Age Discrimination Afflicts the Standard Hiring Process in Tahoe/Truckee

Truckee’s median age is 38.6, which is 2.2 years over the California-wide median of 36.4, and we have residents of all ages contributing to volunteer efforts, participating in local recreational sports and activities, and stoking the economy through consumption. So why do mature applicants feel they are experiencing age discrimination in the local job market? Read Truckee resident Mindi Brenner’s take on this issue.

Renters Have Rights, but Enforcement and Systemic Resources for Tenants are...

Moving back to idyllic Truckee to live closer to her family was a no-brainer for Truckee local Hilary Abrams; finding housing, on the other hand, was not. Abrams makes the case for renter’s rights in a housing market that is so impacted that landlords seem to have undue power over their tenants.

Is Density the Solution to Our Housing Crisis?

Density is the name of the game when it comes to most current discussions about mitigating North Tahoe/Truckee’s local workforce housing issues. But are we passing over other solutions in the quest for density-minded development? Alexis Ollar, executive director of Mountain Area Preservation, outlines creative solutions to the area’s housing crisis.

Local Art Activists Fired-Up About Potential Community Venue

Christin Hanna is a lifelong dancer who has returned home from nationwide professional glory to found the Lake Tahoe Dance Collective. Now she is part of a movement to reclaim an important Tahoe City community space for the arts, and she would appreciate the opportunity to convince you to back their efforts.

Collaboration Is Key

Phebe Bell, director of Nevada County Behavioral Health, feels strongly that the health of the community will be improved by the pending consolidation of four prominent local social services nonprofit groups.

Wildfire Areas and Homeowner’s Insurance – A Call to Action

After billions in wildfire-related losses, insurance carriers have had enough, and the result is a massive contraction for insurance availability. But you can still make a difference.

Can Truckee Become a Walkable Town?

Walking through historic downtown Truckee, bypassing shops, hotels, and restaurants, one would think Truckee is already pedestrian-friendly. The truth is that currently, Truckee is a commuter town.

Short-Term Rentals Need Stricter Regulation

Placer County must take responsibility and enforce reasonable occupancy rules. Other areas do it; two renters per bedroom is reasonable and sustainable.

Rep. Tom McClintock’s Dubious ‘Plan’ to Address Climate Change

In his opinion piece in the March edition of Moonshine Ink, Rep. McClintock uses irrelevant snippets of science to justify inaction on climate change. He avoids the relevant science, which invariably highlights the urgency of taking action.

The Sky’s Not Falling

There are many ways to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and adapt to our changing climate that are desirable in themselves, quite apart from the debate over the causes of the Modern Warm Period.