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Veteran remembers service of family members

November 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Happy Veterans Day! Yep, it’s here again. Our day to celebrate and be recognized for service to our country. In this neck of the woods, our deeds are recognized every day. How many times have you been thanked for your service this year? Our...

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How to keep faith with military veterans

November 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, the guns fell silent on the Western Front of World War I. The cessation of fighting between Germany and America’s allies was commemorated as Armistice Day until 1954, w...

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World War I: The 100th anniversary of its cessation

November 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Today, November 11, 2018, marks the centennial of the cessation of World War I. In the early hours of November 11, 1918 (just after 5 A.M.) the warring nations signed an armistice agreement. Immediately thereafter, the front line generals w...

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Patriotism isn’t what it used to be

November 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Today for some reason I found my mind reminiscing about some of the changes I have witnessed in my lifetime, particularly concerning changes in the attitudes of Americans toward patriotism and support of our country.On December 7, 1941 my p...

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The lighter side for our veterans

November 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Veterans Day is here again. It’s a day to honor those who have served and suffered. But there is a lighter side in serving, and I choose to address this here for it will bring a much-appreciated smile from those who went through this journe...

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This killer was a victim, too

November 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

Call it a tragic coincidence of timing.Another one.Or describe it as a wake-up call.Another one.Whatever explanation you choose, the facts won’t go away: Less than a week before Veterans Day, 28-year-old Ian David Long — a Marine vet who wa...

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Perspective after the election

November 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

When I relocated to Idaho more than two years ago I was surprised to see the total dominance by one party, the Republican Party, even though there are two main parties and a couple of lesser parties. The 2018 election was my first opportun...

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Everyone can afford this gift

November 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

A true gift … the gift of timeIt seems so simple, the gift of “time.” Everyone can afford this gift and most people see the gift of time as a positive one that is not likely to be returned. No matter what your age, gender, religious beliefs...

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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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