The Washoe County School District is grappling with a surge of COVID-19 cases among teachers and students. KUNR’s Andrew Mendez reports that while the district as a whole is not planning to go remote at this time, individual schools are now authorized to go virtual on a case-by-case basis. According to the latest update, on… [Read More]
More than 10,000 members of the Culinary Workers Union employees drove up and down the Las Vegas Strip recently as part of an effort to get casinos to implement stronger public health policies and disclose their full reopening plans. Their reopening could come as soon as June 4 , Gov. Steve Sisolak announced on Friday, May 22,… [Read More]
Throughout the month of May, many Nevadans would have met up and completed a 400 mile journey across the state to honor veterans as part of Operation Battle Born (OBB). What would have been the events third year was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year motto, “Ruck to Remember” intended to honor veteran… [Read More]
Democratic hopefuls have made attempts to reach out to Spanish-speaking communities, but voters in Northern Nevada have said candidates are not doing enough to reach them before the caucus on Sat., Feb. 22. In the past few weeks, most of the candidates have boosted their efforts to reach Latinx voters by dropping campaign ads in… [Read More]
Former Reno Mayor Bob Cashell died on Tuesday from health problems. He was 81 years old. On that day, his doctors and family members made the decision to take him off life support at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center where he had been hospitalized due to cardiac issues. Current Reno Mayor, Hillary Schieve, expressed her… [Read More]
Presidential candidate Tom Steyer visited Latino-run small businesses in the Midtown area of Reno late-January and stumped about his economic plan. He also said that President Donald Trump has “targeted Latinos in a racist agenda. The business man said that “Latinos are also American citizens who care a great deal about being able to earn… [Read More]
More than 100 people are expected to take part in Reno’s inaugural Cupid’s Undie Run on Saturday, Feb 8. Cupid’s Undie Run is hosted by the Cupid’s Charity as an effort to find a cure for neurofibromatosis (NF). NF is classified as a genetic disorder which allows tumors to develop on nerve tissues throughout the… [Read More]
The Reno Police Department seeks witnesses in the murder of 48-year-old Edward Long, whose body was found about two weeks ago inside a crashed Jeep near Sutro and Carville. Last Friday, Jan. 23 the alleged murderer was arrested. Investigators continue to unravel details of the murder that may have involved 34-year-old Daniel Muñoz who allegedly… [Read More]
KUNR’s bilingual student reporter Andrew Mendez has been looking into the unique obstacles Latinx students may face when they enter college. Along with reporting on the hurdles, he’s been researching potential solutions on the local level. He joined our news director Michelle Billman to share his findings.
Nearly one in five students at the University of Nevada, Reno identifies as Latinx. Latinx is a gender-neutral term for Latino. Often, these students are first generation or “first gen” college students and face a unique set of challenges when it comes to retainment and support. KUNR’s Andrew Mendez explores.