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CHUCK MALLOY: Fulcher enters new model of House Freedom Caucus

May 31, 2019 at 5:00 am

The conservative-based House Freedom Caucus, which gained political fame by ousting one Republican House speaker (John Boehner) and making life miserable for another (Paul Ryan), has added a new member to its circle. Itís Idaho Congressman ...

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Post Falls, donít miss the train

May 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

Two separate Press articles published back on April 17 had more in common than meets the eye. ďIn Memory of Rails Along The TrailĒ unveiled a plan to build a monument honoring railroads that once transported commerce and tourists to and fro...

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Nearing a crisis: Teacher shortage

May 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

As a former CEO, I know that any organization is only as good as its people. Iíve managed companies as small as 50 employees and as large as 2,000 and the key to our success was always the talent and commitment of our teammates. Schools are...

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OPINION: PHIL COLOZZI ó Hey, what changed?

May 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

Since moving to North Idaho in 1989, my wife Mary and I have lived in Coeur díAlene, Hayden, several miles on the other side of Spirit Lake and now in Post Falls. In all these years, with no CC&Rs, or HOA, we and our neighbors knew how ...

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OPINION: HILLARIE HAGEN ó Moving forward with Medicaid expansion in Idaho

May 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

Last November, 61 percent of voters expanded Medicaid for Idahoans who make too much to qualify for traditional Medicaid, but not enough to qualify for tax credits on the health exchange. Iíve been collecting the stories of Idahoans in the ...

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Why Iím supporting Bayview bond

May 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

I am encouraging Bayview residents to ďVOTE YESĒ in the upcoming bond election for the Bayview Water System Improvements. During the Cape Horn Fire, our home was very close to being lost due to LOW WATER PRESSURE and eventually RUNNING OUT ...

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Hereís why fire proposal deserves your support

May 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

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

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OPINION: THE STIGERS and THE STAFFORDS ó Wake-up call on the river

May 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

RiverFriends2019 is a group that has been formed to alleviate the safety and erosion issues on the Spokane River in Coeur díAlene and Post Falls. The group was formed to arrive at consensus regarding the causes and to find a solution to dec...

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OPINION: CHUCK MALLOY ó Simple suicide hotline number makes sense

May 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

What is the number of that suicide prevention hotline?Letís see Ö itís 1-800 (something, something) TALK. Or, maybe itís HELP. It could be a 208 area code. Itís awfully confusing, especially for someone on the brink of suicide who is of no ...

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Property rights ó or profits?

May 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

What are property rights? When someone moves into a primarily residential area in which they are permitted to keep some horses by right, they have a right to the peaceful enjoyment of their property. They have a right to keep a few horses, ...

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