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Ink Out Loud: Any time of year, you can find it here (1)

August 29, 2014 — 

Heaven is under our feet, hell froze over and the rest is history. Two scrappy New Jersey kids in the single-digit age bracket belted out “Take it to the Limit.” …

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Labor Day weekend feel-good foods (2)

August 28, 2014 — 

If you’re looking for a down-to-earth late summer-fresh salad, Greek salad comes to the rescue. Its main stars include greens, tomatoes, feta cheese, olives, olive oil and vinegar. This concoction …

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Jim Porter : Get drunk, fall down — and sue (3)

August 28, 2014 — 

If you are of the general opinion that we should each be responsible for our own actions, you’re not going to like Carlsen v. Koivumaki. The justices in Sacramento who …

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Revenooer Rants: Unhappy with IRS service? (4)

August 27, 2014 — 

That’s the advice of IRS Commish John Koskinen. In his keynote address to a recent meeting of the National Society of Accountants, Koskinen whined that the biggest challenge facing the …

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Jim Clark: Discussing Nevada’s business margins tax (5)

August 27, 2014 — 

The proposed business margins tax will be decided by Nevada voters this November (ballot question #3). The measure would assess a tax against gross revenues (not net revenues) of Nevada …

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Market Pulse: Use limit orders for best executions (6)

August 27, 2014 — 

Investors who once preferred mutual funds are now using exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Whereas mutual funds are bought and sold at the end of the day, ETFs are traded on stock …

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Letter to the Editor | Insufficient evidence of conflict at TFHS (7)

August 26, 2014 — 

The Tahoe Forest Hospital’s Board of Directors recently announced, without elaboration, there was “insufficient evidence” of a conflict between the duties of Bob Schapper as the hospital’s CEO and his …

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My Turn | Concerns about Squaw Valley expansion (8)

August 26, 2014 — 

In nearly every issue of the Sierra Sun, I see full page ads paid for by Squaw Valley Ski Holdings LLC with testimonials by their merchants or members of the …

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Pine Nuts: 72 reasons to be hopeful (9)

August 25, 2014 — 

On Thursday I was bequeathed with the honor of welcoming 72 Fulbright Scholars to America. Lake Tahoe was their gateway to America before flying out to their respective universities to …

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Letter to the Editor: Environmental Policy Alliance a front for ‘Dr. Evil’ (10)

August 22, 2014 — 

It is more than a little ironic that Will Coggin of the “Environmental Policy Alliance” (Sierra Sun letter, “Trout Unlimited on national scale has shady agenda,” Aug. 22) expresses concern …

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Is it Tahoe time or tech time? (11)

August 22, 2014 — 

Recently, I’ve attended several events hearing divergent perspectives from both speakers and attendees on the issue of time. At the Start-Up Tech Mixer in San Francisco the energy in the …

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Kudos & Kindness (12)

August 21, 2014 — 

Business after hours TahoeChamber would like to thank Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe for hosting our Summer Fun BAHM! (Business After Hours Mixer) on Wednesday. The evening was filled …

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How to be informed about vaccinations (13)

August 21, 2014 — 

As a parent, I know we want our children to be safe. Certain safety measures are designed to help keep children safe, such as child safety seats, seat belts and …

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Mighty mound cookies for pre-fall (14)

August 21, 2014 — 

Coconut macaroons are sweet, soft, gooey cookies and one of my favorite on the South Shore any time of year. I’ve had a long lasting affair with these mounds — …

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Ink Out Loud: Code 3 to common sense (15)

August 21, 2014 — 

Erica went to work like she always did, with a smile and kind words for others. Knocked to the ground by a felon grabbing for her gun, she was saved …

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Sierra Sun election letters policy (16)

August 21, 2014 — 

It’s election season yet again, and as our local races gain steam toward the Nov. 4 general election, we want to make sure readers are aware of the newspaper’s policy …

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Jim Porter: May police search cellphone for info? (17)

August 21, 2014 — 

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued an Opinion with far-ranging implications addressing whether the police may search the information on a recent arrestee’s cellphone. TRAFFIC VIOLATION Riley (as he was …

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Letter to the Editor: Trout Unlimited on national scale has shady agenda (18)

August 21, 2014 — 

While relocating stranded fish and efforts to promote angling by the Truckee Chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU) are commendable and uncontroversial, readers should be aware that the activities of Trout …

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August 21, 2014 — 

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Market Pulse: Mutual funds vs. ETFs — what’s better? (20)

August 20, 2014 — 

Mutual funds were very popular in the 1980-90s, with Fidelity Magellan and Vanguard Index 500 gathering the most assets. Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) emerged in the 2000s and are growing faster …

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