• Opinion: Sessions’ war on pot could speed up legalization nationwide

    Opinion: Sessions’ war on pot could speed up legalization nationwide

    By Paul Seaborn, The Conversation Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently clarified how the Trump administration intends to treat states that have legalized pot, which remains illegal on the federal level. The Obama administration eventually took a relatively hands-off approach to this enforcement conundrum. But Sessions instructed all United States attorneys to treat cannabis-related activities like […]

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  • Opinion: From a dog’s perspective

    Opinion: From a dog’s perspective

    By Reef Hi, my name is Reef, and I’m one of Howie Nave’s dogs who he adopted last summer from the Pet Network. I was asked to write a commentary from a dog’s perspective. Maybe you heard me mentioned as he talks about me frequently on his morning radio show and posts way too many […]

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  • Opinion: Have your funeral before you die

    Opinion: Have your funeral before you die

    By Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon   A few months ago, I attended one of the best memorials I’ve ever been to. It was a glorious, sunlit afternoon full of friends and music. It was just weeks after my friend Jessica’s birthday. And a month before she died. Life doesn’t often give us the luxury of being […]

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  • Letter: Suggestions for VHR problem

    Letter: Suggestions for VHR problem

    To the community, I recently heard about a fire in a VHR on the North Shore. The eight adults, eight children and two dogs were able to escape. The cause of the fire at the vacation rental is under investigation. Here is a prime example of the complaints fielded by officials about crowded VHRs. The […]

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  • Opinion: The big public land sell-out

    Opinion: The big public land sell-out

    By Jonathan Thompson, High Country News This month, hundreds of corporate representatives will sit down at their computers, log into something called Energynet, and bid, eBay style, for more than 300,000 acres of federal land spread across five Western states. They will pay as little as $2 per acre for control of parcels in southeastern […]

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  • Opinion: Why Mexico over the U.S. for Olympics

    Opinion: Why Mexico over the U.S. for Olympics

    By Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee Robby Franco thought about it long and hard, and as we have learned, these skiing/snowboarding acrobats have minds of their own. So when he recovered from doing the splits – he had one ski in Mexico, one ski in America – the El Dorado High School graduate decided to take […]

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  • Letter: Bijou Pines resident says thanks

    Letter: Bijou Pines resident says thanks

    To the community, I want to thank everyone in the community, and especially in my neighborhood who contacted me in regards to my article on the warm room and the homeless affecting Bijou Pines. To date I have had 20 emails, 24 phone calls, and eight neighbors who have stopped by to say how happy […]

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  • Opinion: Give Coachella to the Canadians

    Opinion: Give Coachella to the Canadians

    By Joe Mathews Let’s give the Coachella Valley to Canada. After all, Canadians already rule the desert in winter. Canadian snowbirds love Palm Springs because it’s a shorter flight than Maui and because it offers more culture—the international film festival, Modernism Week, the Coachella music festivals—than Phoenix. The desert has developed a Canadian-friendly infrastructure of […]

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  • Letter: South Lake Tahoe and its streets

    Letter: South Lake Tahoe and its streets

    To the community, I am presently very concerned that the  City Council now intends to not fund maintenance of city streets.  Consider my points:  1. Since  Measure C has failed, the City Council can now shift blame of  our streets in disrepair upon the voters.   2. If the street repairs were now adequately funded, this would […]

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  • Opinion: State of Jefferson different from all the rest

    Opinion: State of Jefferson different from all the rest

    By Terry Gherardi The media blitz about New California has brought great attention and concern for many in our Jefferson counties, but perhaps even greater confusion for  Californians, or, “here we go again,”  as stated by many in the news media. This is in reference to the various movements or actions under way to separate […]

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