Monday, April 12, 2021

My Turn

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Updated 2 days, 11 hours ago

Analysis: Risch says filibuster should stay

It’s not often when Idaho Republican Sen. Jim Risch uses terms such as “great,” “outstanding”

Updated 3 days, 11 hours ago
What St. Vinny's is (and isn't)

St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho – We’re on a Mission! When I received some not-so-pleasant feedback the other day, I wondered how many others shared the s...

Updated 5 days, 11 hours ago
Don't let legalized pot get foothold in Idaho

The legalization of marijuana (or cannabis) is about to come to our state.

Updated 1 week ago
Legislative measures to hamstring the Governor are ill advised

When the Legislature blew into town last January, there was lots

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Racism alive and unwell in North Idaho

Response to MY TURN by Chris Shelton | CdA Press There Is No Racism in North Idaho? Racism comes in many forms and colors. Mr. Shelton, you might be “blinded by the light” or maybe

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Spending more money doesn’t make schools better

The column in the March 27th paper from the Chair of the Kootenai County Democratic

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Recognizing World Autism Day

Today is World Autism Awareness Day, which has taken place annually on April 2nd

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Does sex addiction kill?

A good friend emailed me on Sunday morning. He lives on the other side of the

Updated 2 weeks ago
Opinion: An urgent message to President Biden this Vietnam War Veterans Day

As we observe Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29, let’s recall the human rights

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Cutting funds doesn't make schools better

On Wednesday March 17th an op-ed piece by the Kootenai County Republican

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
CdA2030: Time for transparency

“Open and honest government is fundamental to a free society. . . . The Open Meeting Law

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Problems with public lands

The Panhandle Idaho State Department of Lands has been acquiring hundreds of acres of land during recent years and designating them as “Public Lands”.

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Racists? Here? Let's see 'em

I read with great interest the “There’s work to be done here” opinion by the Human Rights Consortium. In it, there

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
North Idaho needs more civility, less extremism

When I was growing up in Utah, every summer my parents would host an ice cream

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Comprehensive Plan cannot come soon enough for Coeur d’Alene

After my last Planning and Zoning Meeting I have taken stock on both the complexities of our charmed city and the drawbacks to that charm. I am frequently