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.

A shortage of foster homes has stranded dozens of children at a temporary shelter. 

The children needing homes range from newborns to teens. Mikie Franklin recruits and trains foster parents for Washoe County.

In Nevada, nearly one out of five high school students have reported getting high on a prescription drug not prescribed to them. To curb this abuse, Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports on a local organization trying to dispose of unused or excess medication.

Jennifer DeLett-Snyder heads up Join Together Northern Nevada, a coalition focused on curbing substance abuse. Several years ago, the group started a drug round up program.

Gov. Brian Sandoval and nearly two dozen experts gathered in Carson City on Tuesday to examine the prescription drug epidemic that’s sweeping Nevada. 

Last month, a Reno doctor and eight others were charged with running an alleged drug ring involving prescription painkillers like oxycodone. Gov. Sandoval says this incident shed new light on an existing problem.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning to several western states including parts of California and southern Nevada. The higher temperatures also pose an extreme fire danger. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray explores what the risks are in Northern Nevada.

Climate researcher Dan McEvoy is with the Desert Research Institute.

 

Seniors could account for nearly one-third of Nevada’s population in 2030. That’s according to state demographer Jeff Hardcastle. Speaking with our public radio partner KNPR in Las Vegas, he says rural communities, in particular, have more older people because younger ones are leaving.

 

Surprising no one, Washoe County logged a low voter turnout in Nevada’s primary election this year. Less than a quarter of registered voters participated. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray has the details.

Slightly more than 21 percent of registered voters in Washoe County cast their ballots earlier this week. Based on numbers released by the Nevada Secretary of State’s office, this year’s turnout is in line with previous primaries.

Nevada’s primary election is in full swing. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray was at one polling site—Reno High School—to learn more about what issues Washoe County voters are concerned about.

Education. This is one of the hot button issues that came up quite a bit from voters including Andrew Ross, the father of two young kids. He says he’s worried about the reputation of the school district.

The Reno-Gazette Journal and the University of Nevada, Reno are hosting two public forums to give voters an opportunity to vet candidates vying for the four open Washoe County school board seats. The first one wrapped up last night and featured candidates running for Districts A and D. Seven of the nine candidates from those two districts attended the forum.

 

Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray sat down with RGJ education reporter and forum moderator Trevon Milliard for a recap.

 

 

 

 

A lot is at stake for education in the Washoe County School District. Four out of seven school board seats are up for grabs, and a measure on the November ballot proposes to raise hundreds of millions to help alleviate school overcrowding. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray sits down with a local political scientist who says voter frustration could play into these races.

Nineteen people are vying for four Washoe County school board seats. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports voters will get a chance to learn more about most of them before the primary at two public forums.

The Reno-Gazette Journal and University of Nevada, Reno are hosting both forums. RGJ education reporter Trevon Milliard will be moderating. 

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