My Turn

U.S. 95: Partnerships guide growth

April 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

If you take U.S. 95 through Coeur d’Alene and Hayden, you undoubtedly have experienced the congestion during your drive every day. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, as U.S. Census data shows Kootenai as the fastest growing county in the fa...

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Scott-Boeck contest big one in North Idaho

April 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

It will be interesting to see what state government will look like at this time next year, with a new governor taking office along with a new lieutenant governor.They either will work as a team, as we have seen with Gov. Butch Otter and Lt....

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Climate change a real threat … just ask our military

April 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Les Atchley’s March 23 My Turn piece, “Be cautious about spending trillions on climate change,” raises some interesting points. When I looked into his sources of information, though, they raised some disturbing questions as well. For exampl...

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Dust-up shows a big hole in budget

April 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

An article in Wednesday’s edition of The Press, titled “Budget Dust-Up,” covers a dispute concerning the “CAFR” (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report) and the role of the Annual Budget in that report. Unfortunately, the positions of our el...

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Private school vouchers aren’t helping students

April 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

A 2017 study in the District of Columbia about the effects of private school vouchers has further confirmed the results of recent studies in Indiana, Louisiana, and Ohio. By and large, the performance of voucher students on standardized tes...

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Session helped bolster education

April 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

One thing we can all agree on is that we want our children to have a bright future. One of the most important issues the Idaho Legislature works on every year is how to best build and support a strong educational system that will enable a b...

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911 is here to serve citizens

April 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Recently, a letter to the editor professed that a family was upset with the “Coeur d’Alene 911 call center.” Which I will assume she was referencing the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Emergency Communications Section.I would like to address the ...

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Survey says Legislature tilting further to right

April 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Years ago, while writing for the Post Register in Idaho Falls, I discovered a sure way of getting the attention of Idaho legislators. I conducted a survey to determine the best and worst in the Idaho Legislature and published the results be...

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Here’s why we endorse an optional building inspection system

April 11, 2018 at 10:35 am

While not uncommon, it is unfortunate when political or policy debate moves away from facts and into character attacks. Let’s set aside the personal attacks and vitriol and focus instead on the facts concerning the Kootenai County Republica...

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Setting record straight on building code quote

April 11, 2018 at 10:48 am

I would like to take this opportunity to state a correction to a misquote from Marc Eberlein at a candidate forum which took place last Thursday.At the forum, Marc mentioned that “he knows an architect who wasn’t thrilled at the decision, b...

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