Columns

Prom-goers feel the kindness of strangers

April 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s the little things, and not so little things, that bring a smile and the awareness that there’s much good to celebrate in our communities and world. Jane Hamons, who owns Embers by the Lake in Hauser Lake with her husband Chris, shared ...

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Scott-Boeck contest big one in North Idaho

April 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

It will be interesting to see what state government will look like at this time next year, with a new governor taking office along with a new lieutenant governor.They either will work as a team, as we have seen with Gov. Butch Otter and Lt....

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‘Atlas Shrugged’ tops chart of readers’ favorite books

April 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

My friends would be happy to say that almost nothing leaves me speechless.But I’ve got to tell you, the response to our “Favorite Books” poll came pretty close.Not only were there 143 voters (including me), but it was stunning to note that ...

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Our plastic planet

April 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

I can’t stand clutter, but throwing anything away increasingly consumes me with guilt. So my house furnishings are old, décor outdated, and clothes never in fashion — plenty of use left in what we have. The floating islands of our collectiv...

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Weatherwise, it’s been a crazy April

April 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

We finally got to see some sun last week in Coeur d’Alene and other areas across the Inland Empire. Temperatures later this week are going to be well above normal as highs warm into the 70s. We might even see readings close to the 80-degree...

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BILL BROOKS: Spring brings out ants, wasps and door-knockers

April 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

Not all door-to-door sales people are scammers. As the weather improves, so do the conditions under which door-to-door salespeople work. Many offer services and products which are both a convenience and benefit to consumers. Here are a coup...

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HISTORY CORNER:

April 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

At six in the morning of April 18, 1942, (Tokyo time) Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese Marshall Admiral of the Imperial Navy and commander-in-chief of the Combined Fleet was wearing green khakis as he boarded a twin-engine Mitsubishi G4M1 “B...

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North Idaho love affair blossoms

April 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

This particular column has been swirling around for months, kind of sitting like some invisible ghost in my computer.At times I’d think it absolutely must find its way into print, but then there were moments when it seemed that the entire i...

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Climate change a real threat … just ask our military

April 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Les Atchley’s March 23 My Turn piece, “Be cautious about spending trillions on climate change,” raises some interesting points. When I looked into his sources of information, though, they raised some disturbing questions as well. For exampl...

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Dust-up shows a big hole in budget

April 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

An article in Wednesday’s edition of The Press, titled “Budget Dust-Up,” covers a dispute concerning the “CAFR” (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report) and the role of the Annual Budget in that report. Unfortunately, the positions of our el...

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