Sweeps: Compassion and contempt

Truckee Meadows officials hyped the Nevada CARES Campus as a milestone in solving the area’s homeless problem, but critics say the new, $9 million “super shelter” and the police sweeps that herd unsheltered people there […]

  • theater
    Reno’s stages have been vacant since March 2020, but that’s about to change. The Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., announced its Broadway Comes to Reno season starting in the fall, [...]
  • Guest opinion
    (UPDATE, June 8: Police officers showed up at the protest the morning of June 7, the day after this guest opinion column was published, but did not remove the demonstrators at noon. The protest continues [...]
  • City life
    The drab slab covering the downtown Reno train trench looks like a prison exercise yard, but muralist Brad Carney saw a colorful story hidden beneath the concrete. “I always say the mural has to be [...]
  • Government
    The gavel fell June 1 on the 2021 session of the Nevada Legislature, with several contentious measures clearing the Democrat-majority chambers in party-line votes and others getting through with help from a handful of GOP [...]
  • The arts
    From this Reno arts’ writer’s perspective, the words of the year for 2020 were “catastrophe” and “resilience.” To put it mildly, the pandemic wrought havoc on the arts industry. At this point, the impact is [...]
  • Guest opinion
    There is no dispute that all avenues of solar development need to be explored to supply clean energy to our ever expanding human population. The Gemini solar & battery storage project in northeastern Clark County [...]
  • News
    Many of the workers turning Harrah’s Reno into the multi-use Reno City Center project are not only remodeling an iconic property – many are also rebuilding their lives. “If it wasn’t for this job I’d [...]

Shots on the open range

In Nevada’s far-flung rural counties, known for having more cows than people, livestock are routinely inoculated against a legion of diseases. But COVID-19 vaccinations have gotten a chillier reception from rural residents, many of whom […]


Pandemic chronicles: Mask whiplash

After 14 months of looking like Old West train robbers, Northern Nevadans are slowly shedding their masks in public. In the first week following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s May 13 announcement that […]


The tortoise vs. the bulldozer

In Nevada’s race to a green-energy future, the threatened desert tortoise is losing ground to Big Solar. The Gemini Project, an 11-square-mile solar energy array to be constructed on federal land near the Valley of […]


The road to ‘Stupidville’

From the halls of Congress to statehouses around the nation, the Grand Old Party is burning its heretics at the stake. In Carson City, Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske, the only Republican holding a statewide […]

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May letters

Liz makes a stand for truth Let us pretend we are at Gettysburg in 1863 and Liz Cheney was leading the attack on Little Round Top.  She begins to charge up the hill facing a […]

City life

Let ‘em roll

Earlier this month, hundreds of children on bicycles, riding together like cavalry regiments on wheels, pedaled  to schools across the Truckee Meadows. They were the vanguards of Bike Month, celebrated annually in May, an observance […]


The last restaurants standing

As patrons return to the restaurants and bars that survived a year of pandemic, the businesses face a long march back to profitability. The health crisis and resulting shutdowns, proved fatal for some local eateries […]

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