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Our story about Renown and other local hospitals struggling to keep and recruit nurses prompted fascinating input and testimonies on our Instagram.
Here are some examples: “The cost of living here is so high now, but the wages haven’t kept up. Unless you already own a home here you won’t be living the high life you thought having a good medical field job would’ve provided. Go to California even with California tax and you still are making way more and the rent is comparable,” wrote one commenter.
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“I was a registered nurse that worked for senior care plus on the insurance side and my boss was a risk analyst. incidentally, I have been a nurse since 1985 probably before they were born. now does that make sense? Of course it doesn’t but I’m sure they were making more money than me. Well now I am a full-time Instacart shopper, and nobody tells me what to do. 😂😂 quitting Renown, two years ago, was the best decision of my life!” wrote another.
A tip about a North Valleys Facebook discussion led us down the path to the Biggest Little Bike Park in Sun Valley, where Jim Severt who built it, has had it with the lack of community support, and now out of town motorbikers being led by locals to jumps inside the park not meant for them.
On social media one of severals videos we posted about the raging Truckee river has gotten over 200K views on Facebook reels, while on our BiggestLittleStreets Instagram we had a #placesofreno photo feature at the relocated Recycled Records.
More Reporting Highlights This Week
Our Citizen’s Forum included an oped on disappointment with proposed fentanyl related legislation in Carson City , as well as a #placesofreno feature about living near the train tracks on 9th street amid the ongoing housing and fentanyl crisis.