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HISTORY CORNER: 50 years ago, the hard-fought victory over a North Vietnamese Army regiment on Hamburger Hill came at a high cost

May 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

On May 10, 1969, American Army and Marine forces were sent into dense jungle with orders to find and destroy the communist North Vietnamese Army (NVA) 29th Regiment reported by intelligence to be on a remote 937-meter high hill in South Vie...

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Property rights — or profits?

May 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

What are property rights? When someone moves into a primarily residential area in which they are permitted to keep some horses by right, they have a right to the peaceful enjoyment of their property. They have a right to keep a few horses, ...

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Standing up against the ignorance in nationalism

May 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

On May 5, Cinco de Mayo, the front page of the CDA Press had a well-written article by Craig Northup about a potential identity crisis within the Republican Party. Trying to interview the two gun-toting nationalists at Starbucks must have b...

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Research: The stories behind our graduation traditions

May 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

As I lined up (feeling rather awkward) in full regalia — complete with Cambridge-style cap and voluminous gown — for University of Idaho’s commencement ceremony in Coeur d’Alene Monday, I couldn’t help but notice the guy behind me. He was a...

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Consumer advice: Don’t get caught in genetic testing web

May 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

Our friends at Senior Medicare Patrol are warning seniors that various companies are showing up at senior centers and health fairs offering genetic testing or cancer screenings and falsely claiming that Medicare will pay for it.Here’s the r...

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MY TURN: Northern Lakes Fire levy could make big difference

May 09, 2019 at 4:26 pm

Imagine you’re relaxing at home and you’re suddenly experiencing chest pain like you’ve never felt. You know enough to suspect you’re having a heart attack, so you dial 911 and tell the dispatcher your problem. She tells you the fire depart...

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Positive outlook keeps 90-year-old young

May 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

Colleen “Coke” Hough is celebrating her 90th birthday today. I recently read an article on the subject of 90 being the new 60 and in Coke’s case, I think it might be the new 40 or 50. I’ve known her and her family, including her late husban...

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OPINION: DAVID ADLER — Constitutional conservatives, here’s your call to action

May 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

Constitutional conservatism is a venerable tradition, as old as the republic. It has championed the principles of law and order, limited government and protection of Americans’ liberty. At its peak, it was an avowed opponent of expansive ex...

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Research: Text and drive? Oh yes you do

May 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

Is it some kind of compulsion, or do we just not care?According to a March 26 report, while 90 percent of Americans agree that texting and driving should be illegal, more than 90 percent of drivers still use their phones in the car. Simply ...

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Research: Text and drive? Oh yes you do

May 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

Is it some kind of compulsion, or do we just not care?According to a March 26 report, while 90 percent of Americans agree that texting and driving should be illegal, more than 90 percent of drivers still use their phones in the car. Simply ...

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