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Consumer advice: Target app proves in-app-ropriate

February 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

In an environment where consumers are constantly under siege by scammers, now we have to deal with legitimate companies potentially trying to scam us. A two-month investigation by KARE-TV in Minneapolis found that Target has been engaging i...

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Research: How to track bills that affect you

February 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

Tuesday’s column outlined the Idaho legislative process. Today, a look at bill types and how to track them.•••While hundreds of bills are introduced in each Idaho legislative session, not all make it to the finish line. Some die unattended ...

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Art is in the eye of beholder – or maybe their garage

February 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

For the last several years, Paint and Sip parties have gained in popularity. Often they’re used as fundraisers for charitable organizations but do take place just about every night of the week in a variety of venues. For a nominal fee group...

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Jams and Jellies

February 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

In 2006, my wife, Holly, and I moved to Coeur d’Alene from the Washington, D.C., area. The purpose of the move was for Holly to be closer to her mother, who has been a resident of Hayden since 1984. Being a loving son-in-law to my favorite ...

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Research: A bill is born (and just might grow up)

February 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

With Idaho’s 2019 session in full swing, today’s column outlines the stages of legislation and where to find it. Thursday, a glimpse at various types of bills.•••It’s easy now with Bill Tracker, yet few Idahoans pay any attention to the cre...

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It’s going to be a February to remember

February 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

As of Feb. 15, a total of 39.7 inches of snow fell in Coeur d’Alene, an all-time record for the month. The old February snowfall record was 39.5 inches set back in 1955. Cliff tells me that no other monthly snowfall record was broken during...

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A prescription for an (expensive) headache

February 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

On Jan. 24, the CDA Press informed us that Shopko was exiting the pharmacy business. If you get prescriptions filled there it could affect you so heed this warning.I received a call from a local reader who got an unpleasant surprise when he...

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HISTORY CORNER: Pilgrims and Puritans were among those that shaped American character

February 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

America is an exceptional country, and Americans are exceptional people. How did that happen?It started with the Pilgrims when they arrived at Cape Cod aboard the Mayflower from England in 1620, followed 29 years later by the arrival of the...

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Let’s talk about expanding Medicaid

February 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Greetings from Boise! This past Monday, I introduced a bill offering six elements of protection and enhancement to the new Medicaid Expansion law in Idaho. My intent, and that of the others who worked with me on the bill, is to get the conv...

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Climate fans, beware ‘free dividends’ on carbon

February 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

I find it necessary to respond to Mike Bullard’s “My Turn” article on climate change and the promises of free carbon dividends, which was published in the Cd’A Press on Feb. 9. I commend him for his community service in those adverse weathe...

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