Editorial

Siding with science over sentiment

September 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

They killed the big kitty.That news didn’t go over well with many Coeur d’Alene Press readers this week after Idaho Department of Fish and Game officers destroyed a mountain lion that had perched in a tree right in the heart of Coeur d’Alen...

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No, you’re not smarter than this 5th grader

September 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

Listen up, Colin Kaepernick.You too, Kaepernick critics.There’s a resoundingly wise reminder he, you, we all need to embrace.It comes not from the U.S. President or from the president of the NFL Players Union. The words that resonate so ric...

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Medical expo brings future to N. Idaho

September 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

The distant future of medicine might be a lot closer than you think.MAX — Medical Advancement Expo — will make a believer of you.The brainchild of Northwest Specialty Hospital’s Darron Rock, MAX is the product of inspiration and perspiratio...

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Public art worthy of your attention

September 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

‘The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.’—Pablo PicassoYou think it’s inspiring.He thinks it’s dreadful.And she didn’t even notice it.That’s one of the truths about art: If it’s any good, chances are people will ...

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Convention wrong kind of invention

September 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

If a modern-day constitutional convention were to take place, the door would be held wide open for a crumb of potential wisdom and a wheelbarrow full of insanity to sneak through.Just as the quest to cure baldness marches relentlessly on, s...

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Sorry, Steve: That is not your house

September 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

Make no mistake, Steve Groene suffered.When Joseph Duncan III slaughtered Groene’s ex-wife and two of his children in 2005, certainly a part of him must also have died. Surviving daughter Shasta, then 8, endured unspeakable acts before her ...

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The gospel according to Joe

September 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

Wisdom can leak from unlikely faucets.From Fox News and the White House to CNN and Hollywood, Americans are told what to think and whom to believe. And, yup, this section of the newspaper falls into that category of passionate persuasion wi...

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Boosting voter turnout is an honorable quest

September 12, 2018 at 2:35 pm

Many citizens gripe about low voter turnout.A few write letters to the editor, sounding an encouraging note.Give Jessica Mahuron credit for actually trying to do something about it.Mahuron is the organizer of Saturday’s Civic Action Festiva...

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What 9/11 should have taught us

September 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

Shock, heartbreak, fury and hate-filled desire for revenge are about to be revisited.On Tuesday, the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that paralyzed America, those of us who were around back then will once again experience tho...

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Extra effort a benefit to Cd’A taxpayers

September 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

Consider the belt tightened.The Coeur d’Alene City Council this week whittled away nearly half a million dollars from what looked like a done-deal 2018-19 budget. The figure wasn’t arbitrary. By exercising $480,000 worth of fiscal restraint...

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