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Weatherwise, it’s been a crazy April

April 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

We finally got to see some sun last week in Coeur d’Alene and other areas across the Inland Empire. Temperatures later this week are going to be well above normal as highs warm into the 70s. We might even see readings close to the 80-degree...

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BILL BROOKS: Spring brings out ants, wasps and door-knockers

April 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

Not all door-to-door sales people are scammers. As the weather improves, so do the conditions under which door-to-door salespeople work. Many offer services and products which are both a convenience and benefit to consumers. Here are a coup...

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HISTORY CORNER:

April 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

At six in the morning of April 18, 1942, (Tokyo time) Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese Marshall Admiral of the Imperial Navy and commander-in-chief of the Combined Fleet was wearing green khakis as he boarded a twin-engine Mitsubishi G4M1 “B...

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North Idaho love affair blossoms

April 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

This particular column has been swirling around for months, kind of sitting like some invisible ghost in my computer.At times I’d think it absolutely must find its way into print, but then there were moments when it seemed that the entire i...

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Climate change a real threat … just ask our military

April 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Les Atchley’s March 23 My Turn piece, “Be cautious about spending trillions on climate change,” raises some interesting points. When I looked into his sources of information, though, they raised some disturbing questions as well. For exampl...

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Dust-up shows a big hole in budget

April 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

An article in Wednesday’s edition of The Press, titled “Budget Dust-Up,” covers a dispute concerning the “CAFR” (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report) and the role of the Annual Budget in that report. Unfortunately, the positions of our el...

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If Sammie could talk, she’d say ‘Feed Me!’

April 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

Yes, Sammie the Cat has made an appearance in this space once previously.Maybe twice.But that was about a year ago, and I’m writing about her today because you readers with pets need to hear a story.Sammie went through a health scare last s...

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Smile! That teeth-whitening offer might be a scam

April 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

An employee of a local grocery store called me with a story I found hard to believe. It seems that a woman wearing scrubs, the clothing that staffs of doctors and dentists sometimes wear, was wandering around the food store, selling teeth w...

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BULLETIN: Some good traffic news

April 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

Think of your most furious curse word.Go for the Grade A scream that’s delivered red-faced and very much as though you’re steaming and angry at the world.Now then …Let me guess that at some time, on some awful day, you’ve unleashed that fur...

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Local celebs dance for performing arts benefit

April 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

Two years ago I declared there were two things I knew I’d never do: jump out of a perfectly good airplane or become a professional dancer. I’ve stayed true to my word. 2016’s debut of Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre’s Dancing with the Celebrit...

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