• Opinion: Greatest story ever told about hyperbole

    Opinion: Greatest story ever told about hyperbole

    By Jennifer Mercieca In 1835, Phineas Taylor Barnum was anxious to find an “amusement” to attract paying customers. One lucky day a stranger told Barnum that he possessed half-ownership of a “curiosity”: a woman named Joice Heth who was the 161-year-old slave who raised George Washington. Barnum examined Heth and the stranger’s “proofs” about her […]

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  • Opinion: Brave enough to be angry

    Opinion: Brave enough to be angry

    By Lindy West, New York Times Last month, an “Access Hollywood” correspondent asked the actress Uma Thurman to comment on abuse of power in Hollywood, presumably in light of the sexual assault allegations against the producer Harvey Weinstein. Speaking slowly and deliberately, through gritted teeth, Thurman responded, “I don’t have a tidy soundbite for you, […]

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  • Opinion: The cost of incompetence in EDC

    Opinion: The cost of incompetence in EDC

    By Larry Weitzman In the case of Austin v. El Dorado Hills County Water District which is commonly known as EDH Fire, the El Dorado County Superior Court issued a tentative ruling on Nov. 3 as to their demurrer to the Austin complaint, trying to knock the case out on a significant technicality known as […]

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  • Letter: Casino crew helps at Bread & Broth

    Letter: Casino crew helps at Bread & Broth

    To the community, HEROs, the employee organization at Harrah’s/Harveys casino resorts, hosted Bread & Broth’s Monday meal on Oct. 30 through their sponsorship of an Adopt A Day of Nourishment.  B&B’s Adopt A Day program provides individuals, businesses and organizations the opportunity to participate in hosting a hot and filling meal which provides nourishment and […]

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  • Letter: Time to find unifying leaders

    Letter: Time to find unifying leaders

    To the community, The next election is around the corner and civic life in America is as fragile as our generation has ever seen it. Let’s decide now to rally around leaders who prioritize care for others above personal gain or party lines. Let’s rally around caring for our earth, for people, for communities. This […]

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  • Opinion: Religious roots of America’s love for camping

    Opinion: Religious roots of America’s love for camping

    By Terence Young Summer 1868 passed as an unremarkable season at Saranac Lake in New York’s Adirondack Mountains. The weather was fine, the scenery delightful, and the usual array of 200 to 300 recreational hunters and anglers passed through the small settlement on their way into the wild lands beyond. The summers of 1869 and […]

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  • Opinion: Separating health care facts from fiction

    Opinion: Separating health care facts from fiction

    By Marco Huerta Signing up for a health insurance plan can be daunting and time consuming. As a certified enrollment counselor, my job is to make it easier for South Lake Tahoe families and individuals to navigate Covered California and enroll in a health care plan. With all the talk the about health care, I […]

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  • Opinion: Water data is for fighting

    Opinion: Water data is for fighting

    By Joe Mathews If you thought California’s famously bitter water wars were hard-fought, just wait until you see our water data wars. Digital tools have expanded the ability of governments, companies and nonprofits to measure the uses of California water, and build more water-efficient products, boost water conservation, and replace expensive and inefficient infrastructure. But […]

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  • Letter: Tahoe homeless group says thank you

    Letter: Tahoe homeless group says thank you

    To the community, A gracious thank you to those who participated in the Faces of Homelessness on Oct. 26 at Valhalla, especially our primary event sponsors Temple Bat Yam and the Tahoe Chamber.  It was warm inside the great room, with a fire roaring behind our presenters; however, their accounts of being homeless were quite […]

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  • Opinion: Lives lost in fires should never be forgotten

    Opinion: Lives lost in fires should never be forgotten

    By Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle All that is left now are ashes and ruins. The terrifying walls of fire and smoke that rolled over the region are gone. The North Bay fires have almost dropped out of the news. But 42 persons are known dead, and many are still missing. We may never know […]

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