Latinos

Stephanie Serrano KUNR

The quinceañera industry is continuing to grow in Reno, increasing the economic impact in our community and providing jobs for many locals in the area. Our reporter Stephanie Serrano dives into the industry and explores what it takes to really put on a  quinceañera. Serrano is with Noticiero Móvil, a Spanish-English multimedia news outlet for Northern Nevada and part of the Reynolds School of Journalism. 

Cortez Masto Becomes First Latina Senator

Jan 3, 2017
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Catherine Cortez Masto has been sworn in to the U.S. Senate, becoming Nevada's first female in the upper chamber of Congress and the nation's first Latina senator. Our News Director Michelle Billman reports. 

Maury Centeno (second from right) owns Safety Glass, a shop for replacing broken windshields.
Natalie Van Hoozer

For many, entrepreneurship can be a difficult process. Now, imagine trying to start a business in a foreign country.  

In Reno, some Latina business owners say this journey has been challenging for them due to cultural differences and language barriers.

While a few of Maury Centeno’s employees sand down a windshield, she’s in the white-walled office next door typing away on her computer. She owns Safety Glass, a windshield replacement company in Reno.

Interview: Young Latinos Look To Widen Media Reach

Oct 26, 2015
Julia Ritchey

  As Latinos make up an increasingly larger share of eligible voters in Nevada, organizations like Voto Latino are trying to boost their participation.

About 20 University of Nevada, Reno students just attended a Voto Latino conference in Stanford aimed at empowering Latino millennials to make their voices heard at the ballot box. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey talked with UNR student Diego Zarazua about what he learned.

City Invites Public To 'Reimagine Reno'

Sep 24, 2015
Julia Ritchey

  Members of the Latino community in Reno gathered earlier this week to tell the city what they do and don't like about their hometown. The effort is part of a much larger citywide initiative called Reimagine Reno. Our reporter Julia Ritchey was there and has more.

About two dozen people are sitting at tables in the Neil Road Community Center, hashing out their ideas for Reno's future. From job training to public safety to affordable housing, no topic is off limits.