KUNR Today: Drought Causing Water Conservation, Cannabis Consumption Lounges Still On The Table – KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local morning news headlines for Friday, May 28, 2021.

Drought Conditions In Douglas County Result In Water Conservation Efforts
By Isaac Hoops

As portions of the U.S. West are experiencing some of the worst drought conditions in more than a century, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners is encouraging a water conservation resolution.

The Carson River, which is the main source of water for the county, is experiencing a low water flow for this time of year.

The county is encouraging residents to help with water conservation efforts and observe voluntary water schedules.

Vaccine Clinic For Latino Community To Be Held At Reno Church
By Natalie Van Hoozer & Isaac Hoops

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held at Little Flower Church Friday and Saturday to serve Reno’s Latino community.

The event is a collaboration among several community organizations. It will be hosted by a group of students at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine in partnership with the Nevada Public Health Training Center.

“Really, what we wanted to do is provide a place for the Latinx population, for the Latinos, to feel comfortable to come and get vaccinated––for it to be easy for them to know that we’re going to have all of the information in, in their language, you know, they don’t have to bring ID,” said Diana Sande, communications manager of UNR’s School of Community Health Sciences.

The group held its first vaccine clinic at a Latino church earlier this month, and it resulted in the distribution of more than 450 vaccines.

The event is open to all and will be held at the Little Flower Church Friday from 3-6 p.m. and Saturday from 2-7 p.m.

Cannabis Consumption Lounges One Step Closer To Becoming Reality
By Paul Boger

Nevada lawmakers may soon pass a measure

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