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Thu., June 8, 2017, 10:47 a.m.

Too many graduations?

Coeur d'Alene High instructor Bruce Twitchell wonders if we've gone overboard on graduations: "Is it just me, or is having a "graduation" ceremony at every single grade level over doing it?" I agree with Bruce. How about you?

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TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017

Lakeland High School students from left, Abigail Conner and Nicole Kimling listen to instructions from Lewiston Police Officer Rob Massey during a police training simulation of a mock keg party in Coeur d'Alene on Monday, May 22, 2017. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Tue., May 23, 2017, 1:27 p.m.

Cops learn at mock teen kegger

In a scene that unfolded Monday afternoon at a home south of Coeur d'Alene, overlooking Mica Bay, police officers learned how to deal with the problems associated with busting teen keggers. Local teens participated in the mock kegger.

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FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017

Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:43 a.m.

Sometimes, I wonder ...

We've had some commotion re: an attempt by a Dalton Gardens man to locate an aquatic jungle gym off City Beach for hourly and daily rentals. The big concern, of course, is safety. Sometimes I wonder if Brooks Seaplane would be allowed to use the City Dock at Independence Point, if the service hadn't been grandfathered in ...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017

Fri., April 21, 2017, 3:16 p.m.

100-Day Poll: Trump goes low

President Trump’s average approval rating is the lowest since Gallup began presidential approval surveys in 1953, the polling firm said Thursday. Trump's approval rating has been as low as 39 percent since January, but averaged out at 41 percent. Question: Do you think Trump is improving as president?

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Wed., April 5, 2017, 11:18 a.m.

Poll: Whatta great ride, Zags!

In the poll Tuesday, most respondents described their mood the day after Gonzaga's tough loss to North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament finale as "What a great ride!" or "Can't wait to do it again next year." Today's Poll: What kind of gardener are you?

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Thu., March 16, 2017, 11:22 a.m.

House OKs expanded open meeting law

The House has voted unanimously – 70-0 – in favor of HB 273, the bill to expand the Idaho Open Meeting law to include boards, commissions or councils created by executive order. “We go to great lengths as public officials … that we hold open...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 19, 2016

FRIDAY, NOV. 6, 2015

THURSDAY, OCT. 15, 2015

A shopper shows off the vintage tool box she purchased at the Nashville Flea Market. (Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Thu., Oct. 15, 2015, 10:16 p.m.

Travel: Vintage Shopping in Music City

The Nashville Flea Market is considered one of the top markets in the country, with good reason. Around since the mid-1960s and still going strong, the monthly market, with multiple buildings and acres of outdoor booths, is one of the biggest in the country, drawing...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 2, 2015


SATURDAY, AUG. 29, 2015

 (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Sat., Aug. 29, 2015, 8:39 a.m.

Travel: Milwaukee in a Weekend

The city of Milwaukee’s past is storied and diverse. Long known for its German heritage and beer-brewing legacy, and the pale brick buildings which gave it the “Cream City” nickname, the once-industrial hub has become a vibrant, culturally diverse destination that reflects the best of MidWest hospitality and contemporary urban sophistication.

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TUESDAY, AUG. 18, 2015


A solo drive over the foggy Golden Gate Bridge is a good way to reflect on travel in general. (Francesco Carucci / Istockphoto)

Thu., July 23, 2015, 3:45 p.m.

A bridge from here to there

The tall, cathedral-like arches of the Golden Gate Bridge loomed ahead as I followed the line of cars in front of me. The day was overcast and traffic was shrouded in fog, draped in the mist blowing in from the bay.

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THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015

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Thu., May 28, 2015, 8:56 a.m.

Travel: Not Quite Midnight in Paris

Of all the photos I’ve brought home from my travels, the watery image my camera produced without any filters or manipulation on my part, is one of my favorites. I’d somehow managed to capture exactly what I experienced: a you-had-to-be-there moment in a beautiful city with a rich, dramatic, and poetic history.

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TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015

The demolition of an older house left many neighbors sad but some were also hopeful about the property’s next adventure.  (Image provided by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Tue., May 19, 2015, 9:20 a.m.

Breaking ground on a new story

The first big trucks rolled down the street while I was pouring a cup of coffee and within minutes the rumbling began. The sound of crashing and falling debris grew louder and I looked out the window to see my neighbors standing on porches and sidewalks. Curious, I stepped out as well.

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SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2015




A good thing about travel is that it can make us appreciate what we have at home even more. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Thu., April 2, 2015, 1:27 p.m.

Why we go when we go

I said I was going to stay home more this year and so far I haven’t been anywhere. But, of course, assignments I hadn’t anticipated are tempting me to a few places I haven’t seen before. So I have travel on my mind.

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THURSDAY, JAN. 15, 2015

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 10, 2014

A Great Kiskadee sings near a feeding station in Bentsen-Rio Grande State Park near McAllen, Texas. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

Wed., Dec. 10, 2014, 9:34 a.m.

Travel: Birding in McAllen, Texas

The stereotype of the avid birdwatcher is classic: a well-equipped enthusiast wearing the latest outdoor gear, carrying the biggest lens, peering into the trees through the most expensive binoculars, traveling to all the most exotic corners of the globe to be able to check another...

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Cheryl-Anne Millsap's Home Planet column appears each week in the Wednesday "Pinch" supplement. Cheryl-Anne is a regular contributor to Spokane Public Radio and her essays can be heard on Public Radio stations across the country.