Letter: Reasons Measure C makes sense

To the community, Ever since we moved to South Lake Tahoe 38 years ago, we have been proud to call this city our home. Between our community spirit of caring and sharing, excellent schools, and the inspiring nature of the lake and mountains, we are truly fortunate to live in such a special place. We […]

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Experience is Mancuso’s secret weapon for S. Korea

Publisher’s note: This is one of a series of stories about Lake Tahoe area athletes who hope to compete in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. By Susan Wood PARK CITY, Utah – Experience counts in most facets of life. So at age 33, alpine skier Julia Mancuso is counting on that theory to take […]

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Police looking for man in connection to Stateline murder

Douglas County sheriff’s investigators want to question Jose DeJesus Rodriguez Quezada in regards to a murder this month at Hard Rock in Stateline. Kevin Leroy Edwards, 56, of Reno was found dead in a hotel room on Oct. 3. Authorities are not saying how the two knew each other or how Edwards died. Quezada, 44, […]

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Nev. students denied diplomas get shot at redemption

By Meghin Delaney, Las Vegas Review-Journal Former Nevada students who failed to earn a high school diploma because they couldn’t pass the state’s proficiency exam now have a shot at redemption. In 2013, the state Legislature approved phasing out the proficiency exam graduation requirement in favor of four end-of-course tests. But before the end-of-course exam […]

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DCSD receives state money for reading

Douglas County School District is getting $655,182.08 from the state for a reading program. The money is to be used this school year. The Nevada Department of Education the month announced which districts would be sharing in the $20.5 million for the Read by Grade 3 program. The goal is to improve literary for early […]

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Nev. agencies hide names, salaries of workers

By Arthur Kane, Las Vegas Review-Journal The names and salaries of 349 state employees, including park rangers and game wardens, have not been made public to taxpayers who spent $30.1 million last year in wages and benefits for those staffers. State officials said the positions are sensitive and the names must be protected, but several […]

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Douglas County established affordable housing group

The inaugural meeting of Douglas County’s housing task force will be Nov. 6. However, the meeting is closed to the public. The Affordable Housing Task Force was created to develop quality affordable housing opportunities. The initial goals include establishing: Current pricing for affordable housing in the area or areas where it will have been determined […]

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Nev. public pension plan lowers expectations

By Sean Whaley, Las Vegas Review-Journal   A state panel overseeing the $38 billion Nevada public employee pension plan voted Thursday to lower its decades-old assumption about the return on its investments. The change from a projected 8 percent return to 7.5 percent over the next several years could mean higher contribution rates from public […]

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Fires spark underground power line discussions

By David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle Underground power lines don’t sway in the wind. Tree branches blown sideways by a gale can’t hit them. They don’t sit on wooden poles that can fall down. They would, in other words, seem to be an ideal way to prevent wildfires in a place like California, which […]

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Truckee man accused of rape

A Truckee man was arrested Oct. 19 on rape charges. According to police officers, James Russell Ferrigno, 31, spiked a woman’s drink and then raped her. She was renting a room from Ferrigno. She told police she suspected Ferrigno of putting a substance in her drink at night, which led her to set up a […]

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