• Red Hawk Casino wins appeal in $30M judgment

    Red Hawk Casino wins appeal in $30M judgment

    By Dale Kasler, Sacramento Bee Red Hawk Casino hit a jackpot of its own Friday, fending off a $30 million court judgment that once threatened its existence. Nearly six years after a jury said Red Hawk’s tribal owners owed millions to its former business partner, a state appeals court wiped the verdict off the books. […]

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  • Concussion not something to take for granted

    Concussion not something to take for granted

    By Kathryn Reed While football players are getting a ton of ink when it comes to concussions, these head injuries aren’t limited to those on the gridiron. Skiers and snowboarders – and not just the professionals – are susceptible to concussions. It could be the result of catching an edge and taking a hard fall, […]

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  • Efforts to control Calif. housing costs go to guv

    Efforts to control Calif. housing costs go to guv

    By Alexei Koseff and Taryn Luna, Sacramento Bee A multi-bill package aimed at addressing California’s housing affordability crisis headed to Gov. Jerry Brown Friday as lawmakers prepared to draw the curtain on the 2017 legislative year. Legislative leaders had previously reached agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown over measures to generate money for low-income housing development, […]

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  • Lawsuit aims to end commercial fur trapping in Calif.

    Lawsuit aims to end commercial fur trapping in Calif.

    By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times   Conservation groups, aiming to end California’s dwindling fur trade, filed a lawsuit Wednesday that would force state wildlife authorities to raise license fees to levels required by law to cover the full costs of regulating the trapping, killing and skinning of wild animals. That would drive the fees […]

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  • Students at the core of LTCC’s improvement plan

    Students at the core of LTCC’s improvement plan

    By Kathryn Reed Every decision made at Lake Tahoe Community College is done so with the same common denominator – students. There was a time when the philosophy in higher education was that students had the right to fail. After all, they are adults and can make decisions that may not allow them to succeed. […]

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  • Creativity helps bring companies to Nevada

    Creativity helps bring companies to Nevada

    By Nicole Raz, Las Vegas Review-Journal What actually happens when businesses look to relocate to Nevada? It usually starts with a phone call, which leads to a series of other phone calls to coordinate the process, said Ryan Smith, business development manager with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. He said the call either comes […]

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  • Zinke directs more aggressive approach to prevent wildfires

    Zinke directs more aggressive approach to prevent wildfires

    By Associated Press WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday directed all land managers and park superintendents to be more aggressive in cutting down small trees and underbrush to prevent wildfires as the smoke-choked West faces one of the worst fire seasons in a decade. In a memo, Zinke said the Trump administration will […]

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  • Report: Capt. fell from truck because of coat issue

    Report: Capt. fell from truck because of coat issue

    Updated Sept. 14: By Kathryn Reed An internal investigation by Lake Valley Fire Protection District revealed the captain who fell out of a moving engine was taking off his coat and his gear got hung up on the door lever. The firefighter, whose name has not been made public, had to be airlifted to a […]

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  • Calif.’s poverty rate remains nation’s highest

    Calif.’s poverty rate remains nation’s highest

    By Jim Miller, Sacramento Bee One in five Californians lives in poverty, the highest rate in the country, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The “Supplemental Poverty Measure,” factors in cost of living and shows a stubbornly high share of Golden State residents in poverty even as the national rate has dropped […]

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  • Nev. may be home to pot motels, bars, clubs

    Nev. may be home to pot motels, bars, clubs

    By Jenny Kane, Reno Gazette-Journal Nevada’s local governments have the green light to license certain businesses that want to allow marijuana consumption on-site, according to an opinion released Sunday by the Legislative Counsel Bureau.  Businesses may establish lounges at which patrons can consume marijuana, and municipalities may create ordinances that require those businesses to purchase a license to […]

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