Editorial

This protest isn’t about intolerance

November 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

You remember Ganesha.No?A statue of Ganesha, a Hindu god, was erected (and we use that word with tongue in cheek) in downtown Coeur d’Alene as part of the city’s public art program. A month later, in July 2011, a passionate citizen and memb...

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Our waists tell a sad parking story

November 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

Let’s pick on parking.No, that’s not right. Let’s pick on parkers.Kootenai County Commissioner Bill Brooks has probably cost himself a few county employee votes by proclaiming a $302,000 parking lot investment pretty much a waste of taxpaye...

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Three veterans you’re lucky to meet

November 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

In honor of Veterans Day, we’d like to salute three in particular.The first two are synonymous with service. Agree with him or disagree, the third embodies the courage that made America great and lives today as someone we believe the Foundi...

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Expectations exceed transit hub’s purpose

November 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

Let’s say it all together and then utter it no more: Kootenai County’s transit hub is exactly what was promised.Are modifications possible? Are they warranted? That’s up for debate.When county officials forged ahead with plans to build a tr...

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Don’t believe a political word in Facebook ads

November 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

Voters, beware.The social media misinformation assault of 2016 could end up being a mere prelude to what’s coming with the 2020 presidential election.If you vote and you use Facebook, fake news in the form of political advertising on Facebo...

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ENDORSEMENTS: Cd’A voters, keep a good thing going

November 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

For Coeur d’Alene residents, Tuesday’s election is more than three choices between seven passionate candidates. It’s a referendum on the State of the City by the Lake.All seven candidates deserve hearty commendations. They all have shown, t...

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Misinformation sandwiches ruin a good appetite

October 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

Say “cheese” all you want. When people react and overreact to mere bites of information from a full meal story, nobody ends up smiling.We’re referring to the cheese sandwich article and photo perched atop Friday’s front page of The Press. U...

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Here’s your Halloween challenge

October 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

Politically divided.Generationally divided.Heck, we’re even gender divided.Indivisible? What a joke.Tribes. Camps. Left. Right. Black. White. ToMAto. ToMAHto.So we ask: Why can’t we be friends?And we suggest: Let’s do more stuff together.Pa...

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Salary salvage is a slap in taxpayer faces

October 23, 2019 at 8:54 am

It’s time for Kootenai County to end the practice of “salary salvage,” and if other entities relying on taxpayer dollars are playing a similar game, stop now. There is no salvation from salary salvage.In a Sunday front-page story, The Press...

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ENDORSEMENT: Support Hayden in its public safety request

October 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

Forget the scare tactics.While long-term crime rates in Hayden are increasing, there are no invasions of drug-crazed rapists and pillagers to ward off.Neighborhoods are, generally speaking, clean and safe. Hayden is a beautiful community of...

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