• Rising gas prices putting a chill on travel

    Rising gas prices putting a chill on travel

    By Kellen Browning, Sacramento Bee As gas prices continue to rise nationwide – with California leading the way, at $3.71 per gallon – Americans are planning fewer and shorter road trips this summer, a recent survey found. Currently $2.93 per gallon on average in the U.S., gas prices are expected to rise to $2.95 by […]

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  • Calif. TV news disappearing from Tahoe

    Calif. TV news disappearing from Tahoe

    Updated May 23, 9pm: By Kathryn Reed “It is 100 percent about commercials.” That is the reason Charter-Spectrum is telling customers Sacramento station KCRA is being removed from the lineup in the South Lake Tahoe area. Instead, people will have to get their programming from the NBC affiliate KRNV out of Reno. “Even though you […]

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  • Dead Tahoe bird tests positive for West Nile virus

    Dead Tahoe bird tests positive for West Nile virus

    A Steller’s jay in South Lake Tahoe has tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first bird this year to test positive in El Dorado County. The animal was found on May 7. San Mateo and Santa Clara counties have also had reported cases of West Nile. Confirmation of the West Nile virus […]

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  • McClintock food stamp limits too strict for GOP

    McClintock food stamp limits too strict for GOP

    By Kate Irby and Emily Cadei, Sacramento Bee   California Republican Rep. Tom McClintock doesn’t believe his party’s controversial plan to stiffen work requirements for food stamp recipients goes far enough. But his proposal to require even more people to work for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits was too strict even for most of his […]

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  • Train passenger found injured near Truckee tracks

    Train passenger found injured near Truckee tracks

    By Sam Gross, Reno Gazette-Journal It’s been a week since Aaron Salazar was found battered and unconscious near railroad tracks in Truckee, California, and his family is no closer to understanding what happened to the 22-year-old student who was traveling by rail from Colorado to Oregon. Was he attacked? Was he thrown from the train? Was this […]

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  • Douglas deputy hurt, 1 person dead

    Douglas deputy hurt, 1 person dead

    By Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal Authorities in Douglas County say one man is dead and a sheriff’s deputy injured following a domestic violence call to a Minden-area home. The incident happened Saturday on Shadow Lane in northern Douglas County, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The report states that deputies responded to a call […]

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  • Mudslide halts traffic on Hwy. 395

    Mudslide halts traffic on Hwy. 395

    By Kenzie Bales, KRNV-TV Multiple mudslides have shut down both directions of Highway 395 from Highway 208 (Holbrook Junction) to the Nevada/California state line near the Topaz Lodge, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation. Trooper Matt McLaughlin with the Nevada Highway Patrol says all northbound traffic is stopped at the California state line and […]

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  • Here comes the summer travel crunch

    Here comes the summer travel crunch

    By Chris McGinnis, San Francisco Chronicle Memorial Day marks the start of the busy peak travel season, and it looks like this summer will be one of the busiest ever at airports, on the road and at hotels. The Transportation Security Administration, which processed more than 239 million airline passengers and crew from Memorial Day […]

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  • What to know about Calif.’s water bonds

    What to know about Calif.’s water bonds

    By Matt Weiser, Water Deeply Californians this year will vote on not one but two water bond measures totaling $13 billion. Given that the state still hasn’t spent all of the $7.5 billion from the Proposition 1 water bond passed in 2014, it raises a crucial question: Does California really need another $13 billion in […]

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  • EDC working to keep mentally ill out of jail

    EDC working to keep mentally ill out of jail

    By Susan Wood People who live inside their heads don’t thrive inside jail cells. It can be said they also don’t do well getting there – or even within the system that incarcerates them, for that matter. That’s what about 30 stakeholders discovered during a mental health meeting at Lake Tahoe Community College last week […]

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