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  • Math scores fail to impress ZCES, WHS principals

    By Susan Wood STATELINE – There’s a memorable scene in the movie “Big” where lead actor Tom Hanks leaves a dinner party table to explain algebra to a boy having trouble with it. Hanks tells the youngster to forget the X’s and Y’s. “Let’s imagine Larry Bird is going to score 10 points in the […]

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  • Invasive clams tracked by their DNA

    By Ben Coxworth, New Atlas The sooner that you know an invasive species is present in your local environment, the better the chances that you can control it before it becomes unmanageable. It was with this in mind that researchers from the University of Illinois recently detected the presence of a species of invasive freshwater […]

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  • Placing blame for NorCal’s deadly fires

    By Sonali Kohli, Los Angeles Times More than two dozen investigators have spent weeks scouring wine country trying to solve the mystery at the heart of the most destructive wildfires in California history: What caused the infernos that killed 43 people and destroyed more than 8,000 buildings? The answers will have wide-ranging ramifications for the […]

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    ·      Both branches of the Douglas County library will be hosting Christmas ornament decorating events. The Zephyr Cove event is Dec. 6, 4-6pm, and the Minden one is Dec. 5, 4-6pm. All crafting supplies will be provided, and adult-level coloring pages will also be available as an extra art project. These crafting programs are drop-in and […]

  • Math scores fail to impress ZCES, WHS principals

    By Susan Wood STATELINE – There’s a memorable scene in the movie “Big” where lead actor Tom Hanks leaves a dinner party table to explain algebra to a boy having trouble with it. Hanks tells the youngster to forget the X’s and Y’s. “Let’s imagine Larry Bird is going to score 10 points in the […]

  • Editorial: Ways to change how Calif. manages water

    Publisher’s note: This editorial is from the Nov. 14, 2017, Water Deeply. It’s time for California to rethink how it manages water for the environment. Despite four decades of effort, many of the state’s freshwater-dependent native species are in decline. Controversy over water for the environment remains high. The latest drought left lasting impacts on […]

  • Trump’s environmental rollbacks hit Calif. hard

    By Evan Halper, Los Angeles Times   When 50,000 acre-feet of water went gushing out of the Sacramento River last month, it fast became a test of California’s ability to protect its environmental policies from an increasingly hostile Trump administration. The episode proved humbling. Heeding the calls of big agriculture interests and area congressional Republicans, […]

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