Haydeé Acebo wants to become the first Latina to swim the length of Lake Tahoe this Summer 2021. In addition to breaking a world record, the Ecuadorian-born will perform this challenge to raise awareness for 21 social causes, six of which will be funded through monetary donations from different supporters. The fight against cancer, addiction,… [Read More]
No name is more synonymous with the Comstock Lode than John Mackey. Hard-working and industrious, Mackey became fabulously wealthy from the legendary silver of the Comstock, and developed a mythos of his own in the history of Nevada. Mackey’s legacy as a miner and a philanthropist is so great that every year students at the… [Read More]
Carlos Lopez, 23, can’t remember when he wasn’t surrounded by classic American cars in various stages of being customized into lowriders. It’s a family tradition. “My great-grandfather used to race Chevy Impalas way back,” he said. “As the generations passed, that progressed into building cars. My great uncle, Tony Castellanos, and my dad, Richard Lopez,… [Read More]
Dulce Leyva is a bilingual contact tracer who lives in Reno, Nevada. Her job is to reach out to people who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus and make sure they’re self-isolating. And she tries to help them remember who they’ve been around and could have been exposed to the virus. “People who are… [Read More]
With Nevada small businesses working to stay open in 2021 amid the pandemic, KUNR recently hosted a Facebook Live event in Spanish with business owners and advisors. They answered community questions and shared resources for small business owners in both Northern and Southern Nevada. KUNR bilingual reporter Natalie Van Hoozer moderated the Q&A and spoke… [Read More]
Researching and completing one’s ballot can be a complex process during any election, but it’s a totally new experience for first-time voters, especially those with language barriers. Reporter Natalie Van Hoozer spoke with Kenia Ramírez, a new voter who helped her whole family cast ballots for the first time this year. Natalie Van Hoozer: Kenia,… [Read More]
September 15 kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month. What should normally be a joyous month filled with festivities has been marred by COVID-19 and the somber fact that the virus has disproportionately affected Latinos in Nevada (and elsewhere). Latinos now account for 45 percent of COVID-19 cases in the Silver State. Additionally, Latinos in Nevada have been economically… [Read More]
So far this 2020 primary election cycle is shaping up to be an exciting one as voters have started to visit the ballot box to choose the next president of the United States. On Saturday, Feb. 22, its Nevada’s turn. On that date the Caucus will be held giving the local Democratic Party the opportunity… [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.