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OPINION: CHUCK MALLOY: Donít tell Betsy Russell that newspapers are dead

June 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

Betsy Russell has seen just about everything in her long career covering Idaho politics, so there isnít much that surprises her.That is, until the Idaho Press of Nampa contacted her in April with what she described as ďa really interesting ...

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Opinion - Carlson: To merge or not? Thatís the question

June 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

Donít look now but a huge fly just landed in the middle of the mud that has dogged Avista Utilitiesí proposed sale to the Canadian-owned and operated HydroOne headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.The fly with the big stick comes in the form of...

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50: Yes, itís a big deal

June 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

So whatís up with the number 50? Have you ever contemplated that question? Am I the only person quirky enough to consider this? It is sort of a cool number. Did you know that 50 is the sum of three square numbers: 3-squared + 4-squared + 5-...

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When police cross the line

June 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

When I was a little girl, I can remember my kindergarten teacher telling us that if we were ever lost or afraid to ďgo find a police officer and they will help you.Ē Indeed, I taught my children the same, that there is safety and harbor fou...

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Call for better markets before fire season hits

June 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Before another wildfire season heats up, I hope Senators Risch and Crapo, and Representatives Simpson and Labrador, donít miss an opportunity in the Farm Bill to address some of the challenges forest owners face here in Idaho ó namely aroun...

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Veteran sees need for Honor Flight verification

June 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

In regard to the ďOn your honor flightĒ (May 20), a follow up article written by Devin Weeks, I would like to commend Devin for following up and looking into the Mike Dunham issue based on a phone call to the paper questioning his service a...

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Another take on Timberlake Fire, BWSD

June 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

Editorís note: Bayview resident Sheryl Puckett has reproduced a column by Colleen Dahlseid and supplied her own views on Dahlseidís statements.Colleen: I sat in solemn disbelief last week at the Timberlake Fire District Commissioners meetin...

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Huge project on river would be traffic nightmare

June 05, 2018 at 5:00 am

I am writing to oppose the Cityís MOU, as written, for an exchange of City land with the Riverís Edge LLC development corporation. Some terms of this MOU are not in accordance with City Resolution 14-049, which requires ďcomprehensive plann...

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Urgent goal: Keep guns out of schools

June 03, 2018 at 5:00 am

In the United States, as in all of western civilization, children of certain ages are required by law to attend public schools. Because of this coercive factor, public school systems have the highest possible duty to actually educate childr...

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Crossing the lines of safety

June 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

I read with interest the CdíA Press story regarding the male and female arrested at the hospital after fighting with local police last August. My first thought as a citizen is always question authority. That is the saving grace of our preci...

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