A local news stream from the KUNR Public Radio newsroom and regional partners.
COVID-19 Bilingual Contact Tracers Are Struggling As Cases Continue To Spike
COVID-19 contract tracers continue to be in short supply. That’s especially true for bilingual ones.
Nevada Rural Health Conference Explores ‘Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing’
Nevada recently hosted its annual rural health conference, with a particular focus on infrastructure as COVID-19 continues to ravage rural America.
Commentary: Why My Family Decided To Stay Home For The Holidays
Washoe County health officials are imploring residents to avoid celebrating Thanksgiving with people outside of their household, as the region sees a surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. In this commentary, KUNR Youth Media reporter Avery Thunder paints a grim picture of why she and her family have decided to stay home this year. Frankly, she doesn’t want to lose her grandparents.
Health Officials Concerned About Preserving Hospital Capacity
As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Nevada, state leaders are concerned about preserving health care capacity. KUNR’s Jayden Perez reports that while new restrictions help safeguard the health care system, it can be hard on the business community.
Commentary: Local High School Student Shares Fears About Returning To Class After Thanksgiving Break
On Tuesday night, the Washoe County School Board is considering moving all students to full distance learning starting Dec. 7, which is about a week after Thanksgiving. In this commentary, KUNR Youth Media reporter Hudson Heimerman says that with cases increasing in Washoe County, he's nervous going to school in person these days.
Audio Diary: Reminiscing On Family Traditions As Thanksgiving Plans Go Astray
Some families, like KUNR Youth Media reporter Isabella Wolf’s family, are making the difficult decision to stay home this Thanksgiving. In this audio diary, Wolf shares the family traditions that she’ll miss this year and what the holiday means to her.