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Research: SCOTUS lineup won’t be a snoozer

October 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

It’s a brand new year for the U.S. Supreme Court, but the mood isn’t exactly festive. As SCOTUS begins its October 2019 Term, the slate of cases is rife with controversial and potentially life-altering issues — employment discrimination, re...

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More extreme weather in early October

October 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

The late summer and early fall of 2019 has seen some of the wildest and craziest weather extremes in recent memory. Here in North Idaho, we had not one, but two very early snowstorms that broke records that go all the way back to 1895.At Cl...

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Pleasant and peril converge without H2O

October 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

We have a pleasant view but many of us don’t have the extra water to wash the windows.The Pleasant View Neighborhood Association was formed almost a year ago. We are a nonprofit 503 (c) association registered with the state of Idaho. We are...

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OPINION: SEN. MARY SOUZA — Truth and transparency

October 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

It is sad to see an angry retired blogger pen an attack column repainting the past with glorious colors, while ignoring the severe lack of governmental transparency which infected our city at that time. Those in positions of power, and the ...

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Consumer advice: It might not be your fault your rates went up

October 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Car insurance rates never seem to go down. A Hayden reader called to lament that his car insurance premiums rose significantly even though he hadn’t been in an accident or received any tickets. He’s on a fixed income, so the increase puts p...

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Research: Do pets really make us healthier?

October 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

We should be careful with studies. They’re only worth what’s put into them — sample sizes, number of variables, control groups and other factors mean all studies are not created equal. A correlation does not a cause make, but then again, so...

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OPINION: Success of Cd’A projects proves naysayers wrong

October 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

The pounding of hammers and buzz of power saws greet visitors outside the Coeur d’Alene library.Across the way, workers of Ginno Construction are framing the future, seven-story Seven27 Luxury Condos. The condominiums will sell out for $675...

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Becoming Santa is a calling

October 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

The calendar shows 78 days until Christmas, although September surprised us with a winter wonderland preview.Pat Russell, 69, of Coeur d’Alene spent the past week surrounded by a sea of Santas at the renowned Charles W. Howard Santa School ...

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Research: Are serials making a comeback?

October 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

Books and newspapers aren’t what they once were. Not long ago nearly every household took a daily paper. Bedstands almost invariably sported books beside reading lamps, because novels took the mind away from the day’s stress to ease sleep. ...

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September’s ‘historic’ storm in the North Country

October 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

Winter in North Idaho and other parts of the Pacific Northwest got off to a very early and rare start last weekend. For the 2019-20 season, Cliff has measured 1.1 inches of snow at his station. In Montana, this “historic” storm dumped 4 fee...

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