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How to overcome governor’s vetoes

April 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

Here’s what Gov. Butch Otter’s vetoes mean to everyday Idahoans: Entrepreneurial makeup artists who make brides beautiful on their wedding days won’t be legally allowed to work in Idaho. Businesses that want to demonstrate curling irons wil...

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CHRIS CARLSON: We’ve got a real race on our hands

April 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

A few years from now political scientists and historians may look back on Idaho’s 2018 gubernatorial election as one of the most significant, game-changing elections since Cecil Andrus knocked off Republican incumbent Governor Don Samuelson...

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Easter’s Passover connections

April 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

What’s in a name? For two among the most important holidays in Judeo-Christian tradition, quite a lot.Early Christians did not celebrate Easter (by that or any other name). The earliest known written record of the word was made in England b...

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Cd’A schools’ hiring practices unacceptable

April 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

After learning about the recent allegations against Jeffrey Kantola, a former LCHS teacher facing charges of lewd conduct with a child under 16, I reached a tipping point. I’m not making a statement on his guilt or innocence, but his record...

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Snowbirds are onto something

April 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

Our neighbors are snowbirds, having enjoyed the past five months or so of fall and winter in the Arizona sunshine. I noticed their motorhome back in the neighborhood first thing Monday morning. Their timing for returning home just happened ...

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Could we see a ‘monster’ El Nino later this year?

April 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

It was another day of record-breaking moisture across North Idaho last Friday. A Pacific storm system brought more showers and even a few thunderstorms which added another .71 inches of rain to Coeur d’Alene’s big seasonal total. Friday’s r...

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The mystery of beeswax and a lost Spanish galleon in the Pacific Northwest

April 09, 2017 at 5:00 am

Spanish galleons played an historic role in world history, and were the type of ship used in the Manila trade lasting from 1565 to 1815 carrying silver from Acapulco across the Pacific to the Philippines to pay for Asian goods highly sought...

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Why a dirty window is beautiful

April 08, 2017 at 5:00 am

In your Dec. 9, 2016, edition, there was a picture where “A bird leaves its mark Thursday on the window of 360 Fitness.” I was very sad to see the photograph. I am a member of the Coeur d’Alene Audubon Society, and it was a reminder of the ...

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When friends can’t even visit

April 08, 2017 at 5:00 am

Wanderlust is a natural human trait. Perhaps it’s an innate drive to expand knowledge and understanding — tools which optimize man’s power to control and thrive in his environment. Travel changes us, expanding our thoughts and increasing ou...

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And the winners are …

April 05, 2017 at 5:00 am

Jerry: It appears the Idaho Legislature has finished embarrassing us for another year. Carrie: Thank heavens they adjourned. But they do provide plenty of material for our annual “FLUB” and “BILE” awards. Jerry: Remind our readers what the ...

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