Editorial

The painful reminder from Shopko’s demise

March 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

Bye bye, local bricks and mortar department stores.Places people like to shop are disappearing. Kmart; gone. Sears; gone. And this June, Shopko will limp to the same retail graveyard.“Should’ve seen it coming,” the experts will say. “When y...

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Fend off attack on citizens’ initiative rights

March 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

Daniel Radford and Jim Jones might be miles and years apart, but they’re as close to right on as they can get.Today you’ll read, on the facing page, a piece penned by young Radford, a sophomore at prestigious Emory University in Georgia. Ra...

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Strike up the brain band for literacy

March 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Words matter.Indeed, they strengthen gray matter.During this, the North Idaho Regional Spelling Bee weekend, The Press has confessed concern over the decline of the written word in today’s world. And not just because our livelihoods depend ...

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These spellers are players in a bigger game

March 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

The stars of the show, of course, are the 46 North Idaho kids who are going to be spelling their hearts out tomorrow morning.That was true the first time North Idaho College and the Coeur d’Alene Press collaborated 16 years ago, and it’s tr...

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To be young (and loved) is beautiful

March 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

If your kids and grandkids are healthy, happy, productive and responsible, count your blessings. Your kids and grandkids are not like so many of the other children and grandchildren in our community. A lot of kids today feel worthless. They...

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Arguing is over; now let’s vote

March 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

A recall battle in formerly peaceful Dalton Gardens.A fight for survival — or at least, a chance to cling to minimum funding for maximum performance — is on for all of the area’s school districts.Considering the nonpartisan nature of an odd...

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Safeguard your right to know

March 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

In what has become an annual tradition, several Idaho legislators were again pushing bills to reduce or eliminate requirements for governmental agencies to publish legal notices in local newspapers. The bills died quietly this week, but if ...

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What makes a champion? Look all around you

March 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

For being the greatest nation in the history of the world, we sure do get some things wrong.Consider the Buffalo Bills.Between 1990 and 1993, the Bills played in four consecutive Super Bowls — and lost them all.Because of that, in the minds...

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PRESS ENDORSEMENT: Stand tall and vote ‘yes’ for Cd’A schools

March 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

Only one state in the U.S. does not pay for the construction of public schools.You’re living in it.To offset what many residents felt was an oppressive level of property taxes, a special session of the Idaho Legislature in 2006 cut property...

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PRESS ENDORSEMENT: Vote ‘yes’ for Lakeland levy

February 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

Let’s pretend that your household income is $65,000, which is right at the state’s median.Now, imagine The Boss calls you into the office and informs you that, effective immediately, your income is being reduced by 27 percent. Instead of $6...

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