Editorial

A tribute to these elite educators

April 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

Once upon a time, mastery of the Dewey Decimal System and an occasional smile were the main requirements for a school librarian.Today, they’ve got to be well-versed in computers, the internet and library software.School librarians have to d...

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Easter wisdom dispatches the darkness

April 01, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Press wishes its readers a happy Easter. Instead of plastic eggs or lukewarm ham, we offer these inspirational quotes instead.POPE JOHN PAUL IIDo not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.ROB...

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Don’t gamble on this initiative

March 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

Cowboys and Indians no longer wield Winchesters or bows and arrows.Today’s combatants are armed with clipboards.The cowboys, proponents of a thinly veiled attempt to cut into the juicy tribal gaming pie, are pushing a statewide initiative t...

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Lincoln Day message for the ages

March 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

Abe would’ve been proud.The man deemed by some as the greatest American president surrounded himself not with “yes” men but with smart, gutsy advisers who weren’t afraid to tell him when they thought he was wrong. Abraham Lincoln also liste...

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1st Amendment gas pains

March 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

There are some hilarious videos of brazen individuals emitting sounds of certain bodily functions in crowded public places.That is, they’re hilarious if you never outgrew the bathroom humor stage.A newer version of this YouTube video phenom...

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Listen up, and listen with love

March 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

The message from a mother whose students knew and loved Troy Schueller could have been written by many others.“Truly a ‘How The [Heck] Do I Handle This’ type parenting moment that’s going to linger for a while,” she wrote in the aftermath o...

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Building code bulletin: It’s OK. Really.

March 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Maybe folks should be careful quoting scripture to enumerate the wickedness of codes. There’s a pretty famous code book, after all, that sets guidelines for Christian belief and behavior.That was far from the only irony on display Monday ni...

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That’s 25 years down, 25 millennia to go

March 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

The most basic human instinct is to survive.Go ahead and judge others whose paths to prosperity might run counter to yours theologically, ideologically or in some other way. But grant all beings this: As long as they aren’t enjoying their w...

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Kids, good luck in the comórtas litrithe

March 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

Tomorrow marks the 15th annual North Idaho Regional Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Press and hosted by North Idaho College.This year, 42 children, fourth through eighth grade, from home schools, private and public schools, wil...

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Walking or talking, rights on full display

March 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

Some area high school students are going to enjoy an exercise in civic participation today.With blessings from Stan Olson, Coeur d’Alene schools superintendent, today’s brief walkout will also constitute steps toward maturity and citizenshi...

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