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Stewardship of our waters and adjoining lands

August 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

North Idaho’s waters and their adjoining lands are truly one of our most precious treasures. What have we done to deserve these gifts? They were here long before us and it is up to us to ensure they remain for posterity. Have we been good s...

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A back-to-school message from Grammy

August 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

Dear Grandchildren,You’re beginning a new school year. Your world is expanding and you’re asking lots of questions. You watch TV and listen to adults. You discuss what you see and hear with your friends. The talk regarding our president mus...

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‘Global leader’ coming to town

August 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Why pass another Thursday night with the same ennui? Instead, your Sept. 7 dinner could be regaled by tales of presidents past from award-winning storyteller Jon Meacham. If American history sounds boring, trust me; this won’t be. A fiction...

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Black Sheep come home to Pappy’s field

August 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

On Saturday afternoon, four U.S. Marine Corps harrier fighter jets and a C-130 transport plane arrived in Coeur d’Alene.Marine Attack Squadron 214 (VMA-214) is a U.S. Marine Corps fighter squadron consisting of AV-8B Harrier (V/STOL) jets. ...

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Nelson a charming getaway

August 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

Need a weekend getaway? Already done Seattle, Ellensburg, and Glacier National Park? Then head north. Just over three hours from Coeur d’Alene is charming Nelson, British Columbia, nestled deep between forested mountains, with familiar lake...

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Here comes the eclipse and some new facts

August 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

About a month ago, I wrote a feature on the upcoming solar eclipse. In what is considered to be a rare event for this eclipse to be viewed across the U.S., many folks are “gearing up” and, in some cases, planning to travel thousands of mile...

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Life and times of Uncle Nick among the Indians

August 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

Uncle Nick was shy about the scar on his head from being shot by an Indian arrow and always wore a cap. Most folks would show it off as a conversation opener, and Uncle Nick wasn’t shy about conversation.He always had plenty to talk about.A...

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Let Robert rule over local GOP committee

August 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

In any meeting where Robert’s Rules of Order are prescribed by the bylaws, a member with a working knowledge of Robert’s Rules of Order is like the one-eyed man in the land of the blind. He or she can navigate with surety while others ebb a...

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What’s behind the GOP takeover

August 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

There has been quite a bit of banter in the Press lately regarding the status of the local Republican Party. I think we can establish a final decision on some of these points, but more importantly, we need to straighten out what a local pol...

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Carlson: Standing ‘O’ for senator just one reason for hope

August 11, 2017 at 5:00 am

It was a small news item and it escaped public notice, which is a shame because it speaks volumes about the basic intelligence of America’s body politic.The item was a report on Maine Sen. Susan Collins’ return home for the August recess fo...

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