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Updated 6 days, 16 hours ago

MY TURN: 'Firmly against barbarism'

Over the last four months the State of Israel has once again been fighting a war for its survival. No civilized pe…

Updated 4 weeks ago
MY TURN: Warning to potential land donors

In response to the Jan. 11, My Turn column by Mike Aagesen, I would suggest the information he is presenting as “fact,” is easily provable as inaccurate and un…

Updated 1 month ago
MY TURN: Is This What’s Best for CLN?

Last June, Rachelle Ottosen, Tom Hanley and Tim Plass elected themselves officers of the Community Library Network board during the same meeting Plass and Hanley were sworn into office. Days later the Board interv…

Updated 1 month ago
MY TURN: Response to Pastor Van Noy's guest column

Pastor Paul Van Noy has chosen the public forum to weigh in on my statements in The Press story “Leaders Look to 2024.” In the original article I indicated tha…

Updated 1 month ago
MY TURN: League of Women Voters suing state of Idaho

For the first time in its 75-year history, the League of Women Voters of Idaho is suing the State of Idaho. We have many years of cooperation with and respect for Idaho election officials and we believe deeply in t…

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
MY TURN: Camp Easton, Safety first

First and foremost, Camp Easton is a privately owned property that can be done with at the discretion of the owners which just happens to be the Inland Northwest Council of the Boy Scouts of America. While stunning…

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
MY TURN: An open letter to Dan English

Dear Councilman English, I recently read the Jan. 1, 2024. Coeur d'Alene Press article titled, “Leaders Look to 2024.” Within the piece you suggest that you are concerned about the deteriorating relationship betwee…

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
MY TURN: Response to Marvin George Miller

America is not slipping away … possibly your vision of your America is changing … which is a positive. I cannot argue with your values regarding our National Debt, the Border Crisis, or the Illicit Drug Trade and i…

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
MY TURN: Be aware of citizen journalists on the prowl

I am a professional writer with nearly three decades of experience, including working as a journalist for over 15 years. My parents were both longtime journali…

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
MY TURN: Internet, social media and smart phones are hurting our kids

My letter is inspired by Debbie Critchfield's Dec. 20 letter and the follow-up Press editorial. As a mother of young Gen Zers, this topic occupies my mind regularly. As a young Gen Xer, I am part of the last genera…

Updated 2 months ago
MY TURN: Why I’m not attending the 2024 KCRCC Lincoln Day Dinner Fundraiser

I used to like the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee’s Lincoln Day Dinner fundraiser. Brent Regan is hawking tickets so I wanted to share why I won’t be paying or attending the 2024 event.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
MY TURN: The buck never stops with Bela

Former President of the United States, Harry Truman, had a sign on his desk stating “The Buck Stops Here," meaning he was ultimately responsible for all actions of his administration. Bela Kovacs, Kootenai County A…

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
MY TURN: Journalistic integrity versus propaganda

Our journey in life can bring us front and center with individuals who seek to injure others, oftentimes, being injured individuals themselves. They burden oth…

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
MY TURN: The story of George is not over

A dog’s life is meant to be cherished and loved. If only they all had that option. Last August, Devin Weeks of the Coeur d’Alene Press wrote a very sweet story…

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
MY TURN: Reckless CLN trustee actions

Risk from actions of the board majority of the Community Library Network continue to rise. Trustees Ottosen, Plass and Hanley are adding liability and eroding CLN’s safeguards; they are actively harming the library…

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
MY TURN: Verifiable HURA facts

Let’s talk verifiable fact, as opposed to misunderstanding, misinformation, fearmongering, and sometimes flat out lies.