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Opinion

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Updated 1 month ago

OPINION: Privatizing North Idaho College is a misguided approach

A few months ago, I highlighted the crucial role federal funds play at North Idaho College (NIC). Now, the Idaho G…

Updated 5 hours, 27 minutes ago
EDITORIAL: Porn on kids' shelves? Not betting on it

Time will tell how extensive public library child exploitation really is - or isn't

Updated 5 hours, 27 minutes ago
OPINION: Principles are more important than politicians

Kootenai County Democrats strive to elevate loyalty to principles over loyalty to politicians. It’s what makes us different from the opposing party. No President is a God above the law.

Updated 5 hours, 27 minutes ago
DUCKS: Let people own them

More people are trying to be environmentally conscious and self-sustaining. That’s why some people have chickens. I have no problem with people having chickens; ducks are a better alternative.

Updated 5 hours, 27 minutes ago
DUCKS: Let him keep the animals

So a duck is worse than a chicken? And it will take the city of Coeur d’Alene three months to figure that out?

Updated 5 hours, 27 minutes ago
PROJECT 2025: Bad for farms

Farmers and ranchers should know about Project 2025, especially Chapter 10’s plans for U.S. Agriculture. The reforms to farm subsidies include eliminating Agriculture Risk Coverage, Price Loss Coverage, and cutting…

Updated 5 hours, 27 minutes ago
DISSENT: It’s crucial for democracy

In a letter to the editor published on July 17, Suzanne Kearney labeled us, Michelle Lippert, Pat Raffee and Theresa Birkett as “critical curmudgeons.” Initially, we found this amusing, but upon reflection, we saw …

Updated 5 hours, 27 minutes ago
TRUMP: Pierced ear joke not funny

Steve Kelley’s political cartoons usually provide a good chuckle when they appear on your Opinion page. My chuckle turned to disgust on Wednesday, June 17.

Updated 5 hours, 27 minutes ago
AGGRESSIVE DOG: City shows no concern

We unfortunately lost our beloved pet yesterday due to an aggressive next-door dog that entered our property and took the life of our little Luna. She passed in my wife’s arms on the way to emergency.

Updated 5 hours, 27 minutes ago
HANDICAP: Keep things more accessible

I am writing in response to the article entitled “Misuse of Spokane River Ramp May Force Removal.” I can relate to the frustrations of Ms. Burdett, who is wheelchair bound, when everyone but the mobility impaired a…

Updated 5 hours, 27 minutes ago
BIDEN: He had more than a cold

The response by Ms. Ford has so much misinformation it is a shame it was printed.

Updated 3 days, 5 hours ago
EDITORIAL: Tune up the town halls and forums

Important ballot issue must be vigorously analyzed and debated

Updated 3 days, 5 hours ago
DEMOCRATS: Practice civility before lecturing others

By God’s grace, history is shaped. Human free will plays a role, but there are certain moments where I believe that divine providence intervenes. The driver of Franz Ferdinand’s motorcade took a wrong turn towards …

Updated 3 days, 5 hours ago
GUN VIOLENCE: Elected officials should take it seriously

Does anyone else find it disturbing that all our politicians are up in arms about there being no place in politics for violence? How about there is no place in our COUNTRY for violence? They were appropriately appa…

Updated 3 days, 5 hours ago
HIGHER EDUCATION: Lack of funding means China will win

I realize this AP article is intended as a fire starter. It is a dangerous shift when the advanced education of our populace is strangled by ignorance and politics. Other less wealthy nations like India, Turkey and…

Updated 3 days, 5 hours ago
VANCE: Who is this bearded man?

Like many people, I did not know who Mr. Trump’s V.P. was. I know Mr. Trump said he should be someone who could step in to be the next President, should something happen to him. Wikipedia here I went.