Editorial

The vital bill you hate to keep paying

September 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

Freedom isnít free.But when your hard-earned tax dollars go to keep the Joseph Duncans of the world clothed, fed and sheltered ó and given seemingly endless legal support and representation ó sometimes you canít help but wonder if the price...

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Demonstrators miss mark by miles

September 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

If only there were a vaccine to prevent gross misunderstandings.Protesters drawing attention to their frustrations in front of Kootenai Health last week exercised one of the precious rights every American enjoys. Good for them. And good for...

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How do you define happiness?

September 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

As todayís news article on page A8 brightly reveals, youíre living in the sixth happiest state in the entire nation.Thatís the official opinion of a website called WalletHub.com, which put all sorts of variables into its cybercomputer to de...

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Williams leaving wonít elevate Cardinal fortunes

September 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

Note Sept. 27, 2019, on your calendars, North Idaho College sports fans.Somewhere down the line, look back on it and do some comparison work.On Sept. 27, Al Williams will formally retire as the schoolís athletic director. His tenure at the ...

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Never forget to pass along key lessons

September 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

Where were you at 5:46 a.m. 18 years ago today?And at 6:03 a.m. that day, what, exactly, were you doing?Most of you reading this will be able to answer those questions without hesitation. At 5:46 a.m. Pacific Time on 9/11/01, five hijackers...

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Planning ahead for tomorrowís roads, highways

September 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

Thank you, Idaho Transportation Department.Thanks for the dramatic improvements to roads and highways throughout our region. Now that the summer road construction season is winding down, motorists can simply enjoy the fruits of your labor o...

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Keep this in mind on the Ďrí-word

September 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

Recent CNN.com headline: Dow tumbles 800 points amid new warning of recessionRecent CNN.com headline: How 1%ers are preparing for apocalypseRecent FoxNews.com headline: Trump-haters hype up a recession while the real economy is boomingRecen...

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Before the curtain goes up on autumn

September 01, 2019 at 5:00 am

Kiss sweet summer goodbye.The fair is over, our unofficial signal of the seasonal changing of the guard while school doors are about to open. Bid your fond farewell to backyard barbecues, cool lake plunges, long, warm evenings, community fe...

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Re-entry center not a done deal ó or dead, either

August 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

More information is needed before Kootenai County can determine if itís ready and willing to house the 130-bed halfway house ó more formally called a re-entry center ó for prison inmates transitioning back into society.The easy answer is to...

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Donít let slivers give you the shivers

August 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

Heís heard it all. What he hasnít seen he can easily imagine.In a recent meeting at The Press, U.S. Sen. Jim Risch fought back a bemused grin last week when a dismal picture of these United States was being painted.The speaker was telling R...

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