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Kings Beach Radio Station Helped Kindle Tahoe’s ‘Freeform’ Vibe

In the mid-1970s, if you were a Tahoe/Truckee music lover, that probably meant listening to KSML, “The Radio Voice of the Secret Mountain Laboratory.” On local airwaves from late ’74 until early ’77, it was a countercultural alternative to traditional radio.

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Tahoe Biltmore Sees Its Last Hurrah

If you hang around long enough in these waning days of the Biltmore—as a Moonshine Ink reporter did—you might meet people who are there getting the last of Tahoe’s daily affordable happy hours.

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Clarence Thomas and the Free Press: Justice Attacks Landmark Case

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is turning his sights on one of the most important press freedom cases, 'New York Times v. Sullivan.' Thomas says he wants to make it easier to sue media companies.

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Clarence Thomas Wants SCOTUS to Take Back More Rights

If Clarence Thomas gets his way, the Supreme Court won't stop at revoking the right to abortion. Same sex marriage, contraception and gay sex are likely to be next on the SCOTUS hit list.

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Why Clarence Thomas Wants to Throw Out Your Rights

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote that after overturning Roe v. Wade SCOTUS must now overturn decisions allowing same-sex marriage and contraception. Here's why.

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Mountain Forge: The blacksmiths of Tahoe

Imagine a hot fire, glowing molten ore and sparks flying from steel being forged into a new creation. This is the work done by blacksmiths at Mountain Forge, who have been forging metal since 1968. Founded by Hans Standteiner, the …

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History, politics influence naming of Lake Tahoe, Part I

The Washo are the Indigenous Native Americans who have lived at Lake Tahoe for thousands of years. Since the last glaciers receded, the Tahoe Basin has been the spiritual center of this peaceful society that revered bountiful dá’ aw aga …

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California’s History of Immigration: How Immigrants Built the State

From long before it became a state, to the present day, immigration has shaped California—but they have often been treated poorly. Here’s how immigrants helped build California, through the state’s mixed history with immigration.

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Historic Tahoe City’s heritage present throughout town

Tahoe City is a hotbed location for family activities with free beach access and multi-use paved bike paths that run north, south and east. Each direction offers different vibes and views. The northbound route from Tahoe City to Palisades Tahoe …

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Ice, fishing booms for Donner Lake

Donner Lake is appreciated as a beautiful gem tucked into the base of Donner Pass, a gift of nature for all to enjoy. Others have considered it a natural resource perfectly located for exploitation, a common practice in the Tahoe …

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California’s Reparations Could Include Tuition, Housing Grants

California’s first-in-the-nation task force to identify reparations said business loans, housing grants, tuition, wage and job protections could provide redress for African Americans.

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The Great Crypto Crash of 2022, Explained

Crypto investors have seen more than half of their cryptocurrency value wiped out in six months. What is crypto, and what caused the great crash of 2022?

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