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Firestorms Don’t Heal Societal Divides

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Last Friday, Truckee Police Chief Robert Leftwich retired. He was basically run out of office last month. To us, our community missed the mark.

Behind the Threats That Shut Down Truckee’s Anti-Racism March

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Police confirmed no foul play occurred during the demonstration

Not Being Racist is Not Enough

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The killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police on May 25 sent shockwaves of outrage and protests across the country. A local white ally to the Black Lives Matter movement shares her views on why just being not racist isn’t enough.

Solidarity Along the Sierra Spine

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Images captured after local demonstrations in response to the death of George Floyd.

June 11, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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A Truckee town hall calls attention to race relations in the community, sparked by worldwide protests over the death of George Floyd and an email by Truckee police Chief Robert Leftwich that leaked out. Story and broadcasting by Alex Hoeft.

What the Murder of George Floyd Means to Me as...

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As an African American living in Tahoe/Truckee for 10 years, Robert Watts (head chef at Drunken Monkey Sushi) shares his perspective on the protests following George Floyd’s killing by police in Minneapolis.

June 4, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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The coronavirus crisis is still here … but so is rent. With a dip in jobs around tahoe, rental assistance has seen a huge upswing, and tensions between landlords and tenants are high. Story by Becca Loux, broadcast by Alex Hoeft.

June 3, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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Reporter Becca Loux brings you onto the scene of Truckee’s peaceful Say Their Names Vigil Tuesday, June 2 at 5 p.m., with demonstrators showing support for the Black Lives Matter movement by holding up signs displaying the names of Black Americans killed at the hands of police or lynched, from one commemorating Emmett Till, killed in 1955, to many showing George Floyd, killed May 25 of this year.

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