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This is a stream of local news from the Reno Public Radio newsroom. 

A man wearing headphones behind a computer screen, appearing to play a video game
Courtesy Nevada Esports

The University of Nevada, Reno’s esports club, Nevada Esports, is one of the largest organizations on campus, and while it isn’t considered a sport at the university, many other schools are adding esports to their rosters.

Bree Zender

Over the past several weeks, KUNR has been reporting on the affordable housing crunch in Northern Nevada and the Eastern Sierra. Today, we speak to a man whose beloved cats essentially priced him out of the Reno rental market. Reno Public Radio’s Bree Zender spoke with him about his extended search for a home for himself, his cats, and his wife. 

More than 320,000 Nevadans participated in Tuesday's primaries to decide which candidates will move on to the November general election ballot. KUNR's Bree Zender spoke with our Senior Reporter Paul Boger to break down some of those results.

Jacob Solis

The results are in and Republicans and Democrats have selected their nominees in the race to be Nevada’s next governor. Reno Public Radio's Paul Boger reports.

Amtrak tracks near Reno
Photo Credit: ThisisReno

The parents of a 22-year-old Amtrak passenger who was found critically injured near the train tracks in Truckee are disputing Amtrak's conclusion that he likely tried to kill himself. Amtrak Police Chief Neil Trugman told reporters earlier this week that Aaron Salazar's injuries appear to be the result of an attempted suicide. Salazar's family members fervently disagree and say they are concerned that the incident may have been a hate crime since Aaron is gay.

Bob Conrad of ThisisReno has been covering this story. He spoke with our News Director Michelle Billman to share the latest details.

It's primary season again, and while much of the attention is focused on top-of-the ticket races, especially U.S. senator and governor, there's still a fight to control Nevada's state legislature.

Construction workers on site of an apartment complex being constructed for people 55 years of age and older.
Noah Glick

For our series, Priced Out: The Housing Crunch, our reporters have been speaking to several developers. And some have pointed out one potential reason for rising housing costs: immigration enforcement.

Bree Zender

Our reporter Bree Zender has been talking to various everyday people in the region affected by rising house costs. Today, she talks with one mom whose adult son has a mental illness about her efforts to keep him off the streets.


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In Nevada, more than 50 people are running for the state’s four Congressional seats, but only a handful of them will make it past the primary onto the general election ballot. KUNR’s Paul Boger spoke with Yvonne Gonzalez with the Las Vegas Sun to break down those races.

Photo of high school lockers.
Alexa Ard

The Washoe County school board has had its fair share of controversy, with everything from budget woes to serious allegations against individual members. And now, three seats on the board are up for grabs. Our reporter Jacob Solis sat down with Sam Gross, education reporter for the Reno Gazette Journal, to find out more. 

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