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Left-wing hypocrisy

January 23, 2017 — The Women’s March is a calculated protest against Donald Trump, contrary to what Norma Santiago and others say, otherwise why do it now? Why do we need to recommit to constitutional values now? Why not eight years ago, or a year ago or six months […]

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More new CA laws for 2017

January 23, 2017 — Here is another handful of the 898 new laws passed for 2017 in California. If you missed last week’s breakdown, just go to SierraSun.com and search: “Jim Porter.” I promise I won’t write about all of them. Ballot Selfies: In my mind, one of the […]

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Focusing on regional prosperity in 2017

January 23, 2017 — Happy 2017! The Tahoe Prosperity Center’s mission is uniting Tahoe’s communities to strengthen regional prosperity and we plan to continue on that path throughout the new year. First and foremost, we will continue our efforts to bring Tahoe’s communities together on important regional issues, such […]

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Why I am marching

January 20, 2017 — Tahoe Women’s March on Washington D.C. on Jan. 21 is slated to be a historic demonstration of human beings who believe in equality and social justice for all. Although titled “Women’s March” the march is for everyone who cares about human rights. Human rights are […]

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New president foolish enough to launch first missile?

January 18, 2017 — For over half a century the world has lived in fear of a nuclear conflagration, yet comforted to some extent by the belief that anyone would have to be a fool or insane to launch that first missile. By the afternoon of Jan. 20, 2017, […]

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Opinion: How will Trump’s education pick affect your school?

January 17, 2017 — As Inauguration Day approaches, the press has focused much attention on Donald Trump’s picks for cabinet posts, including Betsy DeVos for secretary of education. At a time like this, it’s worth reflecting on the past trends in public education and then asking: What will the […]

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Jim Porter: 898 new laws for California in 2017 (opinion)

January 17, 2017 — As usual, our California Legislature has been busy passing new laws – 898 for 2017 (Governor Jerry vetoed 159 other bills). I’ll be cherry picking a few from time to time, here’s the first selection: Powdered Alcohol: I wanted to get the most important new […]

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Mom Talk: Plenty to do around Tahoe with the kids

January 16, 2017 — Most of us live in Tahoe for our love of the mountains, the lake and the four seasons. There is probably no place more beautiful than Tahoe to grow up in. My husband was born and raised here and we feel very fortunate to bring […]

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Letter: Tahoe Transportation District needs to take a stand on affordable housing

January 14, 2017 — Dear editor, I am writing about the ads that I see in the Tribune from the Tahoe Transportation District. The one that says “publishing these commitments demonstrates that the TTD board recognizes affordable housing as a critical piece in the revitalization project’s success.” I can’t […]

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Letter: SnowGlobe ‘a lot of loud confusing fun’

January 13, 2017 — I drove home the other night and passed several groups of happy Snow Globers who wore less reflective clothing than a bear with its eyes closed. As I waited for a light to turn green, the leader of one division looked both ways before he […]

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Guest column: Tahoe storms that nostalgia are made of

January 13, 2017 — I was lucky enough to be born and raised in the tiny and beautiful little town of South Lake Tahoe, a mountain utopia that never fails to thrill and delight me to my core. Well, this little sleepy town of ours is slowly emerging from […]

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League to Save Lake Tahoe opinion: The road to a healthier Lake Tahoe

January 12, 2017 — Have you heard the analogy between climate change and steroids? The major league slugger Barry Bonds had been a great hitter before he used steroids. Steroids caused him to hit more home runs, often farther out of the park. Climate change can make Lake Tahoe’s […]

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TRPA opinion: Let’s keep progress going at Lake Tahoe

January 12, 2017 — Lake Tahoe is in the midst of a small renaissance. And 2016 saw another year of progress with more redevelopment projects, bike trails and environmental restoration projects taking shape all around the lake. Redevelopment at the Y and on Harrison Avenue is breathing new life […]

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Here’s to Lake Tahoe beer: Top 3 reasons to drink a beer in 2017

January 7, 2017 — If you’re anything like me, you could probably use a beer right now. The emotional ragdoll all started back in early November when I started puzzling how our next president’s hair works (still haven’t figured it out). Then came the excitement of the holidays and […]

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CA laws protecting chickens challenged by several states

January 7, 2017 — California likes and protects its animals. In the 2008 general election, California voters adopted Proposition 2, effective January 1, 2015, laying down, pun intended, protective measures for egg-laying hens. No Confined Chickens Under Prop 2, chickens may not be confined for the majority of any […]

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Make eating less meat your resolution this year

January 7, 2017 — The coming new year’s resolution should be pretty obvious, particularly when it comes to diet: 2017 will go down in history as the year when plant-based meats have revolutionized the food industry. A dozen start-ups, led by Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, are creating plant-based […]

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Letter: Shame on Chevy’s in South Lake Tahoe and Real Mex

January 7, 2017 — Like many, I was shocked to read about the heartless closure without notice to employees of Chevy’s restaurant. Chevy’s parent company, Real Mex Restaurants, decided it was for the better health of the company and obviously had been in the works for awhile, since it […]

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Letter: Boycott Chevy’s for their treatment of employees in South Lake Tahoe

January 7, 2017 — The closing of Chevy’s is certainly within their right, however, the way they treated their employee’s is not. As a customer I can tell you the service was always good. It seems they knew they were closing on Dec. 26 some time ago, what could […]

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Letter: Dismayed by decision at Barton’s Attic

January 7, 2017 — I was dismayed to read a recent article about the changes at the Attic, our local thrift shop. I have donated to the Attic to help our community and shopped there to find local treasures. Many of the elders who volunteered there were an integral […]

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Guest opinion: Telling the right story

January 4, 2017 — From an insider’s point of view, it is not hard to see that 2016 was a year of progress for South Lake Tahoe. New businesses opened, entrepreneurs flocked to the area, old buildings were razed to make way for the new and residents became more […]

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