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Balancing a drone act (1)

June 30, 2015 — 

Drones are an awesome technology. That’s been apparent since I first started reporting on them back in 2012 while working at The Daily Independent in Ridgecrest.The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) …

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Pollen or no pollen (2)

June 26, 2015 — 

I had initially only noticed the dust when it began gathering on the dashboard in my car. I thought it unusual, but I’d been driving my family around all weekend …

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Letters to the Editor (3)

June 26, 2015 — 

Response to Ted Long’s letter to the editorWhile Ted Long wrote that he has vacation rentals in his neighborhood and appreciates it, I live at Tahoe Keys and I do …

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June 26, 2015 — 

Stars: Bright IdeasScars: Ouch! That’ll leave a markStar: Emergency personnel held the Annual Wildfire Expo in South Lake Tahoe last Saturday to provide education and awareness.Star: Tahoe Regional Planning Agency …

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Ink Out Loud: Hey, hey, my, my (5)

June 19, 2015 — 

Donald Trump does not impress me as the kind of guy who is aligned with Neil Young’s world views. In fact, Donald Trump does not impress me at all.Without permission, …

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Letter to the Editor (6)

June 16, 2015 — 

The Fourth is coming“Summer breeze makes me feel fine, blowing through the jasmine of my mind. The sweet smell of flowers, the jasmine in bloom. July is dressed up and …

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Ink Out Loud: This time, Ellen was right (7)

June 12, 2015 — 

I knew a woman named Ellen. She worked at the local hardware store. When she expressed her feelings about injustice, she would say, “Damn it, right is right and wrong …

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Letter to the Editor (8)

June 12, 2015 — 

Questioning current sloganOne has to question if the current slogan used to market South Lake Tahoe might be part of a mindset that fuels the problems relating to the disruption …

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Bramble On: Dear graduates, (9)

June 12, 2015 — 

Last Friday, watching your youthful and momentarily confident energy as you hid under umbrellas and pieces of paper from the growing rain during Friday’s graduation ceremony, eagerly anticipating the moment …

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Jim Porter: What does it meant to be an organ donor? (10)

June 11, 2015 — 

As most of you serious Law Review readers know, every once in awhile we do an organ and tissue donor column. The message bears repeating.Nearly 124,000 Americans are in need …

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Opinion: Dismayed at proposed Tahoe Expedition Academy school (11)

June 11, 2015 — 

This is in response to the Tahoe Expedition Academy’s proposed site in Martis Valley.As a resident and outdoor enthusiast who enjoys the beauty and quiet of Martis Valley, I am …

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Letter to the Editor (12)

June 11, 2015 — 

Let the voters decideI received an advertisement by the South Tahoe Association of Realtors through an email. Some of the statements were misleading. I do not know who actually wrote …

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June 10, 2015 — 

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IVGID GM’s Corner: Improving communication for all our residents (14)

June 10, 2015 — 

Our Parks and Recreation Guide is getting a facelift. It is now the IVGID Quarterly Magazine. You will still be able to use it as a way to learn about …

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Tahoe Market Pulse: Enduring the summer doldrums (15)

June 10, 2015 — 

The recent news about the economy and corporate profits showed that GDP shrank by 0.7 percent in the first quarter and profits fell by 5.7 percent.Profits also fell in last …

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Jim Clark: June 15 is Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary (16)

June 10, 2015 — 

Admirers of democracy, checks and balances, and “certain unalienable rights” of man have cause to celebrate.June 15 is the 800th anniversary of King John being forced by his barons to …

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Revenooer Rants: Dissolved corporation must still file returns (17)

June 10, 2015 — 

A recent private letter ruling issued by the Revenooers may come as a surprise to some.IRS says that a corporation’s dissolution under state law is not the equivalent of a …

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Opinion: Traffic issues a plenty in Incline Village (18)

June 10, 2015 — 

It has been nearly one year since I communicated with Ms. Clara Lawson, Public Works Engineer at Washoe County.I had emailed and talked with her via phone about what I …

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Opinion: Recall of IVGID trustees? (19)

June 10, 2015 — 

Public disgust with the dysfunctional IVGID Board is growing. Nothing will happen, though, unless that disgust translates into some sort of communication and action on the part of the residents …

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June 10, 2015 — 

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