• Opinion: Why Calif. taxes go up and up and up

    Opinion: Why Calif. taxes go up and up and up

    By Jon Coupal and Vince Fong, Orange County Register Before the ink on the governor’s signature has dried on the largest gas tax increase in California history, Sacramento Democrats are fully intending to break their promise to dedicate the new revenue to fixing our crumbling roads. In the upcoming budget, there is a proposal to […]

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  • Opinion: EDC supes pay for mystery consultant

    Opinion: EDC supes pay for mystery consultant

    By Larry Weitzman An innocuous item appeared on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors’ June 20 consent calendar, Item 20. Item 20 was for a two-year extension of a consulting contract (a renewal) with Shannon L. Lowery, doing business as Lowery Consulting. The services performed were nebulous, calling for “continuing technical and analytical services […]

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  • Editorial: What does privacy mean in digital age?

    Editorial: What does privacy mean in digital age?

    Publisher’s note: This editorial is from the June 9, 2017, Sacramento Bee. In the 16 years since the Sept. 11 attacks, we have grown accustomed to taking off our belts and shoes, among other indignities as we follow the dictates of surly Transportation Security Administration guards for the privilege of stepping aboard cramped airplanes. As […]

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  • Letter: El Dorado County and its seniors

    Letter: El Dorado County and its seniors

    To the community, There have been several articles regarding the method in which El Dorado County has proposed to balance the 2017-18 budget. Some people have chosen to take it upon themselves to be an activist for seniors in El Dorado County. The articles for the most part appear to have some straightforward quality information, […]

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  • Opinion: Employers will have to juggle generations

    Opinion: Employers will have to juggle generations

    By Matt Stewart, Las Vegas Sun There’s a new generation in town, and it’s one that employers better get ready for, because it’s 23 million strong and will be flooding the workforce by the end of the decade. Meet Generation Z, confidence-filled youths who don’t want to miss a thing, have the shortest attention span of […]

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  • Letter: Elks take turn at Bread & Broth

    Letter: Elks take turn at Bread & Broth

    To the community, The Tahoe Douglas Elks Lodge No. 2670, an on-going supporter of the Bread & Broth Adopt A Day of Nourishment program, hosted Bread & Broth’s Monday meal on June 12.  The Elks Lodge is a service organization whose members work together on national and local levels to help the needy through community […]

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  • Opinion: Lahontan expedites projects post-Angora

    Opinion: Lahontan expedites projects post-Angora

    Publisher’s note: Lake Tahoe News this month will be running several stories leading up to the 10th anniversary of the Angora Fire on June 24, 2007. By Patty Kouyoumdjian As the 10-year anniversary of the Angora Fire approaches, many of us in the government agencies charged with environmental protection are reflecting on the lessons learned […]

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  • Opinion: Drain the swamp, not the Sierra

    Opinion: Drain the swamp, not the Sierra

    By John Kingsbury, Union Democrat The president of the United States wants to “drain the swamp.” Of course he is using this saying as a metaphor for mismanagement and government waste. It seems to me that California, however, is hell bent to drain the Sierra Nevada – in the literal sense – as if this […]

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  • Opinion: Keep the internet neutral

    Opinion: Keep the internet neutral

    By Terry D. Kramer Why would someone who spent much of his career working for a multinational telecommunications company care so much about preserving “net neutrality?” That someone would be me. I worked for Vodafone, the British telecom giant that serves Asia, Africa, Europe and Oceania, while living in London and The Hague. I went […]

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  • Opinion: The expense of not fighting climate change

    Opinion: The expense of not fighting climate change

    By Dante Disparte, Harvard Business Review With the Trump Administration’s surprising U-turn on the COP21 Paris Agreement, the U.S. finds itself with some strange bedfellows, joining Nicaragua and Syria in abstaining from this important treaty. The White House’s argument for leaving the treaty is based on economic nationalism: President Trump, in his speech announcing the […]

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