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Social Media Savvy: Finding free stock photos and graphics (1)

October 22, 2014 — 

If you’re in a position where you find yourself making a lot of graphics and blogs, then you’ve probably run into a common problem. You’re on a stock photo website …

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Market Pulse: Is it time to panic? (2)

October 22, 2014 — 

The market is volatile with daily swings of 200 points or more. In the first 15 minutes on Wednesday of last week the Dow shed 370 points and the S&P …

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Mental Health Matters: California’s Prop 47 deserves a ‘yes’ vote (3)

October 22, 2014 — 

California citizens have an opportunity to do good and right, both for themselves and their fellow citizens on November 4, by voting for the passage of Proposition 47. Nevada folks …

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October 22, 2014 — 

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Glass Half Full: Election season and bullying tactics (5)

October 22, 2014 — 

There is nothing like the few weeks prior to an election season to remind me how the media can be used to reflect our worst selves. As a matter of …

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Pine Nuts: Will the NFL go the way of boxing? (6)

October 22, 2014 — 

Forty years ago Muhammad Ali was the most recognizable person on the planet. Can anybody tell me the name of the undisputed heavyweight boxing champion of the world today? I …

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Letter to the Editor: Bravo to Brant Skanson of Village Pharmacy (7)

October 22, 2014 — 

We are so lucky to have the Village Pharmacy here in Incline Village. Led by their owner, Brant Skanson, this team provides the best customer service imaginable. They have continually …

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Letter to the Editor: New Washoe sheriff doesn’t need to come from within (8)

October 22, 2014 — 

There has recently been much debate as to whether or not our next sheriff must come from within the walls of 911 Parr Blvd. I holler a resounding “no” to …

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Guest Column: Northern Nevada should vote for Spees over Amodei (9)

October 22, 2014 — 

Ladies and gentlemen — Republicans, Democrats and Independents — I ask you to join with me to do something momentous for Nevada and our nation. All of Northern Nevada, from Gardnerville …

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Jim Clark: Americans for Prosperity and the Libre Initiative (10)

October 22, 2014 — 

Following the 2012 presidential election, the Republican National Committee engaged in some searing self-analysis trying to focus on a strategy for the future. In 2000, George Bush garnered about 45 …

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Guest Column: Unintended consequences w/ Diamond Peak? (11)

October 22, 2014 — 

I appreciated reading Steve Pinkerton’s article in last week’s Bonanza, in which he said, “What I am defending is the need to have a fact-based, objective, inclusive and deliberate dialogue.” …

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Revenooer Rants: The employee vs. independent contractor game (12)

October 22, 2014 — 

An age-old issue which seems to never go away. In an effort to bring “employers” out of the shadows, however, IRS has a deal for you. It’s called the Voluntary …

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Kevin MacMillan: A look at how our opinion pages work (13)

October 21, 2014 — 

The opinion pages in the Sierra Sun and North Lake Tahoe Bonanza have been very active recently with letters to the editor and guest columns on topics related to our …

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Hopeful Henry: Kitty is losing weight (14)

October 21, 2014 — 

Dear Hopeful Henry, I have a 15-year-old cat who has started losing weight and is just not that interested in food, except for turkey sandwich meat. We have been to …

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Letter to the Editor: Meatless Monday a good start (15)

October 21, 2014 — 

We are programmed and bombarded with certain messages for so many years, that the message becomes a belief system. We grow up being told that we need to eat meat …

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My View: Notes from the Front Row ™ Local Musings –Election Special (16)

October 21, 2014 — 

Don’t even think about not voting in the upcoming November election. For those that don’t participate and feel their vote doesn’t matter I am here to tell you you’re wrong, …

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Kudos & Kindness (17)

October 21, 2014 — 

Girl Scout Gold Award I want to thank the community for your support with my Girl Scout Gold Award project called “Easy Access Books,” mini-library program. The project began after …

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Letter to the Editor: Not surprised with CATTPAC endorsements (18)

October 21, 2014 — 

I read with interest the recent Sierra Sun story, “Tahoe-Truckee contractors endorse Spohr, Falk, Jellinek for hospital board.” What subtle times we live in. Initially, I wondered why this was …

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Ken Roberts: Understanding volatility cycles (19)

October 21, 2014 — 

Many investors focus on long term returns when making their investment decisions. There’s nothing wrong with studying historical rates of return and using that information to help decide which mix …

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Letter to the Editor: Vote Falk, Spohr, Jellinek for hospital board (20)

October 21, 2014 — 

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am tired of the smear campaign of the “status quo” candidates for Tahoe Forest Hospital Board. Candidates Chuck Zipkin, Dale …

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