• Nevada may end presidential caucuses

    Nevada may end presidential caucuses

    By Sandra Chereb, Las Vegas Review-Journal CARSON CITY — Republicans and Democrats could scrap Nevada’s caucus system in favor of a presidential primary under a bill to be considered in the state Legislature. The bill, to be introduced by the Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections, would leave it to the state central committees […]

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  • LTRA allows rejiggering of public lands

    LTRA allows rejiggering of public lands

    By Kathryn Reed Some of what are now publicly owned lots throughout the basin could one day be privately owned and developed. While that is not the intent of officials with the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, it is allowed under the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act that was approved by Congress last fall and signed […]

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  • 2 lost snowshoers rescued during blizzard

    2 lost snowshoers rescued during blizzard

    Two people are lucky to be alive after getting lost in the Mount Rose Wilderness in whiteout conditions. Washoe County rescue crews went out in the blizzard Sunday after receiving a call at about 5:45pm that a couple in their 60s was lost in the wilderness area. At times visibility was less than 30 feet.  […]

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  • California sees rise in AP test scores

    California sees rise in AP test scores

    By Joyce Tsai, Bay Area News Group California public high schools are seeing a rise in students taking Advanced Placement exams, as well as an overall improvement in scores on these college-placement exams, said state Superintendent Tom Torlakson on Wednesday. About 28.5 percent of the state’s graduates in 2016 scored at least a three out […]

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  • Looking at smart city development in Nevada

    Looking at smart city development in Nevada

    By Nicole Raz, Las Vegas Review-Journal Can you define what a “smart city” means for where you live? Neither can many of your local and state officials — but they will tell you that’s the kind of city they want to create. Generally, a smart city is one that uses uses data, applications and technology […]

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  • Sandoval: Affordable Care Act overhaul a concern

    Sandoval: Affordable Care Act overhaul a concern

    By Gary Martin, Las Vegas Review-Journal WASHINGTON — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said Saturday he would take his concerns about the overhaul of the Affordable Care Act to Capitol Hill where lawmakers are mulling over various proposals to replace Obamacare. The nation’s governors, in town for their annual meeting, are expected to spend Monday talking […]

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  • Demand for lithium a potential boon for Nevada

    Demand for lithium a potential boon for Nevada

    By Ben Botkin, Las Vegas Review-Journal Deep within the bowels of Nevada, a mineral found in the underground brines represents a potential growth industry for the Silver State. Lithium, used in car batteries, ceramics and even anti-depressant medications, is mined in one place in the U.S.: Nevada. State mining regulators are working on Assembly Bill […]

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  • $1 billion to fix Calif. storm ravaged roads, dams

    $1 billion to fix Calif. storm ravaged roads, dams

    By Scott Smith, AP The bill to repair California’s crumbling roads, dams and other critical infrastructure hammered by an onslaught of storms this winter could top $1 billion, including nearly $600 million alone for damaged roadways that more than doubles what the state budgeted for road repair emergencies, officials said Friday. Adding to the problems, […]

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  • SLT ambulance rear-ends vehicle on highway

    SLT ambulance rear-ends vehicle on highway

    By Kathryn Reed A South Lake Tahoe-based ambulance was involved in an accident early Saturday morning on Highway 50 just east of Sierra-at-Tahoe. No one was injured and no patients were in the ambulance. “There were other vehicles traveling that were able to avoid it … and able to merge into the one lane and […]

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  • SLT goal: Embrace Tahoe as national treasure

    SLT goal: Embrace Tahoe as national treasure

    By Kathryn Reed Unhook preconceived ideas. Steer rather than row. Visioning is to be unfettered and unconstrained. Those were the instructions-sentiments of Ted Gaebler, author of “Reinventing Government” and a retired city manager who spent 50 years in local government. He facilitated the Feb. 25 South Lake Tahoe strategic plan meeting at Inn by the […]

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