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Editor's Note

Reflections from staff editors and reporters

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.

Like Sand Through the Hourglass, Time is Falling Through My Fingers

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Living through loss brings a change of perspective when it comes to growing older.

Seasons of Our Lives

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Our own lives are patterned after Mother Nature’s seasons. Reporter Alex Hoeft reflects on what it means to be “doing okay” in her current season.

Living History

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We can’t learn from history if we forget it.