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Trapping inhumane, even to big cats

February 01, 2019 at 5:00 am

In reference to the Cd’A Press article by AP writer Keith Ridler on Tuesday, Jan. 22, “New Idaho wolf trap rules” may be misleading. It’s true that our traditional institutions are coming under fire, and trapping is one. The primary reasons...

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OPINION: PHIL WARD — Common sense doesn’t trump building laws

February 01, 2019 at 5:00 am

An editorial in the Coeur d’Alene Press regarding a height variance generated letters to the editor. The problem is when roof trusses were placed on a structure, the building was 10 inches too high. When the builder realized it, he contacte...

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Consumer advice: Don’t get caught by FaceTime bug

January 31, 2019 at 5:00 am

If you have FaceTime on your Apple device you may want to disable it. A bug was recently discovered that potentially lets callers eavesdrop on people they were calling even though the recipient didn’t pick up the call.The bug works on iPhon...

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Research: MLP: Yes, plurals are fun (and fickle)

January 31, 2019 at 5:00 am

To her fans, few and deluded as they may be, the contrite Mrs. Language Person extends her dubious apologies. Today’s offering is neither her own nor particularly illuminating. No, Dear Readers, today she seeks merely to entertain and be do...

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Covert ops create award night surprise

January 30, 2019 at 5:00 am

Last week Ryan Davis was honored with the Post Falls Citizen of the Year award. With homage to the late Paul Harvey, here’s the rest of the story.The Citizen of the Year is selected from nominations from Chamber members and the community. A...

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Research: MLP: Lie vs. lay (reprised)

January 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

At the risk of repetition (but not redundancy, Dear Reader — that would mean restating an idea using different words), your Mrs. Language Person repeats and as requested, elaborates. Only upon fervent request would she lay the rules down ye...

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Shutdowns open scam doors to government websites

January 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

If the government shuts down again in a few weeks, some of its websites might be inaccessible because of expired security certificates. Each government agency is responsible for keeping its security certificates updated, a process usually d...

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Magnetic north is moving

January 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

Our Earth’s geomagnetic field, also known simply as the planet’s magnetic field, protects us from the solar winds and deadly cosmic rays that would severely damage or destroy the ozone layer that shields our planet from ultraviolet radiatio...

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HISTORY CORNER: Dogs of our fathers: Part II

January 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

Smoky was a tiny Yorkshire terrier that seemed to know that she had a mission on Earth. In World War II, an Australian soldier found her huddled in an abandoned foxhole in the New Guinea jungle — possibly left behind by retreating Japanese ...

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NIC trustees respond to allegation ‘falsehoods’

January 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

The NIC Board of Trustees does not routinely respond to articles in the press but we understand our athletic programs are very important to our community, as they are to us. We wish to clarify policy, and dispel recent falsehoods made about...

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