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Posts published in “Day: February 18, 2015”

Poetic end to a toxic relationship

strickland MICHAEL


A poetic journey through the emotions we endure at the end of a toxic relationship, Through the Trees: The poetic end to a toxic relationship uses nature and metaphor to express each stage of grief.

I first met author Nina C.Palmer at a group signing run by the Idaho Authors Community. Immediately striking was her passion for poetry and a particular cohesiveness between her presence, our chat and her work.

Each chapter of her book is a stage, each poem a part of a the journey taking you through denial, anger, depression, bargaining, and acceptance.

Written from personal experiences, it truly captures the occurrence of verbal and emotional abuse experienced in a toxic relationship. Whether your loss is a friend, husband or wife, a brother or sister, mother or father, these writings will hit home with all. A truly inspired collection of work, it relates with the heartache of the loss but also uplifts and inspires. This poetry acts as an emotional guide leading you through each stage and leaves you at the end with the courage and strength to move on.

I sat down with Nina in December at a coffee shop in Boise, to learn more about this intriguing journey. (more…)

On the front pages


Here’s what public affairs news made the front page of newspapers in the Northwest today, excluding local crime, features and sports stories. (Newspaper names contracted with location)

On the idea of registering violent felons (Boise Statesman, Nampa Press Tribune)
Lawmakers approve short-term broadband funds (Nampa Press Tribune, Lewiston Tribune)
Syringa assessed $100k penalty (Moscow News)
Aquatics center structural issues noted (Moscow News)
ISU president's house intensively studied (Pocatello Journal)
Eminent domain limitations bill moves ahead (Pocatello Journal)

UO student dies possibly of contagion (Eugene Register Guard)
Brown prepares for swearing in (Portland Oregonian, Eugene Register Guard, Salem Statesman Journal, Medford Tribune, KF Herald & News, Pendleton E Oregonian)
UO sues over benefits for coaches (Eugene Register Guard)
Birding festival spots unusual species numbers (KF Herald & News)
I-5 welcome center planned at Ashland (Medford Tribune)
Salem may tighten measles vaccine rules (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Pendleton council reviews pot dispensaries (Pendleton E Oregonian)
Outdoor pot growers want ban on hemp (Portland Oregonian)

Navy won't privatize fuel depot (Bremerton Sun)
Kilmer pushes for aid to area schools (Bremerton Sun)
Car registration costs rise at Everett (Everett Herald)
Debate rises over commercial flights at Paine (Everett Herald)
McCleary school spending could hit $6b (Vancouver Columbian, Kennewick Herald, Longview News)
Klickitat PUD seeks $2.5 power storage system (Longview News)
Washington may end vaccine exemption (Spokane Spokesman, Tacoma News Tribune, Vancouver Columbian, Olympian)
Presidential primary plan pushed by Wyman (Olympian)
No more measles cases (Port Angeles News)
300 schools can't find vaccine data (Seattle Times)
Idaho broadband proposal is dead (Spokane Spokesman)
Pierce council approves new county building (Tacoma News Tribune)
Commerce secretary visits Tacoma on trade (Tacoma News Tribune)
District voting in Yakima ordered by court (Yakima Herald Republic)
Dairies in lower Yakima ok pollution plan (Yakima Herald Republic)