• Dems see opportunity in a strongly GOP Tahoe district

    Dems see opportunity in a strongly GOP Tahoe district

    By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times   Regina Bateson was at home trying to get her young children to fall asleep before they realized Donald Trump would be their next president. Jessica Morse was volunteering in an empty office in Colorado surrounded by the wreckage of Hillary Clinton’s failed campaign. Roza Calderon felt like she […]

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  • Fun in the snow focus of LTVA winter ad campaign

    Fun in the snow focus of LTVA winter ad campaign

    By Kathryn Reed STATELINE – Snow – and all the things one can do in it will be the thrust of the 2017-18 Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority ad blitz. They will tie into the “there must be something in the water” mantra that started in summer 2016. The board of directors this month were shown […]

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  • Coffee tasting stimulates discussion on Nev. water quality

    Coffee tasting stimulates discussion on Nev. water quality

    By Yvonne Gonzalez, Las Vegas Sun Not only does Nevada’s naturally hard water cloud the taste of coffee, experts say — it also requires steady monitoring, even if lawmakers approve cuts to a federal agency that monitors quality. A coffee tasting at UNLV served as a platform to discuss potential budget cuts to the Environmental […]

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  • Nev. hot spring may offer clues about life on other planets

    Nev. hot spring may offer clues about life on other planets

    By Henry Brean, Las Vegas Review-Journal In Northern Nevada’s Great Boiling Spring, strange microscopic creatures thrive in water hot enough to kill you. Scientists led by UNLV researcher Brian Hedlund are studying the microorganisms in this near-200-degree environment in search of clues about life on Earth and elsewhere. Using a new $900,000 grant from NASA, […]

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  • Lessons for Nev. from prior attempt to deregulate energy market

    Lessons for Nev. from prior attempt to deregulate energy market

    By Riley Snyder, Nevada Independent When Nevada voters head to the polls in 2018, they’ll be given the opportunity to fundamentally reshape the state’s energy market and end NV Energy’s monopoly control of electric service. But what voters may not know is that Nevada came close to doing the same thing almost 20 years ago. […]

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  • Math scores fail to impress ZCES, WHS principals

    Math scores fail to impress ZCES, WHS principals

    By Susan Wood STATELINE – There’s a memorable scene in the movie “Big” where lead actor Tom Hanks leaves a dinner party table to explain algebra to a boy having trouble with it. Hanks tells the youngster to forget the X’s and Y’s. “Let’s imagine Larry Bird is going to score 10 points in the […]

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  • Trump’s environmental rollbacks hit Calif. hard

    Trump’s environmental rollbacks hit Calif. hard

    By Evan Halper, Los Angeles Times   When 50,000 acre-feet of water went gushing out of the Sacramento River last month, it fast became a test of California’s ability to protect its environmental policies from an increasingly hostile Trump administration. The episode proved humbling. Heeding the calls of big agriculture interests and area congressional Republicans, […]

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  • Placing blame for NorCal’s deadly fires

    Placing blame for NorCal’s deadly fires

    By Sonali Kohli, Los Angeles Times More than two dozen investigators have spent weeks scouring wine country trying to solve the mystery at the heart of the most destructive wildfires in California history: What caused the infernos that killed 43 people and destroyed more than 8,000 buildings? The answers will have wide-ranging ramifications for the […]

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  • EDC on path to temporarily ban recreational pot

    EDC on path to temporarily ban recreational pot

    By Lake Tahoe News El Dorado County Board of Supervisors in December is expected to approve a temporary ban on the sales of recreational and medicinal marijuana. Any medical facilities in operation today would be grandfathered in. They are taking the same approach as South Lake Tahoe and many other jurisdictions in wanting to have […]

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  • Proposed federal budget, tax cuts could stunt affordable housing

    Proposed federal budget, tax cuts could stunt affordable housing

    By Michelle D. Layser, The Conversation Low-income Americans are already struggling to keep a roof over their heads due to a growing affordable housing shortage. But budgets drafted by the Trump administration and Congress, along with provisions in the tax cut package, are bound to make matters worse. As a researcher who studies the intersection […]

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