• Albertsons to scoop up remnants of Rite Aid

    Albertsons to scoop up remnants of Rite Aid

    By Associated Press The privately held owner of Safeway, Vons and other grocery brands is plunging deeper into the pharmacy business with a deal to buy Rite Aid, the nation’s third-largest drugstore chain. Albertsons Companies is offering either a share of its stock and $1.83 in cash or slightly more than a share for every […]

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  • Wildfires inspire new idea: Charging rural customers more for electricity

    Wildfires inspire new idea: Charging rural customers more for electricity

    By David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle     The cost of preventing power-line wildfires could rise so high that California’s top utility regulator recently suggested a new way to pay for it — charge residents of high-risk areas more money for electricity. Michael Picker, president of the California Public Utilities Commission, floated the idea […]

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  • California pot growers lagging in getting licenses

    California pot growers lagging in getting licenses

    By Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Nearly two months after recreational marijuana became legal in California, less than 1 percent of the state’s known growers have been licensed, according to a report released Monday by a pot industry group. The 38-page report from the California Growers Association says 0.78 percent, or 534, of an estimated […]

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  • Future of SLT’s city manager, city attorney unknown

    Future of SLT’s city manager, city attorney unknown

    By Kathryn Reed Apparently whatever rattled the South Lake Tahoe City Council members to the point they stripped City Manager Nancy Kerry of all her duties isn’t that egregious based on the decision to keep her on the payroll. The council in closed session on Tuesday again were discussing Kerry. The closed session items for […]

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  • How attainable is the California Dream today?

    How attainable is the California Dream today?

    By Matt Levin, CALMatters  California is an expensive state. The cost for housing, gas, electricity and other basics is often more than elsewhere in America. We have the nation’s highest rates for poverty and income inequality. Meanwhile, government resources are stretched thin. But the news isn’t all bad in the Golden State. We’re safer than […]

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  • Identity of plane crash victim released

    Identity of plane crash victim released

    The pilot who died in the plane crash near the Minden airport on Feb. 19 has been identified as Stephen Filice, 64, of Minden. Filice was flying back from Bakersfield when he had mechanical difficulty. He was unable to make it to the runway, crashing about one-half mile from the airport. The wreckage of the […]

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  • McClintock rival stretching truth about her résumé

    McClintock rival stretching truth about her résumé

    By Emily Cadei, Sacramento Bee Managed half of America’s foreign aid budget. Rewrote the U.S.-India defense strategy. Adviser to a four-star admiral. These are some of the highlights of Jessica Morse’s career that the 35-year-old Democrat likes to emphasize on the campaign trail. They are also some of the talking points that are drawing fire […]

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  • SnowGlobe chasm grows as dissenters organize

    SnowGlobe chasm grows as dissenters organize

    By Kathryn Reed While a segment of the South Lake Tahoe community is rallying to silence SnowGlobe, the fact is the contract calls for another year of the three-day electronic music festival. “Absent violations, they are holding the 2018 event,” interim City Attorney Nira Doherty told Lake Tahoe News. SnowGlobe is expected to be on […]

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  • Drone deliveries might be good for the environment

    Drone deliveries might be good for the environment

    By Constantine and Joshuah Stolaroff, The Conversation There are more than 1 million drones registered in the U.S. Most of them belong to people flying them for fun, but a growing number are used commercially. Companies including Amazon, UPS, Google and DHL are already exploring ways to deliver packages with drones instead of trucks. Our […]

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  • Leader wants more gains for Nev. college students

    Leader wants more gains for Nev. college students

    By Natalie Bruzda, Las Vegas Review-Journal At a time when the state’s colleges are inwardly focused on their own strategic growth, they’re also being asked to look beyond Nevada’s borders for ways to make gains in student success. Under the direction of Chancellor Thom Reilly, all seven Nevada System of Higher Education schools selected two […]

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