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Ink Out Loud: That guy (1)

March 27, 2015 — 

My research assistant lives on another continent. I talk to him once a week — each Sunday. We dissect articles from the Economist and other publications, discuss world news, talk …

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Opinion: Climate change — Don’t ignore the mounting evidence for it (2)

March 26, 2015 — 

I want to share an important development in news about climate change. My previous contributions for opinion columns have been in response to others’ submissions about climate change denial. This …

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Jim Porter: Man must register as a sex offender for animal cruelty (3)

March 26, 2015 — 

All I can say is, if that headline does not pique your interest, I don’t know what will.The opening paragraph of this Third District (Sacramento) Court of Appeal case reads: …

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Mental Health Matters: Is there more to the story of suicide rates? (4)

March 25, 2015 — 

Suicide makes the news more these days, with the widely publicized suicide of the great actor Philip Seymour Hoffman being a case in point.Suicide is no longer considered a marker …

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Jim Clark: Should Nevada follow Utah’s lead? (5)

March 25, 2015 — 

Several years ago, Gov. Kenny Guinn, R-Nev., addressed a crowd of Incline/Crystal Bay residents at a gathering at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe.During Q-and-A he was asked: “What can be …

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Tahoe Market Pulse: Stock prices more volatile than stock values (6)

March 25, 2015 — 

The world’s central bankers, many of whom criticized the Fed for quantitative easing (QE) seven years ago, are putting on what amounts to a full-court press to boost economies and …

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Revenooer Rants: IRS has dough waiting for you (7)

March 25, 2015 — 

That’s right – they just can’t wait to send you money, if you’re one of the million or so blokes who hasn’t yet filed for the 2011 tax year and …

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Tahoe Pine Nuts: 1969 was the best year of the 20th century (8)

March 25, 2015 — 

As a general thing, I prefer living in the 19th century. But every now and again I take a little walk on the wild side and venture into the 20th …

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Letters to the Editor (9)

March 25, 2015 — 

Who are they fooling?With April Fools’ Day just around the corner, it appears that the meat, egg, and dairy industries have been playing us for fools all year-round.Their more remarkable …

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A long view on what the drought means for Tahoe (10)

March 24, 2015 — 

Having grown up in Tahoe, during a drought year in my teens, I recall wading in front of Lakeland Village for what seemed like a mile to reach a point …

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Tahoe-Truckee Market Beat: Apple added to the Dow (11)

March 24, 2015 — 

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been around since 1896. The Dow consists of just 30 stocks. When the Dow was first created, it only consisted of 12 stocks, and …

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Sierra Sun editorial: Be wary of tax seasons scammers (12)

March 19, 2015 — 

Today is the first day of spring, which means several things in terms of weather and recreation — and also that the clock has begun ticking to Tax Day, April …

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Jim Porter: More 2014 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest results (13)

March 19, 2015 — 

The Bulwer-Lytton contest challenges entrants to compose bad opening sentences to imaginary novels.It takes its name from Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, who began a novel with “It was a dark and …

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Talking to Your teen about stress (14)

March 19, 2015 — 

Any parent will tell you raising teenagers is a stressful time! Are you in that stage? Talk to your teenager about it. Your stress may be similar stress for your …

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IVGID GM’s corner: How we get things done in Washington, D.C. (15)

March 18, 2015 — 

There is a routine item on next week’s agenda asking the Board of Trustees to extend our agreement with Marcus Faust for Federal Legislative Advocacy Services.Over the past eleven years, …

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Glass Half Full: Music can teach us to be discerning (16)

March 18, 2015 — 

Last week, especially, I was grateful for The Pointer Sisters. You know, that trio of sisters who were big in the 1970s and ‘80s.Described by my new best friend, Pandora, …

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Opinion: Don’t underestimate the power of the penny (17)

March 18, 2015 — 

The poor lowly Lincoln cent, once a proud unit of currency with considerable influence has really been relegated to the back burner.From inception, it has gone from something exchangeable for …

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Jim Clark: Allen West calls Obama ‘an abject failure’ (18)

March 18, 2015 — 

Every year, on or about the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, Republican Party organizations in each county hold a Lincoln Day Dinner and Fundraiser to honor the first Republican US …

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Revenooer Rants: Old guys rule? (19)

March 18, 2015 — 

When it comes to Social Security, they do. So saith the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Inspector General, who recently stumbled across the fact that something like 6.5 million folks, age …

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Opinion: We can’t afford secrecy in government in Nevada (20)

March 18, 2015 — 

Open government doesn’t cost money. It saves money. You wouldn’t know that from much of what you hear from public bodies who must deal with records requests and comply with …

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