Sunday, September 25, 2022

My Turn

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Updated 2 days, 1 hour ago

MY TURN: Time to acknowledge those affected by suicide

September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
MY TURN: NIC must be protected

North Idaho College has been a beloved cornerstone of our community. The KCRCC wants to get rid of public education. Here’s the truth: North Idaho College provides training for accounting, autobody, busines...

Updated 4 weeks ago
COMMENTARY: The real facts on our school levy

I appreciate the editor’s note at the end of Brent Regan’s Aug. 26 commentary on our proposed School Safety and Deferred Maintenance levy. If you missed that...

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
MY TURN: Cd'A School District $80M levy

Let me say first that I am all for our children's safety in school. Secondly, I, along with many others in this community am a senior citizen with very limited income. Last year I paid $478.19 to District 271. I ...

Updated 1 month ago
OPINION: A new voice for free market policy

This fall, Idaho and the Mountain States welcome a new voice for free market policy and ideas, and a voice for limited, constitutional government. The Mounta...

Updated 1 month ago
MY TURN: Mini motel district, the STR issue

As a 26-year resident of the Garden District I am appalled of many things in the changing neighborhood landscape, but the short term rental issue is tops. I have observed seven Vrbo/Airbnbs, and one more developi...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
MY TURN: Party politics, NIC and common sense

In response to Brent Regan’s “Elephant Metamorphosis” commentary of Aug. 5 I would like to proclaim disinterest in political parties. More important to our g...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
MY TURN: Telling it like it is

Last week, I opened my favorite paper to see once again the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee Chairman Brent Regan using a platform to spread his ...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
MY TURN: Seeing through an elephant tale

How does one eat an elephant? One bite at a time. With this fact in mind, let’s start consuming the elephant Brent Regan placed before us so as to expose the tripe buried in his story titled “Elephant Metamorphos...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
MY TURN: Time to grow back the Cd'A schools' tree

School means so much to me. It always has. I’ve lived in Coeur d’Alene for over 10 years and have gone to school in this town since preschool. School has always been a safe and stable factor in my life–five days ...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
MY TURN: Concerns over airport project

This letter specifically concerns me about the Airport Project which can involve China as a potential lender. Here is why. Their primary weapon of choice to conquer the world is finance.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
MY TURN: Time to return to individual thinking

The CDA Press informative five-part series on social media was a most accurate description. The writer, Mr. Black, asks if we should be concerned that we are...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
MY TURN: From crisis to crisis with no loss of enthusiasm

For more than two years, Kootenai Health has been in a state of crisis management; first with the COVID-19 pandemic response, then (and still) with a health ...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
MY TURN: Levy supports safe, operational schools

The words reasonable and responsible keep coming to mind as we think about the School Safety and Deferred Maintenance levy on the August 30 ballot. All fi...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
MY TURN: 'And then they came'

The 1946 Holocaust poem "First They Came" by German Pastor Martin Niemöller was the genesis for the foregoing words. His poem's a chilling reminder of the dangers of failing to confront extremism. It echoes down ...