Paul Boger

News Reporter

Paul grew up in Phoenix and earned his B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from Troy University in Alabama where he worked as a producer, editor and local host for Troy Public Radio. Paul then spent several years at Mississippi Public Broadcasting as the legislative and education reporter. His work there was featured on several NPR newscasts, All Things Considered, Morning Edition, PBS Newshour and the BBC.

He’s also collaborated with the NPR Ed and the Southern Education Desks on stories that have aired across the Southeast. That work has earned Paul several Mississippi AP Broadcasters Association Awards and a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

Paul is looking forward to calling Reno his new home. When he’s not working you can find him and his wife, Lynsey, playing with their dog, Hank. He also enjoys reading, running, hiking, camping, playing board games, collecting postcards, road tripping and, of course, listening to public radio and podcasts.

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A new report shows student growth and achievement are not necessary for Nevada's teachers to be rated as effective.

Nevada is one of 30 states that require student growth factors to be a portion of a teacher's evaluation. Growth is measured as the academic progress a student makes between two points in time, typically year over year.

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For the first time since record-keeping began, Nevada is no longer among the top ten states with the highest suicide rates.

In 2015, 558 people in the Silver State took their lives. Historically, Nevada has had some of the highest suicide rates in the nation. But according to the latest data collected by the Centers for Disease Control, Nevada is seeing improvement. Misty Vaughn Allen is with the state Department of Health and Human Service's Office of Suicide Prevention. She spoke with Reno Public Radio's Paul Boger.

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Education Savings Accounts have become an incredibly controversial topic in Nevada since lawmakers approved the voucher program in 2015. So far between 8,000 and 9,000 students have signed-up for the program despite a Nevada Supreme Court decision striking down the state's previous attempts to fund the ESA’s.

Jumping, clapping and waving bright yellow scarves on the steps of the amphitheater at the State Capitol in Carson City, hundreds of children danced to the music of Justin Timberlake as part of a rally in support of Nation School Choice Week.

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Reno leaders are hoping a positive message will help move the city past some of the turmoil caused by the sexual harassment allegations against former city manager Andrew Clinger.

Mayor Hillary Schieve spoke to a crowd of about 500 people Thursday evening, during her annual State of the City address.

In the hour-long speech, Schieve touted the city's accomplishments including removing blight from downtown, increasing funding for helping the homeless. She also mentioned the city's growing law enforcement with the addition of 19 new officers.

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Faith-based leaders from Northern Nevada are voicing their opposition to a pair of executive orders designed to limit immigration and refugee resettlement in the United States. Reno Public Radio's Paul Boger has more.

President Donald Trump is moving forward with his signature campaign issue to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Many politicos believe the promise helped Trump set himself apart from other Republicans candidates during last year's primaries. But some in Northern Nevada are speaking out against the move.

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Just one day after President Donald Trump's inauguration, thousands of demonstrators from Northern Nevada and Eastern California took to the streets of Reno calling for solidarity against the new administration. As Reno Public Radio's Paul Boger reports, protestors say they will fight for equal rights, income equality and the environment. 

 

Marching down Virginia Street, peaceful protestors held signs with messages like "love trumps hate," "my body, my choice" and "women's rights are human rights."

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