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Yes, Wayne, Things Really Are Working Out

June 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

When Clifford Knudtsen opened a car dealership in Coeur d’Alene in 1939 he likely didn’t envision the longevity and generational success that little company would achieve. During Knudtsen Chevrolet’s 80th anniversary party last week, his gr...

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Here’s a job that only punching bags could love

June 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

If there were a television program titled “Worst Jobs in American Politics,” the chairmanship of Idaho’s Republican Party would be sure to make the list — if the series lasted long enough to get to that segment.Here’s a quick job descriptio...

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An early taste of summer across the inland northwest

June 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Summer arrived early as record-breaking heat moved across the Far West last week. Cliff measured our first 90-degree day on Thursday, June 13. That was only 1 degree short of the record of 91 degrees set back in 1918.The rare early June hea...

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A profile of frustration: School critic is off base

June 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

Reading Ron Deady’s June 9 letter to the editor in the Coeur d’Alene Press left me completely baffled and bewildered.I had the privilege of participating in a “Profile of a Graduate” workshop hosted by the Coeur d’Alene school district Mr. ...

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Post Falls, the city that (unfortunately) never sleeps

June 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

On May 21 I received an email from Shelly Enderud, city administrator for Post Falls. She noted I had reached out to Mayor Jacobson and started a conversation about Quiet Zones and was inviting me to the City Council meeting the following e...

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OPINION: LYNN FLEMING — With Atlas project, don’t follow Riverstone example

June 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

Perhaps you live in Riverstone or you head down by foot, bicycle or vehicle to the man-made lake, where a gravel pit used to be, for concerts, the playground, a wedding or a dog walk. The lake has provided a local community gathering place ...

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Research: Maybe Flag Day can pull us together

June 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

What is it about flags that can elicit so much emotion? Flags aren’t the only symbols of nationalism or clan-feeling. Yet all around the world, the one which provokes the most feeling is undeniably that colored strip of cloth. One hundred y...

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Kohl’s will help you return Amazon orders

June 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

Beginning July 1, Kohl’s is launching an Amazon returns program nationwide. Why would Kohl’s do this? In May’s investor report, Kohl’s CEO admitted that sales were soft the first part of the year and she believes this initiative is a good w...

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Bucket list adventure is close to home

June 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

Several years ago Bert and I decided we needed to do an annual adventure and made a list of things we hadn’t done but wanted to do. So far we’ve checked off jet boating in Hell’s Canyon, whale watching in the San Juan Islands, riding the Ro...

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Opinion: Dads just want a day free of guilt

June 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

All right, girls, admit it. We’ve all done it. That little sigh before you say, “OK …” The tightened lip, the silent look that says, “That’s not what I hoped you’d choose.” In a word, guilt. It’s probably an aspect of maternal instinct in o...

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