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OPINION: LUPE WISSEL — Idaho is not just for the young

January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

On behalf of AARP Idaho and our 186,000 members across the Gem State, I would like to applaud Gov. Little’s priorities outlined in his first State of the State address.We agree Proposition 2 deserves full funding and implementation as soon ...

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Poking holes in Mann’s ‘global cooling’ assertions

January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

I’m writing in response to Randy Mann’s “Sunspot Activity is Non-Existent” weather column that was published in the Press on Nov. 26 of last year. In the column Mann predicts that a multidecadal period of low sun activity, called a grand so...

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Consumer advice: Businesses, beware Chamber ad scam

January 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce wants all local business owners to be aware of a suspected scam. One of our local businesses was contacted by a graphics company operating out of Illinois. They wanted to sell him ad space for a busines...

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Research: MLP: Now you too can write good

January 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Editor’s note: While Mrs. Language Person recovers from a broken wrist — no, not from wagging her finger too forcefully — we revisit some of her more memorable linquistic lectures.•••What joy to be affirmed! To see Mrs. Language Person’s li...

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Listen to your body in matters of the heart

January 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Here’s a personal historical milestone:On Jan. 17, 2008, I was emceeing the Post Falls Chamber’s Annual Awards Banquet. During the evening I felt a bit clammy and muddleheaded and a little short of breath but finished the event. I told my h...

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OPINION: SCOTT JONES — Compensation system unfair to sheriff’s deputies

January 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

The men and women of the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office are grossly underpaid. This must be fixed — the status quo fails to recognize the risks they take and the sacrifices they make; harms public safety; and is fiscally unsound.As the ta...

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Research: MLP: Misused and abused

January 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

Editor’s note: Mrs. Language Person has dusted off some of her favorite columns while filling in for Sholeh Patrick, who’s recovering from an injured wing.•••Some readers have shared their linguistic frustrations with Mrs. Language Person, ...

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You tell that boss to buy his own darn gift cards

January 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

A reader called to warn us that scammers are targeting working people, impersonating their bosses. This scam involves a criminal posing as your boss or a big boss and emailing you with instructions to buy gift cards (most likely Amazon) for...

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HISTORY CORNER: France’s gift to the United States: the Statue of Liberty

January 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

For 143 years, the Statue of Liberty has shined as a beacon of hope and freedom in a world filled with too much despair and bondage. Édouard de Laboulaye was a French intellectual with an interest in President Lincoln, the U.S. Constitution...

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Rain, snow and ice glaze Inland Northwest

January 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

Moisture totals for the start of 2019 are doing well across Coeur d’Alene and the rest of the Inland Empire. We did get a break from the precipitation this weekend, but more rain and snow should be seen across the region toward the middle t...

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