Sholeh Patrick

Research: The quest to transform a desert

September 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

As with any desert, forecasts for the African Sahara — a giant desert roughly the size of the United States — don’t typically include rain. With a twist of irony, that could change, thanks to technology’s harnessing of the sun. The Sahara ...

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Research: Getting at the ‘why’ in opioid epidemic

September 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

A new group hopes to address increased opioid abuse in Kootenai County, according to Thursday’s Press. That begs a disturbing question. Why is prescription drug abuse so high?The answers seem to be simple: Because it’s been too easy and too...

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Six ways to predict happiness

September 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Using rates of depression, suicide, employment, divorce, and volunteerism, the research site Wallethub this month announced 2018’s “Happiest States.” While the U.S. continues to drop in international happiness rankings (currently at 18), Id...

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Jelly-belly not worth the risks

September 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is one of those pot and kettle things — I’m in no position to point fingers. But whenever I reach for a tempting sweet I see the same image: Yellow, gummy, jiggly, and wholly unpleasant.Years ago my legal medicine class took a field tr...

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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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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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Research: MLP: Column birth was a prosthetic infarction

August 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

Editor’s note: Mrs. Language Person recently celebrated the sixth anniversary of her MLP columns in The Press. She had a bit of cake and said a prayer for Strunk and White. Readers often ask how this thing got started. Here’s how, from the ...

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Research/Opinion: Elected officials, please use this test

August 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

At the upper edge of Granddad’s ever-tidy desk lay a small wooden hammer. Directly above, perfectly centered at eye-level, was a plaque earned long ago from his service as Rotary Club president. On it was the code of ethics Rotarians recite...

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Research: Tariff primer: Five ways to tax

August 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

Tuesday’s first of a two-part primer on tariffs outlined their basic function, uses, and history. Today’s concludes with five common types of tariffs.•••If you missed this column on Tuesday, a tariff is essentially a tax on trade, placed by...

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Research: Here’s a primer on tariffs

August 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

In this first of a two-part primer on tariffs, today’s column outlines their basic function and history. Thursday, a look at five common types of tariffs.What are tariffs, and who pays them? A tariff (also called a “customs duty”) is a tax ...

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