My Turn

Elder abuse: A big ugly secret

July 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

Here’s a statistic that’ll chill your bones. It’s estimated that one in 10 Americans age 60 and older has been the victim of elder abuse. It’s difficult to get an accurate count because only about one in 14 cases is reported. The extent of ...

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OPINION: Stop ‘up-zoning’ Cd’A’s heritage neighborhoods

July 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

Kudos to Ms. Thruman for working to save the historic home on Government Way from destruction (Coeur d’Alene Press, July 2). How many of these heritage homes will be lost before measures are taken to preserve these pieces of Coeur d’Alene h...

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OPINION: UYLESS BLACK — Google-ites gone astray in anti-military move

July 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

“Don’t be evil” was a motto used in Google’s corporate code of conduct when it was founded in 1998. Many soon-to-be employees were drawn to the company because of its ethos as espoused in this admirable idea. (Its motto is now “Do the right...

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Look at truckers from this perspective

July 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

In reference to your Business section article Sunday, June 30, “Truckers, slow your roll” in RED script by AP writer Tom Krisher. A good example of politicians perceived good, can be unknowingly manipulated and overridden by uninformed/misi...

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Living for Logan: Answers in face of death

July 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

It was and still is every parent’s nightmare. The call you fear from the police notifying you that your child is in very serious condition and is being worked on by paramedics. Rushing to the scene trying to determine what has happened to y...

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OPINION: Public hearing needed for big Hayden Lake decisions

July 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

Many of the lake front property owners on Hayden Lake believe we have a right to protect our shoreline property and docks from damage and erosion, help the kayak and paddleboard users needing a safe zone on the lake, and swimmers that are l...

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OPINION: CHUCK MALLOY — Idaho Dems say socialist agenda won’t work

July 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Former Idaho Democratic congressmen Walt Minnick, Larry LaRocco and Richard Stallings are not on the front lines of this presidential campaign. But they have better thoughts about what it will take for a Democrat to win the White House than...

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Schools: We need to share the costs

July 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

We all agree that growth creates a problem for our schools. Each additional student requires exactly what the other students need, a desk, books, a means to get to school, play and study areas, a clean building, and a teacher. The operation...

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UI: Delivering on our brave and bold mission

July 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

I am thrilled to be back in Moscow to take the helm at the University of Idaho. To be in this role, after my childhood years roaming campus with my grandfather, Leon “Doc” Green, makes for a special homecoming. The U of I presidency is an i...

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Treeport: Writer crashed in land of fake news

July 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

I just read Bob Costigan’s “My Turn” column, “Treeport: What it is (and isn’t)” and feel compelled to respond. I’ve lived at Treeport for over 15 years and can tell you that Mr. Costigan really has his facts very wrong. Treeport was never i...

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