On the patio of a Sparks nightclub, fantastical masks peer from the walls, presided over by an 8-foot-tall figure of La Catrina, the elegant skeleton who presides over the Day of the Dead in Mexico. The colorful creatures and the new venue mark the crossroads of an entrepreneur from Reno and an artist from the… [Read More]
For weeks, community members have been asking the Washoe County School District Board of Trustees to set a threshold that would use specific metrics to determine if and when the district would stop in-person instruction during the pandemic. Some trustees said in a meeting Tuesday, September 8 they do not want to draw a hard… [Read More]
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]
Riley Slane is involved on campus, even though it hasn’t always been easy for her. She grapples with anxiety and depression, but her mental health struggles started in middle school, where she was frequently bullied.
A rise in enrollment in the SNAP program has contributed significantly to a decrease in the food insecure population in Washoe County and Nevada over the past decade. However, new federal rules threaten access to SNAP, especially for lower income communities despite evidence that the program is net positive.