• SLT proposing significant project near Ski Run

    SLT proposing significant project near Ski Run

    By Kathryn Reed Bulldozing and starting over is what many people would like to do with a majority of parcels in South Lake Tahoe. One-by-one the California Tahoe Conservancy is doing this. The board in March will have a say in whether that happens to the Knights Inn that fronts Highway 50 at the corner […]

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  • Nev. makes strides in reducing number of uninsured children

    Nev. makes strides in reducing number of uninsured children

    By Jackie Valley, Las Vegas Sun The number of Nevada children without health insurance keeps dropping, especially among such historically hard-to-reach populations as minorities and lower-income residents, according to a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation study released Thursday. The number of uninsured Nevada children dropped to 10 percent in 2014 from 14.4 percent in 2013 — […]

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  • Feinstein tries again with California water bill

    Feinstein tries again with California water bill

    By Michael Doyle, McClatchy Washington Bureau Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Wednesday relaunched a big California water bill, in what might be cast as the triumph of hope over experience. Unveiling her third proposal in the past two years for ways to divide California’s water supply among many competing interests, Feinstein packaged her latest 184-page […]

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  • Obama proposes new approaches to Western water shortages

    Obama proposes new approaches to Western water shortages

    By Carolyn Lochhead, San Francisco Chronicle WASHINGTON — Spurning dams for research in water technology, President Obama laid out a striking contrast Tuesday to the strategies adopted by California lawmakers in both parties on how to remedy Western water shortages. In a final budget plan that was dead even before its arrival on Capitol Hill, […]

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  • Driverless cars struggle in the snow

    Driverless cars struggle in the snow

    By Keith Naughton, BloombergNews In Jokkmokk, a tiny hamlet just north of the Arctic Circle in Sweden, where temperatures can dip to 50 below, Volvo Cars’ self-driving XC90 sport-utility vehicle met its match: frozen flakes that caked on radar sensors essential to reading the road. Suddenly, the SUV was blind. “It’s really difficult, especially when […]

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  • Report: Nev. scores poorly on tobacco measures

    Report: Nev. scores poorly on tobacco measures

    By Noah Glick, KUNR Let’s start with the negatives. Nevada got an F in tobacco taxes, cessation services and prevention funding. “We’re only spending about six percent of what the CDC recommends we spend to prevent youth from starting to smoke and help adults quit. Only North Dakota, only one state, received an A.” That’s […]

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  • Public gets answers to loop road questions

    Public gets answers to loop road questions

    By Kathryn Reed By August the Tahoe Transportation District expects to have the necessary approvals from the various entities to go forward with the loop road on the South Shore. What is expected to be a $75 million construction project would reroute Highway 50 at about Pioneer Trail on the east, go behind Harrah’s-MontBleu and […]

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  • Nevada could lose its first-in-the-West caucus

    Nevada could lose its first-in-the-West caucus

    By Seth A. Richardson, Reno Gazette-Journal Nevada’s first-in-the-West status could be in jeopardy barring an abnormally high turnout compared with previous years, according to national reports and in-state experts. Several reports have stated the theory recently, especially regarding the Republican caucus and a potential move to another state. Turnout for the Republican caucuses was below 45,000 in both […]

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  • Calif. drought adds $2 billion in electricity costs

    Calif. drought adds $2 billion in electricity costs

    By Dale Kasler, Sacramento Bee It’s one of the lesser-known costs of California’s drought: the drying-up of the state’s normally abundant cheap hydroelectric power. A hydro shortage has raised California’s electricity costs by a combined $2 billion the past four years, according to a report released Tuesday by the Pacific Institute, a water policy think […]

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  • Tesla urges Nev. regulators to nix solar rate hike

    Tesla urges Nev. regulators to nix solar rate hike

    By Daniel Rothberg, Las Vegas Sun An executive for Tesla Motors is calling on the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada to reconsider a decision that increased the fixed service fee solar customers pay NV Energy. Tesla’s statement comes at a sensitive time, with the three-member regulatory commission scheduled on Friday to revisit a controversial decision […]

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