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Dystopia in the East

October 02, 2019 at 5:00 am

Second of three partsIn their fear and weakness, the Communist Party is becoming desperate to rally their people in a national cause and gather everyday Chinese around the Communist Party banner. All schools, media, and popular culture have...

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Dystopia in the East

October 01, 2019 at 5:00 am

The first of three parts Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Communist victory in the Chinese Civil War. Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party plan a day of celebration.As they do, millions in Hong Kong await a new and greater Tian...

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Sales taxes: Donít tread on me

September 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

Iíd like to address some unfair sales tax practices.Everyone pays sales tax on items they buy retail in Idaho. They may not notice anything unusual about paying sales tax on propane, wood pellets and labor, all of which are tax-exempt.Idaho...

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Beware of for-profit mental hospitals

September 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

I recently attended a meeting of 15 to 20 homeowners in the Avondale area to discuss what could be called the invasion of for-profit residential mental hospitals. Three of these businesses are located in walking distance of each other. Thes...

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Riding the road to bike safety ó together

September 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

I am concerned about Douglas Rivardís sentiment in a letter to the editor on Aug. 14. I grew up in Kootenai County. On bikes. I used to ride my 10 speed to Bryan Elementary from Thomas Lane and occasionally stopped by the Ninth Street bike ...

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OPINION: CHUCK MALLOY ó Congress returns to pleas for more gun laws

September 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

Do something.Members of Congress have been hearing that line plenty of times during the August recess, and since those horrific mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.Now that Congress is back in business, the volume has been turned up a few notc...

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What went way wrong with NIC athletics

September 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

The CDA Press and its letters to the editor have provided a primer regarding NICís highly damaged athletic program but, as in most controversies, there is much more drama brewing in the Cardinal nest.To start at ground zero one must only ob...

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Education: Unleash free-market power

September 19, 2019 at 11:12 am

Third of three parts

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17th century system fails 21st century students

September 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

Second of three partsAre Idaho public schools performing? That is a hot topic question, especially during election season. To answer that we must ask what is the mission of our public schools; what are they supposed to be doing? The Idaho C...

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OPINION: Education funding out of whack

September 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

First of three parts

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