• AT&T up for a $27 million tax refund in Nev.

    AT&T up for a $27 million tax refund in Nev.

    By Anjeanette Damon, Reno Gazette-Journal   AT&T is the business that has applied for a substantial sales and use tax refund, claiming it mistakenly paid Nevada taxes it owed other states, according to a statement released Saturday by the company’s Nevada president. The company could receive as much as $27 million back over three years, […]

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  • Vacationing in U.S? Be warned, some countries say

    Vacationing in U.S? Be warned, some countries say

    By Shivani Vora, New York Times Natural disasters like Hurricanes Maria and Irma and the recent wildfires in California have led to a spate of warnings from countries that want to caution their citizens about the risk of traveling to the United States, but the advisories are also noting potential for violence in the wake […]

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  • Fund to help Tahoe woman with medical bills

    Fund to help Tahoe woman with medical bills

    A GoFundMe account has been set up for Tina Pearce as she fights for her life. On Oct. 12, Pearce was on Interstate 80 with her beloved 12-year-old beagle Lucy going to the 24-hour emergency vet in Reno when her vehicle was hit head-on by a drunken driver, driving on the wrong side of highway. […]

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  • Spending at holidays expected to rise 6%

    Spending at holidays expected to rise 6%

    By Alexandra Stratton, Bloomberg High-income shoppers will fuel holiday spending in the U.S. this year, even as less affluent consumers keep their purse strings tight. That’s the finding of a survey released Tuesday by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. The firm expects Americans overall to increase spending by 6 percent this season, but those with household incomes below $60,000 […]

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  • Blue-green algae in Keys disappearing

    Blue-green algae in Keys disappearing

    By Kathryn Reed The cautionary signs that have dotted the canals in the Tahoe Keys are coming down. “As expected with the seasonal change, the shorter days (less sunlight) and cooler temperatures have helped control the cyanobacteria levels,” Mary Fiore-Wagner with Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board told Lake Tahoe News. The most recent water […]

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  • Mass exodus of young people from rural areas

    Mass exodus of young people from rural areas

    By Leah Todd, High Country News Across the West, more young people are moving out of rural communities than in. In every decade since 1980, most rural counties in the 11 Western states lost twentysomethings, without an influx of other young adults to make up for the loss, according to an analysis of U.S. Census […]

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  • EDC ‘beeting’ a path to better roads

    EDC ‘beeting’ a path to better roads

    By Susan Wood When it comes to clearing and cleaning up roads in El Dorado County, the lake’s new mantra could be “Keep Tahoe Red” in the winter and “Keep Tahoe ‘really’ Blue” in other seasons. The county’s inventive punch behind road maintenance is twofold – a level of reasoning that could lead to keeping […]

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  • Second bird in EDC has West Nile virus

    Second bird in EDC has West Nile virus

    A second bird this year has tested positive for West Nile virus in El Dorado County. An acorn woodpecker in the Garden Valley had the virus. West Nile virus activity in dead birds has been reported in 38 California counties, with a total of 463 dead birds, including neighboring Sacramento (86 birds) and Placer (three […]

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  • Nev. commits $1M to fight opioid epidemic

    Nev. commits $1M to fight opioid epidemic

    By Ben Botkin, Las Vegas Review-Journal The state’s Interim Finance Committee on Oct. 19 approved more than $1 million in expenditures for a five-point opioid initiative to fight abuse of prescription painkillers in Nevada. The initiative from Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s office was unanimously approved by the legislative panel. It includes money for everything from […]

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  • Chancellor has high hopes for Nevada colleges

    Chancellor has high hopes for Nevada colleges

    By Natalie Bruzda, Las Vegas Review-Journal Thom Reilly believes there is no more time to waste. The Nevada System of Higher Education chancellor has been on the job for only two months, but he has a bevy of goals ready for the state Board of Regents meetings this week. “We need to build our budget. […]

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