Sholeh Patrick

MLP: Loose you’re conscious

January 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Plentiful company is no excuse for common mistake: In your Mrs. Language Person’s immanently (imminently) obvious opinion, its (it’s) an affect (effect) of lazy reading habits. Playing so fast and lose (loose) with they’re (their) choice of...

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Women’s cancer warning

January 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

She was beautiful, in every way. Kind, intelligent yet understated, eyes that sparkled when she smiled. Gone too young, leaving three school-age children parentless. Gone too fast — only two years, despite several rounds of chemo and moment...

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Want a little good news?

January 05, 2017 at 5:00 am

As the new year begins, we have no shortage of work ahead — as individuals, as a nation, as co-dwellers upon this Earth. Yet there is much to celebrate. The old adage “seek and ye shall find” applies to good news, so here’s a sample 10-er t...

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Resolve not to give up

January 03, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s only natural to get bogged down by habits in life. New year, fresh start at life — that’s the idea behind New Year’s resolutions. Less than half of us will actually bother, however, according to research at the University of Scranton. ...

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Old long since ne’er forgot

December 29, 2016 at 5:00 am

Some songs are so classic everyone likes to lay claim. “Auld Lang Syne” is an American tradition. Or is it French, not only for the new year, but also goodbyes? No, wait — it’s an old Chinese folk song. Make that Thai. The list just goes on...

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Politics trumped national stories

December 27, 2016 at 5:00 am

Each year news organizations rank their most popular stories, a sort of barometer of current American interest. The Press will release its list shortly. Meanwhile, national news source ABC was among the first to post its view of 2016’s top ...

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Exploring religions: Hinduism

December 22, 2016 at 5:00 am

Continuing the series on minority religions, a glimpse of Hinduism. With more than 950 million followers, Hinduism is the world’s third largest religion, and one of the oldest — dating around 2,000 B.C.E. Focused largely in their native Ind...

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Don’t let your pet be a holiday tragedy

December 20, 2016 at 5:00 am

If you’re a “Christmas Vacation” fan, you know the scene: Aunt Bethany’s cat spends one of her nine lives on a Christmas light electrocution. We were sure our kitten would meet the same fate, each time she climbed the tree. Visions of frie...

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HIV/AIDS on rise in Idaho

December 01, 2016 at 5:00 am

This shouldn’t be happening. Yet despite increased awareness and understanding of HIV/AIDS, Idaho’s numbers are rising — along with other sexually transmitted illnesses — in both men and women. We know how to prevent STIs; we simply aren’t....

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Tips for charitable giving

November 29, 2016 at 5:00 am

On the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, a reminder to support local charities. Their oft-overlooked role in supporting communities fills the gaps between government and individual resources. Need has increased si...

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