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HISTORY CORNER: Idaho’s “Buckskin Bill” may have been the last of the real mountain men

April 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

Hard to believe that there could ever be another man like “Buckskin Bill” who’d be 112 next month if he were still alive. He was as scruffy as “Liver Eating” Jeremiah Johnson; knew the wilderness like Jim Bridger and lived off the land for ...

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Love growth? Here it comes anyway

April 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

Perhaps you remember a column or two, somewhere back down the line, where I’ve made fun of Boise.Well, maybe not exactly made fun of it, in a true derogatory sense.I’ve never said there’s anything wrong with Boise itself. As far I know, aft...

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Session helped bolster education

April 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

One thing we can all agree on is that we want our children to have a bright future. One of the most important issues the Idaho Legislature works on every year is how to best build and support a strong educational system that will enable a b...

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Nonini comments jam up the inbox

April 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

It probably won’t surprise you that I get a lot of mail.Writing an opinion column that’s seen by thousands of people more or less clinches the notion that you’ll have a full inbox.But Wednesday …Something happened that is incredibly rare, e...

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911 is here to serve citizens

April 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Recently, a letter to the editor professed that a family was upset with the “Coeur d’Alene 911 call center.” Which I will assume she was referencing the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Emergency Communications Section.I would like to address the ...

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Survey says Legislature tilting further to right

April 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Years ago, while writing for the Post Register in Idaho Falls, I discovered a sure way of getting the attention of Idaho legislators. I conducted a survey to determine the best and worst in the Idaho Legislature and published the results be...

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Turbulence on the ground at Cd’A Airport

April 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Our airport seems to be in the crosshairs once again.Just a few months after a full-blown battle over rental rates, various pilots and members of the Coeur d’Alene Airport Association are angry over the apparent treatment of a long-term bus...

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A good answering machine can prevent big headaches

April 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Consumers are always calling me with scams. Many start out like this: “I got a new one for you Bill …”Honestly, it’s rare that a consumer calls with a new one. However, on Wednesday someone actually called me with something I’ve never heard...

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Here’s what you can do about abuse

April 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Often the worst thing about abuse is that it lasts a lifetime in the mind. Ironically, the mind is our first line of defense against it. Like assault and abuse itself — emotional, sexual, or otherwise physical — stereotypes cut both ways. A...

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STEVE CAMERON: How facts fit in opinion columns

April 11, 2018 at 10:47 am

Notes, quotes and anecdotes as we celebrate spring, and dream of all that sunshine coming along soon.And please, no grousing about a little rain.If you want all that summer beauty, you have to put up with an umbrella day here and there.Spea...

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