Editorial

County clerk enjoys a banner day

January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

Wednesday was doubly sweet for Kootenai County Clerk Jim Brannon.First, he emerged from a cloudy election mess with sunshine on his shoulders.And second, he managed to hurt The Press while helping himself.We say that last part tongue-in-che...

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Give county credit where itís due

January 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

Commissioners Marc Eberlein and Bob Bingham, thank you.You worked hard. You did your best. Even though you didnít always take the course some folks thought most prudent or fair, you were open and accountable. Analysts of public service like...

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Stage is set for districts to move forward

January 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

When Coeur díAlene School District trustees meet Jan. 22, the road leading to a new elementary school on Prairie Avenue should be smoothed out.Good thing. There have been too many rocks and potholes already.A key piece of the proposal that ...

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Little points Idaho in the right direction

January 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

So it took 4,012 words. Idahoís newly minted governor left no hot topic untouched in his first State of the State address.Former Lt. Gov. Brad Little, now the stateís Commander in Chief, rang every essential bell, including:• Education...

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Votersí trust hangs in the balance

January 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

On todayís op-ed page, Jim Brannonís recently defeated opponent accurately points out the opaque nature of the clerkís view of transparency.Dan Gookin, a Coeur díAlene City Council member, has long been an advocate for real transparency amo...

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Imagine giving for the very best reasons

January 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Sunday after Thanksgiving, we promised to share with you information about a better way of giving thatís headed Kootenai Countyís way.Today we make good on that pledge by introducing you to Charity Reimagined. The nonprofit is led by we...

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Three exercises that just might change your world

January 04, 2019 at 5:00 am

How you look matters a lot less than how you feel.Your brainís health dwarfs all other anatomical areas. But itís true science that how we do in so many key areas of life is heavily influenced by whether or not weíre taking care of these ve...

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Itís OK to be optimistic about Fulcher

January 02, 2019 at 5:00 am

Congressman-elect Russ Fulcher will be sworn in Thursday, and from that moment through the next two years at minimum, heís going to be pulled in ten thousand different directions.But he vows that his focus wonít waver.Itíll be zeroed in on ...

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Letís not quibble over Christian nation

December 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

Two topics never to bring up in polite company are religion and politics.But who says an Opinions page is polite company?Religion and politics have again joined hands ó or are those closed fists? ó as an old and somewhat tiresome topic has ...

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Itís true: Santa wore a KCFR suit

December 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

They never get enough credit. Nor have they ever sought it.But the tireless, warm-hearted souls at Kootenai County Fire & Rescue do a tremendous amount of work for Press Christmas for All. For years now, theyíve been as good a partner a...

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