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Weekend Reading

Tribune Staff Report

In this weekly round-up, we scour our website for the week’s best articles. This issue focuses on a lawsuit filed against the TRPA’s Regional Plan Update, stellar South Tahoe basketball performances and the possible end to bear hunting in Nevada. To read the full articles and catch up on other local news, check out the Tahoe Daily Tribune’s website at tahoedailytribune.com.

STHS boys, girls advance to semifinalsThe Vikings’ basketball teams dominated the court this week in their quarterfinal games. The South Tahoe High School 35 to 28 Wednesday, while the wrested a 12-point win from Fallon Tuesday. Both teams continued playoffs in Reno Friday. South Shore alpine skiers prepare for state championshipsThe state alpine ski racing championships are slated for Feb. 25-26 at Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Resort. notched another slalom win at Heavenly Tuesday, while South Tahoe’s Mikaela Clothier led the lady Vikings with a third place finish.

Regional Plan Update faces court challengeThe Sierra Club and Friends of the West Shore in federal court Monday challenging the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s long-discussed plan for Lake Tahoe’s future.The litigation caught the attention of U.S. Sens. Harry Reid and Dianne Feinstein who wrote a earlier this month urging the groups not to sue.Nev. bill to ban bear hunting enters legislature Native Americans rallied in Carson City, Nev. Monday in support of , which would prohibit the Board of Wildlife Commissioners from authorized the bear hunt. Lake Tahoe wildlife advocates said they supported the rally but did not initiate it.

Chief public defender to retireAfter more than 30 years as an attorney, El Dorado County Chief Public Defender has seen his share of high-profile cases. But the everyday work of defending people is just as rewarding, Meyer told the Tribune.The 59-year-old was set to retire Friday. LTUSD moves toward paperless classroomsLake Tahoe Unified School District implemented the netbook program in 2010. The district now boasts 3,500 units or one laptop for every student between third and 12th grades. The is prompted partly because of common core or No Child Left Behind requirements. The online Smarter Balanced assessment system will replace California’s Standardized Testing and Reporting program, or STAR, by 2014-15.

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