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Is variety really the spice of life?

March 25, 2017 at 8:34 pm

I’m a creature of habit.I have purchased the same kind of toothpaste — Crest regular paste — since I was old enough to buy toothpaste. Somehow it has become harder and harder to find my tried-and-true product among store shelves that are no...

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EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: Community news keeps newspapers as relevant as ever

March 25, 2017 at 3:00 am

Among the many fake news headlines making the rounds on the internet, one of the most popular is “Newspapers are dead.”Let’s put that to bed right away. According to the Editor & Publisher Newspaper DataBook’s study “State of the News M...

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Player rest is good for fans

March 22, 2017 at 6:17 pm

The NBA, we’re told, has a problem on its hands.Teams around the league are sitting out their star players while they’re completely healthy, robbing the paying customer of opportunities to see their favorite athletes in person. It’s a probl...

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EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: Trump’s war with CIA was preceded by Kennedy’s

March 18, 2017 at 8:27 pm

The New York Times, in a front-page story, said that the president “wanted to splinter the CIA in a thousand pieces and scatter it to the winds.”Whether that quote is accurate or not we don’t know, but it makes sense that after the agency d...

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A birthday surprise

March 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm

An exuberant bunch of first-graders joined forces recently to wish their teacher a happy birthday.This wouldn’t be particularly surprising behavior … except that they were all in their 60s and the birthday they were celebrating was their te...

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EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: Donald Trump, Huxley and the ‘enemies of freedom’

March 11, 2017 at 7:20 pm

It was the tweet heard round the world.“The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!” —Donald Trump, via Twitter, Feb. 17, 2017.Trump the counterpuncher had thro...

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Going into the closet ... and coming out

March 11, 2017 at 7:08 pm

My daughter Heather’s old bedroom was transformed into a guest room years ago, but her closet had remained untouched, except to pile more stuff on top of so many layers of stuff that nothing short of an archaeological dig was going to uncov...

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TERRY COLUMN: Conferences bursting their own bubbles

March 08, 2017 at 3:00 am

It happens every year around this time. A college basketball team in a smaller conference storms through the regular season, possibly even gets ranked for the first time in school history. Everything seems to be setting up for the best seas...

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Scouts great at getting out and about

March 04, 2017 at 7:16 pm

Boy Scout Troop 1903 in Lakeside has big plans for 2017 that will make Boy Scouts of America shine in its 107th year since its founding in Feb. 8, 1910.Troop member Jake Wilke emailed the Inter Lake recently to describe some of the highligh...

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EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: Learning about race from the good folks of the Flathead

March 04, 2017 at 8:58 pm

It’s been an unexpected pleasure to get to do part of the reporting on the Inter Lake’s series on black history in the Flathead, and as we wind up the series today, I wanted to reflect on some of what we learned.First of all, I would say th...

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