Editorial

Fires ignite one thumbs-up – and one down

August 05, 2018 at 5:00 am

Firefighters throughout Kootenai County, our admiration burns for you.Last Monday afternoon all hell broke loose north of Coeur d’Alene Airport. Listening to the newsroom scanner, it sounded like North Korea had let loose a batch of bottle ...

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Ready for yet another fantastic fest

August 03, 2018 at 5:00 am

There can’t be a better way to ring in the last month of summer. And if the weather gods’ promise holds true, the next three days will be nothing short of glorious.For half a century, Art on the Green has established itself as the biggest a...

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Knowing the difference between right and stupid

July 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

Kids do dumb things. Always have. Always will.Some they learn from their parents. Doing stupid stuff also happens naturally as brains develop and lack of experience influences poor decisions. Ideas that seem brilliant or hilarious in the mo...

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The power of five is beautiful

July 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

If two are better than one, then five must be darn near unbeatable.The project gracing today’s front page represents a collaboration of colossal proportions: Five entities stretching across two states to touch untold hearts.Kootenai Health,...

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Before you convict that person …

July 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

The author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People tells the story of his experience on a New York City subway, sharing space on an otherwise quiet Sunday morning with a father and his unruly young children.According to Covey, the father was...

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Is Idaho really ready for college?

July 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

We’re No. 5!We’re No. 5!Got that out of our system. Now then: What, exactly, does ranking No. 5 in U.S. News & World Reports’ college preparedness assessment actually mean to Idaho?Probably not much. Idaho’s glowing report card loses a ...

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One team we can all cheer for

July 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

Who’s your favorite team? The Mariners? Yankees? Cubs?How about Hecla Mining Company? Don’t laugh: They’re good. Really good.Tomorrow through Thursday, Hecla’s Lucky Friday Mine Rescue Team will compete in the national mine rescue competiti...

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Singers were right then — and still are

July 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

Look outside.There’s glory for you. Peace. Sanity. Sunshine on your shoulders.If a hefty dose of Mother Nature’s nurturing is just what you need, you’re far from alone.Sometimes the world is too much. Steve Cameron’s column today reaches in...

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This lake debate gets really deep

July 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

We’re all wet.You might be, too.If you call that big, beautiful body of water Lake Coeur d’Alene, you’re sunk. That’s not its proper name, as an alert reader recently pointed out.“[Friday’s] lead front page article refers to Lake Coeur d’Al...

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Prop 1 is racing toward you

July 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Idahoans will vote this November on hysterical horse racing.Oops — that’s historical horse racing. But some view the measure as hysterical.To critics, it’s hysterically funny that proponents of Proposition 1 are billing it as a return to on...

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