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SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2011

Weekend Wild Card -- 3.12-13.11 17 

One of my favorite times of spring arrives this weekend -- daylight-saving time. I look forward to getting home next work week before night falls as a result of springing ahead early Sunday morning. Mebbe the Idaho Legislature simply can waive off daylight-saving time in…

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Not Ready For Stabbing At Middle School 68 

Re: Woodland Middle Schooler charged with aggravated battery in school stabbing/Jody Lawrence-Turner, SR My wife had the re-action I'm sure some of you had when she heard about the stabbing at stabbing at Woodland Middle School Friday afternoon. She immediately thought of our eighth-grade nephew…

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Hunt Em? Or Let 'Em Drop Dead For You?

"Life-long Boundary County resident Rick Dinning has spent countless hours stalking the woods and forests of North Idaho in search of big game, but he's wondering if it was time well spent," writes Mike Weland, publisher of the online News Bonners Ferry. After recently waking…

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One-Horse Town w/o A Hitching Post 

There are a number of people in Boundary County, younger folks, mainly, who complain that there's nothing to do here. Back in the day, they'd have called it a one horse town. There is one man in this county, however, who finds plenty to do…

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Johnson: Memories Of Baseball 17 

More than any other of the games that command the attention of the dedicated sports fan, baseball is a game of memory. Memories of dads playing catch with kids, the mental image of walking up a ball park ramp for the first or the hundredth…

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Stapilus: Idaho Becoming Urban 

Ada and Canyon counties together, for example, in 2000 together had about 430,000 people, or almost exactly a third (33.4%) of Idaho’s total population. In 2010, they together fell just short of 600,000 people, making up 37.1% – a significant increase. In 2010, more than…

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Jeanie: A Cut Rate For Florida Dialysis 

When I first started dialysis, I had the blessing of a staff at the center who manages all my financial worries. It’s a huge relief. Dialysis costs around $250,000 a year per patient. It’s a booming business. But how much of that is actually the…

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An Unfunded Mandate By Another Name 

The most influential member of the Idaho House of Representatives — Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star (pictured) — and six committee chairmen say the merit-pay bill passed by the House 44-26 on Wednesday doesn’t add up. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter can’t responsibly sign Senate Bill…

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