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Post Falls creating its own train nightmare

November 30, 2019 at 5:00 am

In the Nov. 23 Press story about train noise, Post Falls said its primary responsibility in considering housing projects near railroad tracks is public safety, and that “grade separations” in the form of bridges or tunnels are needed to sil...

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The case for a robot for Christmas

November 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

This year’s Kootenai Health Foundation Festival of Trees will be raising money to help fund a second da Vinci surgical robot at Kootenai Health. While surgical robotics might sound like something performed in only the most advanced hospital...

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Suicide prevention starts with knowledge

November 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

Sunday’s front-page article on suicide was daunting and disappointing. Daunting because of the sheer numbers here in North Idaho. Disappointing because the causes are not discussed, while a larger government presence in our lives is touted ...

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Eyes open, let’s see beauty of American quilt

November 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

As Thanksgiving 2019 becomes a pleasant memory, it is a good time to reflect upon the significance of this important holiday. Families and friends gather to break bread, eat turkey and give thanks for the blessings bestowed on us by our rem...

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A little gratitude goes a long way

November 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

This column is shamelessly, and gratefully, derived from the work of another (with a little effort to confirm and flesh out his research). Steve (“S.J.”) Scott’s blog on Happierhuman.com, 31 Benefits of Gratitude, packs a wallop of research...

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Season of joy and thankfulness

November 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

Big doings in Coeur d’Alene this weekend with the Christmas Lighting Parade, holiday lighting and fireworks over the lake on Friday night and the kick off of Kootenai Health’s Festival of Trees events. The Coeur d’Alene Carousel is open on ...

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Research: Black Friday: Is it worth all the hype?

November 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

Black Friday isn’t what it used to be. Once a doorbuster dash by only the most committed Christmas shoppers in the wee hours following Thanksgiving, “Black Friday” sales have stretched from three-hour mad grabs to multi-day specials lasting...

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Corridor could kill local businesses

November 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

Dear Ms. Miller and Mr. McEvers (Kiki and Woody), Ms. Evans, Dan English, Dan Gookin:I do not know many of you personally (well enough), but have met several of you in the past, so I am writing this note both personally and officially.I hav...

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HISTORY CORNER: California Gold Rush miner from Mexico Joaquin Murrieta avenged death of family, then turned bandit and killer

November 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

During California’s 1849 Gold Rush, Joaquin Murrieta came from Mexico to try his luck, only to turn from being another miner hoping to strike it rich and live peacefully, but that all changed on one tragic day in 1853.A great deal of resear...

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Tree Festival bears gifts to community

November 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

With the Kootenai Health Foundation’s Festival of Trees just days away, this seems a perfect opportunity to offer some information on the Foundation and the Festival of Trees. Even some people who grew up attending the Festival of Trees may...

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