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Research: A bill is born (and just might grow up)

February 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

With Idaho’s 2019 session in full swing, today’s column outlines the stages of legislation and where to find it. Thursday, a glimpse at various types of bills.•••It’s easy now with Bill Tracker, yet few Idahoans pay any attention to the cre...

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It’s going to be a February to remember

February 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

As of Feb. 15, a total of 39.7 inches of snow fell in Coeur d’Alene, an all-time record for the month. The old February snowfall record was 39.5 inches set back in 1955. Cliff tells me that no other monthly snowfall record was broken during...

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A prescription for an (expensive) headache

February 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

On Jan. 24, the CDA Press informed us that Shopko was exiting the pharmacy business. If you get prescriptions filled there it could affect you so heed this warning.I received a call from a local reader who got an unpleasant surprise when he...

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HISTORY CORNER: Pilgrims and Puritans were among those that shaped American character

February 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

America is an exceptional country, and Americans are exceptional people. How did that happen?It started with the Pilgrims when they arrived at Cape Cod aboard the Mayflower from England in 1620, followed 29 years later by the arrival of the...

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Let’s talk about expanding Medicaid

February 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Greetings from Boise! This past Monday, I introduced a bill offering six elements of protection and enhancement to the new Medicaid Expansion law in Idaho. My intent, and that of the others who worked with me on the bill, is to get the conv...

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Climate fans, beware ‘free dividends’ on carbon

February 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

I find it necessary to respond to Mike Bullard’s “My Turn” article on climate change and the promises of free carbon dividends, which was published in the Cd’A Press on Feb. 9. I commend him for his community service in those adverse weathe...

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Consumer advice: How to save money while watching TV

February 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

Is there a good alternative to cable?That depends on what you like to watch and how much money you would like to save. Your cable bill runs anywhere from the basic $22 per month for TV service, but if you add premium channels the cost quic...

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Research: St. Valentine likely had multiple personalities

February 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

Between overpriced flowers and candy hearts (never mind the pressure of perfection) it’s easy to forget the saint in Valentine’s Day. So who the heck was he? The better question is, who were they? Church history tells at least three stories...

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Young speakers and their teacher inspire

February 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

Having a fear of public speaking is something most adults would admit. Even people like me who speak to organizations and present ideas in public settings still have a butterfly or three when stepping out in front of an audience.So last Thu...

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Research: School taxes: What’s in it for you? Lots

February 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

Consternation about paying school taxes is nothing new. There have always been property owners frustrated by the fact that they don’t have kids in the system, saying “what’s in it for me?”Plenty, actually. And I don’t mean subsidizing other...

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