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Acupuncture isn’t so mysterious after all

May 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

Saturday’s front-page feature told an unusual story. Call it acupuncture 911: Boy in respiratory distress at soccer practice, face blue. Soccer coach Rho Zaragoza, owner of Ancient Lake Acupuncture in Hayden, to the rescue. A brief applicat...

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The true value of libraries

May 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

I am one of five people serving on the Community Library Network Board of Trustees. I volunteer my time to serve because I know the value of our libraries. We have eight in the District: Athol, Harrison, Hayden, Pinehurst, Post Falls, Rathd...

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Historic school a treat to tour

May 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Twice a year, in May and September, the Pleasantview Community Association holds a public breakfast at the historic Pleasantview School to help fund restoration projects. The school, opened in 1910, is a registered historical site in Idaho ...

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Where political correctness and free speech collide

May 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

I came across an article about a restaurant chain in Colorado named Illegal Pete’s. Several Latino firebrands are demanding the name be changed and the word illegal be dropped, because they claim it has racial connotations. The name of the...

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Executive privilege explained

May 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

Will the president employ “executive privilege” to keep ousted FBI director James Comey from testifying or providing documents to Congress? Just what is executive privilege anyway?You won’t find it clearly defined in the U.S. Constitution o...

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Tornado season currently below average in central U.S.

May 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

May is the month when we often see the most tornadoes across the U.S. As of late last week, there have been about 33 confirmed sightings around the country. The average for this month is 276 with the majority occurring in Texas (43), Oklaho...

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HISTORY CORNER: Portland, Oregon’s voice of Bugs Bunny, Sylvester the Cat and Speedy Gonzales

May 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

For more than 60 years, Mel Blanc from Portland, Ore., was “the man of a thousand voices” that included Bugs Bunny — “What’s up Doc?” — and “Tweety Bird” with a speech impediment saying, “I tawt I taw a puddy tat!…I did! I did taw a puddy t...

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Party politics can’t solve local issues

May 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

Recently the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee created a resolution declaring their opposition to the transit center in Riverstone. This resolution, made by the KCRCC, clearly demonstrates how party politics can separate us from ...

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Idaho can do better for police

May 11, 2017 at 5:00 am

Salute to our men and women in blue — Sunday begins National Police Week. Being a police officer is a tough job. Aside from obvious personal risks, there is that love-hate dichotomy officers face among the public they serve. Some citizens h...

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Local luminaries display surprising talent

May 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s hard to recall when I’ve had as much fun and laugh-out-loud moments as was found on Saturday evening at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort for the second Dancing with the Celebrities. The sold-out show to benefit Coeur d’Alene Summer Thea...

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