Editorial

Parking fee feud masks deeper issues

July 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

When reaction grossly exceeds what most people would consider reasonable based on cause, you know something else is going on.The tempest in a parking lot that dominated this weekís Coeur díAlene City Council meeting, as Councilman Dan Engli...

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Honest mistakes will happen, for Peteís sake

July 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

If you dedicate your career to public service, you know this: The complaint department is always open.Some public servants heft that weight better than others. Itís not just that their shoulders are bigger; their understanding is keen that ...

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Hospital trustee brought handcuffs to the job

July 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

You wouldnít have an employee of PepsiCo shaping policy for Coca-Cola.A player for the Green Bay Packers would not be welcome in Chicago Bears front office strategy sessions.Why, then, should a person who works for a direct competitor of Ko...

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Civic engagement lands on endangered species list

July 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

What Chet said.Weíre referring to a comment from Coeur díAlene resident Chet Gaede, who was disappointed in the poor turnout for an important community workshop earlier this week.ďI think itís sad thereís no turnout for this,Ē he said durin...

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Bullets and smiles are both effective weapons

July 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Maybe Coeur díAlene Police Chief Lee White started to say it during his press conference Friday.Answering a media question about the hail of bullets from up to seven police officers returning fire from a fleeing suspect who refused to drop ...

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Ironman still showing holes in its uniform

July 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

To the people who love Ironman, the wet bodies a week ago today whetted appetites for a return of the full race.To the people who view Ironman less fervently? They didnít break a sweat getting to the half-race, known as a 70.3. Nor did most...

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Deep-six 627? Itís the best solution

July 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

These are the kind of neighbors everyone should want.Dozens of homeowners are urging Kootenai County commissioners to spare the rod hovering over an unofficial landmark at 627 Government Way in Coeur díAlene. Itís a house thatís almost 110 ...

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Marching toward a season of renewed civility

July 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

As we stand on the precipice of the next presidential plebiscite, itís tempting to indulge in the popular fantasy that weíre on the eve of a great national conversation. Itís a nice enough thought. Weíd love to tell you that the country can...

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Dear Doug: This runís for you

June 30, 2019 at 5:00 am

Itís Ironman Day in the Lake City.OK, itís a half-Ironman, but whoís counting?Well, we are. Weíre counting back 15 years to one of the most memorable moments in Ironman Coeur díAlene history. This flashback features a local man who not only...

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Letís build better bridges between generations

June 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

Fellow boomers and beyond, a word, please.While it can be fun and at times wickedly satisfying, criticizing younger generations for their self-centeredness does nobody any good. Even if they are immersed in a smartphone universe many of us ...

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