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Opinion: When Pac-Man started a national media panic
  • Bridge could have changed Tahoe forever

    By Tony Bizjak, Sacramento Bee Lake Tahoe’s Emerald Bay is perhaps the most spectacular nook in one of the world’s beautiful alpine basins. But it can be an elusive nook. This winter, avalanches closed the highway above the bay for weeks, severing the loop road around the lake. What if the highway didn’t have to […]

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  • Opinion: Expanding Memorial Day’s definition

    By Kathryn Reed Someone is missing. That’s what Memorial Day is all about; remembering those in the military who have died. This year I’m broadening the definition of Memorial Day. I’m mourning the loss of my 32-year-old cousin who died last month, and whose services will be in June. She was an alcoholic. No one […]

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  • Opinion: When Pac-Man started a national media panic

    By Michael Z. Newman In the early 1980s, spurred by the incredible popularity of Atari, Space Invaders and Pac-Man, everyone seemed to be talking about video games, if not obsessively playing them. A 1982 cover of Time magazine screamed “GRONK! FLASH! ZAP! Video Games are Blitzing the World!” If you turned on the radio that […]

  • Hidden horror of school sex assaults

    By Robin McDowell, Reese Dunklin, Emily Schmall and Justin Pritchard, AP BRUNSWICK, Maine — Chaz Wing was 12 when they came after him. The classmates who tormented him were children, too, entering the age of pimples and cracking voices. Eventually, he swore under oath, the boys raped him and left him bleeding, the culmination of […]

  • Letter: Cloud seeding needs to be stopped

    To the community, To everyone that needs oxygen to live … that is every single one of us and most all lifeforms. All of us have the right to clean, toxin free air and water as described in the Constitution as “the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” SMUD, Sacramento Municipal Utility […]

  • Nevada bans discredited ‘conversion therapy’

    By Christine Hauser, New York Times At least nine states now ban “conversion therapy” for minors, a discredited method meant to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, after Nevada and Connecticut this month joined others in prohibiting the practice. Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada this month signed Senate Bill 201, making it illegal […]

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