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HISTORY CORNER: Where are all those giant Nephilim bones that were sent to the Smithsonian?

August 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

In 1924, the New York Times reported ďA huge skeleton, believed to be that of a prehistoric human being has been discovered in Salmon River Country by two members of the State Highway Dept., who brought their find to the City.ĒThe largely i...

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Krocís Chamness in L.A., but heartís in CdíA

August 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

John Chamness has come a long way since he held a Salvation Army flag at the bottom of an old Coeur díAlene gravel pit, claiming the site for a proposed Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center.Then, he was a Salvation Army major charged with fun...

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A golden opportunity ó if we take it

August 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

The former National Guard building on Ramsey Road belongs to Kootenai County at no cost to citizens. County commissioners can choose a long-term benefit or short-term gain with this opportunity.They are leaning to the short-term gain that m...

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Opinion: This is no way to treat the brave

August 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

Taylor Beach is fine.Hopefully.You may recall that Beach was one of three Coeur díAlene police officers involved in a frightening incident back in February ó a sudden exchange of gunfire that left her partner, Charles Hatley, critically wou...

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Opinion: Who needs a PIO? You donít

August 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

Might as well toss this straight out on the table.I donít think Kootenai County needs a public information officer, and Iím hoping Sam Taylorís decision not to take the job will stop this rush to fill an invented position.At the very least,...

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OPINION ó CHUCK MALLOY: Democrat: Our party isnít smart enough for U.S. win

August 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

Say what you want about President Trump ó and there are plenty of strong opinions on both sides ó but this much is clear. Heís the president that the Democratic Party so richly deserves.Political pundits are rubbing their hands in anticipat...

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Consumer advice: Holy sheet! Donít pay fees up front

August 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

Upfront fees? Never! Thatís my rule. One of the most accurate indicators of a fraudulent or at least questionable offer is when all fees or service charges are required to be paid upfront. In almost two full years of listening to customersí...

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Opinion: Time for Tom to win one

August 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

Tom Hearn sighed.ďI seem to keep coming out on the wrong side, without really intending to be there,Ē he said.Hearn is frustrated about a few things, and he wonders if people may be misunderstanding his priorities.No doubt heís enjoyed kick...

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Research: A killer plays under the sun

August 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

The shining sun is a powerful temptress, beckoning young and old to linger longer outside. Distractions of work and play make forgetting about hydration too easy, so as temperatures climb again, please keep in mind that even strong bodies c...

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OPINION: Baseball memories really do last a lifetime

August 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Coeur díAlene Little League team is living a dream this week as they prepare to play in the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa. Our community has been cheering the team on in this incredible journey, the first team fro...

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