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The Coeur d'Alene Press (or CDA Press) is a U.S. daily newspaper based out of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. It is owned by the Hagadone Media Group and the flagship property of the Idaho Hagadone News Network.

Joseph T. Scott published the first issue of Idaho's weekly Coeur d'Alene Press on February 20, 1892. In his salutation, Scott stated, "The people of Kootenai County are here for a purpose: Nature has placed before them crude material for building up a prosperous and wealthy community... and the Press proposes to be one of the factors in this development."

At its inception, The Press identified itself as an "independent Republican paper, supporting the principles of that party so long as it holds to present doctrines." It was published weekly on Saturdays as four pages with seven columns, but by 1906, it published ten pages of content. This prompted Scott to make the paper a daily on August 6, 1906. He described the Press as "broad gauge independent, but not neutral by this time. The best interests of Coeur d'Alene and its citizens, regardless of party affiliations, will be advocated and supported by the Daily Press."

The Coeur d'Alene Press, originally published on weekdays and Saturdays, ran until 1929. On November 18, 1907, its name was changed to the Coeur d'Alene Evening Press. The latter appeared daily, except Sundays. In 1929, its name reverted to the Coeur d'Alene Press.

A primary focus of The Coeur d'Alene Press has been reporting on the area's natural resources: mining, water, timber, and agriculture. In the late 19th century, Coeur d'Alene was a hub for railroad and steamboat transport, moving mining materials from the Silver Valley to eastern smelters. The timber boom of the early 1900's offered even more business opportunities, and by 1907, there were permanent laws enacted by the National Forest Reserve to protect forested areas from "big timber companies."

In addition to the Coeur d’Alene area, The Press has provided local coverage for several other Kootenai County towns such as Hayden, Post Falls, Rathdrum, Spirit Lake, Athol, Harrison, Bayview, Worley, and more.

The Coeur d'Alene Press is available seven days per week in print (except Monday) through the website, e-edition, the CDA Press app, and several social media platforms. The hard-working editorial team prides itself on updating each platform several times daily with breaking news stories and articles on current events in and around the Idaho Panhandle.

The CDA Press office is also home to one of two audio recording studios in the Idaho Hagadone News Network- primarily used to record the North Idaho Now Podcast.