Letters to the Editor

TICKET: A positive view

January 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

Friday, I made a donation to the Coeur díAlene Police Department. I really canít think of a more worthy organization to receive my $90 donation, and hereís why. For just $90, I had a patrol officer personally take time out of his day to pro...

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HITLER: A history lesson

January 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

In the course of studying history, I judged that Hitlerís general intelligence was not superior. I also thought that his monstrous biases were due to his experiences in life. I might be changing my mind about those two matters. Based on my ...

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COLLEGE: Make campuses healthier

January 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Yes, we all get it. When you go to college, you expect to be able to have as much fun as you want, right?Well, over the many years, college students are getting each other drunk and making others do stupid, dangerous stuff. If you ask me, c...

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TRAIL: Letís get it done

January 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Kootenai County Commissioners will meet on Jan. 17 to discuss and vote on a proposal by the Idaho Department of Transportation that would ensure long-term maintenance on the pedestrian and bicycle trail along Highway 95 to the Bonner Co...

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POLITICS: Letís play then and now

January 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Then: Schumer/Pelosi predicted with the Trump election, the world as we know it would cease to exist ó stock market crashing ó world turmoil ó total chaos ó pronouncing Trump is dumb, dangerous and incompetent. Now: A year later, the stock ...

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CITYLINK: Riders are real people

January 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

To those who have the opinion that the people who ride the CityLink buses are ďless than human,Ē I want to share with you a 15-minute episode I, an 83-year-old bus rider, experienced.It was late, dark and cold. As I exited the bus, a young ...

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SNOW: Plates full of opinions

January 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Itís a snowy morning (Thursday), temperature right at the freezing point. Iím sitting at a morning traffic light after dropping my daughter off at school.As I often do while waiting in traffic, I try to decipher a vanity plate. GR8WHTN (eas...

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LICENSE PLATES: Which suits you better?

January 11, 2018 at 9:09 am

Itís a snowy morning, temperature right at the freezing point, Iím sitting at a morning traffic light after dropping my daughter off at school.As I often do while waiting in traffic I try to decipher a vanity plate. GR8WHTN (easy enough- Gr...

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POST OFFICE: Inadvertent slip?

January 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

Saturdayís Press: Plea from the Postmaster to keep mailboxes clear of ice and snow, good point! I was at the downtown Coeur díAlene post office last Friday. That parking lot is dangerously icy, has puddles and snow berms. How about getting ...

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VA CLINIC: A big salute

January 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

I would like to express my gratitude to Dr. Allen Seely and his nurse, Ted. Their diagnosis and quick reaction probably saved my life. I had a very low heart rate which prompted them to call the paramedics, who transported me to Kootenai He...

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