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Paul Boger

 

State leaders, law enforcement and representatives from the state’s medical marijuana industry are working to create a set of recommendations on how to best regulate recreational marijuana.

Reno Is Getting A Container Park

Mar 3, 2017

Construction started earlier this month to transform a long-vacant lot in downtown Reno into a community gathering spot. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly reports.

The development is called The Eddy and will open next month as Reno's first container park, made with re-purposed shipping containers. 

En Español: Las Prioridades Legislativas Van Tomando Forma

Mar 3, 2017
Paul Boger

Con la Sesión Legislativa 2017 en pleno funcionamiento, los parlamentarios están trabajando en abordar diversas problemáticas. Los demócratas están presentándose como un frente unido para facilitar el acceso a las cabinas de votación, incrementar el sueldo mínimo y preservar las regulaciones al acceso a cuidados médicos. Para los republicanos, la meta parece estar abocada a proteger y promover las reformas realizadas durante la última sesión.

UNR Voices: Why Does Campus Sexual Assault Persist?

Mar 3, 2017
Alexandra Mosher

In the past decade the U.S. has not seen a substantial decrease in sexual assault among undergraduate college students. Our student contributor Alexandra Mosher explores the issue at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Alexa Ard

Women working full-time in Nevada are making less than 82 percent of their male counterparts. That’s according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick explores why.

Between 2014 and 2015, the ratio of women’s earnings compared to men’s dropped by more than four percentage points. Nevada women are now making just 81.6 percent of men.

That’s a departure from the peak of 88.4 percent in 2011.

The federal government is offering assistance to northern Nevada businesses and homeowners affected by January's winter storms. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports. 

The Small Business Administration is now offering disaster loans for those affected by this year’s severe weather that caused widespread flooding and forced hundreds of evacuations.

Rick Jenkins is public information officer for the agency.

ALEXA ARD

Nevada could soon become the first state in 35 years to vote in favor of the Equal Rights Amendment – a measure that would place legal protections for women in the U-S constitution. 

Paul Boger

Nevada lawmakers are considering a bill that would give victims of childhood sexual abuse more time to file a civil lawsuit against the perpetrators.

Assembly Bill 145 would give residents 20 years after they turn 18 to seek restitution from a person who sexually assaulted them. Under the state's current statute of limitations, victims have until they are 28.

The bi-partisan legislation was introduced into the Assembly by Democrat Irene Bustamante-Adams of Las Vegas and Republican Lisa Krasner of Reno.

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Under the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, more than 400,000 Nevadans have gained health care coverage over the last four years through the state insurance exchange or the expansion of Medicaid. The possible repeal and replacement of the ACA, also known as “Obamacare,” raises concerns about how Nevadans will be affected. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray talks with a Nevada health policy expert to learn more.

Paul Boger

Nevada lawmakers are considering a bill that would eliminate the offices of State Controller and Treasurer. 

 

AJR6 would for all intents and purposes do away with the offices as elected positions and would instead make them appointees by the governor.

The measure’s primary sponsor is Democratic Assemblyman Elliot Anderson of Las Vegas. 

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