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VA CDA service lacking

December 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

I read with interest Monday, Nov. 18, the Press articles about the VA clinic in Coeur d’Alene, with their excellent service.Couldn’t be the VA CDA I joined three years ago. Phone’s the same, address is the same, but the service they provide...

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Stand tall to defend public art

December 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

At its best, public art has the transformative potential to spark community engagement and create a sense of place. On any given day, you can see a child gravitate joyfully to the Mudgy and Millie moose at Independence Point or on Sherman A...

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OPINION: MARY SMITH — As Cd’A towers go up, life quality goes down

December 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

Coeur d’Alene has a Downtown Core building code that envisions “highest” density uses. (Ask for the two pages of specifications at the Building Code office.) The allowed maximum height of buildings is 220 feet (approx 22 stories) if “bonus ...

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Consumer advice: Cyberjerks rewarded for patience

December 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

Scammers are astute in how they go about stealing our money and our personal information. They’re also patient. More cases are being exposed where hackers lurk and monitor business owners’ conversations and then wait for the right moment to...

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Research: Expert tips for outdoor decor

December 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

With Thanksgiving so late, the shorter holiday season snuck up on us more quickly than usual. Even Hanukkah is later — beginning Dec. 22 and ending just before New Year. Whatever you celebrate, it adds up to most of us already falling behin...

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OPINION: UYLESS BLACK — America, stop withdrawing from the world

December 04, 2019 at 5:00 am

Since the ending of World War II (1945), America has been, unquestionably, the most powerful nation on Earth. It has served as a model for many countries. Our power, coupled with our democratic and republican foundations, led to many countr...

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Research: Gifts: Will yours make the 1%?

December 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

Sermons aside, turns out it really is better to give than receive.Multiple studies through the decades confirm the health benefits associated with giving (of time and attention, too, and not just during the holidays).The sum of research rep...

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Words brought to life for Christmas

December 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

In 2012 I attended an event at the Coeur d’Alene Library’s Community Room to benefit the library foundation. Bits and Pieces featured readings by Jack Bannon, Ellen Travolta, Margaret Travolta and Roger Welch. As a writer of more than a mil...

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New lunar cycle could bring us snow

November 30, 2019 at 5:00 am

After a very early start to the snowfall season across North Idaho and the rest of the Inland Empire, November was practically snowless as Cliff measured only 0.1 inches. In downtown Coeur d’Alene and other areas, there was no snow to be se...

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Post Falls creating its own train nightmare

November 30, 2019 at 5:00 am

In the Nov. 23 Press story about train noise, Post Falls said its primary responsibility in considering housing projects near railroad tracks is public safety, and that “grade separations” in the form of bridges or tunnels are needed to sil...

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