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Elder abuse: A big ugly secret

July 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

Here’s a statistic that’ll chill your bones. It’s estimated that one in 10 Americans age 60 and older has been the victim of elder abuse. It’s difficult to get an accurate count because only about one in 14 cases is reported. The extent of ...

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OPINION: Stop ‘up-zoning’ Cd’A’s heritage neighborhoods

July 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

Kudos to Ms. Thruman for working to save the historic home on Government Way from destruction (Coeur d’Alene Press, July 2). How many of these heritage homes will be lost before measures are taken to preserve these pieces of Coeur d’Alene h...

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Research: Little girl might be smartest of ’em all

July 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

Big brainpower sometimes comes in small packages. Genius knows no color, culture, or creed. They can be rich or poor, humble or boastful, doctor or high school dropout — if prestigious Mensa membership is anything to go by.Kid genius. Take ...

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Refuse your timeshare in a timely manner

July 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

I’ve written about the woes of timeshares in the past and pointed out that timeshares are not really assets, they are liabilities. Once you purchase a timeshare it has a zero value because there aren’t any buyers. This isn’t to say that all...

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Birthday celebration has North Idaho flair

July 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Bebe Miles Fletcher turned 95 this past Friday. I adore Bebe, having known her for nearly a half century. She’s the matriarch of a large extended family and until recent years called Rathdrum home.All I know is that if I’m blessed to still ...

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OPINION: UYLESS BLACK — Google-ites gone astray in anti-military move

July 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

“Don’t be evil” was a motto used in Google’s corporate code of conduct when it was founded in 1998. Many soon-to-be employees were drawn to the company because of its ethos as espoused in this admirable idea. (Its motto is now “Do the right...

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Research: First Step opens new doors out of prison

July 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

It’s probably not on most Americans’ radars, but something momentous is happening: 2,200 non-violent federal inmates will leave prison earlier than expected this Friday. That’s just a sample. Another 1,100 have already been released under a...

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HISTORY CORNER: World War II: The death of an empire and dawn of a new Japan

July 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

It was a cloudy day and the ceremony lasted only 29 minutes.World War II ended with the Japanese signing the Instrument of Surrender documents on the deck of the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on Sept. 2, 1945. The American copy of th...

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Look at truckers from this perspective

July 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

In reference to your Business section article Sunday, June 30, “Truckers, slow your roll” in RED script by AP writer Tom Krisher. A good example of politicians perceived good, can be unknowingly manipulated and overridden by uninformed/misi...

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‘Extreme’ June? Not so much in North Idaho

July 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

June was another month of “extremes” across the globe. However, here in North Idaho, conditions overall were close to normal. Last month, our average high was 75 degrees with an average low of 52. So far, we’ve had just one 90-degree day, w...

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