• Opinion: Explaining the solstices

    Opinion: Explaining the solstices

    By Stephen Schneider, The Conversation The summer solstice marks the official start of summer. It brings the longest day and shortest night of the year for the 88 percent of Earth’s people who live in the Northern Hemisphere. People around the world observe the change of seasons with bonfires and festivals and Fête de la […]

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  • Editorial: Nevada voters and renewable energy

    Editorial: Nevada voters and renewable energy

    Publisher’s note: This editorial is from the June 17, 2018, Las Vegas Sun. In 1997, Nevada became one of the first states in the U.S. to adopt a minimum requirement for green energy production. Today, however, other states have zoomed past us in setting such standards. In fact, Nevada’s requirement for 25 percent of our […]

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  • Editorial: Brown makes a good deal on budget

    Editorial: Brown makes a good deal on budget

    Publisher’s note: This editorial is from the June 12, 2018, Sacramento Bee. All budget deals are compromises in which not everyone gets everything they want. The agreement last week by Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders strikes a good balance, given the state’s budget surplus, its pent-up needs and the prospect of the next recession. […]

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  • Opinion: $120,000 for California preschool

    Opinion: $120,000 for California preschool

    By Joe Mathews Since the 1990s, California’s leaders have promised to make preschool universal for every child. Maybe they’ll do it by the time I have grandchildren. It’s already too late for my own kids. The youngest of my three sons graduated from preschool last week. I celebrated by writing my final preschool check, for […]

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  • Letter: Financial support helps TCH

    Letter: Financial support helps TCH

    To the community, Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless is grateful to Mechanics Bank for a corporate donation of $2,500. Founded in 1905, Mechanics Bank provides personal banking, business banking, trust and estate services, brokerage and wealth management services throughout California. They invests in the same communities in which they live and work. “As a community […]

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  • Opinion: Lessons from Honolulu’s homeless project

    Opinion: Lessons from Honolulu’s homeless project

    By Duane Kurisu My father always said that you get out of life what you put into it. But I believe that people like me, who grew up in a sugar plantation town, were blessed with a whole lot more. The plantation era was a special time in a special place. Our lives back then […]

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  • Letter: More needs to be done to protect Tahoe

    Letter: More needs to be done to protect Tahoe

    To the community, On June 13, scientists with the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center released their report on Lake Tahoe’s average water clarity for 2017. Their finding of an average of 59.7 feet depth of clarity is the lowest since they began taking measurements in the 1960s. The record-level low for Lake Tahoe’s clarity […]

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  • Letter: Questioning Placer County’s fire awareness logic

    Letter: Questioning Placer County’s fire awareness logic

    Publisher’s note: This letter was sent to the Placer County Board of Supervisors, and to Lake Tahoe News. I just read the email sent out by the North Tahoe Business Association and I am a bit confused by a highlighted section titled “June – Lake Tahoe Basin Awareness Month.” I am confused about the cautious […]

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  • Letter: LT Humane Society going in new direction

    Letter: LT Humane Society going in new direction

    To the community, The board of directors of the Lake Tahoe Humane Society would like to once again thank our incredible community for your continued encouragement. As a compassionate, concerned, and animal loving community, you have locked arms with us on the courageous journey to start all over again. We’re not going to sugar coat […]

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  • Letter: Understanding the 2 VHR initiatives

    Letter: Understanding the 2 VHR initiatives

    To the community, I attended the VHR community forum on June 9, organized by the SLT Republican Women. The topic of this forum was the future of vacation home rentals (VHR) in our community. Both sides were well represented. Peggy Bourland lead the Neighbors for Neighbors group, whose initiative has been approved by the city […]

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