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Consumer advice: It might not be your fault your rates went up

October 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Car insurance rates never seem to go down. A Hayden reader called to lament that his car insurance premiums rose significantly even though he hadn’t been in an accident or received any tickets. He’s on a fixed income, so the increase puts p...

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Research: Do pets really make us healthier?

October 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

We should be careful with studies. They’re only worth what’s put into them — sample sizes, number of variables, control groups and other factors mean all studies are not created equal. A correlation does not a cause make, but then again, so...

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OPINION: Success of Cd’A projects proves naysayers wrong

October 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

The pounding of hammers and buzz of power saws greet visitors outside the Coeur d’Alene library.Across the way, workers of Ginno Construction are framing the future, seven-story Seven27 Luxury Condos. The condominiums will sell out for $675...

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Becoming Santa is a calling

October 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

The calendar shows 78 days until Christmas, although September surprised us with a winter wonderland preview.Pat Russell, 69, of Coeur d’Alene spent the past week surrounded by a sea of Santas at the renowned Charles W. Howard Santa School ...

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Research: Are serials making a comeback?

October 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

Books and newspapers aren’t what they once were. Not long ago nearly every household took a daily paper. Bedstands almost invariably sported books beside reading lamps, because novels took the mind away from the day’s stress to ease sleep. ...

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September’s ‘historic’ storm in the North Country

October 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

Winter in North Idaho and other parts of the Pacific Northwest got off to a very early and rare start last weekend. For the 2019-20 season, Cliff has measured 1.1 inches of snow at his station. In Montana, this “historic” storm dumped 4 fee...

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HISTORY CORNER: ‘All in the Family’ exposed American culture in the 1970s

October 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

In 1970s America, how could any TV comedy show be based on such sobering subjects as abortion, anti-Semitism, breast cancer, homosexuality, impotence, menopause, racism, rape, religion, the Vietnam War and women’s lib?CBS’s television comed...

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OPINION: UYLESS BLACK — Irresponsible lawmakers and an irresponsible law

October 04, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Coeur d’Alene Press published two articles about the Idaho State Legislature passing H.B. 194 (Sept. 25 and 26). Without providing associated funding, which could be considerable, the lawmakers decreed that publicly funded libraries in ...

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When ‘RV’ stands for Ruined Vacation

October 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

RVing is a popular way for families to spend time together. Some estimates have shown that a family of four can save more than 60 percent on vacation costs in an RV versus a more traditional vacation.But a Post Falls reader called to warn u...

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Communist Party ambition has no boundaries

October 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

Part three of three China’s aggressiveness is destabilizing what passes for today’s world order, but Communist Party leaders fear their own overthrow more than they do foreign conflicts. In fact, since a virulent pro-Communist Party xenoph...

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