• Parents not always choosing vaccinations for kids

    Parents not always choosing vaccinations for kids

    By Tasneem Raja and Chris Mooney, Mother Jones It’s easy to find bad information about the safety of vaccines on the Internet. That’s, well, the Internet. But what’s scarier is that in many states, parents who buy into those myths can easily opt out of immunizing their children. In some cases, it’s no harder than […]

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  • Brown puts deep imprint on California judiciary

    Brown puts deep imprint on California judiciary

    By Howard Mintz, San Jose Mercury News As he prepares to fill a surprise opening on the California Supreme Court, Gov. Jerry Brown’s track record of appointing judges strongly points toward a consistent theme — scouring the legal ranks for candidates with some intellectual firepower who might add diversity to the nation’s largest judiciary. Justice […]

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  • SLT parking to include reduced fines, locals pass

    SLT parking to include reduced fines, locals pass

    By Kathryn Reed Paid parking is going to remain in South Lake Tahoe – for now. But it’s going to look different than it did last summer. The South Lake Tahoe City Council on Feb. 18 had a two-part session – morning and evening – so the public could hear where the program is, learn […]

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  • Reno’s Wise captures gold in freeski halfpipe

    Reno’s Wise captures gold in freeski halfpipe

    Reno’s David Wise on Tuesday made history in multiple ways. The 23-year-old earned a gold medal Feb. 18 in the inaugural freeski halfpipe competition. He is also the first gold medalist from Reno. Out of an initial field of 35, he made it to the final round of 12 earlier in the day. His first […]

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  • Kit Carson left legacy throughout Nevada

    Kit Carson left legacy throughout Nevada

    By AP CARSON CITY — When you live in or near the state’s capital city, it’s hard to miss Kit Carson’s influence. There’s Carson City, the Carson Valley, the Carson Pass and the Carson River. He also merits not just a mountain but the entire Carson Range, west of Reno and Carson City. A life-size […]

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  • Meyers youngsters learn to snowboard — indoors

    Meyers youngsters learn to snowboard — indoors

    By Kathryn Reed MEYERS – Dry slopes work for British Olympians to learn to ski and ride, so why not indoor snowboarding for Meyers kids? That is exactly what took place two days last week at the magnet school. Four stations were set up in the multipurpose room, which doubles at the gymnasium, so K-2 […]

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  • Study casts doubts on value of mammograms

    Study casts doubts on value of mammograms

    By Gina Kolata, New York Times One of the largest and most meticulous studies of mammography ever done, involving 90,000 women and lasting a quarter-century, has added powerful new doubts about the value of the screening test for women of any age. It found that the death rates from breast cancer and from all causes […]

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  • Bill would put warning label on sugary drinks

    Bill would put warning label on sugary drinks

    By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO — Citing studies linking soda to obesity, a state lawmaker and medical experts proposed a first-in-the-nation bill Thursday that sugary drinks sold in California carry health warning labels similar to those on cigarette packs. They want warning labels on the fronts of all cans and bottles of soda […]

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  • Water quality fine will restore areas of Truckee

    Water quality fine will restore areas of Truckee

    By Kathryn Reed More than $700,000 from stormwater violation fines is going to be spent on three projects in the Truckee area. Five years after a settlement agreement was reached with Lahontan Regional Water Quality Board and East West Partners, the parent company of Northstar Mountain Properties, the remaining money is going to be put […]

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  • Travel marketing proves profitable for U.S.

    Travel marketing proves profitable for U.S.

    By Amy Langfield, CNBC A little marketing can go a long way when it comes to luring travelers, even if you’re a well-known destination like the United States. That’s the message from Brand USA, the public-private partnership created in 2010 to stop the U.S. from shedding its share of the world’s tourists. The U.S. was […]

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