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Ink Out Loud: The gift that keeps on giving (1)

December 19, 2014 — 

Tact requires a delicate balance I have not yet mastered. A few years ago I met an aspiring politician who was ethical, organized and motivated. I was conflicted and sad …

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Tahoe Dad: Elf in the trash (2)

December 19, 2014 — 

“Alright Elf.” I stare defiantly up at the top of the refrigerator where our Elf on a Shelf recently took up residence. “It’s time we had a little talk. These …

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Opinion: Not sure if Truckee-Tahoe schools are safe (3)

December 18, 2014 — 

EDITOR’S NOTE: TTUSD Superintendent Rob Leri Thursday said there were two sub teachers at Alder Creek Tuesday, and both were directly visited by an administrator to ensure the soft lockdown …

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Bramble On: Just another Dec. 16 (4)

December 18, 2014 — 

When I first heard my phone buzzing on Tuesday morning I thought it was my alarm. I picked it up and half-mindedly I read the word, “Home” on the screen. …

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December 18, 2014 — 

In response to Bill Crawford This really doesn’t take that much rebuttle about his short insensitive letter to the Editor on torture. Really? During this sensitive time, during the holidays …

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Bi-state compact approved 45 years ago (6)

December 18, 2014 — 

Forty-five years ago, in December 1969, President Richard Nixon signed a unique Bi-State Compact approving California and Nevada’s plan to create the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. It was the first …

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Kudos & Kindness (7)

December 18, 2014 — 

Magic of music Over the last few weeks, the talented duo of Ike and Martin, have rocked the MS Dixie and the Tahoe Queen with a series of free concert …

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Jim Porter: Injuries while using public trail — or private property (8)

December 18, 2014 — 

The North Tahoe-Truckee region is a sporting mecca. We have some of the best mountain biking and better-than-average road biking as well as superb hunting, fishing, kayaking and unbelievable hiking …

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Opinion: Hats off to Tahoe Forest CEO (9)

December 18, 2014 — 

Regarding Philip Fay’s Dec. 9 Letter to the Editor about costs of service at Reno Diagnostics vs. Tahoe Forest Hospital, there’s no question that certain services are less expensive at …

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Revenooer Rants: IRS all worked up over budget (10)

December 17, 2014 — 

Seems the IRS Oversight Board heard a whole lot of whining from the Chief Revenooers, last week, regarding their expected 2015 budget which, among other things, suggests that IRS will …

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Pine Nuts: Israel’s future and Oklahoma high school football (11)

December 17, 2014 — 

Israel, approaching 70, has an identity problem. At 70 you should know who you are and what you stand for, yet according to the legislation now before a dissolved parliament, …

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Glass Half Full: Our children can save the world (12)

December 17, 2014 — 

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Market Pulse: Some consequences to relief at the gas pumps (13)

December 17, 2014 — 

Crude oil continues to plunge in what some refer to as a Black Swan event, meaning it was sudden and on no one’s radar. The plunge has rattled the stock …

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Top 5 takeaways from the online marketing world in 2014 (14)

December 17, 2014 — 

It’s that time of year to take a look back at 2014. Here are five takeaways from the online marketing world this year. 1. Customer First It’s easy to forget …

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Mental Health Matters: Overprescribed antidepressants have harmful effects (15)

December 17, 2014 — 

Prescriptions for antidepressants have skyrocketed in the past 20 years, and rates have increased between four- and ten-fold in various age groups. If you believe that prescription rates reflect treatment …

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Opinion: Opinions are aplenty on Obama’s immigration order (16)

December 17, 2014 — 

If there was ever a subject for which it is impossible to get an objective, unbiased opinion, the clear winner is Obama’s executive order granting immunity from deportation to illegal …

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Opinion: Truckee gun incident eerie reminder of Sandy Hook (17)

December 16, 2014 — 

The timing was remarkable and incredibly ironic. On Sunday, while watching football, I saw many a Facebook post about the two-year anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School …

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Pet for Christmas? Adopt from a shelter (18)

December 16, 2014 — 

If you’re looking to get a new furry family member for Christmas please adopt from our local Shelter, Eldorado Animal Services located at 1120 Shakori Drive. It is open Monday …

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Understanding the flu and flu vaccine (19)

December 16, 2014 — 

Flu season is underway. Misconceptions about the flu prevent people from taking the proper precautions. For example, being out the in cold does not cause the flu. Here are a …

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December 16, 2014 — 

Good health Recently I saw the film, Remote Area Medical, that shows a portable health clinic serving the uninsured in Tennessee at the NAASCAR stadium. It was overwhelming to me …

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