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Letter: Schools should feed children healthy meals (1)

August 27, 2015 — 

With the new school year just around the corner, parents’ attention is turning to school clothes, supplies, and lunches. Yes, school lunches!In past years, USDA had used our nation’s schools …

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Animal column: The bears are back (2)

August 26, 2015 — 

Dear Henry,I’m new to Tahoe and a bear just moved into the basement of our house. What do I do?Thank you,Scared of the Bear Dear Sacred of the Bear,First, welcome …

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Opinion: Protect Lake Tahoe from wildfires (3)

August 26, 2015 — 

Tahoe rests on the northern boundary of California’s Fourth Congressional District. At this moment, a catastrophic wildfire is raging in the King’s Canyon region on the southern boundary of this …

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Letter: Reauthorize Land & Water Conservation Fund (4)

August 24, 2015 — 

Can you imagine what the Sierra Nevada might look like if our nation hadn’t had the vision to set aside our national parks and forests? Would the Pacific Crest Trail …

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Kudos: Music in the Park & and an appreciated visit to South Lake Tahoe (5)

August 22, 2015 — 

MUSIC IN THE PARK THANK YOUThe Tahoe Paradise Park Events & Fundraising Committee, for the 50th anniversary celebration on July 11 with “Music in the Park,” would like to give …

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Opinion: Key decisions on Tahoe’s future pending in Congress (6)

August 21, 2015 — 

Decisions made in Congress over the next few months may well determine the extent to which Lake Tahoe remains blue and clear, with healthy forests, resilient watersheds, and its ecology …

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Opinion: Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand (7)

August 20, 2015 — 

“A discriminating irreverence is the protector of human liberty.” Mark Twain made a living on those words, the operative word being, “discriminating.”Sadly, presidential hopeful Donald Trump has dropped the word …

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Opinion: Protecting Lake Tahoe for future generations (8)

August 19, 2015 — 

It was 142 years ago that John Muir, the famous naturalist and conservationist, first laid eyes on Lake Tahoe.Muir wrote in a letter to a friend that he “sauntered through …

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Letter: California Tahoe Conservancy creates issues for area (9)

August 19, 2015 — 

The California Tahoe Conservancy (CTC) owns nearly 5,000 properties in the Tahoe basin. A great many are in the city of South Lake Tahoe. The properties are not taxed by …

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Letter: City of South Lake Tahoe awards contract for rec complex renovation (10)

August 19, 2015 — 

Hello Ms. Mlynsky, I received your letter and see it published in the Tribune. We completely agree with most of your comments and are aware of the challenges of the …

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Letter: South Lake Tahoe recreation center needs better pricing, upgrades (11)

August 18, 2015 — 

I would like to express my disappointment in our [South Lake Tahoe Recreation Complex]. The gym pricing is extremely expensive in comparison to the other health centers in town. I …

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Opinion: Become an engaged citizen in Lake Tahoe (12)

August 18, 2015 — 

Young professionals in Lake Tahoe want to make a difference. Despite what you may have heard through rumors or anonymous online comments, local government agencies are not out to ruin …

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Opinion: Summer safety encouraged as summer season winds down in South Lake Tahoe (13)

August 18, 2015 — 

The “Meet the Police” outreach campaign is going well. As a reminder, Coffee with a Cop happens on Thursdays and ends on Aug. 27. The Police Open House was well …

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Tahoe Pine Nuts: From the Gilded Age to the Platinum Age (14)

August 17, 2015 — 

Mark Twain was discreet when writing about sexual relationships, but unrestrained when writing a pornography of the dollar.“The Gilded Age,” written in collaboration with Charles Dudley Warner, published in 1873, …

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Opinion: In the latest bout of head-scratching news... (15)

August 14, 2015 — 

The city of South Lake Tahoe does not have a fire marshal, but will spend thousands of dollars on a bike park and will pony up $1.2 million for a …

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Letter to the editor: Minimum wage column doesn’t hold water (16)

August 7, 2015 — 

The opinion piece about minimum wages in last Saturday’s Tribune illustrates why it is called an opinion piece and not a factual article. The author touted Seattle’s successful minimum wage …

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Letters to the Editor: Airport plays a critical role, ‘Our side of the mountain’ (17)

July 31, 2015 — 

Airport plays critical roleWith the appearance of the firefighting “SuperScooper” aircraft at Tahoe Airport, I hope residents can see the incredible advantage of having an all-weather landing field, existing and …

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Mike Zucker: Defusing Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions (18)

July 26, 2015 — 

“Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate.” The echoes of that plea from President John F. Kennedy during his inaugural address on Jan. …

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Ink Out Loud: Mighty mondegreens (19)

July 17, 2015 — 

My brother Steve and my daughter Miranda are both wrong-song-lyric-singers.After a summer in Maine with Steve, Miranda said on the drive home from the airport, “How cool it was that …

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Bramble On: Closer to equality (20)

July 10, 2015 — 

I never thought homosexuality was morally wrong, but for maybe my first 20 years I knew it as something I didn’t want to be associated with. Much like being dumb, …

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