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Moonshine Ink’s News section covers the community. This past year, our team has provided in-depth and critical coverage during the Covid-19 pandemic, and our community has come to rely on our role as watchdog for local government and as a source of information on community activity. We also have two ongoing investigations, into all things wildfire and the region’s housing crisis.

Visit our Tahoe/Truckee coronavirus central hub and our live regional updates for the latest coverage and community response to Covid, and read Dead Man Walking (a harrowing local resident’s ongoing struggle with serious effects of Covid-19) which has become our site’s most-read story of all time.

Our ongoing and thorough coverage of the region has earned us national recognition over the years, most recently with two first placements in the National Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Contest: our feature investigation into Tahoe’s trash problem that has been part of a movement that’s sparked change in Placer County, and this piece highlighting a tough situation for TTUSD teachers sparked by the Ink being contacted by an anonymous “fairy.”

As we continue to cover the trials and triumphs of the Tahoe/Truckee region, please hold us accountable to our 2021 goals and vision and provide feedback as well as story ideas, tips, and other editorial tidbits to editors@moonshineink.com.

Facing the Issues

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Conference brings youth and leaders together to find solutions to community issues

Negro Canyon Gets Cleaned Up

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I took a hike out in Negro Canyon recently when my hiking partner and I came across a large amount of trash dumped by seemingly very inconsiderate people. A tattered couch sat amongst a...

Taking On Voltaire’s Edict

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Publisher’s Note
Be appealing, be useful, be not boring

Dealing With the ‘Grittier Surface’ of Life

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An interview with news anchor Bob Woodruff and his wife, Lee.

Yes, We Can

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The Sierra Business Council (SBC) believes the Sierra Nevada has a fighting chance to become a sustainable region, despite being under significant pressures.

Moving Forward

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Jan Colyer loves taking the bus. 'I grew up in Great Falls, Montana, which is a small town,' she said. 'The bus driver knew me as the little girl who took the bus to...

On the Spot Announcements, Aug 9 – Sept 12

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Have a Green Building to showcase or blood to give?

First Response

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In a moment of panic, we rely on our reflexes. And if our lives are on the line, these reflexes are crucial. Living in the Sierra Nevada, with massive amounts of snow and unpredictable...

Extension to Downtown Truckee

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Truckee Town Council: Mayor Beth IngallsVice Mayor Richard Anderson Barbara GreenJosh SusmanCraig Threshie ~ Meeting, October 19, 2006 For the Town Council, meeting attendees, and Channel 6 watchers, Associate Town Planner...

Steve Who?

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The Town of Truckee is indisputably changing in many ways. But some parts of Truckee have remained remarkably stable since Truckee incorporated in 1993: out at Town Hall turnover among those who head the...

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