• SLT warm room proving to be a good neighbor

    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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  • Tax overhaul a blow to affordable housing efforts

    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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  • This year’s flu exposes flaws in medical system

    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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  • Opinion: March to the Polls — it matters

    Opinion: March to the Polls — it matters

    Publisher’s note: This is South Lake Tahoe Mayor Wendy David’s speech at the Jan. 20 women’s march. By Wendy David When I was 16, the 1964 Republican National Convention was held at the Cow Palace near San Francisco. The Republican presidential candidate was Barry Goldwater, running against Lyndon Johnson.  Now I can remember very little […]

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  • Opinion: Too many reasons for women to march

    Opinion: Too many reasons for women to march

    By Kathryn Reed Last year those who didn’t understand the women’s marches across the globe thought it was all about the 2016 election. And in some ways it was. But it was also about the person elected, what he represents and that based on the popular vote he lost by millions. It was also about […]

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  • The way snow is falling and melting is changing

    The way snow is falling and melting is changing

    By Daniel Rothberg, Bloomberg Between droughts and floods, the last decade has offered water managers in the southwest a preview of how climate change could impact a supply largely dependent on winter snow. This year’s disappointing snowpack has them worried again.  “Water and climate change are joined at the hip,” said Brad Udall, a researcher at Colorado State […]

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  • Community rallies behind Bread & Broth

    Community rallies behind Bread & Broth

    By Kathryn Reed Food that rivals most restaurants on the South Shore – that’s how good dinners are at Bread & Broth. While it’s only open one day a week, it is a lifeline for so many in the community. It’s not unusual for 100 people to show up at St. Theresa’s Grace Hall in […]

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  • Will the weather get worse in 2018?

    Will the weather get worse in 2018?

    By Lindsay Beevers, The Conversation Last year unleashed some catastrophic weather across the world. At the beginning of 2017, Australia experienced one of the hottest summers on record in Sydney and Brisbane, followed by a killer summer heatwave across southern Europe and wildfires triggered by heat in California. The Atlantic hurricane season was particularly active, […]

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  • Squaw Valley’s Mancuso retires from skiing

    Squaw Valley’s Mancuso retires from skiing

    By U.S. Ski and Snowboard After a storied 18-year career, Olympic champion Julia Mancuso  of Squaw Valley hung up her tiara and took a victory lap on Jan. 19 in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy – which happens to be the first track she podiumed on in January 2006. Mancuso will move on to the next chapter […]

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  • Fire survival may depend on building’s construction

    Fire survival may depend on building’s construction

    By Kathryn Reed Houses have holes in them that owners don’t always think about, but which fire seems to know exist. That is one of the conundrums when it comes to fire prevention. Building codes continually change to help suppress fire. Vegetation through defensible space has been a help for years. Windows and vents are […]

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