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Research: See why oldest man is always smiling

February 25, 2020 at 5:00 am

The worldís oldest living man says the secret to a long, satisfying life is twofold: Smile a lot, and let go of anger.Chitetsu Watanabe of Japan will be 113 on March 5 and was recently named the oldest living male by Guinness World Records....

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MY TURN: Voters, youíve got a big job to do

February 23, 2020 at 5:00 am

Voting season is in full swing again, and there is a tremendous amount of work to be done to ensure the participation of eligible Idahoans of all walks of life. This time itís for a high-profile race that hopefully most have a vested intere...

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Treasurer: CdíA should welcome advisory vote

February 22, 2020 at 5:00 am

As a duly elected county official and fiduciary for all county residents, I do not believe the cityís arguments against an advisory vote are sufficient justification to deny residents the right to be heard on significant matters affecting t...

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Research: NAACP: What it is ó and isnít

February 20, 2020 at 5:00 am

Competition is part of human nature. Perhaps thatís why better aspects of cultural tribalism are so often outweighed by the bad ó behavior lending itself toward misinformation, unwarranted fears, discrimination and worst of all, violence.Al...

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Consumer advice: Donít fall for these tax scams

February 20, 2020 at 5:00 am

This tax season, scammers will be working overtime to steal your identify and money. Here are a few common scams to watch for.1. Tax-refund fraud: This is when the crooks electronically file a false return under your name and claim a low in...

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MY TURN: We support students when we support teachers

February 19, 2020 at 10:14 am

When we talk about supporting teachers, weíre really talking about supporting students.The education a person receives during childhood has a meaningful impact on the kind of life they will lead. And an effective teacher is the primary cont...

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A woman joining the working men

February 19, 2020 at 5:00 am

Alice Corder George was born in 1906. Ruth Fletcher Rankin was born in 1910. These women were my maternal and paternal grandmothers, respectively. They were quite different, Grandma George wore an apron and had a cookie jar that was never e...

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What to do if SAD sets in

February 18, 2020 at 5:00 am

Much like every energetic kid doesnít have AD/HD, the fact that most people feel happier on sunny days doesnít mean they all have Seasonal Affective Disorder. But for those who do, SAD can become serious business.A form of depression relate...

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Ban wakesurfing on river

February 16, 2020 at 5:00 am

PRO: Ban wakesurfing on the riverBy FRED GABOURIEGuest OpinionI have been a waterfront property owner on the Spokane River since 1978 ó 42 years. I have firsthand knowledge of the riverís evolution from a working river supporting six lumber...

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Let the people play

February 16, 2020 at 5:00 am

CON: Let the people playBy RANDY KIRSCHGuest OpinionBoating on the Spokane River is a way of life for generations of families, and something so many of us look forward to every summer. Unfortunately, there are a handful of wealthy riverfron...

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