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Courtesy, National Park Service.
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Pearl Harbor: A Survivor’s Tale

My old neighbor, Dean Reynolds, joined the Navy to get off the farm in Franklinville, NY. On the morning of December 7th, 1941 he was working a radio room at Pearl Harbor.

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mycola/ThinkStock
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Marijuana: The Drug of Choice for Teenage Killers (Opinion)

America’s dope dealers are scoring some new victories and the Grim Reaper is a busy spirit.

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Courtesy, Bill Colley.
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Remembering Those We’ve Lost at Christmas

I'm reviving one of my favorite Christmas tales.  Those of us who've lost most of our loved ones are flooded by old memories this time of year.  Here are some of my thoughts:

I used to covet my neighbor’s vacations.  Not where they went, but how they planned.

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Firearms for Christmas

 

Yes, firearms are popular gifts at Christmas.  So is a training class.

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Thomas Lohnes, Getty Images
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Cost Of Child Care In Idaho Lower Than Rest Of Country

Have you ever heard a statistic that may be accurate, but doesn't feel right? I will admit that's the way this one struck me. It's a study that says that child care in Idaho is lower than the rest of the country.

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$34,363!  Courtesy, Bill Colley.
$34,363! Courtesy, Bill Colley.
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Inflation Threatens 12 Days of Christmas

I’ve read where the median wage earner in Idaho might be lucky to haul down 800 dollars a week.

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Courtesy, Bill Colley.
Courtesy, Bill Colley.
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Legalized Marijuana in Idaho is a Layered Argument

Say the word marijuana and I guarantee an emotional response.

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Idaho Among the 5 Kindest States

Did you know Idahoans are among the most generous people on the planet?

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The Marijuana Mindset (Opinion)

Much to the consternation of the Magic Valley’s fourteen liberals, I’ve been writing a newspaper column.

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Tom BetGeorge / Youtube
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The Best Christmas Light Displays Around Twin Falls

Here's a map of some of the best Christmas light displays around the Twin Falls area.

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Courtesy, Bill Colley.
Courtesy, Bill Colley.
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A Real Tree or a Plastic Tree?

My last real Christmas tree was thirty years ago.  I was a poor young broadcaster sharing an apartment with two friends from work.

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Cindy Bond, Sotheby's via Zillow
Cindy Bond, Sotheby's via Zillow
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Gorgeous Idaho Wildlife Estate Has Its Own Waterfall

First, I would like to admit a few things. This epic Idaho estate isn't close to the Magic Valley. And, it's not even close to affordable for most of us regular people. But, other than that, this might just be the most gorgeous Idaho property I've ever seen. It even has its own waterfall.

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Coming to a legislature near you.  Courtesy, Bill Colley.
Coming to a legislature near you. Courtesy, Bill Colley.
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Add the Words & Legal Marijuana on Idaho’s Horizon

No doubt there is a powerful lobby working to legalize marijuana.

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AeroVideo via YouTube
AeroVideo via YouTube
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Idaho Town Named Most Cozy Mountain Town In Country By Expedia

It's not often that Idaho gets called out as the best when someone comes up with a list of anything having to do with mountains. But, Expedia has just declared one Idaho town as the best in a brand new mountain ranking.

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Idaho Fish & Game Update

We get a monthly update on activities at Idaho Fish & Game.

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It's a day long job.  Courtesy, Bill Colley.
It's a day long job. Courtesy, Bill Colley.
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Bringing a Knife to Brushing Teeth

I got out of bed Saturday morning and my left wrist was aching.  By Monday the pain was severe and I couldn’t even lift a cat with my left arm.

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Real or artificial?  Courtesy, Bill Colley.
Real or artificial? Courtesy, Bill Colley.
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Real Christmas Trees Versus Plastic

Just before Christmas of 1997, I broke down and bought an artificial Christmas tree.  I still have the thing in a box at home.

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Courtesy, Bill Colley.
Courtesy, Bill Colley.
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Images of Our Lives

I went shopping for a microwave and bought a camera.  I also bought the microwave.

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Courtesy, Bill Colley.
Courtesy, Bill Colley.
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Don’t Drink & Vote (Opinion)

As of this writing, my favorite Election Day story comes from right here in Idaho.  At least one grocer in Idaho Falls posted a sign on the beer cooler telling shoppers there wouldn’t be any beer sales today.

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Tara Mann via Zillow
Tara Mann via Zillow
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Can I Have This Log Cabin In Hailey, Please? (PHOTOS)

It's already been established that I have a thing for log cabins. My wife will not be happy to learn that I have found one I want in Hailey that only has one small problem with it.

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