• Gaines: Worst California bills in 2009

    Gaines: Worst California bills in 2009

    By Ted Gaines Here are the “worst 9 bills of the 2009 legislative session,” which include some of the most extreme and costly measures that show just how out-of-touch the Legislature is with mainstream Californians. Assembly Bill 3 3X: Tax Increases Signed into law by the governor in February, this bill increased the state sales […]

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  • Cops out in force New Year’s Eve

    Cops out in force New Year’s Eve

    By David Stevenson New Year’s Eve is nearly here. Every year, thousands of revelers crowd the casino corridor in celebration. There is actually no sanctioned event of any kind related to New Year’s Eve by the city of South Lake Tahoe or by Douglas County. You will see a large law enforcement presence on both […]

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  • CHP holiday warning

    CHP holiday warning

    From the California Highway Patrol: The California Highway Patrol has a few suggestions for motorists looking to stay safe this year: never drink and drive, watch your speed and always buckle up before heading out. In an effort to keep California’s roads safe this holiday season, enhanced CHP presence will occur during the upcoming Christmas […]

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  • SLT issues warning about icy roads

    SLT issues warning about icy roads

    Publisher’s note: The following is from the South Lake Tahoe Public Works Department. Over the past 24 hours, the city has received a mixture of wintry weather; rainfall followed by snow. Combine this with below freezing temperatures and this can result in icy and slippery roadways. This weather is expected to continue with extreme cold […]

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  • Lake Tahoe News advertising deal

    Lake Tahoe News advertising deal

    Business owners, Time is ticking to qualify for 20 percent off Lake Tahoe News’ 2010 advertising rates. When the new year begins, the prices increase and the discount vanishes with 2009. Anyone who advertises in 2009 — which you can still do for as little as $75 — will receive 20 percent off the 2010 […]

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  • LTN — Your Olympic Connection

    LTN — Your Olympic Connection

    In 53 days the Winter Olympics begin. Lake Tahoe News’ coverage of the Winter Games in Whistler begins today – the first day of winter. From today until the closing ceremonies on Feb. 28, Lake Tahoe News will be covering the Games from a variety of angles – including traveling to Canada before the Games […]

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  • Quest for affordable child care

    Quest for affordable child care

    By Tina Barna The quest for affordable, quality child care continues to challenge parents, according to the 2009 California Child Care Portfolio. The 2009 Portfolio is a series of statewide and county-by-county reports documenting licensed child care supply and demand in California. The data was collected in 2008 from local child care resource and referral […]

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  • Claudio: Tahoe Victims of CPS need to be heard

    Claudio: Tahoe Victims of CPS need to be heard

    Letter to the publisher, On Dec. 8, four members of Tahoe Victims of CPS spoke at the South Lake Tahoe City Council meeting. The Tahoe Victims of CPS asked the council to endorse the Parents Bill of Rights giving better protection to children seized by Child Protective Services (CPS). At the end of the council […]

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  • LTN: Suicide coverage deserves respect

    LTN: Suicide coverage deserves respect

    People say the worst thing anyone can go through is to bury their child. Parents of a Zephyr Cove Elementary School 11-year-old must do that after their son took his life this week. News publications have historically shied away from covering suicides. It’s personal. It’s not usually news. It hits the news meter when it […]

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  • Las Vegas megaresort opening may tell Nevada’s future

    Las Vegas megaresort opening may tell Nevada’s future

    Publisher’s note: This is an editorial from the Reno Gazette-Journal first published on Dec. 15, 2009. (Today’s) opening of the newest megaresort in Las Vegas, the first in quite a few years, could tell us a lot about the future of casino gaming in Nevada. For its owners, MGM Mirage and Dubai World, the debut […]

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