Editorial

Idaho, take the cuffs off of sheriffs

August 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

Hereís a question for the citizens of Kootenai County.What would you rather have your sheriff do?a. Protect law-abiders and their propertyb. Issue driverís licensesIf you answered b., you might be an Idaho Transportation Department official...

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Little big men make us all proud

August 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

Summer got a super assist last week from an unexpected source.Well, unexpected in some quarters. Not in others.Weíre talking about the Coeur díAlene Little League baseball team that emerged victorious in the Northwest division of a national...

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The best way to hire a county PIO

August 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

Sam Taylorís tenure as a Kootenai County employee lasted exactly zero minutes.Taylor, who was announced Friday as the countyís first official public information officer, contacted The Press over the weekend to say he had decided to not take...

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No growth is not an option

August 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Leave it to Tom Cronin to ease the growing pains just a bit.Cronin, a career cop and wielder of quick smiles and snappy jokes, cracked up readers Friday with this custom-built Ghastly Groaner:Q: Do you know what the official bird of the cit...

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Active citizens follow their tax dollars

August 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

Being a good citizen takes work.Even then, the path to good citizenship isnít always smooth, let alone downhill.Case in point: Some readers expressed shock Sunday when The Press printed its latest installment of public employee pay and bene...

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Some like it hot. Theyíre crazy

August 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

Thereís nothing funny about 100+ degrees ó unless youíre the kind who laughs at the poor sucker who leans unwittingly against his car in the parking lot.Itís a scientific fact that some folks turn surly when the thermometer gets bubbly. Ití...

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Fires ignite one thumbs-up Ė and one down

August 05, 2018 at 5:00 am

Firefighters throughout Kootenai County, our admiration burns for you.Last Monday afternoon all hell broke loose north of Coeur díAlene Airport. Listening to the newsroom scanner, it sounded like North Korea had let loose a batch of bottle ...

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Ready for yet another fantastic fest

August 03, 2018 at 5:00 am

There canít be a better way to ring in the last month of summer. And if the weather godsí promise holds true, the next three days will be nothing short of glorious.For half a century, Art on the Green has established itself as the biggest a...

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Knowing the difference between right and stupid

July 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

Kids do dumb things. Always have. Always will.Some they learn from their parents. Doing stupid stuff also happens naturally as brains develop and lack of experience influences poor decisions. Ideas that seem brilliant or hilarious in the mo...

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The power of five is beautiful

July 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

If two are better than one, then five must be darn near unbeatable.The project gracing todayís front page represents a collaboration of colossal proportions: Five entities stretching across two states to touch untold hearts.Kootenai Health,...

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