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CHUCK MALLOY: Trump-bashing works only for Dems and lame ducks

November 08, 2017 at 5:00 am

Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch recently sent a letter urging the White House to give its support for a bipartisan effort to extend “critical” lifeline funding in future disaster aid.For certain, it’s a noble effort by the senators to ...

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Esprit de corps an inspiring sight

November 08, 2017 at 5:00 am

“In the last days of November 1950, twelve-thousand men of the First Marine Division, along with a few thousand Army soldiers, found themselves trapped high in the mountains of North Korea, near a reservoir called Chosin. Their leaders had ...

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Here’s why you need to vote today

November 07, 2017 at 5:00 am

Today is election day. While local elections draw far fewer voters than national races, it makes little sense. Local officials have more immediate, and it could be argued, greater impact on daily life compared with national officials. On to...

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You know about scammers, but also beware of skimmers

November 06, 2017 at 8:48 am

Two incidents of credit card skimming were recently reported in North Idaho. The skimming machines were placed on gas pumps at local food stores. Luckily, a couple of sharp consumers caught the scam. They just happened to check their balanc...

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The big weather change is here

November 06, 2017 at 2:56 pm

Our big weather change arrived on schedule last week as rain and snow moved across our region. Our first measurable snowfall for the season happened last Friday, Nov. 3. As of early Sunday afternoon, Cliff has measured over 7 inches of snow...

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HISTORY CORNER: Three times a year America commemorates for whom the bell tolls

November 05, 2017 at 5:00 am

It was Nov. 11, 1918, and World War I had been raging across Europe, the Middle East and Africa for four and a half years. “My watch said nine o’clock,” wrote Col. Thomas R. Gowenlock in his book “Soldiers of Darkness” (1936). “With only tw...

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Immigrants: Challenges of ethical assimilation

November 03, 2017 at 5:00 am

President Trump is on target to demand re-negotiating trade and immigration deals. Some have led to large outflows of capital and to loss of jobs.The president is also on target to protect our borders, but not with a fence. The most effecti...

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Time for the church to refuse to be intimidated

November 02, 2017 at 5:00 am

In response to My Turn “Church and state: Leave politics outside the church” by Shirley Thagard, I suggest the following. Ms. Thagard is not familiar with the Constitution. The Constitution clearly prohibits the formation of a state religio...

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Get ready for cold, ice, snow

November 02, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s hard to believe we’re here already: Snow season.While some can hardly wait to snap on the skis, winter-like weather (even in fall) merits serious preparations. Icy roads may not be preventable, but we can minimize winter driving risks....

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A tale of two good men

November 01, 2017 at 5:00 am

The last days of October brought two losses in our community of much-loved men. I write often about our extraordinary community and the people who make it special. Jack Bannon was a real gift. When he and his wife, Ellen, decided to make th...

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