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Addressing Questions About Covid Vaccine Safety

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About a third of Americans are not convinced about the safety and efficacy of the Covid-19 vaccine. In this special Q&A, we round up concerns that some locals have, and Washoe County Health Officer Kevin Dick answers.

Has Covid-19 Takeout Equaled More Trash?

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Has picking up more food-on-the-go during Covid increased how much trash we put out? The answer may surprise you.

How Do We Engage New Residents in Civic Life?

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This month’s question addresses how to reach out to local newcomers and enfold them into the community fabric. A charity, foundation, chamber of commerce, and fresh tenderfoot herself share their perspectives.

Do Pollinators Stay in Tahoe/Truckee During the Winter?

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It depends on the pollinator in question. Some stay, some go, but oh, how many there are.

Why the Long Lines at the Truckee Post Office?

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The line at the downtown Truckee post office is out the door regularly. What’s going on? It’s a complex answer.

What Are the Next Steps for the Old Elementary School in...

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You Asked. They Answered. The former Incline Village Elementary School site was sold to the Tahoe Transportation District. So what happens now, and what will the site become? Email: You Asked. They Answered. The former Incline Village Elementary School site has found a permanent home with the Tahoe Transportation District. So what happens now, and what will the site become?

How Will We Ensure That Our Ballots Make It If We...

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You Asked. They Answered. How will the USPS ensure ballots are counted in a vote-by-mail-heavy election?

Why Can’t Tahoe Solve the Trash Issue?

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You Asked. They Answered. Why can’t Tahoe solve the trash issue? What’s being done and what more could be done?

Is 5G Safe? How Do ‘They’ Know?

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You Asked. They Answered. What’s the real story behind the health risks of 5G? Science doesn’t know much, but here’s one researcher who says he’s connecting the dots.

Was Last Year’s Historic Open-Fire Ban in Truckee Effective? What’s the...

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You Asked. They Answered. Truckee Fire Protection District led the way with a historic open-fire ban last year, with encouraging results. Other districts followed suit. Here’s what’s banned.