Anh Gray

News Reporter

Anh joined the KUNR news team in spring 2014. She has graduate degrees in public health from Boston University and international education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She spent a decade working in the nonprofit and higher education sectors. After being a stay-at-home mom for several years, she decided to pursue a career in journalism, which was once a childhood aspiration.

She’s been a longtime listener of KUNR and NPR. She enjoys hearing local and global news stories over the radio; it makes her feel more connected to the world. Her home life is filled with the mayhem and laughter of three children, who also happen to be public radio fans.

 

About four hundred people are expected in downtown Reno at an event focusing on how Washoe County schools impact economic growth. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray has more.

 

Mike Kazmierski is with the the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, or EDAWN. He says companies considering to invest in the region are expecting a high quality education.

 

Many area business leaders are hammering this message: severe overcrowding at Washoe County schools could hurt the region’s economic growth. That's why about four hundred gathered at an event in downtown Reno aimed at rallying support for a school funding initiative. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray was there. 

 

Washoe County Senior Services is getting more money to meet the increased demand for their programs. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports nutrition is the biggest need.

The Washoe County Board of Commissioners is allocating an additional $200,000 to deliver more meals for the elderly.

Kevin Schiller is Assistant County Manager. He says the county will be providing about 400,000 meals next year.

“That’s our max capacity with our existing equipment and our existing staff,” Schiller says.

 

Almost two hundred peopled packed the new Reno headquarters of a grassroots organization working to get a ballot measure passed that would increase the sales tax in Washoe. The tax revenue generated would fund school capital projects. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray was there.

 

 

Washoe County voters will decide in November whether to raise the sales tax to fund the school district’s capital projects. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray takes a looks at how much taxpayers will be spending if the ballot measure passes.

 

The goal of search and rescue is to find a missing person quickly. Drones have the potential to help. But as Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports laws are limiting their uses for public safety.

 

A personal tragedy at a Tahoe ski resort this past winter is spurring one family to advocate for advanced technology in search and rescue. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray explores how drones could offer a solution.

On a bluebird day in mid-January, brothers Carson and Wyndham May, both ski instructors at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, had a day off to enjoy one of their favorite activities. This is what Wyndham, the younger brother, remembers:

Nevada’s largest union group is backing
Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto in her bid for the U.S. Senate. 

Nevada’s American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, or the AFL-CIO, is endorsing the state's former attorney general Cortez Masto’s run for outgoing Senator Harry Reid’s seat.

A new program is exposing Washoe County high school students to high-tech career training. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray has more.

As Northern Nevada’s economy is diversifying, more technical jobs will become available at companies like Tesla and Switch. Dean Jim New is with TMCC's  Applied Technology Center.

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