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Senior volunteer program deserves a life preserver

March 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

RSVP stands for Retired Senior Volunteer Program. This program is designed to allow those retired seniors who have time on their hands and want to give back to the community to connect to people and organizations that need some volunteer he...

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Beware the collaboration trap

March 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

Many of the environmental/conservation groups in the West are participants in various collaboratives. Groups participating in collaboratives include the Western Environmental Law Council (WELC), Northwest Conservation, Greater Yellowstone C...

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Veterans village would help those who served

March 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

This letter is in response to an article in your Feb. 27 paper titled: “Neighbors rally in opposition to project before formal application, Veterans’ village envisioned.”It was good to know that you have reporters that try to stay unbiased ...

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An Irish tale while sipping green ale

March 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

Coeur d’Alene is not without its own Irish myths, such as the legend of a long lost journal kept by an Irish immigrant who worked at Fort Sherman in the 1890s. The story goes that Sean Cleary’s journal was found 10 feet under hallowed groun...

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Medicaid help can lead to independence

March 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

I recently attended an event at Pilgrim’s and had the opportunity to sign the petition to put the Idaho Medicaid expansion on this November’s state ballot. While I was chatting there, surrounded for the time being by like-minded people, it ...

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Wait to implement Big Ideas Math curriculum

March 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

An open letter to the school boardPlease wait to implement the recommended controversial Big Ideas Math curriculum until our new superintendent, Dr. Steven Cook, can analyze and collaborate with those overseeing this program. Set Dr. Cook u...

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UYLESS BLACK: Big Brother getting even bigger in China

March 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

Second of two parts

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Korea: Land of the morning calm

March 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

Being home to one of the oldest civilizations on earth, the Korean peninsula has been the focus of many conquests. Its nickname, “Land of the Morning Calm” is a poetic translation of the name of the Korean “Joseon” dynasty that ruled the pe...

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UYLESS BLACK: Orwell is alive and unwell in China

March 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

First of two parts

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Leaders should apply Christian principles

March 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

Dear Vice President Pence:In life, it is often necessary to evaluate the course we are on to ensure that it is the right course. While there are many things we can use to evaluate the course and the choices we are making, I have found that ...

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