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Could volcanic activity be increasing?

June 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Since early May, volcanic eruptions have been making headlines across the globe. In early May, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted more extensively, resulting in the destruction of over 600 homes. This disaster may be the most costly and destr...

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HISTORY CORNER: Gay English nobleman roamed early American West among Indians and America’s most famous mountain men

June 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

William Drummond Stewart was a Scottish nobleman with a solid military record before coming to America for adventure. He quickly became friends with some the greatest mountain men in American history — among them, William Sublette, Jim Brid...

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Veteran sees need for Honor Flight verification

June 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

In regard to the “On your honor flight” (May 20), a follow up article written by Devin Weeks, I would like to commend Devin for following up and looking into the Mike Dunham issue based on a phone call to the paper questioning his service a...

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Broadband bill has Idaho in mind

June 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

There are roughly a zillion bills discussed each year by the U.S. House of Representatives.Give or take a couple.Most never get out of the discussion stage, and even the ones that do rarely have any impact on your day-to-day life.However …T...

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Another take on Timberlake Fire, BWSD

June 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

Editor’s note: Bayview resident Sheryl Puckett has reproduced a column by Colleen Dahlseid and supplied her own views on Dahlseid’s statements.Colleen: I sat in solemn disbelief last week at the Timberlake Fire District Commissioners meetin...

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That’s an Idaho kitty, fur sure

June 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

Well, we’re in for another Chat Day.Or perhaps it’s more accurate to call it a cat day, since we truly are overloaded with photos and stories about your cats.Doesn’t anyone have some tale about a pet ferret, or maybe a boa constrictor?Sigh ...

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NATO: Why keep a boot in Europe?

June 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

Mrs. Language Person stumbled in Tuesday’s column about acronyms and initialisms, defining NATO as the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance. Turns out, that’s not entirely wrong. While the “O” indeed stands for “Organization,” NATO is also referr...

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Digital switch sends some Spectrum heads spinning

June 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

This week I’ve had a number of calls about Spectrum and its recent move to digital. I’ve included a link below to a very well-written article in the Cd’A Press by Brian Walker. One of the reasons I say it’s a very well-written article is th...

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Don’t confuse legal betting and ‘horse racing’

June 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

No.That’s the answer to a question plenty of readers have sent me since the federal government officially legalized sports betting.Here’s a paraphrased version of what people have been asking …Is the possibility of sports betting in Idaho c...

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Forget Oscar: Hoku is king of the throne

June 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

We’ll have to start the week with a Chat Day, for the most obvious reason of all.I have so many emails hanging around we absolutely must publish some replies — or the things will pile up from here to Canada.Speaking of other locations, perh...

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