Editorial

The rigors of evaluating regulations

December 08, 2017 at 1:04 pm

Kootenai County is looking up to a midget.Sorry if that word is offensive. It’s used here in reference to a diminutive entity, not a person.And sorry, too, if being referred to as “diminutive” is hurtful to the 7,000 souls inhabiting Boise ...

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Forecast is mostly sunny, but…

December 06, 2017 at 5:00 am

At 73, economist John Mitchell has the spunk of a kid.His appetite for charts, graphs and financial analyses rivals a teen’s hunger for pizza and pop.All those years of experience, watching, learning, reading, teaching and consulting, have ...

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Tax laments come a little too late

December 03, 2017 at 5:00 am

If you notice an uptick in ticked off writers lately, there’s a simple reason.Taxes.Happens every year about this time. In November, the county sends out its tax notices, which itemize the amounts that will go to the various taxing agencies...

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Beware the zealots with agendas

December 01, 2017 at 5:00 am

When something sounds too good to be true, the old adage goes, it probably is.And when something sounds too bad to be true, it, too, probably is.Consider the curious custody case of Elijah Mehlhoff. Elijah was born last week at Kootenai Hea...

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Change will be good for Idaho

November 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

Judy Meyer is one smart lady, with one foot firmly in the realm of Idaho higher education and the other solidly on the ground of Idaho business.Judy and her husband, Steve, in the business of leasing commercial properties, have long support...

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The lights from 2007 are still dazzling

November 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

Today’s lighting ceremony at The Coeur d’Alene Resort is going to be tremendous. Dating back to the opening of The Resort in 1986, when holiday lighting was far more modest, this day-after-Thanksgiving ritual has become the clock by which m...

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You’ve got questions about Christmas for All

November 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

With the 2017 Press Christmas for All fundraising campaign now underway, here are some frequently asked questions — and answers — about the program, which is now in its 32nd year.QUESTION: Is my donation tax deductible?ANSWER: Yes. Press Ch...

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Why we should all stand together

November 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

Hayden Mayor Steve Griffitts, who helped oversee an outstanding Veterans Day ceremony in his community Nov. 11, provided some background to The Press that we thought worthy of sharing. Saturday’s main speaker, former Navy commander Dr. Rola...

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Drivers, we’re really good - and really bad

November 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Idaho drivers are safe and rude.Let’s break that down, shall we?Take a few moments to read the constructive opinion piece on Page 5 today. It should serve as a friendly reminder that we’re too often unfriendly to our fellow motorists. What’...

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Ban’s bane: Helicopter parents

November 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

Rarely does a Press editorial strike a chord of agreement like Sunday’s did. The editorial, headlined “‘Review process’ is a cop-out: Ban the phones,” called on Coeur d’Alene School District officials to immediately ban the use of smartphon...

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