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Ink Out Loud: Tell it like it is (1)

February 27, 2015 — 

Isn’t life so fragile? The day before my 49th birthday I didn’t have time to ponder aging as much as I had time to ponder mortality. I learned that a …

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Sierra Sun editorial: Community grows strong in Tahoe City (2)

February 26, 2015 — 

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Sometimes, it takes the most unfortunate of situations to occur for a community’s true colors to shine.This week, we at the Sierra Sun, like many residents …

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Opinion: Truckee airport-Clear Capital project a win-win for community (3)

February 26, 2015 — 

The Truckee Tahoe Airport District has worked very hard over the past two years to find a solution to retain an important local employer.The district does not take its role …

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Jim Porter: Sister sues for brother’s scuba diving accident and death (4)

February 26, 2015 — 

There is nothing worse than to personally watch a loved one being injured or killed as a result of someone else’s fault, such as observing a relative die in a …

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My View: Notes from the Front Row ™ (5)

February 25, 2015 — 

As many of you have read this column know I have written about mental health here in South Shore. It’s a topic I feel strongly about and will continue to …

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Opinion: What went wrong with anti-drug talk to high school kids (6)

February 25, 2015 — 

I thank Dr. Whyman for recognizing his talk at Incline High School was not the strong anti-drug message he hoped it would be. In his Feb. 12 column, “A learning …

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Mental Health Matters: As human beings we all face the problem of living (7)

February 25, 2015 — 

I began post graduate speciality training at the dawn of the biological era in psychiatry, the 1960s. Subsequently, mental illness was increasingly viewed as a brain-based disorder driven by aberrant …

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Jim Clark: More guns, less crime – or more guns, more crime? (8)

February 25, 2015 — 

The year 1926 was the last Nevada had both a GOP legislature and Republican governor, so it should come as no surprise that the current GOP majority is wasting no …

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Revenooer Rants: Some IRA early distributions escape penalty (9)

February 25, 2015 — 

Generally speaking, distributions from IRAs before one reaches age 59-1/2 trigger a penalty for early withdrawal — the Revenooers want you to keep the dough in the account until you …

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February 25, 2015 — 

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Opinion: Pinkerton’s column on Diamond Peak lacks transparency (11)

February 25, 2015 — 

I disagree with the Incline Village General Improvement District GM’s Corner in the Feb. 19 issue of the “Bonanza,” which states that “Diamond Peak’s business model is strong.”The column is …

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Tahoe market pulse: The bull market is alive and well (12)

February 25, 2015 — 

The stock market shook off the waves of selling last fall and in January and closed at a new high last week. Growth is outperforming value and the healthcare sector …

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Tahoe Pine Nuts: One common man’s answer to ISIS (13)

February 25, 2015 — 

Disaffecting youth begets criminals. Disaffecting youth begets gangs. Disaffecting youth begets terrorists.So if you are being a good dad, the world thanks you. If you are being a good coach, …

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Across the Universe: Let’s #AskMore — even if it will be a pipe dream (14)

February 24, 2015 — 

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — After viewing the 2015 Academy Awards this past Sunday and listening to the noticeable uptick in celebrity comments on the controversial topics of race, suicide, women’s …

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Opinion: Concerned with comments about Tahoe’s poor snow conditions (15)

February 24, 2015 — 

The Lake Tahoe region is one of the most beautiful places on earth, with or without “perfect” snow conditions.As a new member of the North Lake Tahoe community, and a …

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Tahoe-Truckee Market Beat: What is up with the Yield Curve? (16)

February 24, 2015 — 

The Yield Curve walks into a bar. The bartender says, “Hey, you’re really getting into shape!”The Yield Curve replies, “Yep. I believe the Expectations Hypothesis is working on my slope!”The …

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Opinion: Matter of time before Tahoe City Traffic Control kills a pedestrian (17)

February 24, 2015 — 

The traffic control for Tahoe City that is set out on weekends and busy holidays, while beneficial, creates a dangerous situation. Many drivers do not understand what is happening, so …

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Opinion: Truckee trashing green bags an absurd idea (18)

February 24, 2015 — 

Truckee is considering replacing green bag pine needle collection with 96-gallon cans. Like many residents, I have no place to store such a can, and if left outside, the cans …

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Bramble On: Shut the tweet up (19)

February 20, 2015 — 

The headline said it all. “How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life.” But wen I saw the tweet in the New York Times Magazine article, I didn’t think …

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Ink Out Loud: Check it out: Life in the fast lane (20)

February 20, 2015 — 

Self-checkout is far from a new concept. When I was a child we bought vegetables and farm fresh eggs at a ramshackle stand that resembled the psychiatric booth where Charles …

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