• 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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  • Opinion: How the NFL and U.S. politicians politicized

    Opinion: How the NFL and U.S. politicians politicized

    By Jesse Berrett In January 1942, as the United States committed itself fully to World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt decided that baseball, then the national pastime, should sustain civilian morale during the lengthy struggle ahead. He implored its commissioner, Kenesaw Mountain Landis, to make sure the games went on, despite worldwide armed conflict. And […]

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  • Letter: Sunbeam Blinds helps serve food

    Letter: Sunbeam Blinds helps serve food

    To the community, On July 2, Sunbeam Blind Company sponsored Bread & Broth’s Adopt a Day of Nourishment, and owners Kurt and Laura Rasmussen crewed alongside of the B&B volunteers to serve 88 meals to very grateful dinner guests.  Sunbeam Blind has been a sponsor every year since 2016 and B&B is very appreciative of […]

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  • Letter: Tahoe rep weighs in on Placer County politics

    Letter: Tahoe rep weighs in on Placer County politics

    Publisher’s note: Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Garden Valley, wrote the following letter to the Placer County Board of Supervisors. I write to support the many local citizen groups that are seeking a resolution declaring that Placer County opposes California’s so-called sanctuary laws. I also urge you to join the 12 California counties and 42 California cities […]

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