Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Evan Koch

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Updated 6 days, 15 hours ago

OPINION: Let’s talk about endorsements

Just over six weeks from today, on Nov. 7, you will be asked to elect (or re-elect) city council members, school...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
OPINION: Quality schools for all Idaho’s children

This past weekend, for just the second time in 50 years, I attended my high school class reunion.

Updated 3 months, 4 weeks ago
OPINION: Politics is a cha-cha-cha

In the May election, Kootenai County voters approved millions of tax dollars to support levies in the financially endangered Coeur d’Alene and Lakeland Schoo...

Updated 4 months ago
OPINION: Pausing to reflect on Memorial Day

On Monday, amid barbecues and sun-soaked lake outings, America will pause for a moment to remember the men and women who have died while serving in the milit...

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
OPINION: What did we learn, and how will it change Kootenai County?

The run-up to yesterday’s election was unlike anything we have witnessed in recent Kootenai County political history. We saw and learned a lot over these pas...

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
OPINION: Stressed about the election? We’ve got a solution

In six days, voters will approve or reject school levies in both the Coeur d’Alene and Lakeland School Districts, elect trustees to the county libraries and ...

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
OPINION: Workers Memorial Day recognized in Cd'A

Kootenai County citizens gathered in City Park last Thursday to remember the women and men who died at work during the previous 12 months. This important day...

Updated 5 months ago
OPINION: Look closer at the KC Dems. We are fighting for you

Many in Kootenai County are watching in shock as their beloved community drifts toward something unrecognizable. As schools and libraries face uncertain futu...

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
OPINION: Earth Day will be celebrated Saturday

Kootenai County will celebrate Earth Day this coming Saturday. A full day of ecology-centered events will take place outside the Coeur d’Alene Public Library...

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
OPINION: 2023 Idaho Legislative Session Roundup

Last week, the Idaho Legislature adjourned for the year after its annual three month session.

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
OPINION: The middle ground may be expanding

In a previous article I wrote that the middle ground in Kootenai County politics is rapidly disappearing. But I may have been wrong about that.

Updated 6 months ago
OPINION: Women's History Month in the words of three Sarahs

March is Womens’ History Month. For this one month we celebrate all that women have given us and all that they can do.

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
OPINION: In the fight for education, the safe middle ground is quickly disappearing

“All that is required for evil to triumph is for good men (and women) to do nothing.” That was Edmund Burke’s 18th century defense of the American Colonies i...

Updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago
OPINION: Pre-packaged angertainment is getting stale

I could be wrong about this, but I sense that the overall mood in Kootenai County is changing. And for the better. Last year at this time, I faced a well ...

Updated 6 months, 3 weeks ago
OPINION: What is education worth to you?

On March 14, voters across Kootenai County will be asked a simple question: what is the future of elementary education worth to you? Our community has alr...

Updated 6 months, 4 weeks ago
OPINION: Courage in the face of doxxing

There is a line between political activism and immoral or criminal behavior. For years, some on the far right of Idaho’s political spectrum have stepped righ...