Editorial

Itís always the right time to wonder

June 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

Kootenai County Commissioner Marc Eberlein had the audacity to wonder, in public, no less, if the prospect of privatizing the Solid Waste Department might be worth looking into.The commissioner probably isnít going to find traction for that...

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Taking steps to promote better understanding

June 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

Newspapers and their readers arenít always speaking the same language.Thatís not a good way to treat your customers.And it can lead to allegations of ďfake news,Ē crumbling credibility and outright anger.In light of new research that shows ...

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Declaring a truce on newspaper assumptions

June 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

When you assume, the British comedian Benny Hill famously noted, you make an ASS out of U and ME.Some journalists are serial assumers.We take it for granted that by injecting certain elements into the way we present information, readers wil...

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Getting Press readers, writers on the same page

June 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

Despite greeting each other every morning and spending so much time together, often in jammies and slippers over a cup of hot coffee, newspaper reporters and readers apparently donít know each other very well.Thatís the conclusion of a new ...

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Hereís what dads really want

June 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

Editorís note: This editorial was originally published six years ago today.Itís still true.If you beard-stubbled, equal opportunity gender watchers are still waiting for a movie titled ďWhat Men Want,Ē weíve got a tip for you: Donít bother....

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We could be looking at voter turnout wrong

June 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

The quest started out as most modern searches do: Going to Google.ďWays to get young people to voteĒ was entered in the search box.More than 94 million options popped up, and after reading through far less than one-millionth of them, severa...

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Summerís coming: Letís put our fires out

June 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

North Idahoans hadnít even been able to tear June off their calendars last year before smoke made summer miserable.ďSmoke Alarm: Washington blaze dirties local skies,Ē The Press headline read on June 29. Accompanying the story was a photo o...

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Just ask

June 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

Our kids are killing themselves.Thatís not a dramatic overstatement in the aftermath of two more Coeur díAlene students taking their lives in recent weeks, but a verifiable, statistically valid fact.The suicide rate among U.S. teenage girls...

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Return Charter to its rightful throne

June 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

Interpretation of a well-meaning state privacy law has kicked Coeur díAlene Charter Academy into an educational ditch of anonymity. Yet itís the state that got muddy.The uber-achieving college prep public school, which had consistently been...

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Your airport is a bargain, taxpayers

June 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

The anonymous letter to the editor asked a fair question: Because the vast majority of Kootenai County residents donít fly into or out of the Coeur díAlene Airport, why should they pay for it?ďProblem is the Kootenai County commissioners an...

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