Charity races losing money, but not going extinct

By Brian Alexander, Outdoor Has the charity race craze—all those walks, runs, rides, and mud runs done to raise money for good causes—begun to fizzle? The numbers for 2014 aren’t in yet, but a survey of the top 30 programs showed a total drop of $44.5 million in 2013. Make no mistake. Despite the declines, […]

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Obesity epidemic affecting canines

By Michelle Castillo, CBS News The obesity epidemic is affecting not only people but their pets as well. More than half the dogs and cats in the U.S. are at least overweight, and one out of five is obese, according to the Association for Pet Obesity and Prevention. Just like their human companions, excess weight […]

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Gaming lobby enters debate on Obama AG pick

By Amber Phillips, Las Vegas Sun Seeking a federal crackdown on illegal gambling, the gaming industry’s leading Capitol Hill lobby is wading into the debate over President Obama’s pick to be America’s top law enforcement officer. The American Gaming Association has made it a high priority to protect the growing gaming industry against illegal gambling […]

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Strong-arm robbery turns out to be ruse

The reported victim in the strong-arm robbery in Roseville that involved three South Shore men has recanted his story. According to Dee Dee Gunther with the Roseville Police Department, the victim and suspects knew each and there was no car on Craigslist that was being bought or sold. Gunther told Lake Tahoe News the four […]

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Summer art festival schedule unveiled

Several outdoor art shows will be staged throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin this summer. Pacific Fine Arts Festivals, the producer these art festivals, is putting on a variety of two- and three-day shows. The are designed to be family-oriented events. The 2015 festivals include: July Homewood, July 3-5 — The 4th of July Fine Arts and Crafts […]

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Truckee shelter takes in dogs from Thailand

The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe has taken in three dogs rescued in Thailand. Soi Dog, a Thai rescue organization saved the animals from an illegal dog-meat trade then worked with HSTT to shelter the trio and find them homes. They arrived in Truckee Jan. 18. This is the first time HSTT has taken in animals […]

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Study: Legal pot fastest-growing U.S. industry

By Matt Ferner, Huffington Post Legal marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the United States and if the trend toward legalization spreads to all 50 states, marijuana could become larger than the organic food industry, according to a report obtained by the Huffington Post. Researchers from the ArcView Group, a cannabis industry investment and research […]

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IRS will do fewer tax audits this year

By Jeanne Sahadi, CNNMoney  One million audits. That’s how many audits the IRS plans to conduct this year, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told reporters Thursday. While 1 million is hardly small potatoes, it’s a lot less than the 1.4 million audits the agency conducted in 2013 and the 1.2 million it conducted last year. The […]

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EDSO promoting Yarbrough, Underhill and Peshon

Three El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department employees will have their swearing in ceremony at South Lake Tahoe on Feb. 17. Mike Yarbrough will be a sergeant, Matt Underhill lieutenant, and Randy Peshon undersheriff. Peshon replaces retiring Rich Williams. All three have strong ties to the South Shore. El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Suzanne Kingsbury […]

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Snippets about Lake Tahoe

• Sierra Nevada College has a new logo. • Ed Wilson, 59, of Placerville has been appointed deputy assistant director of public affairs at the California Department of Water Resources. • Travis Cabral has been promoted to sergeant in the South Lake Tahoe Police Department. • South Lake Tahoe is soliciting applications for a layperson for the […]

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