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Idaho, step up for Legal Aid

February 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

Idaho Legal Aid Services provides a legal lifeline to low income Idahoans with serious legal problems, including domestic violence, abuse and neglect of children, and elder abuse. It is Idaho’s largest nonprofit law firm, with offices locat...

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No reason to wait for safety

February 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

I pen this as a member of our community, a father of an eighth-grader, former school board member and a businessman.I am not going to belabor the point of how tragic the latest school shooting was. Enough people are already in the mode of c...

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Attention legislators: Don’t fail Idaho now

February 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

You may have seen the ad campaign “Don’t Fail Idaho,” suggesting we need to up our education game here in Idaho, currently ranked 48th in the nation. The slogan rings hollow given the Idaho House Education Committee’s 12-4 vote last week to...

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CASA ‘poster child’ for accountability

February 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

I am writing to correct the statement that the CDA Press reported in their February 14 Editorial “Awakened by the ‘e’ word’s warning” stating: “In recent years, cases of massive theft have rocked the nonprofit Court Appointed Special Advoca...

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REP. PAUL AMADOR: Setting the record straight on Idaho science standards

February 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

Here are some of the headlines or comments I have seen or heard over the past several days: • “Climate change could soon be scrubbed from history… at least in Idaho” • “Lawmakers Strip Climate Change from Science Standards” •...

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CARRIE and JERRY SCHEID: Galileo was right

February 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

Carrie: For the second year in a row, the Idaho House of Representatives Education Committee has altered the proposed science standards for public schools by removing some of the language linking human activity to global warming.Jerry: Why ...

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Sexual harassment a serious issue

February 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

A Letter to Mr. Cameron:Mr. Cameron, I read with interest your article on Feb. 2, 2018 regarding your epiphany that you have been a perpetrator of sexual harassment by today’s definitions. Frankly, your confession was both perplexing and in...

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Time to make health care truly affordable

February 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

As the Idaho Legislature once again attempts to resolve the problem of health care, it seems fitting to look at the state of health care costs in America as a whole. Unfortunately, for more than 70,000 Idaho residents who have no health cov...

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DAVE WALKER: Guy who named Car d’Lane laments split

January 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

It was with great sadness that I read of the split between the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association and the North Idaho Classic Car Club regarding Car d’Lane. It’s an event that is very near and dear to my heart.Car d’Lane’s roots began with ...

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CHRIS CARLSON: Will 1st District voters ever learn?

January 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Congressional Candidate Forum this past weekend at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library, sponsored by the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans, was a depressing exercise testifying to the validity of George Santayana’s saying that “those who ...

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