Reno artist Ruby Barrientos introduced her most recent artwork, “Las riquezas de la vida no tienen precio,” an exhibit based on the images and styles of the Mayan culture, at the John and Geraldine Lilley Museum in the University Arts building in late January. The idea behind the exhibition, which Barrientos calls “Nuwave Mayan”, in… [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]
On January 15th, Caesars Entertainment Corporation, announced through a press release the sale of one of the oldest casinos in the city of Reno, Harrah’s Reno Hotel and Casino. After more than 80 years of activity, its operations will end at the end of this year. The casino’s presence in this northern Nevada community has… [Read More]
The City of Las Vegas, joins at least another 107 across the country, which now have ordinances that makes it a crime for individuals experiencing homelessness to sleep outdoors, on a sidewalk or street, when beds are available at emergency housing shelters. The new law, which went into effect on Saturday, Feb. 1, will only… [Read More]
As an effort to increase and sustain diversity, the University of Nevada, Reno has added two new dorm wings this school year, specifically for Latinx and LGBTQ+ students. Latinx is a gender neutral term for describing Latinos. KUNR’s Andrew Mendez has this report.
Brianna Murry, 18, graduates from Galena High School this week. She was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder last year after a suicide attempt that resulted in hospitalization. Exercising is one of the ways she copes with her mental health. KUNR’s Karina Gonzalez caught up with Brianna during one of her gym sessions.
Approximately 38.5 percent of Spanish-speakers in Washoe County speak very little English, which raises concerns on the lack of Spanish-speaking healthcare workers in the area.
It’s been a year since Carla Ballesteros, a student at Damonte Ranch High School, died by suicide. KUNR’s Karina Gonzalez visited her family at her gravesite for what would have been her 17th birthday.
According to the latest data from U.S. Immigration Services, there are more than 2,500 DACA recipients living in Northern and rural Nevada. Since its inception, the program has shielded recipients from deportation. But over the past year, the undocumented individuals who were brought to the U.S. as children have been living in legislative limbo after the Trump Administration rescinded the program. Yet some are doing their best to move forward despite the uncertainty, such as those who have started their own businesses.
Falsehoods online spread six times faster than the truth, according to a recent MIT study. For a Hispanic community specifically, the falsehoods and “fake news,” both online and off, tend to center around immigration issues and include false reports of ICE targets, or raids, seeking to arrest undocumented immigrants.