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Labrador builds case for term limits

February 21, 2017 at 1:00 am

When Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador came to Congress six years ago, the thought of term limits was nowhere on his radar. In fact, congressional elections worked well in his mind.He won the 1st District seat in 2010 by knocking out the establishme...

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Food for thought, and a surprise

February 18, 2017 at 1:00 am

BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Five People You Meet in Heaven’ by Mitch Albom, 2003, Hyperion

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Giving the Gift of Life ~ National Donor Day

February 18, 2017 at 1:00 am

National Donor Day, observed on Feb. 14, is a great time to register as an organ, eye, and tissue donor or to make an appointment to donate blood or platelets. What could show more love on Valentine’s Day than the act of giving one’s body t...

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Tank the Trail Finder: Love in four-legged form

February 15, 2017 at 12:01 pm

Ahhhh, Valentine’s Day. It is the day that we as a nation celebrate love and romance, often with heart shaped boxes of chocolates, candle lit dinners, and roses. I personally love to celebrate love. It is after all, what makes the world go ...

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Tank the Trail Finder: Keeping winter fun safe in a boom town!

February 08, 2017 at 1:00 am

It is no secret that Kellogg was once considered a “boom town.” It has a rich and prosperous mining history that earned it that title. Over the last week though, the hills were alive with the sound of avalanche cannons, giving ...

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Denney: Election integrity sacred in Idaho, other states

February 07, 2017 at 1:00 am

Unlike a lot of people in the political world, one measure of success for a secretary of state is getting zero media coverage – especially after elections.Broad publicity can only mean that something horrible happened – such as tainted ball...

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Good things come to those who wait: The Tom Brady story

February 07, 2017 at 1:00 am

Sunday night was fun! Super Bowl 51 was a landmark for many reasons, but the real story had nothing to do with either team, it was really the culmination of a battle between two men. The story of the end of the 2016-17 NFL season began on...

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February is Heart Health Month

February 04, 2017 at 1:00 am

Although significant progress has been made in increasing awareness among women that heart disease is their #1 killer (from 34 percent in 2000 to 56 percent in 2012) many still fail to make the connection between its risk factors and their ...

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Book review: ‘Downfall,’ by J.A. Jance

February 03, 2017 at 1:00 am

Sheriff Joanna Brady, of Cochise County, Arizona, investigates a possible double homicide when the bodies of two women are discovered at the base of a cliff. No gunshot or knife wounds. A single car and campsite nearby, and a phone with sev...

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Tank the Trail Finder: Kindness is like snow!

February 01, 2017 at 1:00 am

I am always impressed with the kindness of fellow outdoor enthusiasts. They are quick to smile and wave, take a moment to chat, and share what knowledge they have of the trail ahead as well as other amazing destinations. It seems to me that...

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