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Riding the road to bike safety — together

September 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

I am concerned about Douglas Rivard’s sentiment in a letter to the editor on Aug. 14. I grew up in Kootenai County. On bikes. I used to ride my 10 speed to Bryan Elementary from Thomas Lane and occasionally stopped by the Ninth Street bike ...

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OPINION: CHUCK MALLOY — Congress returns to pleas for more gun laws

September 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

Do something.Members of Congress have been hearing that line plenty of times during the August recess, and since those horrific mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.Now that Congress is back in business, the volume has been turned up a few notc...

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What went way wrong with NIC athletics

September 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

The CDA Press and its letters to the editor have provided a primer regarding NIC’s highly damaged athletic program but, as in most controversies, there is much more drama brewing in the Cardinal nest.To start at ground zero one must only ob...

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Education: Unleash free-market power

September 19, 2019 at 11:12 am

Third of three parts

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17th century system fails 21st century students

September 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

Second of three partsAre Idaho public schools performing? That is a hot topic question, especially during election season. To answer that we must ask what is the mission of our public schools; what are they supposed to be doing? The Idaho C...

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OPINION: Education funding out of whack

September 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

First of three parts

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The road to better education starts here

September 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

A quarter of a century is very long time. Unless you’re a road. Or a school. Twenty-five years ago this month Coeur d’Alene got a new one of both. It all began in the early 1990s when the Coeur d’Alene School District announced they were ad...

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Lake CDA: We’re all in this together

September 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

What is a homeland? What is needed to preserve a homeland? Our ancestors have always said water is the lifeblood of everything. Whatever came in or through our homelands with the water, we utilized for the continuation and betterment of our...

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OPINION: TOM GUMPRECHT — Home, sweet, small-town home

September 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

Remarks at 50th Year Class Reunion Coeur d’Alene High School — Aug. 17.The morning before coming over here, I was doing surgery and a young scrub tech asked me, “Doc, what are you up to this weekend?” And I answered, “I am going to Coeur d’...

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Dalton Gardens seeks Fourth Street input

September 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Dalton Gardens Fourth Street informational open house is 6-9 p.m. Sept. 10 at Dalton Elementary Gym, 6335 N. Mt. Carrol St., Dalton Gardens.As most of our residents are aware, Dalton Gardens has been immersed in controversy concerning a...

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