As he wraps up his tenure as Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid is celebrating the recent passage of several Nevada lands bills that will create a national monument for the fossil beds at Tule Springs. In this photo, Eric Scott, the curator of paleontology for San Bernardino County Museum in California, describes a seven-foot tusk found at the Tule Springs site in North Las Vegas. The tusk belonged to a Colombian Mammoth, one of the many animals that roamed the Nevada desert thousands of years ago.
Credit Airman 1st Class Jamie Nicley / U.S. Air Force
After six years as Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid is leaving that post, now that Republicans control that chamber. Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell will soon step into that role while Reid transitions to leading the minority. Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss caught up with Reid just after the Senate wrapped up its session this week to look back on his tenure, including the recent passage of several Nevada lands bills.
The state broke ground Tuesday in Reno on a transitional housing facility for former inmates to help them successfully integrate back into the community. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports that the project is funded by a unique revenue-sharing agreement between Nevada and the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony.
The holidays often involve joyful celebrations for many, but starting next week, the Reno Police Department expects to receive an uptick in domestic violence calls. The need for help from local support groups also goes up this season.
Last year Reno Police saw a 40% increase in domestic violence reports on Christmas day and the week leading up to it.
The holiday season is in full swing. In this installment of the health watch is a conversation about healthy eating and weight management during this time of year. Here to talk about that is Karmella Thomas, a registered dietician and manager of the University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Wellness and Weight Management Center on the UNR campus. She talks with Richelle O’Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine.
Last week, the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB) shutdown its football program due to funding issues. This has sparked concern amongst smaller Division I schools operating on modest budgets, including one in the Mountain West Conference. Doug Knuth, director of athletics at UNR, talks about the closing down of the football program at UAB and what this means for the future of Division I schools dealing with budget constraints.
Roughly 10,000 Nevadans have signed up for health plans through the state insurance exchange so far this enrollment period for coverage starting January 1st. But Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports that tens of thousands of others, who signed up in the past, could end up having their federal subsidies delayed for not re-enrolling this time around.
Every month, Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss catches up with author Mignon Fogarty, better known as Grammar Girl, to talk about the intricacies and quirks of the English language. Today, with the holidays fast approaching, the two explore some grammatical gripes specific to the season.
The recent police shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, has sparked demonstrations nationwide.
In light of that situation, the Reno Police Department is stepping up their efforts to reach out to businesses and residents to build stronger community relationships, but the Reno-Sparks NAACP says that’s not enough.
Several officers are gathered at a bakery in South Reno, but they’re not investigating a crime.
From a pool of 74 applicants, the Reno City Council chose David Bobzien as its newest member. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss caught up with the former state assemblyman to learn about his immediate priorities for the post, which include bolstering the city's role in improving public education.