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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...
Why child care matters
Red or blue, old or young, parent or childless, kids matter to everyone.
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...
School levy FAQs
March 14 is a big day for North Idaho school districts.
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...
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...
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...
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...
MLP: A subconscious bias against the unconscious
Pet peeve: “She unconsciously scowls every time he approaches her.”
Donate life, for David
Waste has become a national habit, but it should never cost a life.
The secret to happiness? Connections
If you could design a happy life, what would it look like?
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.
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...
'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...