While some area Republicans continue to push for certain materials to be removed from area libraries, staff maintain that libraries must include books on all topics — including those that some deem controversial or objectionable.
“The library can’t discriminate,” said CLN Director Amy Rodda. “We have books on all viewpoints.”
At a meeting of the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans on Thursday, Marianna Cochran led a presentation about what she called “toxic” books available to children and teens through the Community Library Network.
'Call Me' documentary premieres Aug. 11, substance use summit Aug. 12
Panhandle Health District will host two free events this month focused on raising awareness about substance use disorders and drug trends in North Idaho. The original documentary "Call Me: Stories from North Idaho" premieres Aug. 11. A virtual substance use summit will be held Aug. 12
The most high-profile physics subfield is high-energy and particle physics, where physicists try to break down atoms to find the smallest possible ingredients that make up everything — by literally ramming stuff together as fast as they can with particle accelerators like the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest in Switzerland.
Why does this matter? Breaking things down is how we learned what goes on inside atoms, and how electrons work. That knowledge underpins all modern electronics as well as nuclear technology. Plus, almost every one of us has a particle accelerator at home: a microwave, or an old-style CRT TV — the kind used before LCD became mainstream.
We have many warning signals in our lives: fire alarms to warn us of smoke or fire, indicator lights in our cars that tell us something isn’t working right, alarm clocks that warn us if we’re sleeping too late for a scheduled event, kitchen timers that alert us to the time something has been on the stove or in the oven and may burn if we don’t take action, even a traffic signal has a yellow light warning us that the red light is about to flash.
Kootenai County Sheriff Bob Norris will host a “community conversation” in late August to discuss local and regional issues and receive feedback.
The town hall is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Aug. 25 at the Office of Emergency Management in Hayden, 1662 W. Wyoming Ave.
The Coeur d’Alene Economic Development Corporation/Jobs Plus, Inc., has scheduled its annual meeting on Sept. 7.
"Building for the Future" is the theme of the meeting scheduled 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Coeur d'Alene Resort.
The closed loop aspect of people being more accepting to views that are similar to their own than contrary ideas can lead to walled-off minds. Just like the 18th century pioneer who was not prone to considering any beliefs but his own.
Such a padlocked mind often results in echo chambers: The beliefs of a group, churned inside but not outside this group, are further amplified and reinforced. Because the information is cloistered from rebuttal, even criticism, most of us are prone to seek out information that reinforces our existing views. Without encountering opposing views, these mental echo chambers can increase social and political polarization and extremism. That is the conclusion of many people who study human behavior.