Waiting for the virus variant

The COVID-19 variant that recently sent the United Kingdom into its third major lockdown hasn’t yet been detected in Nevada, but experts say it’s a question of when, not if, the faster-spreading form of the […]

  • Essays
    I grew up in Reno, Nevada. In third grade a boy confidently tells me and my brother that his mom said Black people cannot swim because our muscles are different than those of white people. [...]
  • News
    Critics of the latest plan to renovate Reno’s Lear Theater say the developer’s ideas to save the beloved landmark don’t make sense, but they fear that the proposal, under discussion with city staff behind closed [...]
  • COVID-19
    NOTE: This story was updated with new information on Jan. 15. In state-specific projections of the percentage of Americans who will accept the COVID-19 vaccine, Nevada is at or near the bottom of the lists. [...]
  • Essays
    “You are great patriots… We love you… You are special” — President Donald Trump, Jan. 6, in remarks directed to the rioters at the U.S. Capitol. The frightening events of Jan. 6 at the U.S. [...]
  • City life
    Lauren and Mike Dunne, the owners of Dragonfly Bath and Body store in Midtown, have an acute case of economic whiplash. “What a roller-coaster year for sales,” Mike Dunne said. “For January and February, we [...]
  • COVID-19
    Esperanza, 56, lost her job as a Reno hotel maid in March, when COVID-19 restrictions closed Nevada’s casinos. Because she is an undocumented immigrant, she couldn’t apply for unemployment benefits and wasn’t eligible for help [...]
  • City life
    Here’s a recipe for opening a restaurant during a pandemic: start with a popular local brand, add a long-term strategy, ladle in large portions of investment, a veteran staff, adaptations for safety and other innovations, [...]

So long, Mary Ann

Dawn Elberta Wells, 82, the actress best known for her role as the sweet farm girl Mary Ann Summers on the TV series “Gilligan’s Island,” died Dec. 30 of complications of COVID-19. Wells was a […]

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Year-end letters

Essential national heroes America has a new set of national heroes.  We knew of them already but today they are shining.  They are the Americans that go to work every day under extreme conditions knowing […]

Nevada books

Local authors pen new books

It’s no secret that streaming videos have eased (or, in some cases, exacerbated) the strain of pandemic lockdowns, but the lost art of reading also is enjoying a revival in quarantine. Nevada authors, meanwhile, have […]

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