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Students, before you take out that loan …

December 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

Student loan debt exceeds $1.5 trillion, with much of the money spent on careers that have very few openings. About 60 percent of these loans are now in default. Many school counselors and parents encouraged students to continue education b...

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Here’s a strategy for healthier students

December 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

Are we failing or just falling down in our ability to provide our children with clean food and healthy nourishment at school? Every parent should be comfortable and trust school menus but in reading the menus from the paper, it is very diff...

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A tribute to two men who happen to be coaches

December 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

Hello my name is Kelsey Lyle. I am the mother of Wyatt Lyle. I am writing to you today in hopes that you will deeply consider helping me recognize two amazing coaches. We have had the privilege of being a part of their football team for fou...

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District gets an earful from taxpayer

December 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

The front-page headline “School district gets earful from survey” (Monday, Dec. 3, 2018) doesn’t seem appropriate at all. The article begins with “827 local residents made their voices heard …” that is less than 2 percent of Coeur d’Alene’s...

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OPINION: CHUCK MALLOY — Political solutions falter, but NRA plan might work

December 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

In this polarized society, there isn’t much gray area when it comes to the National Rifle Association.Idaho politicians love the organization, because NRA endorsements tend to lead to election wins. Detractors will paint the NRA as the root...

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Highway district should do what’s best for community

December 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

As elected officials, board members of the Lakes Highway District understand their duty to look out for their voting constituents’ best interest. They recognize that the expenditures they make will be judged for effectiveness and value.Rece...

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Opinion: JIM JONES — For would-be immigrants, another hurdle is looming

December 05, 2018 at 5:00 am

In 1907, Congress enacted legislation to deny entry into the U.S. of “persons likely to become a public charge.” The idea was to prevent immigration of people who would be drawing upon public assistance.The “public charge” legislation is st...

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Choices: Growing or falling behind

November 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

Major cities are growing, with younger people seeking better paying jobs and a more active social life. Smaller cities, including Coeur d’Alene, are experiencing more growth as well. Cd’A growth is retirees seeking a slower lifestyle but in...

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OPINION: UYLESS BLACK — Nationhood and Immigration — Part Two: Come One, Come All

November 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

While living on the east coast, I visited the Statue of Liberty several times. On each visit, I read a passage that was inscribed on a plaque near the statue. As you likely know, the inscription reads as:Give me your tired, your poor, your ...

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