Tahoe Talk: ‘Murder hornets’ in Washington; Costco limits meat buys; It’s Star Wars Day

Up-to-date, daily info on news that is happening around Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada. Notes from today’s discussion include:

National News:

  • 3.5M total cases, nearly 250K deceased globally (millions of Italians return to work today)
  • Star Wars Day – May the 4th be with you (Disney-plus releases The Rise of Skywalker early)
  • Costco limiting meat purchases to three items per person, requiring masks, and back to normal operating hours
  • Whole Foods announced they will be providing free disposable masks to customers nationwide
  • Large layoffs possible for United Airlines amid $1.3 billion Q1 loss
  • “Murder Hornets” spotted in Washington state – can kill a person without allergies and puncture a bee suit
  • Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium aiming to be the “gold standard” of sporting events and host fans for it’s first game – Side bar: Don Shula HC, most winning NFL coach ever died today
  • Aquarium in Japan that said their garden eels were in danger of forgetting about humans – “Please FaceTime them!”

Local News:

  • Douglas County School Board looking to choose their candidate for superintendent – also candidate forum for county commission are at 6 p.m. tonight
  • Douglas County commissioners drove a letter to the capitol asking the governor to allow businesses and offices to reopen
  • El Dorado county has started offering free testing to residents that want to be tested
  • New city manager for SLT, Joe Irvin, is getting sworn in this Monday morning
  • Check it out: Very comprehensive article on the Sierra Sun about the economy for North Tahoe and Truckee

Listen to today’s discussion here.

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