• T.J. Maxx hiking wages to minimum $9/hr

    T.J. Maxx hiking wages to minimum $9/hr

    By Lindsey Rupp, Bloomberg Wal-Mart has company. T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and other chains owned by TJX Cos. will be increasing the pay of U.S. workers to at least $9 an hour beginning in June. That matches the level adopted by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. earlier this month. TJX, which also runs HomeGoods and Sierra Trading Post […]

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  • Net neutrality vote didn’t end the debate

    Net neutrality vote didn’t end the debate

    By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times In approving strong net neutrality regulations, the Federal Communications Commission fulfilled a decadelong desire by public interest advocates, technology firms and Democrats to tighten government oversight of the Internet to prevent abuses by broadband service providers. ANALYSIS But the agency’s closely watched decision on Thursday didn’t end the debate. […]

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  • 2 South Lake Tahoe men randomly attacked

    2 South Lake Tahoe men randomly attacked

    Three men are wanted in connection with an assault on two South Lake Tahoe men on Wednesday night. The victims were just outside the Bottle Shop on Lake Tahoe Boulevard on Feb. 25 when they told police they were rushed in an unprovoked attack. One of the victims, a 36-year-old man, sustained significant head injuries, […]

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  • Gaming revenue up in Nev., down at Stateline

    Gaming revenue up in Nev., down at Stateline

    While the state gaming win was up in January, it was down at the Stateline casinos. Throughout Nevada casinos brought in $952.7 million, an increase of 7.75 percent from January 2014. The state Gaming Control Board released the numbers Friday. Stateline casinos dropped 3.80 percent year-over-year, bringing in $14,139,520. Lake Tahoe Hard Rock was open […]

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  • Health care costs becoming more transparent

    Health care costs becoming more transparent

    By Jason Millman, Washington Post The obscure, seemingly random universe of health-care pricing is getting a little less opaque today. Some of the country’s largest health insurers are coming together to reveal the prices they pay for dozens of medical services across the country in an effort to help consumers become savvier shoppers. All the […]

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  • LTCC-county working to bring UCD to area

    LTCC-county working to bring UCD to area

    By Kathryn Reed The University of California, Davis at South Lake Tahoe? It’s being talked about. El Dorado County wants a branch campus of UC Davis to possibly be located on the West Slope near the county line with Sacramento, or on Lake Tahoe Community College’s campus, or both. The Board of Supervisors on March […]

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  • Tahoe Nordic community remembers Murnane

    Tahoe Nordic community remembers Murnane

    By Melissa Siig, Moonshine Ink The North Shore Nordic community is reeling after the death of Kevin Murnane, the general manager of the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area and a fixture in the Tahoe City community. He died Feb. 24 on the trails of the Nordic center, a place that he helped build into a world-class […]

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  • Placer County buys South Lake Tahoe hotel

    Placer County buys South Lake Tahoe hotel

    There may soon be more open space in South Lake Tahoe along Highway 50. This is because on Feb. 24 the Placer County Board of Supervisors voted to buy the A&A Lake Tahoe Inn for approximately $1.4 million. The South Lake Tahoe hotel is one of many the city would like bulldozed because they add […]

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  • Landmark Calif. plastic bag ban on hold

    Landmark Calif. plastic bag ban on hold

    By Lydia O’Connor, Huffington Post The nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags will not go into effect this summer after all. The California secretary of state’s office announced Tuesday that a referendum to overturn the measure has qualified for the November 2016 ballot. The state confirmed that the trade group American Progressive Bag […]

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  • Nev. represents both sides of the immigration debate

    Nev. represents both sides of the immigration debate

    By Ana Ley, Las Vegas Sun Nevada represented both sides of the country’s immigration debate on Wednesday at separate events discussing President Obama’s stalled immigration deal. In Washington, D.C., Attorney General Adam Laxalt spoke before the House Judiciary Committee to defend his controversial decision to bring Nevada into a lawsuit against the president’s executive action granting […]

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