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HISTORY CORNER: Lions have long played a role in human history, but Idaho’s mountain lions aren’t 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 — 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

Let’s assume you paid attention to Friday’s column because we mentioned sex a lot.Hopefully, though, you also picked up on a theme that isn’t, well …Very sexy.The problem is that we, American society in general, seem to be drifting in the w...

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A tribute to two men who happen to be coaches

December 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

Hello my name is Kelsey Lyle. I am the mother of Wyatt Lyle. I am writing to you today in hopes that you will deeply consider helping me recognize two amazing coaches. We have had the privilege of being a part of their football team for fou...

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Opinion: We’re hanging up on intimacy

December 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

Are you having sex?No, no, calm down a second …I don’t mean NOW!The question here is whether or not you’re having sex, um …Generally?Kind of regularly, maybe?This may all sound like the beginning of a “giggle” column, but it’s actually aime...

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District gets an earful from taxpayer

December 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

The front-page headline “School district gets earful from survey” (Monday, Dec. 3, 2018) doesn’t seem appropriate at all. The article begins with “827 local residents made their voices heard …” that is less than 2 percent of Coeur d’Alene’s...

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OPINION: CHUCK MALLOY — Political solutions falter, but NRA plan might work

December 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

In this polarized society, there isn’t much gray area when it comes to the National Rifle Association.Idaho politicians love the organization, because NRA endorsements tend to lead to election wins. Detractors will paint the NRA as the root...

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Opinion: What sweet visions dance in your head?

December 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

No one is quite sure when Christmas season actually starts.There are several unofficial beginnings these days — including Thanksgiving, the Coeur d’Alene downtown lighting ceremony (which is also Black Friday), or …Maybe it begins when stor...

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Highway district should do what’s best for community

December 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

As elected officials, board members of the Lakes Highway District understand their duty to look out for their voting constituents’ best interest. They recognize that the expenditures they make will be judged for effectiveness and value.Rece...

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Consumer advice: That secret sister is no secret Santa

December 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

With the festive season upon us, stay away from the Yuletide Facebook secret sister scam. Facebook seems to be a favorite delivery method for this one, probably because it’s easier for scammers to reach out to our large social connection ne...

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Research: Words of the year not exactly invigorating

December 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

If there is one thing they all lack this year, it’s integrity.Since at least 1990, prominent dictionaries and other publications around the globe choose a word of the year. It may be the most looked-up word, perhaps the most controversial o...

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