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Uphold the Constitution, no matter your religion

March 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

Several years ago, when my son was still in high school, he wrote a letter to the editor of this fine paper. It was in regard to our country’s label of “Christian Nation” and the importance of maintaining that title. I don’t remember if it ...

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A love letter to my husband and his village

March 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

Through the years I’ve shared with Main Street readers how Bert married me and my three daughters in a giant leap of faith back in 1986. We’ve both been blessed by the union, as have our daughters — and now our grandsons. A week ago this pa...

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OPINION: DR. MIKE MAY — The other side of the gun

March 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

Growing up in Texas, I never gave much thought to the guns I encountered. No, there weren’t six-shooters on everyone’s hips, and my classmates and I didn’t ride horses to school, but yes, there were gun racks in trucks in the high school pa...

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Research: Bring the 27th letter back

March 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

Everyone knows the English alphabet has 26 letters, right?Wrong.At least it wasn’t always true. We once had several more, confirmed by Oxford Dictionaries. In fact, in the 1800s schoolchildren were taught the alphabet rhyme a little differe...

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Parents: YouTube kid videos include shocking content

March 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

In February, USA Today reported that a Florida-based pediatrician, Dr. Free Hess, who is also a mom, questioned YouTube on videos with hidden suicide plans for kids. One such video offered kids instructions on how to commit suicide. The sh...

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Heavy February snows may lead to some flooding

March 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

Snowfall records just keep falling in Coeur d’Alene and the rest of the Inland Empire. Since Feb. 3, Cliff has measured nearly 60 inches of snow. It’s amazing that we’ve picked up nearly our entire seasonal snowfall average of 69.8 inches s...

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HISTORY CORNER: Mark Twain dazzled lecture crowds in the Pacific Northwest

March 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

At age 59, Mark Twain fell on hard times. His health was bad and he was deep in debt. Despite not feeling well, he decided to make a world lecture tour to pay off his creditors. Ticket prices ranged from 25 cents to $1. It was actually a st...

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Tale of these Tigers something to behold

March 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

I want to bring your readers’ attention to a great high school basketball story from Mullan (Idaho) High School, which has fewer than 30 students. Before the Tiger boys played their first real game of the season, first-year head coach Paul ...

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3%’ers rebut media on McGeachin

March 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

An astonishingly brazen lack of journalistic integrity necessitates a substantial narrative correction following the inexplicable explosion of non-news surrounding two Real 3%’ers Idaho photographed with Idaho Lieutenant Governor Janice McG...

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OPINION: JIM JONES — Check on Legislature in serious jeopardy

March 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

The people of Idaho decided in 1911 to put a process in place to enact or repeal legislation at the ballot box when they disagreed with the Idaho Legislature. It was part of a reform effort that was sweeping the country because of recalcitr...

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