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Opinion: North Idaho drivers head wrong way on kindness

July 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

With family in several countries “across the pond,” as the Brits say, I’ve learned that all drivers aren’t created equal. There is a certain driving culture unique to each place — a set of expectations, habits, and unspoken rules you don’t ...

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HISTORY CORNER: History remembers the Magnificent Seven under age 25 and what they did

July 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

Age doesn’t seem to matter much when history shows how young people can accomplish so many great things. Here are just seven of them who accomplished great works when only 25 years old or younger:Alexander the Great was 18 when his father, ...

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Schools: We need to share the costs

July 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

We all agree that growth creates a problem for our schools. Each additional student requires exactly what the other students need, a desk, books, a means to get to school, play and study areas, a clean building, and a teacher. The operation...

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Consumer advice: Verify all collection notices

July 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

I’ve received several emails and calls from readers who have complained about an uptick in the number of debt collection notices they’re receiving. Many readers say they’ve never done business with the company claiming a debt against them.S...

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UI: Delivering on our brave and bold mission

July 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

I am thrilled to be back in Moscow to take the helm at the University of Idaho. To be in this role, after my childhood years roaming campus with my grandfather, Leon “Doc” Green, makes for a special homecoming. The U of I presidency is an i...

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Treeport: Writer crashed in land of fake news

July 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

I just read Bob Costigan’s “My Turn” column, “Treeport: What it is (and isn’t)” and feel compelled to respond. I’ve lived at Treeport for over 15 years and can tell you that Mr. Costigan really has his facts very wrong. Treeport was never i...

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Playing with fire? Then do it right

July 04, 2019 at 5:00 am

Happy birthday, America! The weather is set to be just about perfect. Today we’ll consume 150 million hot dogs, 700 pounds of chicken, and more beer than any other holiday, according to Wallethub’s 4th of July by the Numbers. Plus we’ll spe...

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Ron Ouren honored as grand marshal

July 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

In case you missed the memo, I love the Fourth of July ... my favorite holiday! The announcement of each year’s parade grand marshal is exciting and this year is no exception. Ron Ouren, everyone’s favorite (recently retired) banker and a p...

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OPINION: Riverstone resident refutes Atlas development warning

July 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

Planning Commissioner Lynn Fleming’s opinion piece June 14 was of great interest as I am one of those who lives in a non-Craftsman home in the Riverstone stockyards.Having come from a traditional 2,600-square-foot house into a modern contem...

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Research: Pet lessons from the fiery Fourth

July 02, 2019 at 5:00 am

I wish I’d written this six years ago.If we’d been better informed, little Liebling the cat would still be scampering about the house. Cuddling at bedtime. Playfully getting underfoot. July is Lost Pet Prevention Month. And that, we learned...

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