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Nearing a crisis: Teacher shortage

May 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

As a former CEO, I know that any organization is only as good as its people. Iíve managed companies as small as 50 employees and as large as 2,000 and the key to our success was always the talent and commitment of our teammates. Schools are...

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OPINION: PHIL COLOZZI ó Hey, what changed?

May 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

Since moving to North Idaho in 1989, my wife Mary and I have lived in Coeur díAlene, Hayden, several miles on the other side of Spirit Lake and now in Post Falls. In all these years, with no CC&Rs, or HOA, we and our neighbors knew how ...

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Consumer advice: WhatsApp? Well, malicious spyware attack, perhaps

May 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

If you use WhatsApp and received a notice to update your software, donít ignore it. Facebook has confirmed that malicious hackers were able to install spyware on Android Smartphones and Apple iPhones. Now Facebook is urging its 1.5 billion ...

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Research: Study says retired veterans love Idaho

May 22, 2019 at 10:58 am

Military service is challenging enough. While our thanks is a good start, the last thing new veterans need is healthcare or housing problems as they readjust to civilian life and cope with the aftermath of combat.May is Military Appreciatio...

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OPINION: HILLARIE HAGEN ó Moving forward with Medicaid expansion in Idaho

May 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

Last November, 61 percent of voters expanded Medicaid for Idahoans who make too much to qualify for traditional Medicaid, but not enough to qualify for tax credits on the health exchange. Iíve been collecting the stories of Idahoans in the ...

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Research: How to feed your genes

May 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

Are you a cheese fanatic? Canít stand spinach? It might be in your genes.In 2014, Italian researchers discovered 17 genes related to specific food cravings, plus a genetic connection to salt perception. (Maybe thatís why the hubby dumps sal...

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Recalling sacrifice is purpose of the day

May 22, 2019 at 1:00 am

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

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Storm system dislodges dry weather pattern

May 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

The first two weeks of May in Coeur díAlene were the driest since records were kept beginning in 1895. There was not a drop of rain during the first 14 days of the month, but 0.05 inches fell on the 15th. Then, our weather pattern changed a...

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HISTORY CORNER: The mighty oak tree has long been revered in history, with 600 different kinds around the world ó but none native to Idaho

May 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

After starting as a small acorn, oak trees can grow to a huge size and survive life facing torrential rains, bitter winters, drought, disease and raging fires ó but not manís ax. The oak is a treasure to humans and animals and is well recor...

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Why Iím supporting Bayview bond

May 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

I am encouraging Bayview residents to ďVOTE YESĒ in the upcoming bond election for the Bayview Water System Improvements. During the Cape Horn Fire, our home was very close to being lost due to LOW WATER PRESSURE and eventually RUNNING OUT ...

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