Sholeh Patrick

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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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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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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Music: Smarter if we keep it

May 09, 2017 at 5:00 am

When it comes to budget cuts, it may cost more to lose some programs than keep them. Case in point: music. As governments and schools look for areas to save money, the arts are often the first hit. Never mind aesthetics and pleasure; the ar...

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Birth mothers connect to heal

May 02, 2017 at 5:00 am

Every life has its stories. Some are joyous, easily shared. Others may be too painful to talk about, but not without hope. Our stories make us who we are; sometimes it’s those hardest to tell which most shape our lives.Children are like tha...

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Cinco: Cowboy-up, amigos

April 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

Since the Mexican army was victorious over French occupiers so long ago, Cinco de Mayo reminds both North and South Americans of our strong connections. The American Revolution encouraged our neighbors before their great battle in 1862, but...

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AA’s lesson in suffering

April 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

Suffering respects no limits or borders. Rich or poor, healthy or sick, lonely or surrounded by people — no one is immune. Suffering is rooted in the spirit, the most inner self. So that’s where its answer lies. Regardless of its many trans...

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Got tight jeans? Then fight abuse

April 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

Like the abuse they mischaracterize, stereotypes cut both ways. Society suffers the consequences. In public health costs: Crime victims’ medical bills are often borne by public coffers). In crime rates: Domestic and sexualized violence rate...

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Go green easily for Earth Day

April 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

Forty-seven years, come Saturday. It’s not much, considering how long Earth has been around (4.5 billion years), and how long humans have been using its resources (200,000, give or take a millennium).As we become more advanced in how we use...

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Civility, anonymity at odds

April 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

Anonymity can be so appealing. It permits acting without personal consequence or responsibility. Without identification, words and acts are wielded more freely and thoughtlessly. We don’t “own” them. As a Press editorial recently emphasized...

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