The Week’s Forecast a Perfect Recipe For Wildfire

The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District wants citizens to be mindful of the continued threat of wildfires during these hot, dry, and windy days. The fire threat remains high, and the Truckee Meadows is anticipating a number of Red Flag days. This week’s weather forecast calls for lightning strikes Wednesday through Friday. If you hear thunder, you are within striking distance of lightning. Look for shelter inside a home, large building, or a hard-topped vehicle right away. Do not go under trees for shelter. There is no place outside that is safe during a thunder and lightning storm.


Appropriate Some Culture

By J.T. Parker Apparently the way to stomp out the world’s racism is to verbally abuse a teenage girl the day after her prom. At least, that’s what (literally) thousands of keyboard warriors attempted as they expressed their frustrations toward Keziah Daum, a non-Asian high school student in Utah, who decided to wear a traditional…

Smile and Nod

By J.T. Parker The air was biting as the marchers covered their ears with their pink knitted beanies, waving signs that may as well have read “I hate you straight, white man.” I kept my mouth shut as I tried to blend in, hoping the cold (and not my frustration) would be perceived as the…