Local Stories
11:07 am
Tue August 26, 2014

More than 500 apply for a slice of Nevada's medical marijuana pie

The state has received more than 500 applications for running medical marijuana establishments in Nevada. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports that after scoring and ranking those applicants, public health officials will announce their choices in November. They expect the first medical marijuana purchases to be made by early next year.

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Arts and Culture
10:12 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Morris Burner Hotel brings Black Rock experience to Reno

Morris Burner Hotel hosted Monster and Elves Block Party.
Credit Photo by Decibel Photography from Morris Burner Hotel Facebook.

This is the first year some festival-goers can head to the Morris Burner Hotel in downtown Reno after leaving the playa to continue their Black Rock experience.

Jim Gibson, retired CEO of a micro-chip company also known by his Burner name, “Jungle Jim” bought the old, run-down hotel last year. Gibson says he has managed to revamp it by applying some of the Burning Man principles like communal effort, civic responsibility, participation and self-expression.

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Reproductive health
9:59 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Health Watch: Current research on reproductive health

Credit University of Nevada School of Medicine

Richelle O'Driscoll talks with Dr. Wei Yan, professor of physiology and cell biology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine about his current research on reproductive health.

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12:52 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Record-breaking enrollment creates more demand for housing at UNR

A sketch of Peavine Hall, which will be open as student housing on the UNR campus for the fall of 2015.
Credit University of Nevada, Reno

Campus has been bustling with thousands of students who started their classes Monday at the University of Nevada, Reno. This school year, more than 19,000 students are enrolled, setting a new record, and Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports that campus living quarters are pretty tight in order to house 2,600 of those pupils.

Some dorm rooms are being converted from singles to doubles or from doubles to triples in order to meet demand.

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Mignon Fogarty named to Reynolds Chair
10:38 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

New J-School role focuses on media entrepreneurship

As the fall semester gets underway at the University of Nevada, Reno, the Reynolds School of Journalism has a new asset: Mignon Fogarty. Widely known as Grammar Girl and the founder of Quick and Dirty Tips podcasts, she's now the new Reynolds Chair for Media Entrepreneurship.

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Local Stories
9:30 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Sacramento patient tests negative for ebola

This week, a hospital patient in Sacramento waited in isolation for the results of an ebola blood test. Late last night, the California Department of Public Health announced that the results are in, and they are negative.

Over the past few days, the situation has drawn national attention and Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports that it has raised questions about the level of threat, if any, ebola poses for the U.S. and here locally in Northern Nevada.

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Local Stories
2:35 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Yellow-billed cuckoo could soon be named endangered

Credit Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program.


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to designate more than 500,000 acres of land in the West, including Nevada, as critical habitat for the yellow-billed cuckoo, which is being considered for endangered species designation.

Michael Robinson with the Center for Biological Diversity says the protections would give the birds a better chance of survival:

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Local Stories
12:39 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Nevada National Guard partners with Kingdom of Tonga

The Tonga delegation arrives at Reno-Stead Airport Tuesday.


The top military official from the Kingdom of Tonga is in the Silver State marking his country's unique partnership with the Nevada National Guard.

Brigadier General Tau'aika ’Uta’atu and his small delegation gather by a hanger at the Reno-Stead Airport. They’re there to observe Air National Guardsmen perform some military drills.

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"Beyond the Headlines"
11:47 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Reid talks NV politics, Tesla and economy

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid isn't get his hopes up about Tesla, believes the Democrats will win all the major races in Nevada and won't get in the middle of the debate over the Margins Tax. Those were some of the topics addressed by Reid when he visited the studios of Reno Public Radio this week.  

Here are some of the highlights:

Reid says he's not optimistic about getting more funding for Lake Tahoe restoration projects.

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Business + Economy
5:37 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Reid: Tesla using gigafactory like a "carrot on a stick"

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he’s not getting his hopes up about Tesla Motors setting up its multi-billion dollar gigafactory in northern Nevada.  

While he’d love to see the electric car marker end up here, Reid says the Silver State may have a tough time outcompeting places with deep pockets like Texas and California.

“This has been held out here kind of like a carrot on a stick for a long time.” 

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