Sunday, December 10, 2023

Sholeh Patrick

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Updated 5 days, 1 hour ago

Reining in AI, top-down

Technology is always a mixed blessing. Develop it unchecked by a sense of ethics, and we’ve learned it costs too m…

Updated 7 months ago
AI comes with ethics questions

Artificial Intelligence presents opportunities — and serious challenges.

Updated 7 months, 1 week ago
Library books: Who should decide?

What to know before you vote May 16

Updated 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Your food is on drugs

Studies show fish and other edible creatures are consuming our drugs and plastic.

Updated 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Pithy tax sayings

It’s here — the last day to send a check to Uncle Sam. When Your Mrs. Language Person is tempted to begrudge governments their share of her meager income, she …

Updated 8 months ago
Pets are positively pamper-worthy

Celebrate National Pet Day with your best furry friends!

Updated 8 months, 1 week ago
A Fool’s tale

Making fun of others isn't always funny, but making fun together is very tempting. Fan or foe of April Fool’s Day (the snickering prankster probably enjoys it …

Updated 8 months, 2 weeks ago
MLP: Picking on pronouns

Mrs. Language Person, that maniacally obsessed word nerd, has been known to make mistakes; but, thanks to beloved Mrs. Rhineheimer of ninth grade English class…

Updated 8 months, 3 weeks 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 by creating stereotypes. The worst part is that …

Updated 9 months ago
Why child care matters

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

Updated 9 months, 1 week 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 long …

Updated 9 months, 2 weeks ago
School levy FAQs

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

Updated 9 months, 2 weeks 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 t…

Updated 9 months, 3 weeks 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 shou…

Updated 9 months, 3 weeks 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 China …

Updated 9 months, 4 weeks 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 you…