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Election detection: Women ascend

November 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

Can’t speak for you, but Tuesday’s elections are still all tangled up in my head.Note that I said elections, plural, because here in a state so red you have to view it through solar eclipse glasses, there really were two voting exercises.Th...

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The value of local elections

November 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

As we headed to the polls this week I was reminded of a local election 25 years ago that set the stage for many of the improvements we see in Coeur d’Alene today. With all the growth that continues to challenge our area’s leaders, it’s not ...

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OPINION: CORY JANE ENGLISH — A Democrat’s message to Republican friends

November 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

I have just completed my first personal foray into the political process and did so as a Democrat in Coeur d’Alene. It was an eye-opening experience in some ways, most particularly in how very isolating it can be to be known as Democrat in ...

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Research: Veterans: Views of a soldier

November 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

While veterans of all generations have a positive view of their military service, only one-in-five feels the government treats them well; less than half say they get the medical and support benefits they were promised. These are some of the...

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Opinion: Prop 2, Schroeder race don’t add up

November 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

Are Idaho ballots written in a foreign language?See, I’m trying to figure out some of the odder decisions made by our state’s voters.I don’t understand how you can be running on a winning issue, something embraced by a huge statewide majori...

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Consumer advice: Hackers are cracking your email, people

November 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

EDITOR’S NOTE: Consumer advocate Bill Brooks continues to recover from surgery after fracturing a bone in his leg. He’d like to let his readers know that this column is in great hands with Terri Dickerson, and he expects to be up and runnin...

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The Halloween gag gone (really) bad

November 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

Sure, it’s Wednesday.The morning after the night before.Normally, I’d be reminding you it’s time for our often-amusing Chat Day, and we’d be off and running.But obviously, today is a little different. Almost everyone has an election hangove...

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Morning-after election reflections

November 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

Voting early, absentee or at the polls on election day ... I’ve always preferred the latter. Having lived in the same precinct for decades, I’m a familiar face on election day, as are many of the returning poll workers each year. This past ...

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OPINION: CHUCK MALLOY — Overturning abortion law won’t be so easy

November 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

Republican candidates over the years, including those running in Idaho, have done a good job steering away voters from basing votes on a single issue — specifically abortion rights.Pro-choice advocates may never agree with Republicans on th...

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Research: Elect apolitical judges

November 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

When you vote — and vote we must today; can’t waste the right which cost the lives of so many — you may notice the section marked “nonpartisan.”Judges.Unless you’ve encountered the courts, you probably won’t recognize the names. No big deal...

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