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Got tight jeans? Then fight abuse

April 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

Like the abuse they mischaracterize, stereotypes cut both ways. Society suffers the consequences. In public health costs: Crime victims’ medical bills are often borne by public coffers). In crime rates: Domestic and sexualized violence rate...

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Will this be a tough fire season for the U.S.?

April 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

For the first time in recorded history, Coeur d’Alene’s moisture total has exceeded 20 inches before the end of April. The normal year to date is just over 9 inches and our seasonal average is 26.77 inches. Cliff and I are predicting about ...

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Mountain Man Seth Kinman’s bears, chairs, Indians and presidents

April 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

He stood more than 6 feet tall — big in those days — and all you could see of mountain man Seth Kinman were his forehead, cheeks, nose and eyes — all the rest was hair.He killed grizzly bears, elk, deer and Indians — making chairs out of th...

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Go green easily for Earth Day

April 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

Forty-seven years, come Saturday. It’s not much, considering how long Earth has been around (4.5 billion years), and how long humans have been using its resources (200,000, give or take a millennium).As we become more advanced in how we use...

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Catastrophic logging threatens national forests

April 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

National Forests across the West are facing dire threats from politicians, the timber industry and the Forest Service. The public is currently being misled into thinking that our forests are “unhealthy,” and that they need to be “restored” ...

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Who’s who are taking to the dance stage

April 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

A year 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. Last year’s debut of Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre’s Dancing with the Celebr...

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Civility, anonymity at odds

April 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

Anonymity can be so appealing. It permits acting without personal consequence or responsibility. Without identification, words and acts are wielded more freely and thoughtlessly. We don’t “own” them. As a Press editorial recently emphasized...

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Tis the season for ... thunderstorms

April 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Last Monday, April 10, was another example of our extreme weather pattern across the Inland Empire. During the early morning hours, Cliff measured 3.3 inches of snow in northwest Coeur d’Alene, taking our seasonal snowfall total to 115.4 in...

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U.S. joins World War I, 100 years ago

April 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

For nearly three years the United States sat on the sidelines as World War I raged across Europe. Despite nationwide anger over Americans killed when the Germans sank the British liner Lusitania in 1915, Americans remained bitterly divided ...

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How to overcome governor’s vetoes

April 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

Here’s what Gov. Butch Otter’s vetoes mean to everyday Idahoans: Entrepreneurial makeup artists who make brides beautiful on their wedding days won’t be legally allowed to work in Idaho. Businesses that want to demonstrate curling irons wil...

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