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Consumer advice: PayPal: An old scam is making an encore

October 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

PayPal offers a valuable service by allowing us to pay for our purchases over the Internet without having to use our debit or credit cards. This helps us protect our valuable personal information. But be aware of an email phishing scam wher...

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Opinion: Holding nose, it’s back to Facebook

October 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

What should we do about Facebook?No, I’m not talking in the global sense. I’m referring to how this humble column — A Brand New Day — should connect with the social media giant that basically has done everything wrong.Obviously, I want inte...

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Research: Here’s how the pledge evolved

October 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

What do magazine sales, the Nazi salute, and the threat of communism hold in common? Why, the pledge of allegiance, of course.The pledge’s evolution has been nothing if not ironic. Tuesday’s column reiterated its legal status and strength i...

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Halloween candy to die for

October 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

Oh, yeah, it’s Wednesday and that means Chat Day.Celine’s back, she’s in good form, so we’ll try to get off stage in time. Celine doesn’t like to be kept waiting in the wings.But before we hit the chat, though, I need to make a correction c...

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North Idaho wins an ‘Idol’ golden ticket

October 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

You don’t need to be an “American Idol” fan to appreciate just how big a deal the two-day taping of auditions for the upcoming season is for our area. Flashback to 2010 when Julianne Hough and American Idol host Ryan Seacrest became an item...

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Research: Pledge in schools offered, not forced

October 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

News of an Atlanta school district’s removal of the pledge in public schools in August renewed nationwide debate over an old controversy. After a local teacher expressed frustration over the misinformation he’s seen on social media, the tim...

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The Arctic Ocean continues to warm up

October 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

Ocean temperatures continue to warm up across the globe. Scientists and forecasters in Australia and at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are calling for the formation of a new El Nino, the abnormal warming of sea-surface ...

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Stay tuned to see how Sears story goes

October 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

Here it comes. It is reported that Sears has been working with its advisors and trying to decide whether to file a Chapter 11 bankruptcy request or a Chapter 7 request. Both will affect consumers’ rights and could affect pension plans of re...

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HISTORY CORNER: Ancient fish of the dinosaur days facing extinction by man and marine mammals

October 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

Shared by Idaho, Washington and Oregon, the Snake River weaves its way through the walls of Hells Canyon, rising a mile and a half above sea level — a gorge deeper than the Grand Canyon.In the Snake’s dark cold waters lurk giant fish whose ...

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Opinion: Disneyland or dreary? How you see N. Idaho

October 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Looking back …I think there was more to your survey answers than the way I presented them.With so many people responding to the question of how they feel about living in Kootenai County, perhaps I accidentally pictured things as too simply ...

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