Editorial

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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Atlas purchase is nothing like McEuen

September 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

Letís call it Neuecm Park.Yep; thatís McEuen backward. With Coeur díAleneís commitment to purchase riverfront property and convert much of it to a park-like setting, we may be witnessing the makings of McEuen in reverse.THEN: The community ...

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It takes a healthy village

September 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

Itís chilling to think where our community would be without Heritage Health.Known primarily as the full-fledged health care solution for 30,000 local patients regardless of their ability to pay, Heritage has made a spectacular recovery from...

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Disagree, but please donít attack

September 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

Our community is enjoying and hopefully benefitting from some vigorous debate over Kootenai Countyís form of government: Three elected commissioners holding the pursestrings and setting policy, and six additional elected officials ó clerk, ...

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Put a match to frivolous timber lawsuits

September 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

Some people still donít understand that trees are a renewable resource.They donít know ó†or refuse to believe clear scientific evidence ó†that†strategic timber harvests are actually good for long-term forest health, including wildlife.You c...

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Light at end of the U.S. debt tunnel

September 18, 2017 at 11:48 am

Twenty is the magic number.Can you see the connection?Congressional approval ratings are hovering around 20 percent. And theyíre headed toward the basement rather than the ceiling.The national debt is now an astonishing $20 trillion ó and a...

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The secret behind our bad summers

September 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

Blame God, greenhouse gases or just bad luck.Summer sucks.Sorry, but the joy of North Idaho summers seems to have gone up in smoke the past few years, with 2017 hitting the bottom of the once-joyful barrel.As Press meteorologist Randy Mann ...

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Election night wonít feature fireworks

September 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

At 5 p.m. last Friday, Kootenai County election officials confirmed some stunning news. In six cities, no incumbent will be challenged on the Nov. 7 ballot.At 5:25 p.m., The Press received a text from one of those incumbents who concisely s...

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Mother Goose was really onto something

September 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

A number of leadership gurus have feathered their nests with the work of Dr. Robert McNeish. If youíre not familiar with McNeish, look up.See that V-formation of geese? As far as our research goes ó and itís not exhaustive, because the path...

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