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  • Tahoe funding restored to federal water act

    By Kathryn Reed The Lake Tahoe Restoration Act, once thought unable to be approved by Congress this session, has been resurrected. It was announced Monday that it is now part of the final bicameral Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), titled the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act.  In October, it had been removed from the […]

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  • USS Arizona survivor recalls tragedy 75 years later

    By Audrey McAvoy, AP HONOLULU — Lauren Bruner was getting ready for church in 1941 on his battleship, the USS Arizona, when the alarm sounded. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor had begun, and Bruner, then 21, scampered up five stories by ladder to the enormous anti-aircraft guns he was responsible for manning. But bullets […]

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  • Efficient woodstoves improve Tahoe air quality

    By Kathryn Reed Black smoke billowing from chimneys is exactly what air quality regulators don’t want to see. Woodstoves have become so efficient that little or no smoke should be seen. The problem is there are thousands of open face fireplaces and inefficient woodstoves in the basin. This contributes to poor air quality, and the […]

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  • Lots of demand in Calif. for record mushroom crop

    By Debbie Arrington, Sacramento Bee Mushrooms can grow on you. For mushroom farmers and nutritionists, that’s a good thing. According to experts, demand for the tasty fungi keeps, well, mushrooming as consumers discover more varieties to try in different ways. Demand peaks during November, prompted in part by mushroom stuffing and other holiday favorites. But […]

  • Measure T’s future not decided

    By Kathryn Reed A decision about whether Measure T will stand will not be decided until the end of January at the earliest. A hearing on Dec. 5 in Placerville before El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Jim Wagoner lasted about 15 minutes. He set a briefing schedule for the parties and agreed to let Bruce […]

  • 2 people arrested after Truckee BofA robbed

    Two people have been arrested in connection with the Dec. 3 robbery at the Bank of America in Truckee. The suspect entered the bank on Donner Pass Road at about 10am Saturday, displayed a handgun and ordered employees to place an undisclosed amount of money in a bag, according to officers. Working with the FBI, […]

  • Road Beat: Mazda 3 six-speed manual shines

    By Larry Weitzman About a year ago the Road Beat tested the 2015 Mazda 3 hatchback with the 2.5L 184 hp inline Skyact four with Mazda’s six-speed torque converter auto cog swapper. There was little question, nothing in its class could outperform or outhandle this superb ride. It was the top of its compact class. […]

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