• Casinos prepare for Supreme Court ruling on sports betting

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

    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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  • Largest Nev. casinos earn $1.6B during fiscal year 2017

    Largest Nev. casinos earn $1.6B during fiscal year 2017

    By Regina Garcia Cano, AP Nevada’s largest casinos turned a profit for the second fiscal year in a row and finally broke the revenue record set in 2007 before the recession affected the operators’ books, according to a state report released Friday. The largest casinos in the state reported income of $1.6 billion from total […]

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  • What would a pot shutdown look like in Nev?

    What would a pot shutdown look like in Nev?

    By Chris Kudialis, Las Vegas Sun U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions wasn’t joking when he said he believed marijuana use in the U.S. “should be minimized.” On Jan. 4, the Department of Justice head rescinded Obama-era guidelines — most notably the Cole and Wilkinson memorandums — that provided marijuana-legal states an opportunity to operate their […]

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  • Genoa trail provides plenty of recreation sans snow

    Genoa trail provides plenty of recreation sans snow

    By Kathryn Reed GENOA – Layers were coming off relatively quickly – it was that warm. The ground was barren, even the higher elevations didn’t have much white stuff. It’s not supposed to still be hiking season. Five us and that dog named AJ ushered out 2017 with a hike instead of a snowshoe. And […]

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  • Roof collapse triggers interest in Mt. Rose’s funky old lodge

    Roof collapse triggers interest in Mt. Rose’s funky old lodge

    By Alison Bender, Tahoe Quarterly Reindeer Lodge, located on a horseshoe curve along Mount Rose Highway between the ski resorts and Reno, has seen much in its 60 years of existence. It’s seen the old Reno Ski Bowl morph into Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe. It’s seen generations of UNR students as they drank hot-buttered rums […]

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  • Calif. climate fight gets harder soon

    Calif. climate fight gets harder soon

    By Julie Cart, CalMatters By most measures, California has earned the right to brag about how much it has cleaned up its environmental act. The air in much of smog-shrouded Southern California has been scrubbed. A passenger car for sale here today is 99 percent cleaner than one on offer in the early 1970s. The […]

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  • Amateur Tahoe curlers being led by Olympian

    Amateur Tahoe curlers being led by Olympian

    By Terra Breeden Even though there isn’t any snow on the ground, winter sports are still thriving in South Lake Tahoe. Curling, a team sport played on ice, is sliding into popularity with the club Lake Tahoe Epic Curling leading the movement. “It’s like shuffleboard or chess on ice. There’s a lot of strategy involved,” […]

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  • King’s words still inspire long after his death

    King’s words still inspire long after his death

    By Associated Press Though his voice was silenced nearly 50 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of nonviolence still resonates and inspires. Decades ago, the famed civil rights leader – also regarded as one of America’s greatest orators – recalled driving one night from Atlanta to Chattanooga, Tennessee, with his brother A.D. at the […]

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  • La Nina peaks, snowpack on the line

    La Nina peaks, snowpack on the line

    By Don Jenkins, Capital Press  A weak to moderate La Nina in the tropical Pacific has probably peaked, though it may have enough punch left to swell snowpacks, climatologists reported last week. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that the cooler-than-normal ocean likely will begin warming, but won’t reach average temperatures until the spring. […]

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