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OPINION: CHERYL STRANSKY — Don’t fall for Dalton recall’s scare tactics

January 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

I have lived in Dalton Gardens for 33 years. My two children were raised here. I love the quality of life Dalton Gardens provides, large 1-acre lots plus a sense of community you don’t find everywhere. I am writing this letter out of concer...

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OPINION — NICK GIER: What’s behind rise of suicide in U.S.

January 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

In 1972, I moved from Denmark to Moscow to start my career at the University of Idaho. I fell into a conversation with a student on campus, and I told her how impressed I was with the Danes and their system of government. She countered with...

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OPINION: LUPE WISSEL — Idaho is not just for the young

January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

On behalf of AARP Idaho and our 186,000 members across the Gem State, I would like to applaud Gov. Little’s priorities outlined in his first State of the State address.We agree Proposition 2 deserves full funding and implementation as soon ...

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Poking holes in Mann’s ‘global cooling’ assertions

January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

I’m writing in response to Randy Mann’s “Sunspot Activity is Non-Existent” weather column that was published in the Press on Nov. 26 of last year. In the column Mann predicts that a multidecadal period of low sun activity, called a grand so...

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OPINION: SCOTT JONES — Compensation system unfair to sheriff’s deputies

January 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

The men and women of the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office are grossly underpaid. This must be fixed — the status quo fails to recognize the risks they take and the sacrifices they make; harms public safety; and is fiscally unsound.As the ta...

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Plowing through a problem in Post Falls

January 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

Snow removal in Post Falls is a joke and here’s why. My husband is originally from a small town back east that is 44 square miles in size and they plowed every street any time accumulation was 2 or more inches because doing this managed the...

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OPINION — CHUCK MALLOY: No ‘learning curve’ for this governor; he’s ready

January 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

Gov. Brad Little.That has a nice ring to it. Almost any change at the top looks good to me, whether it’s the presidency, or governor of Idaho — and Little’s rise to the state’s highest office is no exception.Our new governor is as down-to-e...

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OPINION — DAN GOOKIN: Come on, Clerk Brannon: This isn’t transparency

January 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

Clerk Jim Brannon’s recent episode of a ballot recount came as a surprise to everyone. Mr. Brannon insisted that he was being transparent, but his comments in The Press last week cast more shadows than shed any light.I ran against Mr. Brann...

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Religion, government not a new debate

January 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

As the editorial board of the Cd’A Press noted on Dec. 28, 2018, there is plenty of bickering about what the “Founding Fathers” meant when they wrote the Constitution, the Bill of Rights (especially the First Amendment), and related letters...

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Medicaid expansion and your Legislature

January 04, 2019 at 5:00 am

The backslapping and hand shaking for a job well done is over. After months of door knocking despite cold or hot weather, the Medicaid expansion initiative was passed. Now it’s time for the Legislature to act. This should be an easy task ...

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