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Internet help desks: They may offer too much help

August 04, 2017 at 5:00 am

This week, I contacted a company that offers technical assistance for internet users. These organizations can provide a valuable service, even for seasoned communications network professionals. After all, even a network pro cannot know the ...

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Censorship isnít driving controversial sculpture debate

August 02, 2017 at 5:00 am

Dear Coeur díAlene Press and Art Spirit Gallery, I am a young community member, a Gonzaga student and a medical professional. I recently become engaged in the question of what is appropriate for a storefront window in the recent concern ove...

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KCRCC: Decorum and freedom of speech

August 01, 2017 at 5:00 am

As chairman of the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee (KCRCC) I am compelled to correct some misinformation that has been presented by others. Members of the KCRCC are precinct committeemen that have been elected one from each of ...

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CTE holds many answers for Idahoís job problem

July 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

Idaho has set the goal of having 60 percent of our 25-34 year old workers hold a postsecondary credential by 2020. This goal was established because studies show 6 out of 10 workers need education after high school to qualify for a job. Un...

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Is selling Avista wise?

July 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Great Blackout of 2003 began in Ohio, but it was the catastrophic failure of the Ontario power grid that literally pulled the plug and plunged millions of Americans and Canadians into the dark. Without notice and without apparent discus...

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Transit Center: What about the riders?

July 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

At the last two Kootenai Master Planning Organization (KMPO) meetings, Iíve raised questions about the transit center building. Itís been discussed for nearly two years. Iíve seen plans, though they have changed. So, my questions at KMPO we...

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The truth about Idahoís†voter information spat

July 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

There are times when it is not worth fighting to correct being misquoted or straighten out a misperception. There are certain times, however, when for the benefit of others, the battle for transparency must be fought. In light of recent med...

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Letís put that surplus to work for Idaho

July 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

Whether our political beliefs are conservative, liberal or somewhere between, meeting the needs of the people in our communities should be at the heart of our discussions. An article in the Coeur díAlene Press on July 15 discussed the surpl...

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THE CARLSON CHRONICLE

July 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

Every state has a handful of elected officials who are the glue that hold the government together. They are the folks who see public service as a noble calling to serve others. They labor often in anonymity. They do not seek the limelight. ...

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Innately speaking: Conservative or liberal?

July 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

In 2001, I cut back on my technical work and began writing about political, social, religious, and military subjects. During these 16 years, I received considerable feedback about this more subjective work.I cannot think of an exception to ...

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