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Opinion: Dig a deep hole for Prop 2 lawsuit

December 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Idahoans seemed both savvy and mature when faced with important initiatives.At least it felt that way.There were serious pro and con arguments, advertisements and discussions over the two propositions on last monthís ballot.We took it all i...

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Research: Need some gift ideas? We can help

December 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

With less than two weeks left, that gift-buying clock is ticking louder. Desperate for ideas? Got someone on your list who swears they want nothing? Donít panic. Weíve got this. Check out our two holiday gift guides for some unusual and cre...

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Consumer advice: The looming risks behind DNA testing

December 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

People want to know their genetic makeup and for about $70, Ancestry DNA, 23andMe or MyHeritage DNA (to name a few) can answer that question along with others ó like what are your potential health risks or can you discover long-lost family ...

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Beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

December 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Itís impossible not to be moved by the wonderful spirit of giving and generosity for over a hundred local youngsters and their families during the annual Holidays and Heroes event. Itís a huge event that requires months of planning and logi...

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Chat Day: Freaks, phones and felines

December 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Hello, out there in our winter wonderland.Itís Chat Day, and Iím thrilled to announce that Iím safely back home and scraping snow with the rest of you.I spent a delightful holiday in Kansas City, with doctors anxiously poking, prodding and ...

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Research: Check out Scrabbleís newest additions

December 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

I had one of those moms. Whenever I asked, ďWhat does ĎXí mean?Ē I got the same answer: Look it up. Naturally, we were a Scrabble family. So are one-third of American, and half of British, families. Nearly a century after its invention in 1...

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Seismic stats might rattle your cage

December 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

On Nov. 30, Anchorage, Alaska, was hit with a 7.0 earthquake that led to widespread damage of buildings and roads as well as knocking out power. Fortunately, there were no reported deaths.Since the big event, there have been over 230 smalle...

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Credit freeze can warm your security

December 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

Did you know you can freeze your credit for free? Credit freezes are one of the most effective ways for consumers to protect themselves against identity theft, even if you havenít been victimized.As of Sept. 21, TransUnion, Equifax and Expe...

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HISTORY CORNER: Lions have long played a role in human history, but Idahoís mountain lions arenít really lions

December 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

Since prehistoric times, lions have roamed most of the Earth. Not anymore. Most are extinct, with sub-species found only in Africa below the Sahara and in India. But what about mountain lions ó also called pumas, cougar, panthers and other ...

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Opinion: Come together: Tonic for troubled families

December 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

Letís assume you paid attention to Fridayís column because we mentioned sex a lot.Hopefully, though, you also picked up on a theme that isnít, well ÖVery sexy.The problem is that we, American society in general, seem to be drifting in the w...

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