My Turn

Before you judge addicts, read this

September 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

Iíve been an alcohol/drug counselor for the past 18 years. Recently, Iíve become concerned about the lack of understanding expressed in letters to the editor regarding addiction and addicts.First of all, I understand the fear of a parent of...

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OPINION: KAREN BILOWITH ó Itís the fund that keeps on giving

September 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

In 2000, the estate of Gladys Langroise created a $15 million Donor Advised Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation. Mrs. Langroise was a well-educated philanthropist with a big heart. She had a particular charitable interest in the arts and...

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OPINION: CHUCK MALLOY ó Slot machines wonít save racing, foes say

September 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Second of two parts. The first part was published Sept. 5.If it looks like a slot machine, pays off like a slot machine and eats money like a slot machine, then it must beÖA duck. Or, as proponents for Proposition 1 will suggest, historical...

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Flag planting an important part of moon landing

September 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

ďI think (the Moon Landing) was widely regarded in the end as a human achievement and thatís how we chose to view itĒ says everyone who isnít an American.Landing men on the moon was an American achievement, an iconic act that is now part of...

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OPINION: CHUCK MALLOY ó Jockey hopes voters back Proposition 1

September 05, 2018 at 5:00 am

First of a two-part series on Proposition 1.As a female jockey, Nikeela Black of the small town of Greenleaf has experienced the thrill of victory and the agony of being kicked in the teeth and bucked off a horse.She knows all about separat...

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Suicide prevention: How you can help

August 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

Suicide is tough to talk about, but we need to talk about it and in the right way. With the past eight months we have had, many of us are left asking ourselves what actions can we take that will make a difference? Even with the best of inte...

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OPINION: JOSH BLESSINGER ó Health care gap hurts Idaho veteran, family

August 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

We should all reflect on what it means to be an American and never take for granted the sacrifices that many have bravely made to secure our freedom. When I was 20, I enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. Serving in the military is not only a ...

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Airport board flying in the wrong direction

August 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

While it may not be obvious to some, the Coeur díAlene Airport is an important asset to our community, bringing in over $130 million of economic activity while providing a portal to the world.Starting in 1974 for 37 years, I leased land on ...

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Krocís Chamness in L.A., but heartís in CdíA

August 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

John Chamness has come a long way since he held a Salvation Army flag at the bottom of an old Coeur díAlene gravel pit, claiming the site for a proposed Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center.Then, he was a Salvation Army major charged with fun...

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A golden opportunity ó if we take it

August 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

The former National Guard building on Ramsey Road belongs to Kootenai County at no cost to citizens. County commissioners can choose a long-term benefit or short-term gain with this opportunity.They are leaning to the short-term gain that m...

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