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Reno= Run Every Nazi Out?
Local social media has been abuzz concerning white supremacist posts liked by Lacey Shea and her subsequent Facebook apology which has gotten over 400 comments. We had reported previously on a Facebook accountability page in Reno nearly a year ago, with previous alerts on Shea’s and elsewhere, but that page seems to have gone dormant since July 2020. We were wondering if mainstream media are covering this, and if not, why not? This has created new commentary over other businesses, including Homegrown Gastropub, also owned by the Shea family, and Junkee Reno.
The Sun Valley Karma Porch is trying but is struggling to get going again, after receiving a Washoe County code compliance warning last month. It has gone on pause right now and it’s seeing how it might get going again. Social media commentary and outrage have been key as well in these developments.
The CHAB meetings have been getting really good external presentations on other initiatives to help the unhoused, including from Grace (above) out of Gainesville, Florida, earlier this week. Not everything these groups have been suggesting seems to be part of the Nevada Cares Campus plan though. There has been some discussion of getting a third party to run the Cares Campus. Why not bring a second in command from one of the groups with a successful track record of helping effectively to become first in command for the Cares Campus? The campus, with super-sized tent with bunk beds and a Washoe County-run safe camp, is now slated to open late April, but not with everything promised yet, such as a place for pets it seems. There is still lots of confusion over how the new campus will be paid for going forward to keep expanding into the hoped for vision.
Our podcast this week is about the amazing Laundry to the People team. Find out more about their initiative by listening here. Subscribe to the Our Town Reno podcast where you get your podcasts and delve into our archives for more of our micro audio street reporting and showcasing heroes of Reno.
Our solution-seeking event to mark five years of street reporting will be Tuesday night. Sign up here for the Facebook Live or the Zoom. UNR wrote an article about our multimedia reporting collective, the event, and even the fact we now have a Substack. You can find it here.
Chats will be open as well as community Q and As so we hope you can join us then. We will also have reporters on Wells Avenue trying to get live perspectives from our neighbors in need.