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Consumer advice: Don’t get caught in genetic testing web

May 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

Our friends at Senior Medicare Patrol are warning seniors that various companies are showing up at senior centers and health fairs offering genetic testing or cancer screenings and falsely claiming that Medicare will pay for it.Here’s the r...

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MY TURN: Northern Lakes Fire levy could make big difference

May 09, 2019 at 4:26 pm

Imagine you’re relaxing at home and you’re suddenly experiencing chest pain like you’ve never felt. You know enough to suspect you’re having a heart attack, so you dial 911 and tell the dispatcher your problem. She tells you the fire depart...

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Positive outlook keeps 90-year-old young

May 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

Colleen “Coke” Hough is celebrating her 90th birthday today. I recently read an article on the subject of 90 being the new 60 and in Coke’s case, I think it might be the new 40 or 50. I’ve known her and her family, including her late husban...

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OPINION: DAVID ADLER — Constitutional conservatives, here’s your call to action

May 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

Constitutional conservatism is a venerable tradition, as old as the republic. It has championed the principles of law and order, limited government and protection of Americans’ liberty. At its peak, it was an avowed opponent of expansive ex...

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Research: Text and drive? Oh yes you do

May 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

Is it some kind of compulsion, or do we just not care?According to a March 26 report, while 90 percent of Americans agree that texting and driving should be illegal, more than 90 percent of drivers still use their phones in the car. Simply ...

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Research: Text and drive? Oh yes you do

May 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

Is it some kind of compulsion, or do we just not care?According to a March 26 report, while 90 percent of Americans agree that texting and driving should be illegal, more than 90 percent of drivers still use their phones in the car. Simply ...

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Our late fall and winter seasons have been wet

May 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

Coeur d’Alene and the rest of the Inland Empire have been receiving plenty of moisture during the November through March period, especially in recent years. However, despite having above-normal precipitation during the late fall and winter ...

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An engineer’s analysis of Boeing’s woes

May 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

Mr. Uyless Black’s peroration on the 737MAX has some opportunities for improvement. To put this in perspective, an actual airline pilot who writes an aviation column called Ask the Pilot has said on any number of occasions that an aircraft ...

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The History of Patriots’ Day

May 02, 2019 at 10:24 am

The history of Patriots’ Day takes us back nearly two and a half centuries to April 19, 1775. It was on this day that the Battles of Lexington and Concord were fought and the “shot heard ‘round the world” was fired. Patriots’ Day is an offi...

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Consumer advice: Extended vehicle warranties might (or might not) be OK

May 02, 2019 at 5:00 am

If you’re considering a new vehicle purchase or made a recent purchase, here’s advice on extended warranties. Be forewarned that the dealer will push you to purchase an extended warranty at the time of vehicle purchase, but many manufacture...

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