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Consumer advice: Energy drinks: Consume them at your own risk

July 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

It’s no wonder we feel exhausted and in need of a pick-me-up. We’re busy. So many of us turn to energy drinks. Are they a good solution?Studies say these drinks have risks — potentially fatal ones — a concern magnified by their popularity a...

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Research: Is your writing logical?

July 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

If you’re a doctor or nurse, you get it too — that involuntary inner shudder when someone in a social situation says, “I have this pain …” Asking for cocktail party diagnoses is not cool. It puts the askee in an awkward position.But it does...

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Unspoken words from long ago amaze with impact

July 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Last July, friends and colleagues gathered to celebrate the life of Ric Clarke in the garden of Roosevelt Inn. It was a lovely, memory-filled morning of reminiscing and reconnecting. A conversation with Barb Benner Everson that day made a l...

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OPINION: CHUCK MALLOY — Idaho Dems say socialist agenda won’t work

July 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Former Idaho Democratic congressmen Walt Minnick, Larry LaRocco and Richard Stallings are not on the front lines of this presidential campaign. But they have better thoughts about what it will take for a Democrat to win the White House than...

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Opinion: North Idaho drivers head wrong way on kindness

July 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

With family in several countries “across the pond,” as the Brits say, I’ve learned that all drivers aren’t created equal. There is a certain driving culture unique to each place — a set of expectations, habits, and unspoken rules you don’t ...

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HISTORY CORNER: History remembers the Magnificent Seven under age 25 and what they did

July 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

Age doesn’t seem to matter much when history shows how young people can accomplish so many great things. Here are just seven of them who accomplished great works when only 25 years old or younger:Alexander the Great was 18 when his father, ...

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Schools: We need to share the costs

July 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

We all agree that growth creates a problem for our schools. Each additional student requires exactly what the other students need, a desk, books, a means to get to school, play and study areas, a clean building, and a teacher. The operation...

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Consumer advice: Verify all collection notices

July 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

I’ve received several emails and calls from readers who have complained about an uptick in the number of debt collection notices they’re receiving. Many readers say they’ve never done business with the company claiming a debt against them.S...

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UI: Delivering on our brave and bold mission

July 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

I am thrilled to be back in Moscow to take the helm at the University of Idaho. To be in this role, after my childhood years roaming campus with my grandfather, Leon “Doc” Green, makes for a special homecoming. The U of I presidency is an i...

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Treeport: Writer crashed in land of fake news

July 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

I just read Bob Costigan’s “My Turn” column, “Treeport: What it is (and isn’t)” and feel compelled to respond. I’ve lived at Treeport for over 15 years and can tell you that Mr. Costigan really has his facts very wrong. Treeport was never i...

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