With information about the coronavirus constantly changing and its impact on northern Nevada still unknown, efforts to provide Spanish speakers in the region with COVID-19 updates are taking a variety of forms. A patchwork of initiatives at the community, city and county levels is providing some updates, but those efforts aren’t reaching everyone. Additionally, some… [Read More]
The COVID-19 Regional Information Center held its first-ever online event in Spanish to share advice and resources regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Experts from the City of Reno, City of Sparks, and Washoe County joined a live video stream on the City of Reno’s YouTube channel about challenges members of Northern Nevada’s Hispanic community may face… [Read More]
The City of Reno will host a virtual town hall in Spanish, with subtitles in English, to answer questions from the community about health, business, public safety and education. The online event will take place Friday, May 1, at 1 p.m. on the City of Reno’s YouTube channel and on television via our local Univision… [Read More]
The City of Reno held its first-ever Facebook Live event in Spanish to answer questions about the coronavirus. Councilmember Oscar Delgado shared that 48 percent, almost half, of the positive COVID-19 cases in Washoe County are Latinos. The health district does not require residents to identify their race or ethnicity, so the available data does not… [Read More]
Information about COVID-19 evolves quickly and providing updates city-wide in Spanish can be a challenge. Cynthia Esparza works in community engagement with the City of Reno’s Neighborhood Services Department. She oversees the city’s Spanish Communications Program and manages the “City of Reno en Español” Facebook page, where the virtual, COVID-19 “charla,” which means “chat,” will… [Read More]
Escucha y lee esta historia en español. The narrative about deportation often ends once someone who is undocumented is detained and deported. There are also those without papers called returnees, who, while not deported, decide to return to their country of origin. KUNR reporter Natalie Van Hoozer has the story of a young man who… [Read More]
Escuche la entrevista completa con Maria Hinojosa en español. As the anchor and managing editor of the NPR program Latino USA, Maria Hinojosa is considered to be someone at the forefront of reporting by and for people of color, with the show regularly including reporting in Spanish. Our reporter Natalie Van Hoozer interviewed Hinojosa in Spanish about the… [Read More]
When President Donald Trump ordered an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, last fall, he told Congress to pass a replacement by March 5, 2018. That did not happen and now those protected by the program could soon be eligible for deportation.
Our reporter Natalie Van Hoozer spoke with Jahahi Mazariego, the social services coordinator at the University of Nevada, Reno, who works with undocumented students.
For one day in January, cities across the country hold a point-in-time count to survey the homeless population in their county. In Reno, organizers recently hosted an event to county homeless youths, specifically. They found that the number of 18-to-24 year-olds without a home is on the rise.
Some of Nevada’s Congressional leaders are responding to possible changes in federal immigration laws.