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Human Rights group condemns hateful symbol

November 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

Over the weekend we learned about the art piece on public property in Riverstone displaying the symbol of the hammer and the sickle.We want to be clear that it has been our mission for 39 years to speak out and oppose all atrocities that ha...

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Hammer and sickle symbol for hypocrites

November 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

At long last Coeur d’Alene has a monument to Hypocrites, celebrating their irrational and selective outrage at perceived random offenses.I am referring, of course, to the swastika, blessed by Jennifer Drake and the Arts Commission and promi...

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Tree Festival fundraiser far from a masterpiece

November 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

I was 12 when I attended my first Kootenai Health Foundation “Festival of Trees” event at the newly constructed Coeur d’Alene Resort. I returned each year with my family to listen to the local school choirs sing Christmas carols and admire ...

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Toys for Tots in dire need of help

November 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Pappy Boyington Detachment of the Marine Corps League is in dire need of your help for our Toys for Tots Program (T4T). Donations of funds and toys are needed ASAP. We’re kick-starting our campaign today and need $$ and toys to do it. T...

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Analysis: What impeachment is, and isn’t

November 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

Despite what the talking heads and others may say, an impeachment is not a garden variety criminal trial. The Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution does not apply to an impeachment proceeding. The confusion may be understandable because t...

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OPINION: UYLESS BLACK — Veterans: A quieter salute to service

November 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

In the last few editions of the Coeur d’Alene Press, several articles and pictures have been published praising America’s military veterans and extolling Veterans Day. I am one of many who have been so-lauded. Part of my military career was...

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OPINION: MARK PETERS — Veteran’s Day takes on special meaning at Idaho National Laboratory

November 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

On Oct. 1, 2015, I became director at Idaho National Laboratory. I’m grateful for so many things associated with this unique opportunity, including a heightened appreciation for this day and those we honor.That’s because the military and ou...

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Gun safety is really what MOMS is about

November 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

Recently, the North Idaho Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (hereafter called MOMS) has received unjustified criticism from some fervent supporters of unfettered gun ownership. I want to set the record straight.A nonpar...

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Transit center decisions are not a surprise

November 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

Interesting article for any Sunday Morning quarterbacks when the discussion had continued for about a year. The Cd’A Press covered numerous meetings (see below) and published letters. The finished product actually conforms to those discussi...

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OPINION: DAVID MITCHELL — NIC’s ‘inclusion’ policy excludes common sense

November 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Children’s Center at North Idaho College will no longer celebrate calendar holidays, including the recently canceled Halloween parade.According to NIC Now: “The NIC Children’s Center addresses issues of cultural relevance, diversity and...

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