• Calif. bill would speed up affordable housing projects

    Calif. bill would speed up affordable housing projects

    By Jim Miller, Sacramento Bee A California lawmaker has made a key change to expand the reach of a plan designed to speed up construction of affordable housing projects. The move suggests the Legislature, due to return from summer recess Monday for a final four-week crush of business in the 2017 session, is moving toward […]

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  • SLT council wants 10-year contract for SnowGlobe

    SLT council wants 10-year contract for SnowGlobe

    By Kathryn Reed SnowGlobe, the three-day controversial music festival, is going to be part of the South Shore lexicon for another decade. The South Lake Tahoe City Council on Tuesday agreed to several details in what will be a long-term contract with Chad Donnelly, who first brought the electronic, mostly disc jockey produced bass-centric music […]

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  • Airlines add extra winter flights to Reno airport

    Airlines add extra winter flights to Reno airport

    By Jason Hidalgo, Reno Gazette-Journal Last winter’s record-setting snow is set to pay dividends for Reno’s airport this coming season. Several airlines will be offering additional service to Reno-Tahoe International Airport during ski season, with some extra flights being extended as late as April. Five carriers will be offering the additional flights, which include routes […]

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  • North Tahoe wastewater treatment facility workers fed up

    North Tahoe wastewater treatment facility workers fed up

    By Meghan Herbst, Moonshine Ink Board meetings at the Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency are usually sparsely attended and over in 30 minutes. In June, employees and concerned citizens piled into the modest board room at TTSA, and the monthly meeting turned into a two-hour standoff. The players: The TTSA board of directors, under the leadership of […]

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  • Tourism gurus want Amgen bike race to return

    Tourism gurus want Amgen bike race to return

    By Kathryn Reed STATELINE — The South Shore is hoping nine months from now elite cyclists will be racing again on local roads. The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority board has given staff direction to try to bring the men’s and women’s Amgen bike events back to town. The event will be May 10-19, but the […]

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  • UNR, ACLU defend right of student who attended white nationalist rally

    UNR, ACLU defend right of student who attended white nationalist rally

    By Sam Gross and Siobhan McAndrew, Reno Gazette-Journal Peter Cytanovic will start his senior year at UNR on Aug. 28. UNR and the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada referenced the First Amendment in defending Cytanovic, who will not be expelled and will keep a job on campus. Cytanovic was identified as a participant in […]

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  • Budget cuts threaten clean-up of most polluted areas

    Budget cuts threaten clean-up of most polluted areas

    By Paige Blankenbuehler, High Country News This month the Waste Management and Regulatory Oversight Subcommittee had a hearing to discuss the fate of Superfund, a program of the Environmental Protection Agency. The meeting comes one week after the Superfund task force, which was created by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt in May, released its first report […]

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  • No clear winner in decision regarding EDC roads

    No clear winner in decision regarding EDC roads

    By Joann Eisenbrandt A judge has found portions of El Dorado County’s Measure E to be valid, while striking down others as unconstitutional. Measure E is the controversial voter-approved roads and land use ballot initiative from June 2016. The initiative passed by a slim margin last summer following a contentious fight over whether it would […]

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  • Scientists: Choose planned fires or more unchecked wildfires

    Scientists: Choose planned fires or more unchecked wildfires

    By Karl Puckett, Tree Source The harder we struggle against wildfires, the deeper we sink, like we’re in quicksand, says Mark Finney, research forester for the U.S Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Research Station. “It’s called the fire paradox,” says Finney, a fire behavior expert based at the Missoula Fire Sciences Lab in Montana. “The more […]

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  • UNR working to stop mosquitoes’ spread of disease

    UNR working to stop mosquitoes’ spread of disease

    By Mike Wolterbeek UNR entomologist Andrew Nuss and biologist Dennis Mathew are looking for a way to stop the spread of mosquito-borne disease. The goal of their research is to identify key mosquito odorant receptors that govern mosquito host-preference for humans and to genetically modify those genes in order to create mosquito strains that avoid […]

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