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Mike Zucker: Defusing Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions (1)

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 (2)

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 (3)

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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Real world, real time solutions (4)

July 10, 2015 — 

I knew a woman who was newly-divorced with a few children and a couple of jobs. She enrolled in college and took out student loans. She was going to set …

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Letter to the Editor: July 8 (5)

July 7, 2015 — 

Vacation ordinance done rightTony Bagato, the principal planner in the City of Palm Desert has figured out the ideal plan for a vacation rental ordinance. He realized that nuisances are …

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July 3, 2015 — 

Stars: Bright IdeasScars: Ouch! That’ll leave a markStar: Happy Homestead Cemetery broke ground on the Veterans/Public Safety memorial to honor military members and public safety workers from the South Tahoe …

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My View: Notes from the Front Row ™: Local Musings (7)

July 2, 2015 — 

There has been a lot of discussion about what to do about property rentals with the City of South Lake Tahoe. This issue has been going on for years and …

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Opinion: My View: Notes from the Front Row ™ (8)

July 2, 2015 — 

Getting real. It’s become increasing clear that the South Shore despite its picturesque location, environmental focus, abundance of recreation and tons of entertainment, faces some real problems that have been …

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Opinion: My View: Notes from the Front Row ™ (9)

July 2, 2015 — 

Local Musings• Couldn’t have been a better weekend for visitors coming to the South Shore for recreation. This week alone we had a marathon, the “Come up for Air” soccer …

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Balancing a drone act (10)

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 (11)

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 (12)

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 (14)

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 (15)

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 (16)

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 (17)

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, (18)

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? (19)

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 (20)

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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