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OPINION: Smile, you may be on CCTV

September 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

Is Big Brother watching you?Could there be surveillance when you’re strolling through the neighborhood?What about family picnics?Maybe some security agency has mini-cameras in those hot dog packages.I’m mentioning all this today — and yeah,...

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Consumer advice: Small businesses make big targets

September 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

A local business got a decent-sized order for its product from a company in a Middle Eastern country. The name of the country is not important. What IS important is that orders from any foreign country, particularly if your firm hasn’t done...

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Research: Study may surprise you on religion

September 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

Pew Research statistics on religious affiliations have typically categorized Americans by church-specific affiliations. Christian or Buddhist, Catholic or Protestant, unaffiliated or agnostic, and so on. In a survey reported Aug. 29, they t...

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Opinion: Scratching the coffee-after-dark itch

September 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

If you’re a true coffee junkie, you may not have noticed or cared that Starbucks raised prices at most outlets this summer.The chain raised prices between 10 cents and 20 cents on all sizes of brewed coffee at the majority of its 8,000-plus...

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Flag planting an important part of moon landing

September 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

“I think (the Moon Landing) was widely regarded in the end as a human achievement and that’s how we chose to view it” says everyone who isn’t an American.Landing men on the moon was an American achievement, an iconic act that is now part of...

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Free money? Lawsuit dishes it out

September 05, 2018 at 5:00 am

Oh, so it’s Wednesday.I had to be reminded because journalists are pretty much the worst people on Earth when it comes to sorting out days of the week — especially after a holiday weekend.But, hey, I’m pretty sure that now we’re in North Id...

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OPINION: CHUCK MALLOY — Jockey hopes voters back Proposition 1

September 05, 2018 at 5:00 am

First of a two-part series on Proposition 1.As a female jockey, Nikeela Black of the small town of Greenleaf has experienced the thrill of victory and the agony of being kicked in the teeth and bucked off a horse.She knows all about separat...

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First day of school photos run the gamut

September 05, 2018 at 5:00 am

Here’s a group Good Sport Award to the hundreds of kids, from kindergartners to seniors in high school, who let their parents take first day of school photos on Tuesday to post on Facebook. A longtime empty nester, I thoroughly enjoyed seei...

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Research: Send Miss Montana to Normandy

September 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

She may not have an hourglass figure (think heavy, loud, no-frills), but she’s a true beauty in the eyes of these flyboys.N24320 to the FAA, rechristened “Miss Montana,” is a 1944 DC-3 transport aircraft — a.k.a. the C-47 when in military u...

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As scams go, this is one of the breast

September 03, 2018 at 5:00 am

Katherine called me the other day from an outfit named the American Breast Cancer Support Association. She was soliciting donations. They were calling using a 208 area code. When I asked her where she was really calling from, she admitted s...

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