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Welcome to this week’s Reno News & Review.

We’ve got changes afoot this week. I hope you’ll enjoy them.

First, at the tail end of the news section, we’re adding a feature called “Green.” Basically, it’s an extension of the RN&R’s long commitment to environmental reporting, and what it means is we’re going to have a story every week that’s related to the major environmental crises that are facing humanity at this point in our existence. Somebody’s got to have the answers as to what we as individuals can do to live more sustainable lives, decrease global warming gases and prepare for a future without oil, and we’re going to find them and pass their information to you.

Second, we’re starting a feature called “Filet of Soul.” Once a week, I’m going to go to some church or spiritual get-together and write about it. We’ve been calling it a church review, but that’s not entirely accurate. Suffice it to say, if you are looking for a spiritual community to join or explore, you should be able to get some information from the feature.

Third, we’re starting a feature called “In Rotation.” It’s actually a set of features that will run on a four-week rotation. (Get it? In Rotation?) This week, it’s a column, “Ask a Mexican,” in which syndicated columnist Gustavo Arellano writes about the cultural differences between Latinos and gabachos. While it will only appear in our paper every four weeks, it’ll run on our website every week.

There are three other regular rotating features that’ll run in the In Rotation space: Sex, Gadgets and Western Lit. I don’t want to be too specific about what these are going to be. We’re going to enjoy writing them, and you’ll enjoy reading them. This is going to be fun. Might stir things up a bit.

Finally, we’re going to begin running our In the Mix feature every week. In the Mix are our short-format reviews of media, like CDs, DVDs and books. We know you like it; that’s why we’re going to run it every week.