Columns

What you don’t know about school challenges

December 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

In a recent series of articles Idaho Ed News reporter Kevin Richert did a good job of pointing out some of the benefits of the state’s efforts to increase the college enrollment rate of Idaho high school students. He wrote about the success...

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Cd’A schools have big decision coming up

December 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

Several months ago I was the crazy man running around Coeur d’Alene dressed as the “YES” man... promoting the passage of the Coeur d’Alene School District bond of $35.5 million. A significant amount of money that would expand and upgrade La...

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So, you want to lose weight

December 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

The fading holiday glow — and associated excuse to overeat — tempts a New Year’s weight loss resolution. Sadly, the odds are against keeping it. For most of us the determination tapers off well before spring.So how do you beat the odds? Med...

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Form 75 can help you on special fuel taxes

December 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

This is not about the new tax laws just implemented, but what I believe is an unjustly applied sales tax by some retailers on propane fuel. Many of us have probably owned and used small propane tanks for cooking on the barbecue, or for smal...

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Olympian earns ‘gold’ with local skaters

December 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

Figure skating enthusiasts may have met a member of the 2018 Ukrainian Olympic figure skating team over Christmas without knowing it. Yaroslav (Yaro) Paniot was in Coeur d’Alene visiting his aunt and uncle, Ann and Tom Siebert and grandmoth...

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AP says these 10 stories tops in ’17

December 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

In a year-end tradition dating back to 1936, newspapers rank their top 10 stories. These are the multi-headline attention-grabbers, the emotion-evokers — stories that leave readers thinking long after the ink dries.You’ll see our Top 10 soo...

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HISTORY CORNER: The Great Flood of 1862 devastated much of the West

December 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

In the days of Noah, “All the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights,” and the entire world was destroyed.For 43 days, the heavens opened ...

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Building code plan has real positives

December 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

When the county commissioners suggested that a property owner may be given the option of using the county to verify building code compliance, people started losing their minds. The fear mongering was cranked to 11 and all kinds of ridiculou...

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Hey, give Rudolph a little vitamin C

December 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

If you hear sneezing on your roof Sunday night, don’t worry. It’s just Rudolph’s cold. Norwegian scientists suggested any red-nosed reindeer must have a parasitic respiratory infection.Ten more Christmas tidbits from various sources collect...

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Christmas Eve journey of giving

December 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

Author’s note: This story first appeared in The Press on 12/21/05 when this “daddy’s girl” was newly grieving the loss of mine. Each of the thirteen Christmases I’ve celebrated since my father’s been gone, there’s always a little Christmas ...

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