).
We are debuting our new Grammar Girl segment with author Mignon Fogarty, the creator of the Quick and Dirty Tips Network. Once a month, Mignon will explore the many intricacies and quirks of the English language with Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss.
In the next seven years, the University of Nevada, Reno has big plans for expansion. At Wednesday's State of the University address, President Marc Johnson said the school will be hiring more faculty and constructing more buildings to keep up with record enrollment.
Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss attended the speech and has these details.
By 2021, UNR plans to hire at least 250 tenure-track faculty members to teach a projected 22,000 students. The school's current head count is just under 20,000--its highest enrollment ever.
The Washoe County Sheriff's Office will no longer hold people in jail based solely on requests from federal immigration authorities. Reno Pubic Radio's Michelle Bliss reports that the change comes after a federal judge's recent ruling in Oregon.
It's been almost a year since 12-year-old Jose Reyes opened fire at Sparks Middle School last October, killing a teacher and himself, and injuring two other students. Reno Public Radio's Esther Ciammachilli reports that as the community continues to heal, a federal grant is providing the school with ongoing support.
A $700,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education will pay for trauma therapists to continue working with students and their families. They're keeping in touch with students who are no longer in the building as well.
An envisioned bike path connecting Incline Village to Sand Harbor State Park is officially in the works, now that the Tahoe Fund organization has met its goal of raising $750,000 in private donations for the project.
Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports that meeting that goal means more than $12 million in public funding from local, state, and federal governments will now be triggered.
This project will be the next section of the Lake Tahoe Bikeway, a long-term project to build a path around the entire lake spanning more than 70 miles.
Washoe County School District Superintendent Pedro Martinez will not accept the $25,000 offered by the board of trustees to settle a lawsuit regarding the board's breach of contract for improperly firing Martinez back in July before quickly reinstating him. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss spoke to Martinez's attorney Bill Peterson to learn why the superintendent is turning down the board's offer.
In this segment from Beyond the Headlines, Reno Public Radio's Esther Ciammachilli talks with Doug Knuth, Director of Athletics at the University of Nevada, Reno, about the Nevada Wolf Pack football team, amateurism in college sports and the future of the NCAA.
The National Collegiate Athletics Association, or NCAA, recently voted in favor of granting more autonomy to the five richest Division 1 conferences, a change that could negatively affect the other six conferences operating on smaller budgets, including the Mountain West.