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The American West has long been a crossroads for immigrants from across the globe. Historian Alicia Barber highlights one of these cultures in this segment of Time and Place.

In roughly one year's time, Nevadans will head to the polls to select who will represent them in the US Senate. One of the candidates is first-term Democratic Congresswoman Jacky Rosen of Las Vegas. Our reporter Paul Boger sat down with Representative Rosen why she's running for higher office.

You're a first-term Congresswoman, and I wanted to start off by getting your thoughts on how your first months in office are going and how that compares to the expectations you had going in?

La Importancia de Los Programas Bilingües En las Artes

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After a shooter killed dozens of people during a country music concert in Las Vegas this month, media reports began detailing the timeline and possible motives, as well as stories of survivors.

So how does this type of news coverage impact the psyche of the public? And what is the media’s role exactly?

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Nearly half of the public school students in Nevada's Capital City live below the poverty line, and for educators, that can present a real challenge. 

"If you think about two kids walking into any school in our school district together, one of those kids may not have had breakfast that morning -- may not have enough food going home into the weekend -- or are challenged in some other economic way. So you take that and you combine it maybe with a student who is not an English language native speaker, they're at disadvantage." 

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Nevada's Democratic US Senator, Catherine Cortez Masto, is calling on Congress to take up gun control in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting.

On a rare occasion, both of Nevada's US Senators made back-to-back speeches on the Senate floor yesterday, to honor the victims of this month's horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead and hundreds more wounded.

Republican Senator Dean Heller told his fellow lawmakers Las Vegas has been able to come together to form a tighter community.

The Record Street Health Center provides primary care to homeless people in Reno. KUNR’s Anh Gray reports that recently, services were expanded to include dental care.

Community Health Alliance provides access to care for underserved communities in Northern Nevada. They operate a facility at the Volunteers of America homeless shelters in downtown Reno and served more than 1,000 patients last year. They’ve been around for about 15 years, but now patients can get basic dental care too.

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“Unsettled,” the Nevada Museum of Art’s most recent exhibition, forces attention away from traditional art spaces, like New York, and brings an emphasis to works created in the West. Our Reporter Stephanie Serrano checked out the exhibit and has this story.

At a recent talk at the Nevada Museum of Art, a theater full of community members welcomes JoAnne Northrup, the curator of the exhibition.

Paul Boger

Faith-based organizations and charity groups are looking to city leaders in Reno for help in creating a tiny house village to shelter some of the chronically homeless in the Truckee Meadows.

Based on a similar village in Seattle, Washington, the plan would include 40 fairly austere tiny-homes. The buildings would provide few luxuries beyond four-walls, a roof and a door that locks. The village would surround a central building that includes bathrooms and kitchen facilities.

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With about 10,000 students, Elko County Schools are considered a moderately sized district. However, geographically, it's among the largest public school districts in the nation, creating challenges.

At the same time, Elko also boasts one of the highest graduation rates in the Silver State.

Elko County School Superintendent Jeff Zander spoke to KUNR's Paul Boger to check in.

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