Editorial

All you need to know for Halloween

October 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

Halloween is a time for confession.OK, for some of us, any day is a time for confession. But Halloween, maybe even more so.We confess that we Halloween fans love to be spooked, to be reminded that all six senses not only still work, but can...

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Campaign signs worth 1.7 percent

October 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

Itís a sign of the season.Not those gorgeous autumn leaves drifting down or the jack-oí-lanterns popping up. Yard signs. Political punctuation marks reminding you that an election is lurking in the not-so-distant future and hereís a guy or ...

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Criticism goes only so far

October 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Complaint Department is now open. Heck, the Complaint Department is always open.But what if youíre looking for the Compliment Department? Whereís that, and what are its hours?Over time, people in the line of public service fire typicall...

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An ugly side of human nature

October 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

Justice prevailed in a Sandpoint court of law last week.But will the same verdict resonate in the court of public opinion?The case involved former Lake City High School teacher and Coeur díAlene Charter Academy administrator Nichole Noel Th...

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ĎSmartí phones donít belong in schools

October 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

The most powerful weapons in the world donít fire bullets.Not the lead variety, anyway.Pocket-sized devices with social media capabilities can threaten individuals or nations. They can be used for bullying and lead to suicide. They also can...

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Your best buffer against getting sick

October 11, 2017 at 5:00 am

In the first week of October, North Idaho already experienced its first death caused by influenza.Last flu season, the first such death reported in North Idaho was Jan. 12. By that measuring stick, weíre more than three months ahead of sche...

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Itís good to be a CdíA employee

October 08, 2017 at 5:00 am

Hey Coeur díAlene! Youíre No. 1!Reigning oíer the competition, however, isnít quite being cheered by the local multitudes. More like a chorus of 350.Thatís because the cityís distinction of having the highest-paying, best-benefitted Idaho m...

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Yes, NFL players do contribute

October 06, 2017 at 5:00 am

Curse disrespectful NFL players if you wish.Boycott the games or donít watch them on TV.Itís a free country, and just as players have a right to express themselves in a manner that might make you want to sack the suckers, so you also have a...

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Drivers and cellphones just donít mix

October 01, 2017 at 5:00 am

Weíre not fans of unnecessary rules and regulations, but the time has come for Idaho to adopt one that will certainly save property and might very well save lives.Itís this: Strengthening state law to hammer motor vehicle operators using ha...

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Crack in liberty widens

September 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

Itís a First Amendment nightmare.American college students, once a vanguard for free speech, are somehow tipping the scales in the opposite direction. And that could eventually erode the bedrock of freedom itself.A new survey from the centu...

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