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Here’s your flash news antidote

June 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

Tuesday’s column took aim at flash news — that showy, sound-bite, emotionally evocative stuff that leaves the mind undernourished and uncomfortably overfull. Quantity over quality; pop-ups, scare-shares, and quick clicks that do nothing to ...

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Friends are best gift of all

June 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

Clayton Bonsell turned 16 yesterday, a milestone birthday by anyone’s standards. My friend Dorene Russell tagged me in a post on Monday on the CDA Crazy Love Facebook page. She (and all of you) know how I love birthdays.The post was made by...

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News flash: Flash news is making you sick

June 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

German author-entrepreneur Rolf Dobelli pegged it when he said news “bites” are to the mind what sugar is to the body. We seem similarly addicted to its mind-numbing consumption. Not only does clickbait and its ilk provide little actual val...

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Heating up early in the West, Southwest

June 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

Our weather here across the Inland Northwest has literally been the envy of those living in California, the Desert Southwest and the Southeast last week. While temperatures in Coeur d’Alene and surrounding regions have been in the pleasant ...

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HISTORY CORNER: Remembering ‘The Forgotten War’ in Korea

June 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

Don Bradway of Garwood, Idaho, was only 3 and never really knew his father, Capt. Judson Jack Bradway, a U.S. Marine Corps pilot who lost his life during the Korean War in 1951.President Harry S. Truman called the war a “police action.” Oth...

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7 points to ponder on Idaho etiquette

June 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

North Idaho is growing rapidly with an influx of residents and businesses from all sectors of the country — particularly California. People are moving here for various reasons, but more than anything, for the quality of life, affordability ...

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MLP: Don’t dangle your prepositions

June 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

Poor, pitiable prepositions. Your Mrs. Language Person has a soft spot for those useful sentence connectors. Yes, in lieu of well-earned accolades for their eager explanations of when, where, or how, instead we see the little tykes rudely k...

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Family, friends are Rocky’s lasting legacy

June 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

When Joseph “Rocky” Carneiro passed away this month at the age of 67 family and friends mourned the loss of one of the good guys. Rocky’s parents, Tony and Della, owned the now iconic Tony’s Supper Club on Lake Coeur d’Alene so he grew up i...

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CARLSON CHRONICLE: Voters will see through this unsavory switcheroo

June 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

It appears Rep. Raul Labrador, despite being a darling of those enamored with the Tea Party wing of the Grand Old Party, missed one of the fundamental principles of the movement encapsulated in the phrase “We don’t like politics as usual.” ...

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Toast the summer solstice

June 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

Cheers to the longest day of the year. How will you celebrate the summer solstice? A trip to the beach, dinner from the grill, maybe a little yoga — a nice “sun salutation”? Solstice commemorations are about as old as man; many civilization...

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