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Chalk that up to some very scary 165 minutes.

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Bans on single-use plastic bags were all the rage over the past few years, particularly on the west coast and in the northeast. We were told that those bags were ruining the planet and we would stave off the end of the world if we outlawed them. As a replacement, we were instructed to purcha…

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Last week I saw all my patients (except one) by phone or online visit: telehealth. Thanks to our global pandemic us old doctors are having to learn new tricks.

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Just a reminder to the public, the St. Maries Senior Meal Site is an essential outreach program, and we are still open and serving “rolling meals” to our seniors Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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This letter is an endorsement of Undersheriff Anthony “Tony” Eells for Benewah County Sheriff. He’s been a family friend for 35 years. He worked on my ranch and tree farms with my son Mark Ferris for years; always a good worker, sensible, hard-working.

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Well, Republicans have finally figured out a way to save Social Security and Medicare for a while, and save face at the same time. While their idea may be repulsive, it just may work.

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St. Maries Ambulance is aware of the ongoing concerns that our community is facing surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. We would like the public to know that St. Maries Ambulance is prepared and ready to respond when we are needed. We are constantly working with our healthcare partners at Bene…

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All of us have heard the latest news, and with each day something new has been added; whether it be instruction or directions. Now they are tabulating about how many are dead and just how many of us are still alive!

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I am taking this opportunity to address a very important issue pertaining to the continuing state of the public safety of Benewah County. More directly, the best qualified candidate for the sheriff of Benewah County.

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The day has finally arrived, and the end is drawing nearer. Hindsight tells me I should have stocked up like others. Alas, I didn’t. I thought surely I can find a 4-pack somewhere. But not a 4-pack to be found.

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I loved the Calvin comic strip. He and the tiger played Calvinball. There were no rules in Calvinball. The Idaho legislature must love Calvinball too. For the second year in a row they have not approved any rules.

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It seems ages ago, but for several days news about this particular ship dominated the news, and all of it was bad. But now a month later, news from that ship may be good.

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While leftists in the U.S. echoed the Chinese Communist Party in branding President Trump racist for calling the coronavirus Chinese, a virus expert in Italy warned that the Italian government stalled in its response to the virus due to politics and fears of racism — and that stalling cost l…

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In my 75 years of observing the shifts in our society, form when the work ethic was honored, expected and appreciated by industry in particular, and society in general; to a new standard embraced by many in the younger generation of “what can government give me without my expenditure of effort?”

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Everyone has read or listened to something about you know what. The topic has paralyzed many parts of the country and most of the world. It has caused panic to some degree throughout the US and even our small community. If you don’t think so, check the local stores for toilet paper and hand …

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The world and my little town seem to be preparing for a wave of Covid19 infections, and some critically ill patients. Let’s hope it doesn’t happen. But just how would we do in the face of such an occurrence?

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With the Idaho legislature in session, a pandemic threatening, and health care costs on their steady climb I want to catch you up on all the Idaho health care news. Well, this could be short. Just to save you the time right off, I’ll say there has been no health care news in Idaho this week.

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Tossing and turning in our cots, 4 a.m. and not a wink of sleep around the base as thoughts repeating the week’s attacks raced through our heads. Giving up on sleep, one by one we sat up and prepared for the day.

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Whenever Bernie Sanders’s socialism comes up in the Democratic debates, he deflects criticism by saying he favors something along the lines of Denmark’s model. Sanders’s debate rivals almost invariably let this answer pass. (I think Pete Buttigieg tried to take it on in the last debate but c…

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Democratic presidential frontrunner Bernie Sanders has come under fire from the media for defending Fidel Castro, but some of the news outlets criticizing Sanders offered similar praise for Castro in their 2016 obituaries for the Cuban dictator.

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Boise State University is at the epicenter of Idaho’s publicly-funded social justice programming. To maintain pole position, BSU will soon hire a “vice provost of equity and inclusion.”

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The publisher of our local paper has promoted some community discussions about civility recently. It has given me pause to wonder about this goal: civil discourse.

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She certainly picked the right guy to do the interview. He does, after all, have plenty of experience with people who have sex with subordinates.

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Last week Idaho’s three branches of government, legislative, judicial and executive made a joint announcement. They agreed through resolution and executive order to form a Behavioral Health Council and Advisory Board. It’s a wise move. But hasn’t this been done before?

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If you listen to the mainstream media, you probably think that the Bad Orange Man is boosting pollution and destroying the climate because we withdrew from the Paris climate agreement. (It’s not a “treaty” as defined in the United States because Congress never approved it.) The reality, howe…

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Most of us live with chronic pain. For some, it can be crippling.

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Back in 2016, billionaire Michael Bloomberg took part in a Distinguished Speakers Series at the University of Oxford Saïd Business School. During his speech, he talked about how he could teach anyone to be a farmer.

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Life is about to get tough for progressive officials running sanctuary cities. The Trump administration has threatened action against cities and states who prioritize the safety of illegal aliens over the wellbeing of American citizens, but now, it appears they have had enough. 

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Separation of powers is a fundamental principle in both our state and federal Constitutions. The framers figured that by splitting up the powers that govern us, we, the governed would be less oppressed by our government (read Federalist 51).

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Things are dire. We only have 11 years until our goose is cooked. Or maybe it’s 9 years.

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My name is Janette Doherty and Greg and I have been members of this community since 2001, and we still don’t know most of you. When someone mentions a person by name then I know who they are talking about most of the time. But sorry I probably would not know you if I met you on the street.

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It was a good enough game. Certainly the fourth quarter comeback was something to see. And even the most loyal San Francisco fans would agree that if any team other than theirs had to win the Super Bowl, it was nice that it is one coached by Andy Reid.

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I play pool almost every week with a very good friend. We don’t talk much while we’re shooting, but we take a break a couple three times between games and chat. He’s pretty hard line on immigration. “Build that wall” he would say. “Heck, I’ll even help.”

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It’s a stark contrast to watch legislators propose some dramatic tax policy changes then read the Boise State Public Policy Survey.

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From early in our nation’s history, America’s intellectuals have mostly looked down on their own country and yearned for it to be like someplace else–someplace more sophisticated, and more in tune with “modern” intellectual currents, whatever they might be at the moment. That is a long histo…