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  • Loyalton fire update
  • Echo bridge construction road closure coming up
  • Invasive species turned into dog treats?
  • Road Rage leads to stabbing in SLT
  • City Council candidate summary for Truckee and SLT
  • Heat wave throughout the regaion

Nation and World:

  • Burning Man goes digital this year
  • NBA playoffs start today
  • New Zealand delays general elections due to another C19 outbreak
  • California: “Take a Friend Fishing Month” and Sat. Sept. 5th is Free Fishing Day
  • The U.S. on Wednesday last week reported the most COVID-19-related deaths in one day since May, but the nation’s most populous state, California, showed signs of improvement Thursday
  • According to a study from the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office, Rising seas are likely to swallow as much as $10 billion of California property in the next 30 years and could erase up to two-thirds of Southern California’s shoreline by 2100

Fact Check:

  • “Kamala Harris refused to be sworn in with the Bible” – False

National Day:

  • Wed. 8/19 = National Bacon Lovers Day

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