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Sheep Hit The Hills In Carson City To Eat Cheatgrass Ahead Of Fire Season

The weather is getting warmer and fire season is right around the corner. To help cut down on potential wildfire risks, Carson City is looking for a little help of the four-legged variety. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck reports.


KUNR Today: Nevada On Track To Reopen, Assembly Votes To Abolish Death Penalty

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2021.


CDC, FDA 'Pause' Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine 'Out Of An Abundance Of Caution'

Federal health officials are recommending a “ pause ” in the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after six women who received it reported developing a rare blood clotting disorder.


KUNR Today: Nearly A Quarter Of Eligible Nevadans Fully Vaccinated, Nevada Statehouse To Reopen

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2021.


COVID-19 Measures Foiled The Flu, Offering Lessons For Next Year

The U.S. hasn’t contained COVID-19, but all of these public health precautions have certainly done a number on the flu.


Las Vegas Asian Chamber Of Commerce President Speaks Out About Increase In Anti-Asian Sentiments

About 3,800 hate incidents against people of Asian descent have been reported nationwide over the past year. In Southern Nevada, Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial or ethnic group, according to reporting by the Associated Press in 2019. To understand how Nevada’s Asian community has fared over the last year, KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck sat down with Sonny Vinuya, president of the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce.


KUNR Today: Nevada GOP Censures Secretary Of State, WCSD Board Moves Next Meeting Online

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Monday, Apr. 12, 2021.


'Voyagers': Robin's Movie Review

For this week's Movie Minutes, KUNR Entertainment Reviewer Robin Holabird looks at the movie Voyagers , and says it's a thrilling sci-fi adventure that showcases young talent.


#NVLeg Week 10: Committee Deadlines Loom As Lawmakers Scramble To Hear Bills

Nevada lawmakers have less than two months until they're forced to wrap up the 2021 session, and they still have a lot of work left to do. For the past week, legislators have cloistered in their offices, holding marathon committee hearings on hundreds of bills. To help us make sense of it all, KUNR’s Morning Edition Host Noah Glick spoke with Political Editor, Paul Boger.


Churchill County Opens New COVID-19 Vaccine Site, Anyone Over 16 Can Get A Shot

A COVID-19 vaccination site in Churchill County is offering the vaccine to anyone 16 and older regardless of what county they live in. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck stopped by the site on Thursday to learn more.


KUNR Today: Washoe County Reopening Plan, Anti-Doxxing Bill Up For Consideration

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, Apr. 9, 2021.


Reno Community Court Relaunches To Connect Homeless With Services, Not Jail Time

The Reno Municipal Court relaunched its Community Court program Wednesday to provide unhoused individuals who have committed minor offenses with resources instead of jail time. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck stopped by to learn more.


KUNR Today: Nevada Bill Would Expand Automatic Voter Registration, Broadband Project Coming To Elko

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thurs, Apr. 8, 2021.


Commentary: What The COVID-19 Vaccine Means To One Local 16-Year-Old

As of Monday, all Nevadans 16 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. KUNR Youth Media reporter Nick Stewart shares this commentary about why he’s looking forward to getting the vaccine.


Looking Back At Harrah's Reno

Standing tall on North Center Street, Harrah’s Casino has been a staple in Reno’s gaming industry. The iconic property was sold last year and will eventually become the Reno City Center , which will include apartments, dining and office spaces. KUNR’s Olivia Ali spoke to longtime Nevada gaming reporter Howard Stutz to learn about this historic change to the landscape of downtown Reno.


KUNR Today: Drought-Busting Rains Becoming Rarer, Water Officials Push For Ornamental Grass Ban

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2021.


2020 Brought Us A Fire Tornado. What Will The 2021 Fire Season Look Like?

Last year, wildfires destroyed hundreds of thousands of acres, displaced hundreds of people and caused millions of dollars’ worth of damage. So, what can we expect this year?


KUNR Today: Debate On Nevada Water Rights, Unique Date Led To Surge At Vegas Wedding Chapels

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2021.


Evento de KUNR: La distribución de las vacunas contra la COVID-19 en el norte de Nevada

Read in English. Recientemente, la emisora de radio pública KUNR, en asociación con Noticiero Móvil , organizó una charla virtual por Facebook para contestar preguntas comunitarias sobre la distribución de las vacunas contra la COVID-19 en el norte de Nevada. La invitada para la charla fue una representante del Distrito de Salud del Condado de Washoe .


Local Podcaster's New Show Looks At Language, Listening And Music

Fil Corbitt is the host and producer of a new podcast , taking place right here in the Sierra Nevada. It’s called The Wind , and it’s an exploration of language and music, particularly during a time of social isolation.