Sunday, March 26, 2023

Sholeh Patrick

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Updated 5 days, 17 hours ago

Sick of culture wars? Drop your weapons

Never mind the old sticks and stones adage. Words can do more than hurt. They also transform human interaction b...

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Why child care matters

Red or blue, old or young, parent or childless, kids matter to everyone.

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Rural maternity wards closing

If you’re a woman past childbearing age, in a way, you’re lucky. Those of us past that stage of life living outside of the big city had an advantage: Not lon...

Updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago
School levy FAQs

March 14 is a big day for North Idaho school districts.

Updated 1 month ago
Rihanna, pentagrams and other nonsense

No, Rihanna wasn’t wearing a belt with a Satanic pentagram during the Super Bowl halftime show (it was just a safety harness). No, President Biden’s claim...

Updated 1 month ago
Why do we need a Black History Month?

In what increasingly feels like the decade of pushback culture, Americans are putting everything on the table. Why do we have this? Why do we need it? Why sh...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
What’s up with spy balloons?

Spy “balloons” (which can look like ordinary weather balloons, easy to hide in plain sight) are one of the worst kept secrets in the spy business. While Chin...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Who was Valentine, anyway?

Love it or dread it, Valentine’s Day is hard to pin down. Never mind candy and inflated expectations. Resist temptation to feel jubilant or depressed about y...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
MLP: A subconscious bias against the unconscious

Pet peeve: “She unconsciously scowls every time he approaches her.”

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Donate life, for David

Waste has become a national habit, but it should never cost a life.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
The secret to happiness? Connections

If you could design a happy life, what would it look like?

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Here’s why accreditation matters

North Idaho College Interim President Greg South was in the state capitol Wednesday for Education Week, answering legislators’ questions about accreditation.

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Documents and presidents: What are the rules?

It’s almost second nature to take work home. Billions of people do. Especially when your job never really turns off, when an electing public expects you to b...

Updated 2 months ago
Have a bunny new year

Xin (“shin”) nian kuai-le, you cuddly rabbits.

Updated 2 months ago
'Panda mating fails. Veterinarian takes over.'

Just wait for it. Full disclosure: I’m a nerd. Libraries are heaven on Earth. Encyclopedias, exciting (with attention spans so short these days, a few paragr...