My Turn

A golden opportunity — if we take it

August 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

The former National Guard building on Ramsey Road belongs to Kootenai County at no cost to citizens. County commissioners can choose a long-term benefit or short-term gain with this opportunity.They are leaning to the short-term gain that m...

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OPINION — CHUCK MALLOY: Democrat: Our party isn’t smart enough for U.S. win

August 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

Say what you want about President Trump — and there are plenty of strong opinions on both sides — but this much is clear. He’s the president that the Democratic Party so richly deserves.Political pundits are rubbing their hands in anticipat...

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Vision for ‘health corridor’ isn’t 20/20

August 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

You thought your BEAUTIFUL downtown park was expensive, wait!“A vision for the ‘Health Corridor’”Brought to you by the folks they call “Technical Assistance Panel” — TAP. TAP was facilitated by CDA 2030 and sponsored by Kootenai Health and ...

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Consider this in race for Congress

August 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Coeur d’Alene Press takes its job seriously to inform citizens about those candidates running for political office. It is an essential and critical job for the media to report candidates’ positions on issues.Recently, the Press intervie...

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OPINION: DAVID ADLER — President’s press attack is darkly unpresidential

August 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

The historical, sometimes grudging respect that two centuries of American presidents have paid to the essential constitutional role of the press has been abandoned by President Donald Trump, who has waged an ongoing assault on the Fourth Es...

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OPINION: KARI OVERALL — Still miles to go on educators’ pay

August 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

Progress? Absolutely. However, Idaho cannot afford to rest on its laurels regarding compensation for our professional educators or thinking that we have adequately addressed the causes of our teacher shortage. Recent studies have painted va...

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Opinion: Soft isn’t helpful for drug offenses

August 03, 2018 at 5:00 am

The events (Friday, July 27) causing many lives to be put into danger by the “alleged” drug user, who rampaged on the freeway from Washington to Idaho, has brought to my attention exactly how big of an issue drugs are in our area. From pers...

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OPINION: CHUCK MALLOY: Jordan in spotlight — just not in Idaho’s

August 03, 2018 at 5:00 am

Kyung Lah, a senior national correspondent with CNN who recently talked to me about the Idaho governor’s race, has worked on countless political campaign stories during her career.But she recently came across something she hasn’t seen: A ca...

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OPINION: SHERIFF BEN WOLFINGER: Americans, warm up to need for I.C.E.

August 01, 2018 at 5:00 am

As the president of the Western States Sheriffs’ Association, I have the privilege of representing sheriffs from 16 states west of the Mississippi River on a variety of issues. One of the most predominant issues facing sheriffs and their co...

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What to do if you encounter a cougar

July 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Press article July 25, “Cougar sightings put agencies on alert,” was nice coverage by staff writer Brian Walker. However, I’d like to provide some perspective and more information on cougar encounters for the general public: Hikers, bik...

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