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Kingkini Sengupta

Kingkini Sengupta

Kingkini Sengupta writes for the Current as a Summer 2022 States Newsroom Fellow. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree with the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. A former broadcast producer, she has a newfound love of reporting and writing. She has a Diploma in Social Communications Media from SCMSophia, University of Mumbai, India and has also done her Bachelor's in English Honours from University of Calcutta, India. She has also worked for six and half years with two Indian news channels: New Delhi Television (NDTV) and Republic TV. Kingkini loves traveling, experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen and playing with dogs. She uses food to bond with people she does not know. Someday besides being a successful multimedia journalist, she would love to open her own Indian restaurant and chai cafe in the United States.

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Only 4% of LV apartments on market going for $1,000 a month or less, market tracker says

By: - June 24, 2022

The average cost of a studio apartment costs around 900 bucks a month and the average cost of a 3-bedroom apartment is around $2,000, current rental market trends show, painting a grim picture for tenants in Las Vegas.  At a time when recent reports from UNLV researchers show that in Southern Nevada “7 of the […]

Nevada food bank kicks off summer meals program for kids

By: - June 21, 2022

Despite supply chain issues and having emptier shelves, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada has launched its Kids Cafe summer program which aims to make sure no child goes hungry. The meals service, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Nevada Department of Agriculture, has a daily goal of giving away free […]

Nevada officials applaud Biden’s decision to pause solar panel tariffs, resume imports

By: - June 10, 2022

Less than four months after announcing the intention to extend tariffs on most solar panels imported from four Southeast Asian nations, President Joe Biden this week announced tariffs on the products would be paused for two years. The announcement was applauded by Nevada Democratic Sens. Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto. Citing harm to Nevada […]

Nevada coaches, student athletes concerned over NIL deals

By: - June 7, 2022

Universities and colleges across the country are navigating the emerging industry of student athletes “name, image and likeness” deals, and Nevada is no exception. The 2021 Nevada Legislature passed a law prohibiting colleges and sports organizations from preventing student athletes from being compensated for the use of their name, image or likeness (NIL). The bill […]

Reno mayor touts potential of blockchain, NFTs as city embarks on new pilot programs

By: - June 6, 2022

Reno is all set to experiment with blockchain and NFTs. The City of Reno on Thursday announced it will launch Biggest Little Blockchain, a blockchain-based platform that will create and store records related to Reno’s Register of Historic Places. It will be the first city-run and resident-based blockchain platform in the United States, according to […]