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Admit it: You’re addicted to this

May 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

May is Mental Health Month, so let’s talk about addiction. No, probably not the one you’re thinking about. Not drugs, alcohol, food, gambling, or sex. I mean the one most of us avoid considering, because it can’t be entirely avoided.Interne...

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Honor the fallen with our actions

May 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

As we head into the first three-day weekend of the upcoming summer season, it’s good to remember why Memorial Day is observed. In 1868, it was known as Decoration Day, a day to decorate the graves of Civil War soldiers. Now it commemorates ...

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OA's 12 steps to food control

May 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

Do you eat when you're not hungry, or not eat when you need to? Go on eating binges for no apparent reason, or until you feel sick? Do you reach for food when emotions are intense? Do you eat sensibly in front of others, then make up for ...

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Sunspot activity is getting lower

May 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

We’re going to see the return of springlike weather as there will be lots of sunshine and temperatures warming to around the 80-degree mark through Tuesday. Then, we’ll have the return of occasional showers and thunderstorms across the regi...

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What happened in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley?

May 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

The first white men to enter Montana’s Bitterroot Valley were the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery expedition, which arrived there on Sept. 4, 1805. They were heading westward to the Pacific Ocean, with 750 miles of the most rugged countr...

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‘The Walking Man’ has a sad story

May 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

Marc Stewart wrote a piece in the Saturday, May 6 Local section entitled, “We can’t be too busy to help.”He wrote of a man he coined “The Walking Man.” I am sure there are hundreds if not thousands of Coeur d’Alene and Hayden, even Post Fal...

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BLACK: Free speech must prevail for real learning to work

May 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

I wrote in the first installment to this article about the suppression of speech in America: “It is getting worse.” Of all places where the exercise of free speech should be championed, academic institutions should be at the top of the list...

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Acupuncture isn’t so mysterious after all

May 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

Saturday’s front-page feature told an unusual story. Call it acupuncture 911: Boy in respiratory distress at soccer practice, face blue. Soccer coach Rho Zaragoza, owner of Ancient Lake Acupuncture in Hayden, to the rescue. A brief applicat...

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The true value of libraries

May 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

I am one of five people serving on the Community Library Network Board of Trustees. I volunteer my time to serve because I know the value of our libraries. We have eight in the District: Athol, Harrison, Hayden, Pinehurst, Post Falls, Rathd...

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Historic school a treat to tour

May 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Twice a year, in May and September, the Pleasantview Community Association holds a public breakfast at the historic Pleasantview School to help fund restoration projects. The school, opened in 1910, is a registered historical site in Idaho ...

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