• Charter blocking LTUSD email transmissions

    Charter blocking LTUSD email transmissions

    To the community, The Lake Tahoe Unified School District has been keeping parents, staff, and community members “informally informed” on current events, local and school news, Board of Education meetings, and community happenings for the past six years. If you are not currently receiving regular emails from the district’s public information officer, Angie Keil, and […]

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  • Opinion: State water issues won’t wait for bond

    Opinion: State water issues won’t wait for bond

    By Juliet Christian-Smith and Heather Cooley Now that California lawmakers have pulled an $11 billion water bond measure off the November ballot, California is facing new questions about how to fix our long-standing water problems, including the long-term health of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the future reliability of our water supply. A number of […]

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  • Opinion: No on Prop. 20, Yes on Prop. 27

    Opinion: No on Prop. 20, Yes on Prop. 27

    By Daniel Lowenstein Charles Munger Jr., son of Wall Street player and billionaire Charles Munger Sr., donated $1 million in 2008 to the campaign supporting Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s bizarre legislative redistricting initiative scheme, Proposition 11. Now, Munger Jr. is the major sponsor and so far only contributor (well, others have given $100,000; Munger Jr. has […]

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  • Opinion: Annual testing a good assessment of student achievement

    Opinion: Annual testing a good assessment of student achievement

    By Vicki Barber I recently watched a rerun of “Little House on the Prairie.” All the children were in a one-room schoolhouse that I remember my grandmother talking about when she was a child. In those days, you took a test at the end of the year, left school for the summer, and came back […]

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  • Opinion: Yes on Prop. 20, No. on Prop. 27

    Opinion: Yes on Prop. 20, No. on Prop. 27

    By Alice Huffman According to a recent Field Poll, a dismal 16 percent of California voters approve of the job the Legislature is doing, and just 19 percent approve of Congress – the lowest congressional rating in the history of the poll. This is not surprising, considering that politicians on both sides of the aisle […]

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  • Opinion: Going backward on tax law kills jobs

    Opinion: Going backward on tax law kills jobs

    By Gail Maderis When you’re out of work, what you need most is a job. When more than 12 percent of Californians are out of work, what California needs most is to keep the jobs we have and to bring in new jobs. So when something like Proposition 24 puts new jobs and existing jobs […]

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  • Opinion: Restoring golf course reach of river good for Tahoe

    Opinion: Restoring golf course reach of river good for Tahoe

    By Lester Snow and Ruth Coleman An article advocated the need to protect the natural habitat and environmentally sensitive lands regarding the Upper Truckee River Restoration and Golf Course Reconfiguration Project. The commentary suggested creating more wetlands, meadow and wildlife habitat to restore the Upper Truckee. We agree with those points, which are clearly spelled […]

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  • Opinion: Business tax breaks must have fairness

    Opinion: Business tax breaks must have fairness

    By David A. Sanchez California voters have an opportunity in this election to send a clear message about the future of our state. Passing Proposition 24, the Tax Fairness Act, will help prevent more than a half-billion dollars from being cut from our public schools and colleges and will help ensure that everyone in the […]

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  • Preston Development wins $900 in ads from LTN at Bijou Bash

    Preston Development wins $900 in ads from LTN at Bijou Bash

    Lake Tahoe News congratulates Preston Development general contractors of Tahoe Paradise for winning the advertising give-away at Saturday’s Bijou Bash. About 3,000 people meandered through Bijou Community Park in South Lake Tahoe during the annual event. Owner Dan’l Preston entered his card in Lake Tahoe News’ drawing. The general contractor won $900 worth of advertising […]

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  • Opinion: Take out LT Golf Course, protect trout in river

    Opinion: Take out LT Golf Course, protect trout in river

    By Huey Johnson In the 1960s, while I was with the Department of Fish and Game, it was my sad task to study the trout of Lake Tahoe. Few remember that an atrocity against Tahoe occurred there, an atrocity comparable to the slaughter of the once great buffalo herds of the Great Plains: the completion […]

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