Columns

When police cross the line

June 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

When I was a little girl, I can remember my kindergarten teacher telling us that if we were ever lost or afraid to “go find a police officer and they will help you.” Indeed, I taught my children the same, that there is safety and harbor fou...

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Opinion - Cameron: Men, we’d better listen to Sholeh

June 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

How are you feeling, guys?It probably ought to be better.Hopefully, the male portion of today’s audience read Sholeh Patrick’s column in Tuesday’s Press. She reminded us that while leading up to Father’s Day this weekend, we’re supposed to ...

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Opinion - Cameron: Bullet holes and bogus reviews

June 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s Chat Day, or in this case, the pleasant calm before the storm.I’m referring to the column that ran on Wednesday — describing my first up-close encounter with the AR-15.That’s the gun the NRA calls “America’s Rifle.”There will be blowba...

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You’re a grand old (living) flag

June 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

What is it about a piece of cloth that can cause such intense emotion? Nearly two and a half centuries after a painful war of independence and its official adoption by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777, the Stars and Stripes continu...

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Opinion - Brooks: Sickness, serious charges and a writer’s apology

June 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

In Monday’s column I suggested that people who were not “wheelchair-bound” (this is a key word, necessary to understanding my advice) consider using a wheelchair in their transit through airports. There are many, like me, who are not “wheel...

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Fathers in all forms a blessing

June 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Father’s Day evokes sweet memories of my own father, as well as the father that fate and providence brought into the lives of my three daughters in 1986 when Bert and I were married. Three daughters, two of whom were teenagers, created a re...

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Columnist pulls trigger on hot debate

June 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

It is the most cussed and discussed object in America.The AR-15.A series of attacks on schools and other groups of civilians has put this semi-automatic weapon in an ugly spotlight.Too many people can be killed too quickly, say millions of ...

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Call for better markets before fire season hits

June 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Before another wildfire season heats up, I hope Senators Risch and Crapo, and Representatives Simpson and Labrador, don’t miss an opportunity in the Farm Bill to address some of the challenges forest owners face here in Idaho — namely aroun...

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Tough guys take care of themselves

June 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

For men and all who love them: This is Men’s Health Week — a perfect prelude to Father’s Day. Since memorialized by congressional resolution in 1994, the annual program heightens awareness of common and preventable health problems, and prov...

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BROOKS: Sorry, but you can’t take GEG with you

June 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

I love Spokane’s airport! However, when we leave GEG (that’s airport lingo for Spokane International Airport), we become subject to the vicissitudes of other, not so friendly airport environs. Here are a few tips:1. If you want your bag to ...

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