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Saturday, February 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Rob Curley: Why America needs journalists – and the T-shirts to prove it

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:15 p.m.

I like Facebook. Even with all of its problems. It’s where I keep up with my friends and the people I care the most about. The people I grew up with in my tiny hometown. My college buddies. The wannabe rock stars in the various bands in which I tried to play guitar. (You should see how awesome I looked in acid-washed jeans, with the biggest ’80s hair this side of Texas.)

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Sue Lani Madsen: ‘Training young women to be leaders’

Blowing and drifting snow made it impossible to get home from Spokane last Saturday. It was a tough day, and not because of the weather. Five judges interviewed 19 high energy young women for the Lilac Royalty Scholarship Court. There were only seven openings, and twelve girls to be disappointed. I was one of the judges.
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Faith and Values – Pulling equal weight: These numbers don’t lie

My wife and I occasionally reminisce about one of our favorite stories (one of those “I’m such a good husband” tales) so I decided to share it with our readers. It’s basically a statistical analysis of how I rated as a supportive help-mate for my wife. Years ago, something happened (or didn’t happen) prompting Ellen to voice the opinion that I wasn’t pulling my own weight around the house. Knowing deep within how completely incorrect she was, I was deeply hurt and fired up to prove her wrong. My fourth-grade teacher said I had a future in math, so I decided to make this a numbers thing.
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Eye on Boise: Idaho’s Child Welfare Division undergoing ‘transformation’

Idaho’s Division of Child Welfare, which oversees child protection, foster care and adoptions, is responsible for one of the state’s most vulnerable populations – children who may have been abused or neglected. But a 2017 report from the state Office of Performance Evaluations documented major problems in the division, including a massive overload of cases for the staff that created a “constant feeling of crisis.”