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Community moved and awed on moving day

November 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

In my Main Street column on Aug. 14 I wrote about the efforts by the Museum of North Idaho to move the J.C. White house that had been gifted by the owner to house the museum.“It’s been 116 years since the home of J.C. White made news in the...

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Hammer and sickle symbol for hypocrites

November 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

At long last Coeur d’Alene has a monument to Hypocrites, celebrating their irrational and selective outrage at perceived random offenses.I am referring, of course, to the swastika, blessed by Jennifer Drake and the Arts Commission and promi...

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Human Rights group condemns hateful symbol

November 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

Over the weekend we learned about the art piece on public property in Riverstone displaying the symbol of the hammer and the sickle.We want to be clear that it has been our mission for 39 years to speak out and oppose all atrocities that ha...

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Better know your advisories, North Idaho

November 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

The snowfall season for the 2019-20 season is off to a very early start. Rare snows in late September and October resulted in 6.6 inches of snow at Cliff’s station in Coeur d’Alene. At the Spokane International Airport, 6.9 inches has been...

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HISTORY CORNER: ‘Mumpers’ Tom Bell and Bampfylde in the days of the Founding Fathers

November 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

America was blessed with men of great character in the Founding Fathers, but lurking in the shadows of society — and sometimes even in the spotlight — were purveyors of deceit, dishonesty and dread.They called those scallywags “mumpers” — “...

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Tree Festival fundraiser far from a masterpiece

November 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

I was 12 when I attended my first Kootenai Health Foundation “Festival of Trees” event at the newly constructed Coeur d’Alene Resort. I returned each year with my family to listen to the local school choirs sing Christmas carols and admire ...

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Opinion: Keeping up with the Joneses

November 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

The lawyer-turned-writer is no rarity as bestselling authors John Grisham, Scott Turow (Presumed Innocent), Meg Gardiner (the Evan Delaney Series), and Erle Gardner (Perry Mason) well illustrate.Some of their ilk are nonfiction authors; oth...

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Toys for Tots in dire need of help

November 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Pappy Boyington Detachment of the Marine Corps League is in dire need of your help for our Toys for Tots Program (T4T). Donations of funds and toys are needed ASAP. We’re kick-starting our campaign today and need $$ and toys to do it. T...

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Research: Retirement, happiness change source of self-esteem

November 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

They say a key to happiness is living in the moment, to fret less about the past or future, to simply be “fully present.”True enough, yet it’s human nature — perhaps a survival tool — to plan. Perhaps that’s why the later phases of life are...

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‘As-is’ guarantees you’re on your own

November 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

When purchasing a used vehicle, you’re agreeing to an “as-is” deal. A car sold as-is comes without a warranty. Any defects or flaws with the vehicle will be the buyer’s responsibility. Once the paperwork is completed and signed, the dealers...

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