• Cold, snowy conditions predicted for this week

    Cold, snowy conditions predicted for this week

    The lake level may finally be kissed with measurable snow after weeks of Mother Nature flirting with winter. The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a winter storm watch for the greater Lake Tahoe area for the 24-hour period starting Thursday afternoon. The snow level is expected to drop to 4,500 feet, where up […]

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  • Judge Glasson to retain seat in Stateline

    Judge Glasson to retain seat in Stateline

    Tahoe Township Justice of the Peace Richard Glasson will be serving a fourth six-year term. First elected in 2000, Glasson has not faced an opponent in the three elections since then. Jan. 12 was the final day to file for the seat. The other Douglas County judgeship is being contested because Justice of the Peace […]

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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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  • Hidden homelessness among high school students

    Hidden homelessness among high school students

    By Stacey Havlik, The Conversation One in 30. That’s what a new first-of-its-kind study found was the number of students ages 13 to 17 who have experienced homelessness in the past year. The figure represents about 700,000 young people nationwide. When a student is homeless in high school, it can cause high levels of stress […]

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  • Placer County deputy involved in Tahoe shooting

    Placer County deputy involved in Tahoe shooting

    A Placer County sheriff’s deputy on Sunday shot a man in Carnelian Bay after the suspect allegedly tried to stab him. Officers went to the North Shore residence on Jan. 14 at 4am when someone at the residence called to say someone else there was acting “bizarre.” According to deputies, the suspect lunged at the […]

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  • Nevada medical board to revise new opioid law

    Nevada medical board to revise new opioid law

    By Kimber Laux, Las Vegas Review-Journal The Nevada Medical Board of Examiners is delaying implementation of a new opioid prescription law after dozens of doctors complained that the change is burdensome and enforcement is confusing. Assembly Bill 474, which went into effect Jan. 1, requires Nevada licensing boards to create regulations that outline disciplinary actions […]

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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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  • U.S. outspends other countries on health care

    U.S. outspends other countries on health care

    By Austin Frakt and Aaron E. Carroll, New York Times The United States spends almost twice as much on health care, as a percentage of its economy, as other advanced industrialized countries — totaling $3.3 trillion, or 17.9 percent of gross domestic product in 2016. But a few decades ago American health care spending was […]

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  • Nevada resort revenue hits record levels in 2017

    Nevada resort revenue hits record levels in 2017

    By Thomas Moore, Las Vegas Sun Nongaming spending on the Strip drove resort revenue in Nevada to record levels in 2017, according to numbers released today by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Each January, the board release its Nevada Gaming Abstract, a review of the previous year’s financial results from resorts grossing $1 million or […]

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  • Indictment in Stateline murder

    Indictment in Stateline murder

    A transient was indicted this week in the murder of a man last fall at the Hard Rock casino in Stateline. Jose Rodriguez-Quezada, 44, is accused of murder with a deadly weapon. Douglas County sheriff’s deputies found Kevin Edwards, 56, deceased in a Hard Rock hotel room on Oct. 3. Rodriguez-Quezada is scheduled to be […]

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