• Opinion: California needs Lonzo, not LeBron

    Opinion: California needs Lonzo, not LeBron

    By Joe Mathews Go home to Ohio, LeBron James. Yes, I’m happy to see the world’s greatest basketball player join my favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers. But as a Californian, I fear LeBron is the last thing our state needs. His arrival is a high-profile symptom of one of our state’s big problems: California […]

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  • Opinion: Building on Lake Tahoe’s successes

    Opinion: Building on Lake Tahoe’s successes

    By Joanne Marchetta Nearly 25 years ago, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and dozens of partners embarked on an unprecedented mission to conserve and restore the Lake Tahoe Basin’s treasured natural resources through the Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program. That partnership has continued to grow. Today, the EIP is one of America’s most ambitious and […]

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  • Letter: SLT Moose Lodge sponsors dinner

    Letter: SLT Moose Lodge sponsors dinner

    To the community, Thank you to the men and women of the South Lake Tahoe Moose Lodge who generously donated $300 to sponsor Bread & Broth’s Adopt A Day of Nourishment on July 9.  According to Scott Blumenthal, governor Moose Lodge No. 1632, “A fabulous experience once again. Loved serving our community with love and […]

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  • Opinion: Is Tahoe-Truckee losing the art of diplomacy?

    Opinion: Is Tahoe-Truckee losing the art of diplomacy?

    By Sage Sauerbrey, Moonshine Ink “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” That was Teddy Roosevelt’s both subtle and crude approach to foreign policy — when diplomacy doesn’t work, break out the big guns. While covering the multitude of developments working through the public process across Truckee/North Tahoe, I’ve noticed a one-sided parallel to Teddy’s […]

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  • Opinion: Time to oust some Tahoe incumbents

    Opinion: Time to oust some Tahoe incumbents

    Updated 3:45pm: By Kathryn Reed Today is one of the most important days on the calendar. In many places it is the official start of the election season. California candidates for races in November may take out papers today; this includes in South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County and Placer County. There are myriad offices […]

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  • Opinion: Government-funded publishing house

    Opinion: Government-funded publishing house

    By Amanda Laugesen In 1952, a group representing the most important trade, university, and educational publishers in the United States met in New York City to incorporate Franklin Publications.  Some of the men (and they were all men) had been active in the Council of Books in Wartime during the World War II. Then, they […]

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  • Opinion: Calif. shouldn’t be bragging about 40 million

    Opinion: Calif. shouldn’t be bragging about 40 million

    By Joe Mathews This summer, California’s population finally surpasses 40 million. We should celebrate by reflecting on just how small we are. Of course, we won’t. California, like an insecure male lover, is always bragging about how big it is. And so crossing the 40-million threshold—by state figures, it’s likely to happen in late summer—will […]

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  • Opinion: SLT city clerk defiant with public’s trust

    Opinion: SLT city clerk defiant with public’s trust

    By Kathryn Reed South Lake Tahoe’s city clerk is obstructing the public’s access to public records. On July 8, Lake Tahoe News asked the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office to get involved. Deputy DA Jim Clinchard responded to LTN by saying, “Potential [Public Records Act] violations are not criminal conduct which would be investigated […]

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  • Opinion: Public needs to remember ills of Nutting

    Opinion: Public needs to remember ills of Nutting

    By Larry Weitzman During his criminal trial, Ray Nutting was described by his lawyer as a “bumbling woodsman.” On June 5 this “bumbling woodsman” who is already politicking for the El Dorado County District 2 Board of Supervisors seat in 2020, was badly defeated at the polls although he was not specifically running for any […]

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  • Opinion: Earth can’t sustain an ever growing population

    Opinion: Earth can’t sustain an ever growing population

    By Andrew D. Hwang, The Conversation Humans are the most populous large mammal on Earth today, and probably in all of geological history. This World Population Day, humans number in the vicinity of 7.5 to 7.6 billion individuals. Can the Earth support this many people indefinitely? What will happen if we do nothing to manage […]

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