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Opinion: Who needs a PIO? You donít

August 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

Might as well toss this straight out on the table.I donít think Kootenai County needs a public information officer, and Iím hoping Sam Taylorís decision not to take the job will stop this rush to fill an invented position.At the very least,...

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OPINION ó CHUCK MALLOY: Democrat: Our party isnít smart enough for U.S. win

August 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

Say what you want about President Trump ó and there are plenty of strong opinions on both sides ó but this much is clear. Heís the president that the Democratic Party so richly deserves.Political pundits are rubbing their hands in anticipat...

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Consumer advice: Holy sheet! Donít pay fees up front

August 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

Upfront fees? Never! Thatís my rule. One of the most accurate indicators of a fraudulent or at least questionable offer is when all fees or service charges are required to be paid upfront. In almost two full years of listening to customersí...

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Opinion: Time for Tom to win one

August 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

Tom Hearn sighed.ďI seem to keep coming out on the wrong side, without really intending to be there,Ē he said.Hearn is frustrated about a few things, and he wonders if people may be misunderstanding his priorities.No doubt heís enjoyed kick...

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Research: A killer plays under the sun

August 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

The shining sun is a powerful temptress, beckoning young and old to linger longer outside. Distractions of work and play make forgetting about hydration too easy, so as temperatures climb again, please keep in mind that even strong bodies c...

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OPINION: Baseball memories really do last a lifetime

August 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Coeur díAlene Little League team is living a dream this week as they prepare to play in the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa. Our community has been cheering the team on in this incredible journey, the first team fro...

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OPINION: Relax! Chat Day has you covered

August 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

Yep, itís Chat Day and I donít want to muddle around here because weíve got some really fun stuff for you.But weíre still not going to open the curtain until we toss out another reminder that this whole thing belongs to you.My email and Twi...

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Research: Donít trust the news? Verify here

August 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

The best and worst thing about the Web is its ease of information. Long gone are the days when readers could simply read, without verifying. While traditional newspapers and journalists trained in old-style, neutral reporting persist, much ...

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Rikki donít trust that number

August 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Throw away your caller ID.At least, quit relying on it for the truth about who is calling. For years, the add-on caller ID (identification) was a highly useful function of any telephone, landline or cellular. Unfortunately, it has actually ...

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OK, letís talk about climate change

August 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Over the last several weeks, Iíve been writing about the disastrous wildfire situation going on across the western U.S. and the rest of the world. Last weekís article reported that ďdecades of fire suppression and historic logging patterns ...

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