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AA’s lesson in suffering

April 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

Suffering respects no limits or borders. Rich or poor, healthy or sick, lonely or surrounded by people — no one is immune. Suffering is rooted in the spirit, the most inner self. So that’s where its answer lies. Regardless of its many trans...

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Stratton steps on unfamiliar stage

April 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s no secret that I love to challenge myself to step outside the comfort zone. In 2011, a few years after I’d experienced two coronary events and had no small amount of fear about having another one I might not survive, I trained (i.e. wa...

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Got tight jeans? Then fight abuse

April 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

Like the abuse they mischaracterize, stereotypes cut both ways. Society suffers the consequences. In public health costs: Crime victims’ medical bills are often borne by public coffers). In crime rates: Domestic and sexualized violence rate...

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Will this be a tough fire season for the U.S.?

April 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

For the first time in recorded history, Coeur d’Alene’s moisture total has exceeded 20 inches before the end of April. The normal year to date is just over 9 inches and our seasonal average is 26.77 inches. Cliff and I are predicting about ...

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Mountain Man Seth Kinman’s bears, chairs, Indians and presidents

April 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

He stood more than 6 feet tall — big in those days — and all you could see of mountain man Seth Kinman were his forehead, cheeks, nose and eyes — all the rest was hair.He killed grizzly bears, elk, deer and Indians — making chairs out of th...

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Go green easily for Earth Day

April 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

Forty-seven years, come Saturday. It’s not much, considering how long Earth has been around (4.5 billion years), and how long humans have been using its resources (200,000, give or take a millennium).As we become more advanced in how we use...

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Catastrophic logging threatens national forests

April 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

National Forests across the West are facing dire threats from politicians, the timber industry and the Forest Service. The public is currently being misled into thinking that our forests are “unhealthy,” and that they need to be “restored” ...

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Who’s who are taking to the dance stage

April 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

A year ago I declared there were two things I knew I’d never do; jump out of a perfectly good airplane or become a professional dancer. I’ve stayed true to my word. Last year’s debut of Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre’s Dancing with the Celebr...

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Civility, anonymity at odds

April 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

Anonymity can be so appealing. It permits acting without personal consequence or responsibility. Without identification, words and acts are wielded more freely and thoughtlessly. We don’t “own” them. As a Press editorial recently emphasized...

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Tis the season for ... thunderstorms

April 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Last Monday, April 10, was another example of our extreme weather pattern across the Inland Empire. During the early morning hours, Cliff measured 3.3 inches of snow in northwest Coeur d’Alene, taking our seasonal snowfall total to 115.4 in...

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