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Editor's Note

Reflections from staff editors and reporters

The News of Our Demise Was Greatly Exaggerated

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Melissa Siig writes that the media doesn’t always get it right, as exemplified by this year’s Burning Man coverage, where she survived the rain without incident.

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.