Keyla Vega, a mother of two, moved to Reno, Nev. one week after hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico and in lieu of focusing on its aftermath, Vega plans to settle into a new life on the mainland.
Within the last year, the City of Reno invested close to $100,000 to remodel the front desk of the Reno Police Department. This may sound like a cosmetic adjustment but historically, people would make their reports through a plexiglass window in front of whoever was in the lobby, no matter the case.
According to the Migration Policy Institute, the United States is home to about 1.7 million Filipino immigrants, making them the second-largest immigrant group in the United States after Mexican immigrants. According to the 2016 U.S Census, Washoe County has the second largest Filipino population in Nevada.
Family-owned businesses have a significant influence on the U.S. economy. According to the Conway Center for Family Business, family businesses account for 64 percent of the country’s gross domestic product and produce 62 percent of jobs.
According to TIME, the number of international students in U.S. colleges and universities grew by 7.1 percent last year, topping one million. Students studying abroad face issues such as adjusting to a new culture and trying to communicate in a new language, often in situations in which the student is under a lot of physical and mental stress.
According to a study done by the National Low Income Housing Association, Nevada only has 15 affordable homes available for every 100 extremely low-income people. Reno currently only has 63 affordable apartment properties with a population of approximately 245,000 people.
In August, the Trump administration rescinded the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals Act, which will be fully phased out on March 5, 2018, giving Congress until Dec. 8 to pass a new act. Nevada’s response to this deadline has the two main political parties pushing for separate acts.
Based in part on spiking rent and utility payments, owners of the Generator hope to open a new $6 million facility in spring of 2019, with an associated fundraising campaign currently in the planning stages.
“Unsettled,” the Nevada Museum of Art’s most recent exhibition, forces attention away from traditional art spaces like New York and brings an emphasis to works created in the West. Our Reporter Stephanie Serrano checked out the exhibit and has this story.
There are four soccer clubs in Northern Nevada for kids as young as five. Reno’s professional players understand that they are role models for this younger generation.