Requiem for a Reno landmark

If Harrah’s walls could talk, they also would sing and laugh. The voices of Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Merle Haggard, Chuck Berry and Loretta Lynn would ring out on key. Guffaws and belly laughs […]

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Kid’s camps: the shows must go on

PHOTO/GIRLS ROCK RENO: A group rehearses at last year’s Girls Rock Reno band camp. In the face of a pandemic, creative souls turn adversity into art. It has always been so. Henry VIII, a tyrant […]

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Midtown rises from the rubble

PHOTO/FRANK X. MULLEN: Bartender Kaitlyn Troutman draws a pint at Brauhaus 701. After enduring nearly two years of operating within a construction zone, overlaid by months of an unexpected lockdown, the bars and eateries of […]


Pandemic Chronicles: Players return to Reno

PHOTO/FRANK X. MULLEN: Downtown Reno, nearly deserted for 78 days, reawakens Gamblers are returning to Reno’s slot machines and gaming tables, but slowly. Some are worried about safety; some don’t seem to have a care […]

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LGBTQ Pride Festival Goes Virtual

PHOTO/NORTHERN NEVADA PRIDE: The Pride Parade on Virginia Street in 2018 Nothing was going to stop this year’s Northern Nevada Pride Festival from happening. Well, virtually nothing. In a sad summer of Northern Nevada event […]


Voters stand in line for hours

PHOTO/FRANK X. MULLEN: Voters wait to cast their ballots in Washoe County Tuesday A pandemic stole a lot of the experiences Jessica Cartwright was supposed to have during her landmark 18th year on the planet, […]


Lawmakers take aim at police reforms

IMAGE/Reno Police Department: The green boxes indicate new policies adopted June 5. As the federal government recoils from investigating systemic bias and racism in the nation’s local police agencies, Nevada officials are considering filling that […]

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Reno curfew causes confusion

UPDATE: Reno officials the afternoon of June 3 rescinded the citywide curfew order, but encouraged the public to limit gatherings to 50 people or fewer on public streets, plazas and other public spaces, nightly from […]