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Guest Column: Why start a small business in Lake Tahoe? (1)

July 28, 2014 — 

Starting a business in Lake Tahoe takes careful consideration and planning. It takes emotional and financial preparation and a commitment to invest the time required to see your endeavor succeed. …

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Pine Nuts: A perfect Nevada hybrid — the Craps Beer Bike (2)

July 28, 2014 — 

Northern Nevada is having a makeover. We’re attempting to change our perceived image from gaming and brothels to high-tech and geotourism, a change that would make a chameleon blush with …

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Guest Column: ‘Substance abuse’ is not a crime (3)

July 28, 2014 — 

Medicine makes no distinction between diseases or disorders that are “legal” and those that are “illegal.” Rather, practitioners of the healing arts seek to accurately diagnose maladies and then provide …

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Revenooer Rants: It’s finally happened – IRS won’t take cash (4)

July 28, 2014 — 

No — not because Obama has so devalued your greenbacks. It’s just a matter of procedure, you see — one of those great innovations of our time: the electronic payment …

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Market Beat: Interest rates and inflation (5)

July 28, 2014 — 

Recently, Fed chair Janet Yellen gave her semi-annual Humphrey Hawkins testimony to Congress regarding Fed policy. QE, or quantitative easing, is supposed to end in October, and most Fed officials …

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Jim Clark: The school board’s gaffe with Pedro Martinez situation (6)

July 27, 2014 — 

Once and a while an elected official will do something unexplainably idiotic thereby demolishing his/her political future. But when six elected officials on the same board blow it big time …

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Guest Column: Trading Tahoe forest lands for McMansions on the hill (7)

July 27, 2014 — 

I attended the July 17th public workshop hosted by Placer County in Kings Beach regarding the Martis Valley West proposal submitted by Sierra Pacific Industries and East West Partners. Full …

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Letter to the Editor: County should not OK Crystal Bay land swap (8)

July 27, 2014 — 

I recently learned that Dave Duffield, owner of Nevada Pacific Development Corporation, has proposed to Washoe County a land swap that would convey to his corporation a County Right of …

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Glass Half Full: Note to parents — children can hear everything (9)

July 27, 2014 — 

We recently hosted my husband’s nephew and family for a weekend. Their two daughters, ages 3 and 7, are delightful: two cute blondies who are curious about everything and inclined …

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Kevin MacMillan: Allegations of corruption within Tahoe Forest Health System (10)

July 24, 2014 — 

Recently, several news stories, open letters to the community, press releases and statements have all centered on Tahoe Forest Health System. In-depth investigative reports published by Moonshine Ink are filled …

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Ink Out Loud: Some food for thought (11)

July 24, 2014 — 

When I see someone at work, particularly in a service industry position, behaving lethargic or disinterested, my first reaction smacks of “when I was your age I walked 10 miles …

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Jim Porter: Death penalty unconstitutional; failed public policy (12)

July 24, 2014 — 

A federal judge last week ruled that California’s death penalty with its decades-long delays and uncertainty violates the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel or unusual punishment. The ruling will reignite …

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Ink Out Loud: From one lake to another (13)

July 23, 2014 — 

Dena wrote, “I bet your ‘Ink Out Loud’ this week will be epic!” It wasn’t. My head was so wrapped around Boy Wonder’s brain, I couldn’t think. Josh graduated from …

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Revenooer Rants: Taxpayer advocate not thrilled with IRS performance (14)

July 23, 2014 — 

The National Taxpayer Advocate recently released her mid-year report to Congress, discussing just how the Revenooers are doing this year. Some good; some bad. On the positive side, the Advocate …

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Jim Clark: The business of booze in Nevada (15)

July 23, 2014 — 

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval campaigned for election on a platform which included attracting new businesses to Nevada. He has acted on that promise with some success setting up an “enterprise …

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Guest Column: IVGID confusion is not just about Ordinance 7 (16)

July 23, 2014 — 

I’ve attended all of IVGID’s open workshops on Ordinance 7 and listened to comments that demonstrate how many local property owners are confused about what IVIGD is. One gentleman said …

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Market Pulse: The Fed and interest rates (17)

July 23, 2014 — 

With the recent release of minutes from the Fed’s Open Market Committee and last week’s testimony on Capitol Hill by Janet Yellen, we’ve learned a little more about the Fed’s …

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Letter to the Editor: Greater exclusivity at Incline Village? (18)

July 23, 2014 — 

After reading James Sepulveda’s Guest Column two weeks ago listing his complaints about the horrid experience he and his family suffered while attending the Fourth of July fireworks in Incline …

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Using Hootsuite for your business (19)

July 23, 2014 — 

Social Media Savvy: Using Hootsuite for your business …

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Pine Nuts: Gambling addiction is only a click away (20)

July 23, 2014 — 

I had my fortune told the other day. She told me I was going to die in a foreign land … New Jersey. And guess what? New Jersey, not Nevada, …

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