• Opinion: Plan would turn Yosemite into refuge for wealthy

    Opinion: Plan would turn Yosemite into refuge for wealthy

    By Alfonso Orozco, East Bay Times Growing up in the Bay Area, wilderness didn’t play a big role in my family life. We got outside in local and regional parks. There is no better feeling than hanging out with the whole familia on a hot summer day grilling carne asada, eating juicy watermelon with lime […]

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  • Letter: Bread & Broth thankful for donation

    Letter: Bread & Broth thankful for donation

    To the community, Returning for his second Adopt a Day of Nourishment sponsorship of the year, Jeremy Woodford hosted Bread & Broth’s Monday meal on Jan. 15. Woodford returned with Barbara and Craig Brittain, who also volunteered at his Jan. 1 sponsorship.    This trio of helpers assisted the B&B volunteers in serving the 76 […]

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  • Opinion: March to the Polls — it matters

    Opinion: March to the Polls — it matters

    Publisher’s note: This is South Lake Tahoe Mayor Wendy David’s speech at the Jan. 20 women’s march. By Wendy David When I was 16, the 1964 Republican National Convention was held at the Cow Palace near San Francisco. The Republican presidential candidate was Barry Goldwater, running against Lyndon Johnson.  Now I can remember very little […]

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  • Opinion: Big media licking their chops

    Opinion: Big media licking their chops

    By Amanda Lotz, The Conversation The year 2017 ended with a flurry of news affecting all aspects of the media industry. A shift in net neutrality policy and Disney’s planned purchase of several Fox assets capped a year that also witnessed the pending merger between Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media. As someone who teaches […]

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  • Opinion: Too many reasons for women to march

    Opinion: Too many reasons for women to march

    By Kathryn Reed Last year those who didn’t understand the women’s marches across the globe thought it was all about the 2016 election. And in some ways it was. But it was also about the person elected, what he represents and that based on the popular vote he lost by millions. It was also about […]

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  • Opinion: States won’t protect endangered species

    Opinion: States won’t protect endangered species

    By Alejandro E. Camacho and Michael Robinson-Dorn, The Conversation Since the Endangered Species Act became law in 1973, the U.S. government has played a critical role in protecting endangered and threatened species. But while the law is overwhelmingly popular with the American public, critics in Congress are proposing to significantly reduce federal authority to manage […]

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  • Opinion: Touting success of TRPA Regional Plan

    Opinion: Touting success of TRPA Regional Plan

    By Jim Lawrence Conserving and restoring Lake Tahoe’s natural environment and revitalizing its communities requires a delicate balancing act. Historically, building consensus around how to strike that balance has been one of the region’s greatest difficulties. Lake Tahoe reached its strongest-ever consensus on that balance with the 2012 Regional Plan and its focus on sustainable […]

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  • Opinion: What Sessions doesn’t understand about medical marijuana

    Opinion: What Sessions doesn’t understand about medical marijuana

    By C. Michael White On Jan. 4, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole memo, a 2013 document that limits federal enforcement of marijuana laws. This opens the door for a crackdown in the nine states with legal recreational marijuana. The Cole memo is one of two documents that prevent the U.S. Justice Department from […]

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  • Opinion: Calif. should follow Trump’s lead with tax cuts

    Opinion: Calif. should follow Trump’s lead with tax cuts

    By Ted Gaines President Trump’s federal tax reform held up a mirror to tax-loving California politicians and they are afraid of what they saw. At major issue to the panicked Progressive political class is the state and local tax (SALT) deduction, which, until now, has allowed taxpayers who itemize the ability to deduct their state […]

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  • Opinion: Parking an issue because of poor planning

    Opinion: Parking an issue because of poor planning

    By Bruce Grego Milton Friedman, who in 1976 was awarded a Nobel Prize in Economics, once said, if you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there’d be a shortage of sand. Well, in the last 50 years, local government in conjunction with the TRPA, and other regional and […]

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