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Bill Brooks: Listen when these experts say ‘no’

February 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

I had the opportunity to speak to a couple of senior citizen groups recently. These people, averaging over 70 years old, are some pretty sharp cookies. Each has decades of experience being a consumer. (Many of my really good weekly consumer...

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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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How to ID, overcome fake news

February 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is the last of a two-part series examining what you read and hear, how you process it — and why we all need to understand more about the flood of information coming our way in this age of technology.TODAY: Connecting the dots: Can peer...

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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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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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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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Behold the fake news minefield

February 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is the first of a two-part series examining what you read and hear, how you process it — and why we all need to understand more about the flood of information coming our way in this age of technology.TODAY: Two key phrases we really mu...

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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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Under pressure, gross meals might emerge

February 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

One of the latest culinary fades is the use of pressure cookers. Fifty years ago, pressure cookers were replaced by microwave ovens. Now the circle is complete: The marrying of pressure cooking and computers has given rise to the electric, ...

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It’s a dog’s life for 2018

February 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

Xin nian kuai-le (“sheen neeahn kwai luh”)!Happy lunar new year Friday to all 12 animals of the zodiac, with a special nod to dogs; it’s their lucky year. While the Chinese zodiac calendar was not implemented until 2600 B.C.E. by Emperor Hu...

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