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Snow & Wind Return With Gusts Up To 90 MPH Over Ridgtops

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Incline Village, NV…Greater Lake Tahoe Area Zone Forecast For This Week. Tonight Cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow level 8000 feet lowering to 7000 feet. Lows 31 to 41. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Ridge gusts up to 75 mph increasing to 90 mph after midnight. Tuesday […]

FAA Announces First UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Test Site Operational


Washington, DC…The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that the first of six test sites chosen to perform unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research is operational more than two-and-a -half months ahead of the deadline specified for the program by Congress. The FAA today granted the North Dakota Department of Commerce team […]

President Obama Offers Easter and Passover Greetings


Washington, DC…Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their retellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, […]

NATO Secretary General Says Ukraine Crisis Amplifies Need To Boost Defence Cooperation

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Luxembourg…NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Tuesday (15 April 2014) that the Ukraine crisis has amplified the need to strengthen cooperation between NATO, the European Union and with close partners. “We need to train and exercise more together, for instance the NATO Response Force and the EU Battlegroups, so that we stand ready for […]

2014 Pacific Coast Rafting Outlook Remains Positive Despite Drought


Angels Camp, CA…O.A.R.S., the worldwide leader in whitewater rafting with river trips throughout the West, is gearing up for a solid rafting season on California and Oregon’s most popular whitewater rivers despite below average snowpack conditions throughout the region. The positive 2014 California rafting outlook is the result of smart water management decisions by local […]

Investigators Searching For Motives in Jewish Center Killings


Overland Park, KS..Police Department Investigating the Shooting Deaths of Three Victims – Update 8:15 p.m.  At approximately 1 p.m. today the Overland Park Police Department received reports of shots fired at the Jewish Community Center (JCC), 5801 W. 115th Street, Overland Park, Kan.  Shortly thereafter calls were received of shots fired at the Village Shalom […]

Round 4 Wrap: Another Green Jacket for Bubba Watson


Augusta, GA…For Bubba Watson, a second Green Jacket isn’t about proving himself a great golfer.  But the reality is that few things are more important at Augusta National Golf Club than tradition, honor and the great champions who have won the Masters.  On Sunday, Watson became the 17th golfer to win multiple Masters and, yes, […]

Cattle Gather Operation Concluded According to BLM


Clark County, NV…Statement from Director of the Bureau of Land Management Neil Kornze on the Cattle Gather in Nevada: As we have said from the beginning of the gather to remove illegal cattle from federal land consistent with court orders, a safe and peaceful operation is our number one priority. After one week, we have […]

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Ensuring Equal Pay for Equal Work

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Washington, DC….Hi, everybody.  Earlier this week was Equal Pay Day.  It marks the extra time the average woman has to work into a new year to earn what a man earned the year before.  You see, the average woman who works full-time in America earns less than a man – even when she’s in the […]

Sierra-Tahoe Ready Mix Under Investigation


South Lake Tahoe, CA….City of South Lake Tahoe Public Works Engineers recently learned that Sierra-Tahoe Ready Mix, Inc. was possibly issuing false or fraudulent documents relating to government construction contracts. City Engineers notified the South Lake Tahoe Police Department and Police Chief Brian Uhler requested District Attorney Vern Pierson assist in the case as it […]

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