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Idaho’s top treat is a trick

October 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

Chat Day! Before we begin the show, here's something you need to know ... The survey we've been conducting to see what folks love about living in Kootenai County, and what might bother them, was never meant to focus on the negative. It just...

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Research/Opinion

October 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

Empathy is nice. Compassion is better. But when it comes to shifting cultural attitudes, what counts most is complete understanding. That’s impossible without an exercise in what it is like to live the life of another person. Or gender.Jack...

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‘Big Blows’ no match for world wind records

October 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

The fall season is here, and we often see windy weather from time to time. At this time of year, the clash from the invading cooler air from the north and the warmer air to the south can often generate large windstorms. The bigger the colli...

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Consumer Advice: Don’t take the Craigslist bait

October 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

CRAIGSLIST CLAIMS ANOTHER VICTIM: A couple from Chicago contracted for the perfect Seattle location for their wedding using Craigslist. The couple rented a Seattle residence for two weeks for about $3,000 for their wedding preparation and n...

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HISTORY CORNER: From Ireland to Montana, death seemed always around the corner for Thomas Francis Meagher

October 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

In Ireland, he was known as “Meagher of the Sword” because he believed the only path to freedom from British rule was through violent action. At age 20, he’d joined the Young Ireland Movement and took part in the Rebellion of the Young Irel...

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Prop 1: A threat to tribal self-reliance

October 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe opposes Prop 1 and I want Idahoans to understand why. We have joined with thousands of others across Idaho and we are contributing significant resources for the Vote NO campaign because Prop 1 is deceptive and it th...

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Opinion: Growth, it’s inevitable

October 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

NOTE: This is the conclusion of an overview that began in Friday’s column. We’re looking at the construction boom in Kootenai County, and the resulting reaction from many residents who complain that our quickly expanding cities are causing ...

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Here’s an invite to understand our Idaho

October 05, 2018 at 5:00 am

Next week, the wholly reimagined Idaho State Museum is set to open in Boise. After several years of planning, fundraising, and implementation, we’re finally ready to say, “Here we are, Idaho.”Idaho is a vast and geographically diverse state...

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Opinion: Readers write what’s wrong here

October 05, 2018 at 5:00 am

SPOILER: We’re going to be discussing a planning and traffic puzzle that can’t be fully addressed in one gulp. We’ll start the explanation today and finish tomorrow. Fair enough?It’s finally time to take a good look at the survey we’ve had ...

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Opinion: Wild beasties abound in Cd’A

October 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

Cougars and moose, you might understand.After all, development all over the fringes of Kootenai County are pushing them from their natural habitat.A bobcat?Sure, they can get lost.And coyotes will go anywhere, with signs hanging around thei...

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