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Guest Op-Eds

From time to time the Coeur d'Alene Press publishes guest opinions as op-eds (opposite the editorial page) in the print edition. These guest op-eds are accepted for consideration from business, government or community organization leaders, current or former elected officials, and Idaho syndicated and Kootenai County local opinion writers we have agreements with. For consideration, submit to mdolan@cdapress.com.

Updated 4 days ago

OPINION: Laying a foundation for the future

H521 offers trifecta for Idaho families

Updated 6 days ago
OPINION: GOP should uphold electoral process integrity

People want May primary, not March caucus

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
OPINION: Securing the border

Naysayers calling Idaho’s efforts to support Texas in securing the border “pointless” are willfully missing the point.

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
OPINION: Hope & Freedom vs. Anger & Power

Ronald Reagan described America as a “shining city on a hill” and his farewell address exclaimed our best days are ahead. Ignoring the “America is in decline” …

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
OPINION: We are all paying KCRCC's bills

Examining the major stories unfolding at North Idaho College, the Kootenai County Assessor's office, and the Community Library Network reveals a pattern of so-…

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
OPINION: For the sake of those who need it, we need to save Medicaid

Medicaid was created as a safety net for the truly needy. But forces in Washington, D.C., have warped it into a spending vehicle that is driving state budgets …

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
OPINION: Let's preserve our downtown

The new Marriot coming downtown is allowed by right (Downtown Hotel Gets OK, CDA Press Jan. 26). I know that many citizens are upset. They see a deterioration …

Updated 1 month ago
OPINION: Power grab for your vote

Dear Idaho Republican Voters, Bjorn Handeen wants to cut you out of choosing the Republican candidates who will be in the General Election.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
OPINION: Time to turn the tide on dangerous driving

According to preliminary estimates by the Idaho Transportation Department, there were 277 people killed in Idaho traffic crashes last year, the most in a year since 2003.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
OPINION: Open letter to Idaho GOP chair Dorothy Moon

There is no Resolution, nor is there any statement in the Idaho State Republican Platform opposing the U.S. Constitution Article V. In fact, the 2016/2020 Platform of the National Republican Party in the Governmen…

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
OPINION: Why did your Republican representative vote to defund the police?

In the 2023 legislative session, out of 105 members, 11 Republican house members and nine Republican senators voted against funding the police.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
OPINION: Why not fix Social Security?

It is widely understood that by 2035 the Social Security system will be unable to provide the promised benefits. Social Security and Medicare account for the greatest and growing part of the federal budget, and the…

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
OPINION: Vital importance of The Rule of Law

Here is a quiz: You are in court trying to vindicate your rights. What kind of judge would you like to decide your case? One who is unbiased, neutral, and nonpartisan? Or one who has the financial support of any po…

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
OPINION: To tackle the student mental health crisis, we all need to step up

The statistics for suicide in Idaho are glaring, and when you know that each data point represents a child and a grieving family, they are tragic. Our statewide, open discussions about suicide awareness, prevention…

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
OPINION: Idaho GOP's Presidential Caucus confusion

Republicans in Idaho won't be able to cast votes for presidential candidates in next year’s presidential primary as we have in the past. Rather than the traditional means where people go to the polls on election da…