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Re-entry center: Look hard at merits

January 17, 2020 at 5:00 am

Weighing in on the debate about whether or not Kootenai County should accept an Idaho Department of Correction re-entry center, I am on the “pro” side. As a teacher and administrator at Anchor House/Idaho Youth Ranch for 20 years working wi...

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OPINION: CARRIE and JERRY SCHEID — Time to move the needle on workforce preparation

January 17, 2020 at 5:00 am

Carrie: Happy 2020! It’s a great time to look ahead. It’s also a good time to examine previous goals. Jerry: Any particular goals you have in mind?Carrie: How about getting Idaho’s workforce ready for the 21st century? One area Idaho fell s...

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How to spot a scam

January 16, 2020 at 5:00 am

Several readers have asked that I provide a list of some common scams so we don’t fall victim to them. The list includes:• The Social Security Administration will not call or text to tell us that our Social Security number has been use...

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Research: Impeach: Not just another trial

January 16, 2020 at 5:00 am

The House of Representatives on Wednesday delivered articles of impeachment of a president to the Senate, only the third time in U.S. history that’s happened. What’s next?American impeachment tradition has British origins; English parliamen...

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Research: Rules of the (slick) roads for safety

January 14, 2020 at 5:00 am

If you missed Ralph Bartholdt’s December article, Idaho ranks in the top 10 destinations for folks relocating from California, mostly from SoCal. To quote that article, “of the nearly 80,000 people who moved to Idaho last year, approximatel...

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Tall goals for short films

January 14, 2020 at 5:00 am

I’m always attracted to stories of people following their passion.David Brubaker is a writer, director, actor and videographer who’s in the process of creating his first short film. His company, Semistupid Productions, focuses on commercial...

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HISTORY CORNER: Civil War becomes training ground for Wild West Outlaws

January 12, 2020 at 5:00 am

While the famous battles of the Civil War were raging in the eastern part of the nation, there was a war-within-a-war going on straddling the Missouri-Kansas border. Union volunteer militia nicknamed “Jayhawkers” were fighting Confederate i...

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OPINION: UYLESS BLACK — Interesting but inaccurate: PC pundits get it wrong again

January 10, 2020 at 5:00 am

This is in response to the Coeur d’Alene Press notation (Jan. 3, 2020) about the comments on Joe Biden’s remark regarding American culture. His statement has been characterized by many people as racist. Here is what Mr. Biden said, “Our cul...

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Let’s make 2020 a year to remember

January 10, 2020 at 5:00 am

For tens of thousands of Idahoans looking to get ahead, the 2020 legislative session may come down to two issues: the future of Medicaid Expansion and education investments in our state. On the Medicaid Expansion front, Gov. Brad Little has...

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Research: Political disgust: Bias is to blame

January 09, 2020 at 5:00 am

One of the reasons voting-age Americans give for not participating in elections and government is — in a word — disgust. Or put another way, pain.It’s not apathy. Far from being apathetic, such non-voters (especially young adults) often hav...

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