• News
    During the COVID-19 pandemic, severe animal cruelty cases have increased in Washoe County  along with cases of pet abandonment and neglect. On the plus side, local animal shelters have been using online systems to quickly [...]
  • City life
    For the second year in a row, there will be no Earth Day festival in Reno’s Idlewild Park, but other related activities and celebrations are on the calendar this month. Whether you prefer in-person activities [...]
  • Health
    Thanks to recent federal pandemic relief measures, more Nevadans than ever now qualify for low- or no-cost health insurance plans – if they sign up by the extended May 15 deadline. The state exchange is [...]
  • The arts
    In an age when children were losing fingers while working in textile mills, and coal soot rained on Britain’s cities, a cadre of young artists pushed back against the Industrial Revolution with a rebellion of [...]
  • News
    The road to building a high-tech, smart city in the desert east of Reno has so far been paved with cash and propaganda, and will soon reach a crossroads as the Nevada Legislature lurches past [...]
  • Nevada books
    This year’s Nevada Reads book selections fit in well with the last 12 months of pandemic-related stress: a pair of memoirs that make connections between literature and the natural world. Nevada Reads is a statewide [...]
  • nevada history
    The genesis of some of Nevada’s most popular sports, the preservation of its historic sites and the founding of a regional hospital are interwoven with the accomplishments of women who made headlines long ago, but [...]
Letters to the Editor

More March mail

Cult becomes a religion As I drive around Northern California and Nevada, I notice Trump and American flags flying happily together.  It kind of reminds me of a religion.  I believe the Trump thing has gone beyond […]

News

The Truckee’s blighted banks

A woman’s birthday wish to provide food to unsheltered people along the Truckee River last month evolved into an ongoing effort to remove mountains of trash from the river’s edge before the rushing waters of […]

Essays

An indigenous river

Born amid an uplift of mountains millions of years ago, the Truckee River still flows 125 miles from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake. It carries life from the Sierra Nevada to the Great Basin Desert, […]

nevada history

Nevada HerStories: The good fight

In 1973, Maya Miller, a champion of the voiceless and the poor, was nearly banned from the Nevada Legislature for “littering.” Miller’s offense? She threw the fast-food wrappings of legislators on the floor because she […]

The arts

Free Reno Film Festivals

The Reno News & Review invites readers to two, drive-in, film festivals Saturday, March 27, for free. The inaugural Nevada Short Film Festival in Reno and the Reno Comedy Film Festival feature short films that […]

Essays

Life of the Party

To say that the 2021 leadership contest for the Nevada Democratic Party has been anything less than dramatic would be a grave understatement. It was a fight between uneasy teammates – the progressives and the […]

Education

Getting back to Urban Roots

What’s more fun for a kids than getting their hands dirty while growing something yummy for their family to eat?  Stay-at-home garden kits that also teach children lessons in science, math and healthy eating habits. […]

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