Issue: April 06, 2017

Hi there readers!

Welcome to this week's Reno News & Review. We're glad you're here!

Have you ever wondered what happened to all the Chinese miners, railroad builders and other workers who helped build the West in the late 1800s? A lot of Western cities had Chinatowns then. In fact, there was one right near the old Reno Arch on Lake Street. And some of those Chinatowns were destroyed by arson, armed militia or other means of attack. Some cities have made efforts to commemorate their destroyed Chinatowns—and to bring up some difficult conversations about past prejudices. Is Reno poised to be one of them? In this week's feature story, contributor Kent Irwin unearthed some intriguing perspectives on Reno Chinatown's past and its potential role in our future.

We have a lot more in store for you, too. Dennis Myers explored the possibility of making it illegal for slow freeway drivers to hog the left lane, and food writer Todd South checked out the newest Burger Me branch in town.

Pick up a paper copy if you're looking for something fun to do this weekend—our calendar and entertainment grid have a thorough scoop on what's happening in music, arts and community events.

As always, thanks for reading us, and keep in touch.

Kris Vagner

Arts Editor