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Haste makes waste

April 24, 2019 at 11:17 am

The national health care software fiascoSecond in a five- part seriesBy UYLESS BLACKSpecial to The PressIt is not unreasonable for taxpayers to ask Uncle Sam: How could you spend $36 billion of our money on a software system that a huge num...

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Haste makes waste

April 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

The national health care software fiasco First in a five- part series

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A joke a day can keep the doc away, Bill attests

April 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

Want to boost your immune system? Try comedy.You don’t need to be a scientist to know laughing triggers endorphins — it feels good to giggle. But science has proven that laughing is also good for physical health. (And news consumption; don’...

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Large hail a rarity in North Idaho

April 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

Several weeks ago, I wrote about our thunderstorm season. So far, we haven’t seen any thunderstorm development across the Inland Northwest. All the severe weather has been over the southern U.S. as three tornado outbreaks have been reported...

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Consumer advice: DirecTV and AT&T scammers are canvassing neighborhoods again

April 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

Last year, “representatives” claiming to be from AT&T were canvassing local neighborhoods telling residents that they have to get their current DirecTV box changed out in order to continue to receive service. The scammer sometimes calls...

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HISTORY CORNER: The magnificent paintings and sculptures of Montana’s ‘Cowboy Artist’ — Charlie Russell

April 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

In Charlie Russell’s day, children had their distractions just like kids today — but it was long before electronic gadgetry. When he was growing up in Missouri and later Montana, his distractions were clay and beeswax that he would mold int...

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Voters, petition-signers: Do your own research

April 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

I’m writing this in response to Anne Patterson’s opinion piece, printed on April 12, 2019, regarding why she didn’t sign the Prop 2 petition. I’m happy that Ms. Patterson has been fortunate enough to have a healthy family that has been able...

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A common sense immigration proposal from Mike Simpson

April 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

Congressman Mike Simpson has once again distinguished himself as the member of Idaho’s Congressional delegation who can think for himself. Simpson reportedly told the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday (April 16) that undocumented i...

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OPINION: CHUCK MALLOY — There is a bright side to the Medicaid sideboards

April 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

A good number of people — especially on the Democratic side — have good reason to be seething over the passage and governor’s signing of the controversial “sideboards” law that goes with Medicaid expansion. But there is a bright side to an ...

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Research: Happy Easter: Now, here’s a spanking

April 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

Beyond bunnies and eggs, a few of Easter’s lesser known facts:Pascha(l) — Easter’s name derives from Pesach, the Hebrew Passover. Slavic languages use variations of Pascha.Eastern etymology: “Eastre” in Old English developed around the nint...

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