Sholeh Patrick

Opposition: A lesson from Russia

August 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Divergent opinion is human nature. It’s also necessary to a healthy democracy, especially in America’s evenly and hotly divided climate — as the framers warned us in Federalist Paper No. 10:“... the smaller the number of individuals composi...

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Research: Another view of re-entry centers’ role in communities

August 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

Nothing like controversy to return a common predicament to the forefront: How to reintegrate ex-cons.It’s a scary word, isn’t it — ex-convict? TV evokes images of hardened criminals, but oft-repeated statistics confirm that most of today’s ...

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Research: Hey lefties, this tribute is for you

August 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

Odds are at least 8 percent of you reading this would write it left-handed. Actually, that’s not quite true; according to Science Daily, a few lefties use the right to write, while favoring the left for most other things, although such task...

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Research: Leaves of three? Let ’em be

August 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

As North Idaho’s wilder areas teem with huckleberry seekers and other visitors, so does an occasional unwanted guest hiding among the wildflowers. Be on the lookout for poison ivy; climbing temperatures make the itchy weed grow bigger and f...

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Research: Headed for a vacation? Do this for your plants

August 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

Summer’s in high season, and so are vacation plans. Whether it’s just a weekend getaway or a true escape from the daily grind, don’t forget to vacation-proof your plant life. Without it that lush garden might better resemble scorched earth ...

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Research: Getting to the heart of art

August 01, 2019 at 5:00 am

Even for North Idaho natives, Art on the Green never gets old. The sights, sounds, and colorful bustle of the massive annual arts festival, sprawled across the lush lawns of North Idaho College and City Park, continue to delight, year after...

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Research: As a matter of fact, these ‘truths’ are fiction

July 30, 2019 at 5:00 am

Remember when they said smoking was good for you? Those cocaine ads for toothaches? That lightning never struck the same place twice? That’s just a drop in the bucket of “facts” we dinosaurs either learned in school or heard often enough to...

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Stick these in your pipe and blow

July 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

As the old joke goes, you know a bagpipe is out of tune when someone is playing it. Yet as odd as they sound, bagpipes are well-loved not only in Scotland and the U.S., but across the globe. So for Bagpipe Appreciation Day Saturday, check o...

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Research: Here’s the deal about disabilities and the law

July 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

Friday marks the 29th anniversary of the ADA — landmark legislation for all Americans. Why? Because placing the whole of society on equal footing is as quintessentially American as democracy itself. What is the ADA? On July 26, 1990, Presid...

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Research: Little girl might be smartest of ’em all

July 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

Big brainpower sometimes comes in small packages. Genius knows no color, culture, or creed. They can be rich or poor, humble or boastful, doctor or high school dropout — if prestigious Mensa membership is anything to go by.Kid genius. Take ...

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