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Californians Face Higher Costs for Goods and Services Than Before the Pandemic Despite Inflation Slowing

03/05/2024

The consumer price index shows services are mostly responsible for persistent inflation, but prices for food and other goods in California remain high.

EPA Announces New Superfund Cleanup Projects in California

02/27/2024

Part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the projects include California’s Lava Cap Mine in Nevada City, Sulphur Bank Mercury Mine in Clearlake Oaks, and Southern Avenue Industrial Area in South Gate.

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Empowering Farms, Enriching Communities: Inside the Force of Tahoe Food Hub

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Tucked away in the Truckee/Tahoe area lies a transformative force in the local food scene: the Tahoe Food Hub. This initiative isn't just about providing fresh produce; it's a comprehensive endeavor that promotes regenerative farming practices, fosters …

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Californians Face Higher Costs for Goods and Services Than Before the Pandemic Despite Inflation Slowing

The consumer price index shows services are mostly responsible for persistent inflation, but prices for food and other goods in California remain high.

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Truckee Town Council decides to move forward with purchase of six zero-emission battery electric vans

TRUCKEE, Calif. – The Truckee Town Council met on Tuesday, Feb. 27 to discuss an initiative involving the purchase of six zero-emission battery electric vans for the transit fleet and update on electrical vehicle charging infrastructure. 

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Roadkill surveys could save animal lives

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Ecologist Tanya Diamond gets up every morning and checks messages for roadkill sightings. It's the least fun, but one of the most important parts of her job.

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Truckee Fire District to accept proposals for 2024–26 Curbside Green Waste Services

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Truckee Fire Protection District (Truckee Fire) released a Request for Proposals (RFP) on February 9, 2024, for the 2024-2026 Curbside Green Waste Services. Truckee Fire is seeking qualified and interested contractors and/or organizations to provide green waste …

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Vail Resorts says it’s ahead of schedule for zero net emissions by 2030

Vail Resorts says as a company, the product it's selling is the environment, a fact that undergirds its approach to business.

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