Brown proposes making it easier to track funding for needy kids

By Jessica Calefati, CalMatters Gov. Jerry Brown’s landmark school funding formula would not only win more money under the state budget blueprint he released last week, but also be subjected to the sort of transparency and accountability lawmakers and advocates for needy kids have been seeking since its adoption almost five years ago. The formula […]

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Nevada makes move to approve home pot deliveries

By Chris Kudialis, Las Vegas Sun Just over six months after sales of recreational marijuana began in Nevada, the state’s Tax Commission on Tuesday approved permanent regulations to govern the industry. The eight-member commission voted 8-0 in favor of adopting 258 pages of pot regulations, which replace temporary “early start” regulations put in place to […]

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Future of Kings Beach center to be studied

North Tahoe Public Utility District’s board of directors is trying to figure out how to keep the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach solvent since the deal with Laulima fell through last month. A task group consisting of members of the Recreation and Park Commission, district residents and up to two directors will be […]

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Suspect in Lake Tahoe deputy-involved shooting could face charges

By KRNV The motive for an attack that led a deputy to shoot and injure a 47-year-old man early Sunday in North Lake Tahoe is still not clear, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. In a statement released Tuesday, the sheriff’s office said deputies responded just after 4am Jan. 14, to a rental home […]

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Radon kits available to Calif. residents

The California Department of Public Health is offering free radon test kits to households in California throughout the month of January, or until supplies run out. Radon is a naturally occurring, odorless, colorless, and tasteless radioactive gas, which results from the decay of uranium or thorium naturally present in soil and bedrock. Low levels of […]

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Casinos prepare for Supreme Court ruling on sports betting

By Nicole Raz, Las Vegas Review-Journal  At least 18 states are poised to introduce bills this year to regulate sports betting, according to a new report. Of those, the report by Eilers & Krejcik Gaming suggests 12 have a good chance of enacting legislation. “I believe if the U.S. Supreme Court makes a decision that […]

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‘California Field Atlas’ author coming to SLT

Artist, poet and naturalist Obi Kaufmann brings his best-selling “California Field Atlas” to the South Lake Tahoe Library on Feb. 27 at 6pm. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of hand-painted maps and wildlife renderings and based on his decades of walking the backcountry of California, Kaufmann’s “California Field Atlas” is a testimony to the natural world […]

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Kings Beach man killed in suspected DUI crash

A Kings Beach man was killed in a head-on collision last weekend near Northstar. California Highway Patrol officers said Christopher Anderson, 35, was going north on Highway 267 on Jan. 13 at 7am when his vehicle was struck head-on. The alpine race coach at Northstar was pronounced dead at the scene. Edgar Delgado, 21, of […]

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SLT mayor starting informal community talks

“Let’s have a conversation” is being initiated by South Lake Tahoe Mayor Wendy David. Her goal is to host monthly informal gatherings that anyone may join. Joining her will either be another council member or someone relevant to a topic going on in town. For the first conversation, David has invited Mayor Pro Tem Tom […]

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Millions of dead Sierra trees may have helped save water during the drought

By Ryan Sabalow, Sacramento Bee The millions of trees that died in the Sierra Nevada during California’s five-year drought may have actually helped the state’s water supply once the historic dry spell finally ended, according to a study. Scientists led by UC Merced’s Sierra Nevada Research Institute examined how much water was being absorbed by […]

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