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SUNDAY, AUG. 14, 2016



Meidl should decline

Craig Meidl could be the perfect candidate for Spokane police chief, with qualities appreciated by all. Would such presumed sterling qualities make a difference in his reception?

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Renew our character

It is irrelevant who wins the election, because whoever it is, the American people lose. I believe that we have already lost. Race and religion divides us all and have become tinder in the bon fires of interpersonal struggles. The pursuit of money consistently drives a wedge between family and friends. Politics reinforces opposing views yet sets the stage for jealousy and corruption because those in power will do anything to retain that power.

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Trump's call for treason

Dave Kern's Aug. 7 letter misses the point entirely. He claims that if Secretary Clinton holds sensitive data on the deleted emails, she has perjured herself. If she did, Donald Trump called on a hostile intelligence agency to acquire state secrets.

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Trump's treason

Well, it seems that one of our presidential candidates has encouraged a foreign government to hack our country's computers to find lost emails sent by our other presidential candidate. This overture is at least as dangerous to our national security as any lost email information possibly obtained by our enemies.

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SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2016



Gina Barreca: Old enough for a free doughnut?

Anyway, when I reached a manager, I asked how old a person has to be to take advantage of Dunkin Donuts’ senior citizen’s discount. She replied offhand, “Oh, it’s, like, 50.” I thanked her and called another D&D location a few miles away and was told the age was “around 60.”

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FRIDAY, AUG. 12, 2016


Idaho avoiding simplest health-care fix 

Thirty-one states have solved the problem by accepting the federal government’s expansion of Medicaid. Idaho has chosen to make this more difficult by searching for a solution that would pass ideological muster.

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Blogs

Sunday Spin 3: More debates seem likely

The dog days of summer are a slack time for news and campaigns often scramble to fill the void. Last week’s attempt to commit news in the governor’s race involved ...




North Idaho hiking, paddling trips continue

GROUP TRIPS -- Hiking, paddling and birding in the Panhandle are featured in the 10th annual Summer Adventure Series of group outings led by the Idaho Conservation League. The 10 ...





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