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Editor's Note

Reflections from staff editors and reporters

No ‘Thank You’? You’re Welcome.

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We hear so much about kids and teenagers being rude and disrespectful. If adults are out there setting such a poor example, we can’t expect their children to know any better.

Better Together

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Rather than defining “local” by how long someone has lived somewhere, Melissa Siig argues that it’s more about one’s relationship to a place.

What Is Home?

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Reporter Kyra Mattson contemplates the notion of home and reflects on the challenges she faced during her recent housing search.

Showing Up (With Shovels, Even) For Each Other

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In the April editor’s note, Laura Read recalls the pleasures of clearing snow, sharing coffee, and chipping ice during this mega winter.

Who Says You Can’t Go Home?

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Moonshine Ink reporter Kyra Mattson reflects on the difference between life in Tahoe as a kid and as an adult, and what it’s like to struggle to find housing in the town where she grew up.

Challenge the Inevitability of Snarled Traffic

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“It’s a heart-hurt to view idling vehicles lined up as far as the eye can see,” our editors say collectively in this month’s group editorial. “There is a carrying capacity inherent for any system and clearly we are exceeding ours here.”

A Love Letter to Books

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News reporter Alex Hoeft reflects on a year (and lifetime, really) of reading books.

Through Conflict and Celebration, Moonshine Ink Tells the News

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What does it take to persevere for 20 years? Moonshine Ink sticks with journalism, celebration, and community.

For the Love of Kiely

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The disappearance of 16-year-old Kiely Rodni shook the Truckee/North Tahoe community to its core. If there’s ever a time that we, as Truckee/Tahoe residents, shine, it’s when one of our own is hurting, in need, or at risk.

Drive Like Your Community Lives Here

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Speeding to your destination may scratch an itch, but at what cost? Reporter Alex Hoeft reflects on humanity’s speed demon ways.