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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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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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CHRIS CARLSON: We’ve got a real race on our hands

April 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

A few years from now political scientists and historians may look back on Idaho’s 2018 gubernatorial election as one of the most significant, game-changing elections since Cecil Andrus knocked off Republican incumbent Governor Don Samuelson...

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Cd’A schools’ hiring practices unacceptable

April 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

After learning about the recent allegations against Jeffrey Kantola, a former LCHS teacher facing charges of lewd conduct with a child under 16, I reached a tipping point. I’m not making a statement on his guilt or innocence, but his record...

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Why a dirty window is beautiful

April 08, 2017 at 5:00 am

In your Dec. 9, 2016, edition, there was a picture where “A bird leaves its mark Thursday on the window of 360 Fitness.” I was very sad to see the photograph. I am a member of the Coeur d’Alene Audubon Society, and it was a reminder of the ...

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And the winners are …

April 05, 2017 at 5:00 am

Jerry: It appears the Idaho Legislature has finished embarrassing us for another year. Carrie: Thank heavens they adjourned. But they do provide plenty of material for our annual “FLUB” and “BILE” awards. Jerry: Remind our readers what the ...

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April Fools’ Day

April 01, 2017 at 5:00 am

People around the world have been celebrating April Fools’ Day since 1369 when a friend of Chaucer’s heard him toying around with the notion of pulling merry pranks on April 1. This same pheasant, drunk on mead, shouted to King Edward III a...

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Ahlquist adds spice, big bucks to race

March 31, 2017 at 5:00 am

The infamous “hole” that was a part of Boise’s downtown landscape for 25 years, doesn’t have much meaning to people living outside the city — especially to those who think of Boise as one big hole in the first place.But that gigantic pit wa...

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Wildlife Services a danger to animals

March 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

On March 16, 2017, a 14-year-old boy’s dog is killed by an m-44 cyanide gun while walking near his home in Pocatello, Idaho. The boy is hospitalized after wiping off the orange powdery substance from his clothing onto the snow. Casey, his d...

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Gorsuch’s assurances to Senate likely to be tested upon confirmation

March 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

The sincerity of the assurances made by Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Senate Judiciary Committee in the course of confirmation hearings that the president “is not above the law,” is likely to be tested if, as expected, he ...

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