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Market Beat: Understanding diversification (1)

July 22, 2014 — 

When it comes to investing, the old adage, “Don’t put all of your eggs into one basket,” makes a lot of sense. If you drop the basket, you could break …

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July 22, 2014 — 

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Letter to the Editor: Aerial tram would help transportation problems (3)

July 22, 2014 — 

Thank you for the comprehensive interview with Andy Wirth, published in the Wednesday, July 16, Sierra Sun. I agree that public transportation is one of the most important issues concerning …

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Letter to the Editor: We need to take defensible space seriously (4)

July 22, 2014 — 

I fancy myself as a Truckee community advocate. In that self-appointed role, I am passionate about defensible space, fire safety, risk reduction and community protection. After experiencing firsthand a wildfire …

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Pendulum starting to swing again (5)

July 18, 2014 — 

Credit availability is cyclical, swinging back and forth like a pendulum between the extremes of “easy money” and “tight money”. The current ultra-conservative credit standards were implemented following the onset …

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Partnerships fundamental to protecting Tahoe (6)

July 18, 2014 — 

I often speak about the importance of partnerships in this column and once again circumstances have proven the value of our collective teamwork and collaboration. Last week, the multi-sector partnership …

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July 18, 2014 — 

Will it ever stop? Will it ever stop? For the past five years the Republicans and Tea Party have stalled the economy and obstructed the government all the while blaming …

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July 18, 2014 — 

Don’t trash Tahoe Here in the Truckee Tahoe area, we are fortunate to see sublime feats of nature. In the spring, we see red snow flowers, which are a rare …

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July 18, 2014 — 

Community care On Tuesday, July 15, I was incredibly proud to represent the County of Placer and to represent the greater North Lake Tahoe area at the Media Tour of …

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July 18, 2014 — 

It is what it is There is no success to be acquired in attempting to enlist the help of the apathetic in any worthwhile cause! Nor can allying oneself with …

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Jim Porter: Courtroom bloopers – more of your favorites (11)

July 17, 2014 — 

You loyal readers always beg for “more legalese” — “more boring columns Porter,” but every now and then we need to take a humor break. More courtroom bloopers: • • …

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Letter to the Editor: There is no such thing as Poop Fairies at Truckee-Tahoe (12)

July 17, 2014 — 

Here in the Truckee-Tahoe area, we are fortunate to see sublime feats of nature. In the spring, we see red snow flowers, which are a rare and unique organism. In …

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Market Pulse: Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble (13)

July 16, 2014 — 

After the technology stock bubble in the late 1990s and the real estate bubble in the mid-2000s, analysts often see bubbles whenever prices are strong. Some say there is bubble …

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Jim Clark: Saying nice things about my 3 favorite liberals (14)

July 16, 2014 — 

As the nation slides deeper and deeper into a hyper-partisan stalemate, it’s getting to be boring to hear both the right-wing and left-wing “spin” put on factual situations and policy …

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July 16, 2014 — 

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Pine Nuts: Creating the world’s most breathtaking bike path (16)

July 16, 2014 — 

Mark Twain memorialized Lake Tahoe as “The fairest picture the whole earth affords.” This is as true today as it was in the 1860s, unless you happen to be on …

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Kevin MacMillan: Plenty of lessons learned over past 7 years (17)

July 15, 2014 — 

Exactly seven years ago Wednesday, I began my professional career as a journalist, with my first day as a general assignment reporter on July 16, 2007, at the North Lake …

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Growing the economy is not an option, it’s a necessity (18)

July 15, 2014 — 

On June 17 the City Council held a workshop regarding the City¹s five-year financial forecast and the overall economic forecast for the local community. While the forecast has improved, we …

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July 15, 2014 — 

Misplaced priorities In my opinion, politics, power, and self-deification, are of far more concern to many politicians, than is patriotism, mutual advancement, and even national survival itself! For if this …

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Revenooer Rants: Taxpayer denied ‘involuntary conversion’ benefit (20)

July 14, 2014 — 

You win some and you lose some — and usually the reason for losing is not dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s. So learned Mr. and Mrs. Peters the …

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