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Transit: Don’t shut them out in the cold

November 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

For about 25 years, I have represented local citizens and constituents in various local elected positions with Kootenai County, the city of Coeur d’Alene and the Coeur d’Alene School District. Over those years, I’ve been a part of the desig...

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Smile: You’re on kinky camera!

November 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

Turns out some new android apps are actually scanning your android phone for suggestive or outright lewd photographs, without the owner’s knowledge. (Not the kind of photos for your family Christmas or holiday card.) The purveyors of the ap...

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Today’s holiday knows no borders

November 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

While origins and particulars vary, setting aside a day of thanks for bountiful harvests is a tradition pervading human history. Ancient Egyptians celebrated the spring harvest by honoring their fertility god Min. Min’s festival featured a ...

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Let’s all (burp) toast Thanksgiving

November 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

Thanksgiving is the one day when 75 percent of Americans celebrate both family and football. The other 25 percent will be watching either soccer or bowling, and that number appears to be increasing. These are not good days for the NFL. In t...

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Main Street: Actors inspire with Out of the Shadows

November 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

Over the weekend I spent a couple of hours being incredibly entertained and inspired at the Out of the Shadows performance of “Fiddler on the Roof.” It was my first time to experience a shadow acting program. Within the first few moments I ...

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Look, up in the sky; it’s a great job!

November 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

Wanna fly? You’d almost be guaranteed a job, since the U.S. will soon need 87 new pilots each day to meet passenger demand. That’s one every 15 minutes.Airlines around the world are expected to buy 41,000 new planes between 2017 and 2036. A...

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HISTORY CORNER: Tough discipline at sea in early days of the Royal Navy and USN

November 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

Two centuries ago, the Royal Navy considered sleeping on watch aboard ship a very serious offense because it endangered the ship, but they were reasonably lenient. For a first offense, a bucket of sea water was poured over the culprit’s hea...

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Rude motorists can drive newcomers crazy

November 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Editor’s note: The Press rarely publishes anonymous letters to the editor, but is making an exception today because driving in Idaho is a featured topic.• • •My husband and I are recent transplants to North Idaho from Southern Californ...

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Public defenders preserve liberty

November 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

This is one of those “don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone” things. One of the many and — literally — vital blessings we Americans have is a public defender. Do we stop at taking this fundamental element of a democratic society for gra...

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DR. DAVID ADLER: Tax ‘reform’ proposals a gut-punch to middle class

November 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

The legislation winding its way through the House and Senate, known as “Tax Reform,” is not tax reform. It represents a gift for the richest 1 percent, and a massive tax cut for corporations. Three in 10 working families will see their taxe...

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