Steve Cameron, A Brand New Day

Opinion: With growth comes traffic trouble

September 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

This the first of two columns addressing the issue of Kootenai Countyís explosive growth, attempting to answer some questions we hear continually from local residents. Why isnít anything done to clear up traffic problems? Are area planners ...

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OPINION ó Chat: Something for everyone today

September 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

Yep, itís Wednesday, and that means all the excitement of our weekly Chat Day.We canít waste any time getting started, since Celine Dion is waiting in the wings once again.But I have to toss out a reminder that our survey on the pros and co...

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What do YOU think of living here?

September 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

No question. Lately weíve been chatting a lot about the population boom in Kootenai County ó and North Idaho in general.In terms of our own county, it feels like weíve concentrated quite a bit on the negative aspect of things.Iíve got a boa...

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Forget Florence: Here come the robots

September 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

I live in hope.The illustration you see with this column sums up my determination not to let technology overwhelm me.Nevertheless, there are ominous signs that the life Iíve known ó and enjoyed, thank you very much ó might be in for a serio...

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E-Gen might be bridging eras

September 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Could I be a fossil from another age who is sometimes guilty in this #MeToo era?Itís a serious question.People close to me ó friends, family, colleagues ó likely would tell you that Iíve always tried to respect women.To respect everyone, in...

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Hereís your brain on social media

September 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Yo, itís Chat Day.We have a few things to address, but ...Apologies to those letter writers who insist I should keep prattling on about Sammie the Worldís Greatest Cat. I just canít do it every week, you feline lovers.So you know, however, ...

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OPINION: Ditch horse racing proposition at the polls

September 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

Everyone seems to have picked a side regarding Proposition 1.There are crowds of public officials, well-known folks and various organizations on both sides of this thing. In case you donít follow statewide initiatives all that closely, Prop...

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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 youíre strolling through the neighborhood?What about family picnics?Maybe some security agency has mini-cameras in those hot dog packages.Iím mentioning all this today ó and yeah,...

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Opinion: Scratching the coffee-after-dark itch

September 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

If youíre 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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Free money? Lawsuit dishes it out

September 05, 2018 at 5:00 am

Oh, so itís 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 ó especially after a holiday weekend.But, hey, Iím pretty sure that now weíre in North Id...

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