• Life sentence for man who killed SLT teen

    Life sentence for man who killed SLT teen

    Andrew Sanford on Monday was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the first-degree murder of a South Lake Tahoe teenager. Richard Swanson, 16, was killed in 1980 while working at was a Shell Station at the Y. He had been beaten, wrapped in duct tape and left to die in […]

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  • Fitness trackers may help doctors with diagnosis

    Fitness trackers may help doctors with diagnosis

    By Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day. Why give your doctors permission to incorporate data from fitness trackers and health apps into electronic patient records? Well, they might spot signs of an ailment sooner and suggest behavioral changes […]

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  • Hotel component of Chateau in design phase

    Hotel component of Chateau in design phase

    By Kathryn Reed A 32-room four-star caliber hotel is being designed in what will be the next phase of the Chateau project in South Lake Tahoe. Accompanying it will be a swimming pool, spa, nearly 19,000-square-feet of retail and open space. The pool will be designed to accommodate what will eventually be two hotels. This […]

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  • Vitamins are making America less healthy

    Vitamins are making America less healthy

    By Lindsay Abrams, Salon A, C, D, E, K and the eight Bs: There’s a lot that can go wrong when we don’t get sufficient amounts of these 13 chemicals in our diets. Things like pellagra, caused by a B3 deficiency and characterized by delusions, diarrhea and “scaly skin sores,” or beriberi, which occurs in […]

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  • 2015 could be year of the gun in Nev. Legislature

    2015 could be year of the gun in Nev. Legislature

    By Sean Whaley, Las Vegas Review-Journal CARSON CITY — A flurry of firearm and Second Amendment related bills introduced in the Legislature have already generated plenty of controversy even though none of the major proposals have even had hearings yet. First there was a dust-up between Senate Democrats and Republicans over a GOP gun measure […]

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  • S. Tahoe officials strategize about the future

    S. Tahoe officials strategize about the future

    By Kathryn Reed Recreation is going to be the economic driver for South Lake Tahoe. One way to do this is to stop letting county and state lines be a roadblock. Another is to invest in facilities so they become moneymakers that could provide dollars for other city needs. But more opportunities besides or in […]

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  • States seek alternatives for highway, bridge funding

    States seek alternatives for highway, bridge funding

    By David A. Lieb, Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Touted as one of the first interstate highways, a 200-mile span of Interstate 70 between suburban St. Louis and Kansas City stands as a prime example of the challenges facing the nation’s roads. Built in the 1950s and ’60s with a 20-year-life expectancy, the four-lane […]

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  • Why it’s hard to punish drivers who kill pedestrians

    Why it’s hard to punish drivers who kill pedestrians

    By Henry Grabar, Salon What makes it hard to walk in your city? Is it the quality of sidewalks, buckled by tree roots and submerged in puddles, appearing and vanishing like a disused deer trail? The foreboding urban-renewal landscapes? How about the zoning requirements that set storefronts behind tremendous fields of permanently vacant parking spaces, […]

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  • Winter returns for Carson Pass snowshoe

    Winter returns for Carson Pass snowshoe

    By Kathryn Reed CARSON PASS – Sometimes it’s not about the destination. At least that was the philosophy we embraced when we didn’t make it to our desired end point. Arriving in a blizzard not knowing exactly where we were going was bound to have that outcome. But what this trek two weeks ago proved […]

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  • Bill would alleviate Nev. teacher shortage

    Bill would alleviate Nev. teacher shortage

    By Ana Ley, Las Vegas Sun A bill that would make it easier for some immigrants to teach in Nevada’s classrooms is gaining momentum in the Legislature because it would help alleviate the state’s crippling teacher shortage. Assembly Bill 27, which has broad support and cleared its first legislative hurdle on Wednesday, has special significance […]

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