Sholeh Patrick

Eight things mom got wrong

December 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

Fretful mothers may be natureís way of ensuring species survival, but maybe moms need to do a little more research before dispensing health warnings. A new study appearing on MedicareSupplement.com indicates 50 of the most commonly believed...

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Donít let fire ignite the holiday

December 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

If a winter storm were to knock out power, our house would be a beacon of light. The man of the house is candle-obsessed.Two of every five holiday house fires are started by candles, so itís a wonder our house still stands. According to the...

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This might be the perfect gift

December 07, 2017 at 5:00 am

It comes up every holiday season. Someone on my gift list has a tight budget; Iím tempted to buy a gift, but fear the recipient will feel obligated to reciprocate. Perhaps itís the opposite; what do you get for the person who either has, or...

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Lawyers for the working poor

December 05, 2017 at 5:00 am

Virginia Robinson is passionate about empowering the working poor. So passionate, in fact, that sheís set up an unusual not-for-profit law firm to serve them. But she needs help.Yes, nonprofit law, and no, this isnít Legal Aid. Contrary to ...

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HIV: Time to end it

November 30, 2017 at 5:00 am

Few things are more frustrating than persistent misinformation, especially when the result is potentially life-threatening, and certainly life-altering. It simply will not do to let status quo reign over the spread of disease. So itís time ...

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Turning victims into survivors

November 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

Kudos to Coeur díAlene Police and City Council for their decision to hire a victimís advocate, who could have been especially useful in many of their 900 domestic violence calls of 2016. If their road looks like the one blazed by Post Falls...

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Todayís holiday knows no borders

November 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

While origins and particulars vary, setting aside a day of thanks for bountiful harvests is a tradition pervading human history. Ancient Egyptians celebrated the spring harvest by honoring their fertility god Min. Minís festival featured a ...

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Look, up in the sky; itís a great job!

November 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

Wanna fly? Youíd almost be guaranteed a job, since the U.S. will soon need 87 new pilots each day to meet passenger demand. Thatís one every 15 minutes.Airlines around the world are expected to buy 41,000 new planes between 2017 and 2036. A...

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Public defenders preserve liberty

November 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

This is one of those ďdonít know what youíve got Ďtil itís goneĒ things. One of the many and ó literally ó vital blessings we Americans have is a public defender. Do we stop at taking this fundamental element of a democratic society for gra...

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Scientists issue their own global warning

November 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

They call it Americaís Pledge. A growing group of states, cities, businesses and organizations both public and private, worried and angry at the presidentís refusal to allow the U.S. to join international climate change agreements, are comm...

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