Tahoe Tails — Adoptable Pets in South Lake Tahoe

Nadine is a 2-year-old husky-cattle dog mix who has two different colored eyes. This girl loves to play with other dogs, but she also likes to chase cats. Good with kids, housebroken, basic commands and good on leash. She is very quiet in the shelter and weighs about 60 pounds.  Nadine pulls on her leash […]

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SLT warm room proving to be a good neighbor

By Kathryn Reed All the angst about the warm room in South Lake Tahoe opening on Rufus Allen Boulevard was for naught. The seasonal overnight shelter, now in its third year, is just another business in the neighborhood. Even though some residents last month balked at the idea of having “these people” be so close, […]

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Opinion: Plan would turn Yosemite into refuge for wealthy

By Alfonso Orozco, East Bay Times Growing up in the Bay Area, wilderness didn’t play a big role in my family life. We got outside in local and regional parks. There is no better feeling than hanging out with the whole familia on a hot summer day grilling carne asada, eating juicy watermelon with lime […]

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California Realtors plot statewide database

By Jeff Collins, San Jose Mercury News Is the Realtor-run property listing service in California obsolete? Several brokers, agents and “multiple listing service” operators expressed concern during a panel discussion this month that commercial websites like Zillow, Redfin and Realtor.com have overtaken the patchwork of industry databases agents use to find homes for clients. “The world […]

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Changing of the guard in Olympic halfpipe

By Eddie Pells, AP The first time they met, Chloe Kim was in awe. And why not? Kelly Clark was, after all, an Olympic gold medalist and one of best snowboarders in the world. “My parents were, like, ‘Oh my gosh, you touched Kelly Clark’s jacket,’” Kim said of that day, nearly 10 years ago, […]

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Tax overhaul a blow to affordable housing efforts

By Conor Dougherty, New York Times The last time that Congress approved a sweeping overhaul of the federal tax code, in 1986, it created a tax credit meant to encourage the private sector to invest in affordable housing. It has grown into a $9 billion-a-year social program that has funded the construction of some three […]

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Safely manage insects on indoor plants

By Melinda Myers Winter can be hard on gardeners and our indoor plants. Low light, shorter days and dry air stress our houseplants while helping insects thrive. Don’t despair if insects have moved in and your plants are struggling with yellow or speckled leaves. Instead, invest a bit of time and effort managing these pests […]

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5 measures will be on 2018 ballot in Nevada

By Las Vegas Review-Journal From bolstering protections for crime victims to eliminating taxes on tampons and medical supplies, Nevadans this year will vote on a slew of new measures. Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske on Thursday released five questions facing voters in the November election. Read the whole story

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Free radon presentation in Stateline

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Radon Education Program is offering educational presentations and free radon test kits across Nevada. One presentation is scheduled for 6pm Jan. 23 at the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency offices in Stateline. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension has partnered with the California Radon Program, so free radon test kits will […]

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This year’s flu exposes flaws in medical system

By Morten Wendelbo and Christine Crudo Blackburn, The Conversation Flu season in the U.S. typically peaks in February, but this year’s outbreak is already one of the worst on record. As of Jan. 6, 20 children have died from the flu, and overall mortality caused by the flu is already double that of last year’s. […]

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