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Market Pulse: Still no reason for fear (1)

April 16, 2014 — 

The S&P 500 closed at a two-month low last Friday and the Nasdaq fell 8 percent from its March high. Is the bull market over? Is it time to get …

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Jim Clark: What will liberals bring out this election season? (2)

April 16, 2014 — 

Rumblings from the Democratic National Committee seem to bear out a rumor that in this 2014 election year, Democratic candidates will shy away from Obamacare. With unemployment hovering just under …

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Letter to the Editor: Chase bears away —don’t photograph them (3)

April 16, 2014 — 

This letter is in response to the story, “How the BEAR League was formed,” by Toree Warfield in last week’s Bonanza. In reading about the formation of the BEAR League, …

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April 16, 2014 — 

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Glass Half Full: Talk with children about digital dangers (5)

April 16, 2014 — 

Lake Tahoe School offers a Parent Speaker Series that focuses on concerns common to all parents and that is open to the public. Two weeks ago, the fortunate audience had …

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Pine Nuts: Nevada 150 Party rolls into Elko (6)

April 16, 2014 — 

Two colossal celebrations collided in Elko this past Saturday night when the 45th Halleck Bar Party merged with Nevada’s Sesquicentennial Celebration at the best little museum in America. As it …

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Letters to the editor (7)

April 15, 2014 — 

Billboard doesn’t shed positive light In regard to “Billboard inappropriate for Tahoe’s entry highway” (April 9): Last Tuesday, my friends and I were discussing this very subject. We all agreed …

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Kevin MacMillan: Telling stories of death hardest part of our job (8)

April 15, 2014 — 

Last week was a tough one for us in the Sierra Sun and Bonanza newsrooms. Every Monday, we run an internal report that shows statistics of page views, unique visits …

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Letter to the Editor: Interested to see what efficiencies come from Meeks Bay fire deal (9)

April 15, 2014 — 

Regarding the Sierra Sun April 11 article “Meeks Bay inks deal with North Tahoe Fire,” kudos to both the Meeks Bay and North Tahoe fire protection districts for their proactive …

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TRPA guest column: The path toward restoration, collaboration for Lake Tahoe (10)

April 15, 2014 — 

In this time of nature’s awakening as winter once again turns to spring, another important milestone is upon us. This year marks the 45th anniversary of the formation of the …

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Market Beat: High-frequency trading revisited (11)

April 15, 2014 — 

Stock trading has evolved considerably since the original Buttonwood Agreement was first signed back in 1792 and 24 stockbrokers met outdoors on Wall Street under a buttonwood tree. The advent …

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Adam Trumble: Remembering my first view of the ‘noble sheet of blue water’ (12)

April 11, 2014 — 

Breath-taking, stunning and magnificent. Those were some of the words that were thrown around when an acquaintance described Lake Tahoe to me. She went on to tell me a story …

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Letters to the editor (13)

April 11, 2014 — 

Mark Twain urges ‘yes’ vote on Measure L When I visit small towns with active libraries in a white suit as Mark Twain, they hail me as “Mr. Twain,” or …

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Andy Wirth guest column: A blinding flash of the obvious (14)

April 10, 2014 — 

David Brew’s guest column in this past Wednesday’s paper, regarding a letter supporting our company’s character and management of the redevelopment at the base of the mountain, is a simple …

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Guest Column: Why Tahoe Donner supports Measure R (15)

April 9, 2014 — 

EDITOR’S NOTE: Measure R is a proposed quarter-cent, 10-year sales tax increase for Truckee trails funding ­on the June 3 primary. For information on the primary, visit www.mynevadacounty.com (select “elections” …

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Jim Porter: Server of alcohol liable for injuries caused by drunk driver? (16)

April 9, 2014 — 

If you are injured by a drunk driver, can you sue the bar or bartender who served the alcohol? If you’re hit by a drunk driver who left a private …

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Guest Column: Marijuana is far safer than alcohol (18)

April 9, 2014 — 

EDITOR’S NOTE: Incline resident Andy Whyman, MD, is a former opinion columnist for the Bonanza. Over the next several months, he will author columns pertaining to drugs, mental health and …

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Pine Nuts: America as explained by a curmudgeon to an immigrant (19)

April 9, 2014 — 

Welcome, stranger, to our shore, where we used to welcome your huddled masses, but not so much anymore. Lucky thing you’ve got a PhD in radiation shielding. Allow me to …

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Market Pulse: Receiving monthly income (20)

April 9, 2014 — 

Many retirees need consistent monthly income from their investments and in today’s near-zero interest rate environment that is difficult. Nevertheless, there are opportunities for those willing to accept some risk. …

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