Coeur d'Alene Press: Letters To Editor

Letters To Editor

Wednesday 02/10/2016
SAMUEL: Bad parents; no chance
Posted: February 10, 2016

I’ve been following the Eldon Samuel trial and the outcome as well as readers’ comments and I feel this is just one more example of society’s failure to protect the young.

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RISK: Rich v. poor
Posted: February 10, 2016

I opened The Press and thought that someone had hacked into the editing computer and inserted a page from Pravda. There it was: faked quotations, guilt by association, and the Evil Empire. Then, I looked at the byline; Jon Keith, again.

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MARRIAGE: Not judges’ decision
Posted: February 10, 2016

HB 425 has been passed in the Idaho State House and is now in the Senate. The bill extends the marriage benefits to same-sex “marriages.”

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LENT: Try meat-free
Posted: February 10, 2016

Today marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the desert before launching his ministry.

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HISTORY: Keep it accurate
Posted: February 10, 2016

Popular Press historical writer Syd Albright has a blind spot.

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LETTER: Hope for the future
Posted: February 10, 2016

May I take a moment to thank Sasha Fisher (Feb. 7 letters “FUTURE”) for her articulate and entertaining explanation of her own (and most likely, many other Millennials’) goals and aspirations. I enjoyed reading of her optimistic, ambitious intentions!

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RACE: Questions to consider
Posted: February 10, 2016

This letter is about the jet boat race proposed for the lower 30 miles of the Coeur d’Alene River in May. Some will favor it and some will not. It will be fun for some and bring dollars to others. Entertainment and economics are important, but so are other considerations.

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Sunday 02/07/2016
FUTURE: It’s up to me
Posted: February 07, 2016

The millennial generation, my generation, are often told they are doomed. We graduate with degrees in fields that are not applicable to the current marketplace with outstanding debt in attaining our education. We are self serving restless parents’ basement dwelling unambitious adults.

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TRUMP: What litmus test?
Posted: February 07, 2016

I once read that Donald Trump represents the litmus paper of the American psyche. Really? Litmus paper turns blue in bases and red in acids. A litmus test is a test in which a single factor determines the findings.

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POST FALLS: A fine place
Posted: February 07, 2016

Just want to tell everyone that I’ve come into contact with while in Post Falls — you have made my stay very pleasant under a very stressful time. My husband has been in the hospital but is doing much better now.

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TAXPAYERS: Don’t owe a living
Posted: February 07, 2016

We have a television ad stating our high school graduates lack the skills required to survive the real world. Ultimately, this would fall to the taxpayers as being the responsible parties to blame.

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PROTEST: Wrong way to be right
Posted: February 07, 2016

This past Sunday, Jan. 31st, Candlelight Christian Fellowship was greeted by men who came to our church facilities in an effort to support the right to life for the unborn. They were from an organization called “Abolish Human Abortion North Idaho.” Sadly, these men represent a good cause — in the wrong way.

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HOUSING: Remember the poor
Posted: February 07, 2016

Coeur d’Alene is supposedly trying to help the homeless, vets and low income but yet they tear down the last low-income housing that some people can afford to put up an expensive hotel/motel. Really? I think we have enough hotels and motels here in Coeur d’Alene. We need more places for the low income and the homeless.

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STORY: Go ahead and call it an ad
Posted: February 07, 2016

An article which appeared on Sunday, Jan 31 regarding “Red, White and Blue that You Are an American Citizen” was clearly a Paid Advertisement with no disclaimer as such and is in violation of ethical standards regarding public information in the media.

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Friday 02/05/2016
SERIES: Applause for The Press
Posted: February 05, 2016

Lynn Hagan’s letter to the editor Wednesday regarding “happy headlines” was off base. The investigative reporting in Death in the Valley was exemplary and I hope this newspaper continues doing those stories.

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LETTERS: Kids get it right
Posted: February 05, 2016

What a relief to read the letters submitted by teacher Diann Wardley, whose Lakes Magnet Middle School students are championing a human rights cause by studying the issue of child labor laws in the tobacco industry. In writing their concerns to the paper, they are raising a consciousness of those of us in the North who are unaware. We only know the migrant worker abuse here in the West.

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WORKERS: Keep them dry
Posted: February 05, 2016

Recently I was at the Hayden Walmart and noticed the young man on the parking lot gathering in the shopping carts. It was obvious that he was soaked through as it had been raining all morning. I asked him if Walmart supplied foul weather gear for the outside employees. He said that at one time there was rain gear but that had worn out and had not been replaced. He smiled and kept on working.

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RESPONSE: Fracking factually
Posted: February 05, 2016

Obviously Ms. Moore really doesn’t understand her subject at all and any data she is regurgitating is from some environmental organization that is using 30-year-old data to shock and mislead people about the subject.

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PETS: Punish rude owners
Posted: February 05, 2016

I too am disgusted at the amount of people who seem to think it’s OK for them to take their non-service dogs (and other animals) in businesses that sell food. A few months ago when I was in a Post Falls business. I was rather aggravated at the presence of two separate parties with small dogs in the store at the same time. I noticed that both were carrying the dogs under their arms, looking forward so they could evidently enjoy the shopping experience. Imagine my surprise when I realized I had been (thankfully) successfully avoiding a trail of potty that was being deposited by the backside of the pooch I was following down the aisle.

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INVENT: That’s good news
Posted: February 05, 2016

Thank you for the article “Young minds think big” in Monday’s paper. I always like to hear about all the different inventions that kids think up. I think Invent Idaho is a great opportunity for children to display their inventions and ideas. You did a great job of documenting all the unique kinds of creations that are seen there. I once entered Invent Idaho and made it to state with a solar powered heater.

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TRUMP: Best for America
Posted: February 05, 2016

Regarding Dan Gressler’s letter Jan. 24, Donald Trump is the best thing for our country since Truman. He won’t take money from special interest groups. Sure he’s a little brash sometimes but that’s because he’s fighting the establishment.

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LAWSUIT: A scary story
Posted: February 05, 2016

A high school student in Maryland is failing a class because she will not profess her faith to Islam, according to a lawsuit filed by the student’s parents. The class uses two books for the class, one is Christian and the other is for Islam. The Islam book cannot leave the classroom. The parents have been shut up by the school district. If they come on school grounds they will be arrested. They are suing the school district and the school.

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SCHOOL: Up with online
Posted: February 05, 2016

When my family moved to Idaho, my parents sent me to public school a few blocks from my house. After a few weeks, they realized the education I was receiving was below their standards. They decided to look into other options and they found IDVA. They were impressed with the curriculum and made the choice to enroll me.

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REBUTTAL: Liberal shortcomings
Posted: February 05, 2016

I have been reading Reader’s Write for years, but have never felt compelled to write until the last nasty smear piece from Dan Gressler, his latest of many.

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Wednesday 02/03/2016
BACKGROUND: Checks have holes
Posted: February 03, 2016

With the current background checks available, on one hand it’s good, on the other hand, I wonder how many people get caught in the web by some psycho who is checking them out for criminal reasons.

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VERDICT: Justice for Johnny
Posted: February 03, 2016

This is in regards to the quote by Chief Public Defender John Adams stating, “I am heartbroken that yet again Eldon has been let down by adults that should have protected him” regarding the Samuel verdict. My take on things? It is an insult to the women and gentlemen who put their lives on hold to hear this heartbreaking case and who came to a unanimous decision. If anything, I feel Mr. Adams is the adult who let Samuel down.

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SCHOOL: Choice is critical
Posted: February 03, 2016

The right to choose the type of school I wish to attend is important to me. One reason it is important is because everyone has a different learning style. Some students enjoy going to a public school because they like the social interaction and they like to be taught daily by a teacher. They also like to be told what their schedule is every day. Then there are some kids who like to be at home to study and complete their work independently. These kids do not need to be in a very scheduled environment.

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PRESS: Positive front pages
Posted: February 03, 2016

I would like to comment on the “Death in the Valley” — 3 page story in Sunday’s Press.

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TIMBERLAKE: A fitting tribute
Posted: February 03, 2016

I just wanted to say thank you to the Cd’A Press and Jason Elliott for the article in Tuesday’s sports section. Keelie Lawler and Allison Kirby are truly two special young ladies. Our community and school are very proud of those two young ladies, their ENTIRE team, Coach Miller, and Timberlake athletics. Well done Cd’A Press!

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VERDICT: Samuel deserves mercy
Posted: February 03, 2016

I’d like to preface all further remarks by stating that I am one thousand percent in favor of capital punishment and/or life imprisonment for perpetrators of heinous crimes. However, for every rule we humans have there are inevitable exceptions. Eldon Samuel III should be one of these exceptions.

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TEACHER: Come see, learn
Posted: February 03, 2016

I would like to respond to Mr. Malvino’s response to the letters my students wrote addressing the plight of children who labor on farms with their families.

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REDOUBT: Bright new arrivals
Posted: February 03, 2016

In his article “Raising serious doubts about American Redoubt,” Chris Carlson calls for “careful monitoring and serious scrutiny” of this new migration movement. It’s clear he and his tired, old progressive worldview are threatened by new arrivals.

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Sunday 01/31/2016
MARCH: A positive protest
Posted: January 31, 2016

Thanks Cd’A Press for the article, “The Right to Life” on the front page (1/24/16)! Your photographer took time to get some good shots of a variety of pro-life signs at the march. And thank you people for getting out to protest this worldwide tragedy of the killing of children; well over one billion children in the last 50 years (or about 44 million children worldwide per year).

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REDOUBT: Don’t tread on them
Posted: January 31, 2016

Regarding the Jan. 27 article by Chris Carlson (The Carlson Chronicles) on the American Redoubt, I imagine British sympathizers made similar comments about our nation’s founders.

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JUDGE: Gave correct sentence
Posted: January 31, 2016

I believe the community owes enormous gratitude to Judge Gibler for his sentencing of Morales for double murder.

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EDITORIAL: A slanted view
Posted: January 31, 2016

I have to respond to the editorial in The Press on Jan. 27 regarding the Houston grand jury’s charges in the Planned Parenthood “baby body parts scandal.” The two undercover activists/filmmakers who were charged with tampering with government records (drivers licenses) and conspiracy to purchase fetal body parts, did the country a great service in uncovering Planned Parenthood’s evil business practice, which Planned Parenthood themselves admitted to and promised to end.

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LEGISLATORS: Live by same rules
Posted: January 31, 2016

Under present retirement rules, any appointed or elected officials under the same job/HR description as the state legislators (mayors, city council members, county commissioners, etc.) would be treated differently under retirement than said legislators, as in the following sample scenario:

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Friday 01/29/2016
Post Falls: Good getting better
Posted: January 29, 2016

Thank you for the nice editorial about Post Falls in Sunday’s paper. Appreciate the recognition. I think Jobs Plus, the Chambers and all the cities in our area are doing a good job of adding tools to the tool belt that will entice others to bring good paying jobs here in the future. Now if we can just get all the legislators on the same page, we will be a shining star. I just returned from Boise where I sat in on some good presentations about Urban Renewal, Career Technical Education and tax reform and it appears that education is getting a good boost, so that is a step in the right direction. Proud to live in Northern Idaho.

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Post Falls: Far from paradise
Posted: January 29, 2016

Which Post Falls did your Sunday editorial refer to? Please put away the Pollyanna and the Prozac. Time for some reality from your own news articles.

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VOLUNTEER: Befriend the lonely
Posted: January 29, 2016

“I have a friend,” the once lonely Mary exclaimed, the smile in her voice obvious as she talked on the phone with me at the Area Agency on Aging. I match volunteers with lonely and isolated seniors in their homes and in Long Term Care facilities. The program is called The Friendship Corps. If you have a place in your heart for seniors and have been thinking of volunteering to help others, this may be just the thing for you.

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FRACKING: Energy at high price
Posted: January 29, 2016

If you are not familiar with a popular way to obtain natural gas, it’s the process of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.” Drilling and then injecting fluid into the ground at high pressure to fracture shale rock, where natural gas is, to obtain the natural gas in a well. The fracking fluid is water mixed with sand and chemicals like hydrochloric acid and ethylene glycol. Approximately 40,000 gallons of chemicals are used per fracturing and about 600 chemicals are used in fracking fluid.

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CAROUSEL: Park it at McEuen
Posted: January 29, 2016

The Carousel would fit in real nice at McEuen Park. The “Coney Island” carnival light in McEuen Park is a disaster. It just doesn’t fit with OUR NATURAL BEAUTY. We love the ambiance of our outdoors, pine trees, the lake, eagles and osprey. The people of Coeur d’Alene are proud of our scenic beauty and that is one reason people move here.

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STUDY: Up in arms over guns
Posted: January 29, 2016

In reference to your editorial and the associated letters such as the letter from Richard L. Varner Jan. 22 concerning “guns” as a health issue, let me offer the following suggestion.

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PROTEST: Fanatics aren’t welcome
Posted: January 29, 2016

This past Saturday Right to Life of Cd’A hosted its annual March and Rally. The organization went through the entire process of paying a fee and coordinating with the city, Idaho Transportation Department and site host plus obtaining proof of insurance. Advertising was done via mailings to churches, radio announcements and Press notice — all of which included restrictions on type of signage allowed to be displayed.

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Wednesday 01/27/2016
McDONALD’S: A burger biography
Posted: January 27, 2016

One of the first things I like to turn to in my morning paper involves matching wits with Wilson, the “TrivGuy.” Once in a while he likes to go overboard in his tricky little ways of phrasing his questions. Recently there was a classic example: “Where was founder Ray Kroc’s first franchised McDonald’s opened in 1955?”

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CAROUSEL: A modest proposal
Posted: January 27, 2016

Here’s an idea: put the Playland/Foote Carousel where the “lighted bridge” is and put the bridge at the proposed carousel location. If in doubt, put it to a vote of the people.

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PRESIDENT: It’s a small world
Posted: January 27, 2016

In response to Jo Anne Anglin’s letter to the editor Friday, Jan. 22. I am a Republican and I agree with you 100 percent. “Running for president is not a game show. Our lives depend on a president who can get along with the rest of the world.”

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LETTERS: Kids are being used
Posted: January 27, 2016

If you read the letters to the editor in Friday’s Coeur d’Alene Press (1/22/16) from 7th and 8th grade students of teacher Diane Wandrey’s Lakes Magnet Middle School students, you will read how indoctrination rather than critical thinking is at play in our schools. I assume that the teacher and her students got their information from articles on the Web about the subject of child labor in the tobacco fields of the United States. Most of these articles refer to the 47-page report published by Human Rights Watch.

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OBAMA: Lack of trust
Posted: January 27, 2016

Confiscate our guns? Obama and Hillary Clinton have no intention of doing so. Not all at once; just slowly, step by step.

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TRANSSEXUALS: Respect their rights
Posted: January 27, 2016

May God’s circle of love protect the transsexual men and women of our nation, and the world.

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