• Policymakers rethink merits of Common Core

    Policymakers rethink merits of Common Core

    By Kimberly Hefling and Julie Carr Smyth, AP COLUMBUS, Ohio — Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer’s remorse. The fight to repeal the standards has heated up in Ohio, […]

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  • Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

    Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

    By Joan Lowy, AP WASHINGTON — As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers who have studied the issue, though, are divided on the question. Studies of marijuana’s effects show that the drug can slow […]

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  • Palacio: ‘It’s time for a new generation’

    Palacio: ‘It’s time for a new generation’

    Publisher’s note: Lake Tahoe News asked the seven South Lake Tahoe City Council candidates a series of questions. All are the same except for one that is specific to each candidate. The responses are being run in the order LTN received them. Name: Matt Palacio Profession/work experience: Did not respond. Age: 34 (35 later this […]

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  • Nev. land market continues to recover

    Nev. land market continues to recover

    By Doresa Banning, Nevada Business Demand for land in Nevada has resembled a roller coaster pattern this decade. During the real estate boom in the first half of the 2000s, both residential and commercial developers hungrily purchased land, driving up prices. With the recession, the opposite happened; development nearly ceased, land demand decreased and so […]

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  • 2 cyclists hit by pickup on East Shore

    2 cyclists hit by pickup on East Shore

    A pickup driver kept driving after hitting two cyclists on Highway 28 on Aug. 30, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol The cyclists were treated and released from the hospital after sustaining non-life threatening injuries. The  accident occurred Saturday about 2:40pm near Skunk Harbor. – Lake Tahoe News staff report

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  • More workers claiming ‘wage theft’

    More workers claiming ‘wage theft’

    By Steven Greenhouse, New York Times MIRA LOMA — Week after week, Guadalupe Rangel worked seven days straight, sometimes 11 hours a day, unloading dining room sets, trampolines, television stands and other imports from Asia that would soon be shipped to Walmart stores. Even though he often clocked 70 hours a week at the Schneider […]

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  • No uniform water conservation in Calif.

    No uniform water conservation in Calif.

    By Matt Weiser, Sacramento Bee Drive across city limits in virtually any part of California, and you will also cross another kind of frontier, one gaining more attention during the worst drought in a generation: The borders between cities also define different ideas about water. One city may have gutters coursing with wasted water, while […]

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  • Gambling continues to fail in Atlantic City

    Gambling continues to fail in Atlantic City

    By Josh Dawsey, Wall Street Journal ATLANTIC CITY — Early Tuesday morning, gamblers at the Revel Casino Hotel will be asked to leave, and security guards will take over at the gleaming, 47-story building on the north end of the boardwalk. The sudden closing of the two-year-old Revel, plus two other casinos shutting their doors […]

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  • Nev. commission adopts fracking rules

    Nev. commission adopts fracking rules

    By Associated Press ELKO — A state panel has approved regulations guiding oil and gas exploration companies’ use of hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, in Nevada. The Commission on Mineral Resources’ unanimous decision Thursday in Elko drew criticism from opponents, who say fracking could lead to water contamination, excessive water consumption and earthquake activity. […]

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