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Buildings and Bobcats

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The quest for an answer of this monthly column is “run up the chain” at the state level; plus, it’s likely that more bobcat sightings are because we’re paying better attention.

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.