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Halloween candy to die for

October 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

Oh, yeah, it’s Wednesday and that means Chat Day.Celine’s back, she’s in good form, so we’ll try to get off stage in time. Celine doesn’t like to be kept waiting in the wings.But before we hit the chat, though, I need to make a correction c...

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North Idaho wins an ‘Idol’ golden ticket

October 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

You don’t need to be an “American Idol” fan to appreciate just how big a deal the two-day taping of auditions for the upcoming season is for our area. Flashback to 2010 when Julianne Hough and American Idol host Ryan Seacrest became an item...

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Research: Pledge in schools offered, not forced

October 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

News of an Atlanta school district’s removal of the pledge in public schools in August renewed nationwide debate over an old controversy. After a local teacher expressed frustration over the misinformation he’s seen on social media, the tim...

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The Arctic Ocean continues to warm up

October 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

Ocean temperatures continue to warm up across the globe. Scientists and forecasters in Australia and at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are calling for the formation of a new El Nino, the abnormal warming of sea-surface ...

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Stay tuned to see how Sears story goes

October 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

Here it comes. It is reported that Sears has been working with its advisors and trying to decide whether to file a Chapter 11 bankruptcy request or a Chapter 7 request. Both will affect consumers’ rights and could affect pension plans of re...

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HISTORY CORNER: Ancient fish of the dinosaur days facing extinction by man and marine mammals

October 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

Shared by Idaho, Washington and Oregon, the Snake River weaves its way through the walls of Hells Canyon, rising a mile and a half above sea level — a gorge deeper than the Grand Canyon.In the Snake’s dark cold waters lurk giant fish whose ...

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Opinion: Disneyland or dreary? How you see N. Idaho

October 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Looking back …I think there was more to your survey answers than the way I presented them.With so many people responding to the question of how they feel about living in Kootenai County, perhaps I accidentally pictured things as too simply ...

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Opinion: Primary election circus leaves town

October 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

You can get up off your knees, North Idaho.Those prayers have been answered, and …The May primary is finally over.But who can blame the average citizen for wondering if the madness would ever end?This was a primary that saw one Kootenai Cou...

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Consumer advice: Yo ho ho! Mess with scam callers

October 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Jolly Roger (jollyrogertelephone.com) is a new program using artificial intelligence (AI) to drive scam callers crazy. The program “engages” the live caller using AI to keep them on the phone as long as possible and to frustrate them to no ...

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Travel: No trick: Halloween is a town in Oregon

October 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Halloween ain’t what it used to be. No longer a mere one-night candy scramble, All Hallows Eve is becoming a major holiday in its own right. More houses decorated, more costumery, more hokey pumpkin adornments and “ugly” sweaters. When it c...

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