My Turn

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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Two critical appointments to be made

July 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

District 271school boardPositions such as a member of the local school board do not receive adequate attention or input from the public, in my opinion. These local boards impact our lives and those of our children to a greater extent than n...

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HUMOR: Writer takes a vacation, and we leave him there

July 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

The advantage of a good work ethic is that you’ve earned your dream vacation, even if you can’t afford it this year. Some people dream of fine sand beaches in exotic locales. For others it’s an adventurous safari in Africa. Mine would be a ...

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Ignite cda

July 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Will “good ol’ boy” cronyism make a comeback, and local government openness take a big hit, at the Coeur d’Alene urban renewal agency?That’s the question as 20+ year urban renewal board member Brad Jordan’s current term expires on Aug. 6.If...

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Our history is worth preserving

July 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

Whether one is a history buff or not, there’s just no getting around the fact that history surrounds and identifies all of us no matter who, what or where we are. Someone once defined history as “… a bunch of lies to which we all have agree...

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OPINION: BRYANT JONES: NATO had our back; we mustn’t turn ours

July 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

The United States is at our strongest and safest when we stand alongside our allies. With last week’s North American Treaty Alliance summit in Brussels and this week’s summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, we ...

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OPINION: CHUCK MALLOY: Heather Scott enjoys swamp VIP treatment

July 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

Rep. Heather Scott of Blanchard, a hardline conservative and one of the few legislators who writes regular newsletters to constituents, usually has plenty of dialogue that appeals to her base.She thinks the Legislature is too liberal overal...

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Take a close look into Avista sale details

July 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

Kenny Moore’s My Turn column provided an excellent analysis of the BC Hydro-Avista buyout issue.Here I add my belief that Scott Morris’s and the board of directors’ actions are fraudulent legal violations of their fiduciary responsibilities...

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OPINION: The best moves for new school

July 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Recently I realized that once again District 271 is interested in trading with the City of Hayden for this historic school. When it was built in 1936 it was in a rural location, as the population had not yet engulfed it. Now it sits in the ...

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Opinion: There’s no room for fear

July 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

With the parade, the fireworks, the Fourth of July picnics, and all the celebration of our great nation and the freedoms we enjoy, perhaps there is also room for a little reflection on the current state of affairs in our nation, some of whi...

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