• Opinion: Caltrans work hurting Tahoe businesses

    Opinion: Caltrans work hurting Tahoe businesses

    By Bruce Grego Years ago, we, in South Lake Tahoe, could look forward to summer. Nowadays, we can look “forward” to Caltrans construction season on Highway 50. The construction activity that continues for still another year on Highway 50, regarding the installation of drainage and sidewalks, is disruptive to small businesses. I realize that you […]

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  • Opinion: Is bigger really better?

    Opinion: Is bigger really better?

    By Alexandra Staub, The Conversation The United States is facing a housing crisis: Affordable housing is inadequate, while luxury homes abound. Homelessness remains a persistent problem in many areas of the country. Despite this, popular culture has often focused on housing as an opportunity for upward mobility: the American Dream wrapped within four walls and […]

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  • Opinion: It’s up to everyone to be fire safe

    Opinion: It’s up to everyone to be fire safe

    By Joanne Marchetta Nevada and California suffered destructive wildfires last year. Nevada saw 768 fires burn more than 1.3 million acres. California experienced the deadliest, largest, and most destructive wildfires in its history. Just a few hours-drive from Tahoe, more than 40 people died and thousands of homes were destroyed in the wine country and […]

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  • Opinion: We may be trapped in a debt spiral

    Opinion: We may be trapped in a debt spiral

    By George F. Will, Washington Post From Scotland, where Adam Smith pioneered systematic thinking about economics, comes an adjective, “carnaptious,” that fits people who are allergic to economic euphoria. It means cantankerous. Let’s think carnaptiously about this fact: The interest rate on 10-year Treasury bonds recently rose briefly to 3 percent, and soon may move […]

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  • Opinion: Remembering Bill Morgan’s contributions

    Opinion: Remembering Bill Morgan’s contributions

    By Clem Shute We at the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency are mourning the passing of Bill Morgan. In the pantheon of people who have contributed mightily to the agency’s success, Bill is in the top tier. He was executive director from April 1, 1985, to Sept. 30, 1989, one of the most tumultuous times for […]

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  • Letter: Questioning how best to deal with VHRs

    Letter: Questioning how best to deal with VHRs

    By Brandie Jordan Griffith Will SCA’s VHR initiative be the answer for South Lake Tahoe? By now most have heard of the initiative sponsored by the Sustainable Community Alliance (SCA) which calls for maintaining regulation while making some minor changes to the current code. I appreciate that people keep bringing items to the table for […]

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  • Opinion: SLT uses Craigslist for city attorney listing

    Opinion: SLT uses Craigslist for city attorney listing

    By Kathryn Reed Government agencies pay thousands of dollars for recruiting firms to find top level executives. Part of their job is to place the ads in select locations where those types of professionals look for jobs, part is to do the background checks, part is knowing many in this small pool of applicants and […]

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  • Opinion: Housing ‘reform’ would deepen poverty

    Opinion: Housing ‘reform’ would deepen poverty

    By Alex Schwartz, The Conversation The Trump administration recently proposed fundamental changes to how the federal government helps low-income families pay for housing. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson claims his “welfare reform,” which would jack up rents on the poorest Americans and impose stricter work requirements, would promote self-sufficiency and make federal housing […]

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  • Letter: Questioning Secret Witness’ constitutionality

    Letter: Questioning Secret Witness’ constitutionality

    To the community, I read about a man that Washoe County law enforcement officers are interestedin speaking too. This is regarding a case that might be developing into some kind of child abuse case of some kind. There are two points that I want to bring to the public’s attention about what I have read […]

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  • Opinion: Harassment can lead to illegal discrimination

    Opinion: Harassment can lead to illegal discrimination

    By Elizabeth C. Tippett, The Conversation Nike’s having its #MeToo moment – and it illustrates plainly what’s still missing from our discussion of sexual harassment in the workplace. Women at Nike, fed up with the status quo, recently undertook a covert survey asking about sexual harassment and gender discrimination, which eventually reached the CEO of […]

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