Think Local is a quarterly special section near and dear to our hearts. In each issue, we feature in-depth reports and thought-provoking essays. Here’s a throwback list of stories you don’t want to miss.


Three for the Price of One: Fighting Fast Fashion, Buying Locally, and Helping the Environment by Alex Hoeft, April 9: Local secondhand shops provide residents and visitors ways to breathe additional life into clothing, housewares, and furniture, while also combatting a major environmental threat.

Boosting Business in the Pandemic by Mayumi Elegado, Jan. 15: Luckily, local businesses in Tahoe/Truckee have staunch advocates to keep them alive. These campaigns have helped mitigate the pandemic’s impacts.


Local Latino Businesses Maintain Longevity by Kara Fox, Oct. 9, 2020: Latino-owned businesses face additional challenges, whether it be stigma from their own community or trying to attract a wider audience. La Bamba, Atomic Printing, and La Tienda Latina have met these issues head-on.


Forward, Onward by Jan Holan, July 10, 2020: Can Tahoe’s economy exist, even thrive, without relying so heavily on tourism? It’s possible, says Lift Workspace operator Jan Holan. We could become a tech economy if we focused-in on housing, transit, and nature.


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