• Gas prices make Thanksgiving driving appealing

    Gas prices make Thanksgiving driving appealing

    By Lynn Doan, Bloomberg With gasoline prices sinking to under $3 per gallon, Americans traveling by car this holiday season will have plenty of company on the road. Drivers will make up about 89.5 percent of holiday travelers this year, a gain of 0.1 percentage point from 2013, while air passengers will drop by the […]

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  • Part-time jobs put millions in poverty or close to it

    Part-time jobs put millions in poverty or close to it

    By Patrick Gillespie, CNNMoney  NEW YORK – Seven million Americans are stuck in part-time jobs. They are unable to get full-time work and the benefits and stability that come with it. It’s a constant struggle for these families and a worrying sign for America’s recovery. Overall U.S. unemployment has fallen steeply in the past year (from […]

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  • Nevada earthquake swarm not letting up

    Nevada earthquake swarm not letting up

    Nevada is proving why it is the third most seismically active state in the United States behind California and Alaska. While it hasn’t had a magnitude 7.0 earthquake in 60 years, the far northwest corner of the state has been shaking for the better part of this fall. It all started in the summer. There […]

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  • Nev. firms score well with LGBT group

    Nev. firms score well with LGBT group

    The parent companies of three Stateline casino companies this week received high marks from the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization. The 2015 Corporate Equality Index is an annual report assessing LGBT inclusion in major companies and law firms across the nation, including six in Nevada. Nevada […]

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  • No election changes; LTUSD seeks member

    No election changes; LTUSD seeks member

    El Dorado County Elections Department released updated totals on Nov. 20 and Nov. 21, which resulted in no changes to South Lake Tahoe contests. The top three vote getters for South Lake Tahoe City Council are Wendy David, Tom Davis and Austin Sass. The three will be sworn in Dec. 9. There are 31 votes separating […]

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  • Stateline casinos firing employees

    Stateline casinos firing employees

    By Kathryn Reed Several Lake Tahoe casino workers are out of work and others are losing hours. Less than a week after Caesars Entertainment – parent company of Harrah’s Lake Tahoe and Harveys – announced it would be trimming its workforce by 1 percent, the ax came down. Some of the jobs were eliminated last […]

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  • Nevada Assembly speaker tilts state to far right

    Nevada Assembly speaker tilts state to far right

    By Nia-Malika Henderson, Washington Post Nevada Republicans won big this November, flipping the Nevada state Assembly and Senate from blue to red and winning every statewide office — including re-electing Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval in a landslide. So you’d think Sandoval would be happy, right? Maybe not. Ira Hansen is very likely to become the […]

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  • Scam artists calling South Tahoe residents

    Scam artists calling South Tahoe residents

    A  South Lake Tahoe resident was scammed out of a large sum of money, according to South Lake Tahoe police officers. The scammer told the victim he was stuck in customs and needed help getting out. The suspect convinced the senior citizen to send him a large amount of money. The scammers also called back and tried […]

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  • Thieves hit Truckee sporting good store

    Thieves hit Truckee sporting good store

      More than $25,000 worth of ski equipment was stolen from Soulhouse Project Ski and Snowboard Shop in Truckee. The Donner Pass Road business was broken into about 3am Nov. 20. The thieves triggered the alarm, but they still got away with about 40 pair of skis and snowboards. The snowboards were all new, without bindings, […]

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  • Nev. outsourcing IT work to private sector

    Nev. outsourcing IT work to private sector

    By Kyle Roerink, Las Vegas Sun Their contracts with the state of Nevada are worth millions. Their offices are based in places like New Jersey, Texas, California and the Midwest. They are hired to converge government with a world that moves much faster: technology. Gov. Brian Sandoval and the state’s Board of Examiners last week […]

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