My Turn

Earning an ‘F’ for school taxes

December 06, 2017 at 5:00 am

After reading the letter from Mrs. Grossard from Athol in regards to school taxes, my wife and I are in the same boat. We are in the process of selling our home, not because we want to, but we can’t afford to live in Coeur d’Alene with the ...

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Miners Need Assurance They Can Produce Minerals for the Nation

December 04, 2017 at 12:39 pm

This week, reason prevailed and the American minerals supply chain won. After being forced into a nonsensical rulemaking process born from environmental litigation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decided not to impose new, c...

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Let’s pass on a clean and hopeful world to our children

December 02, 2017 at 5:00 am

On the front page of the Sunday, Oct. 22 edition of The Press was a report, by Steve Cameron, titled “Clergy and Climate.” It provided much-needed insight into a dire situation which, if not addressed “now,” will leave the children of human...

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THE CARLSON CHRONICLES: One candidate’s uphill battle

December 01, 2017 at 5:00 am

There’s an old expression, “pride cometh before the fall.” Ancient Greek dramatists wrote great theatrics around this all too common human foible. In these tragedies, they wrote about hubris, the excessive pride many people in power possess...

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CHUCK MALLOY: Labrador hopes poll numbers hold up

November 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

Congressman Raul Labrador has neither raised nor spent a ton of money for next year’s governor’s race. But there’s a quiet confidence within the Labrador camp that suggests things are going quite well.The polling numbers are on their side. ...

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MY TURN: Newcomers welcome; road ragers, get lost

November 27, 2017 at 10:28 am

This is in response to the recent editorial about good/bad drivers in Idaho and the guest opinion from the anonymous newcomers from Southern California — VERY WELL PUT by both parties.I wish to extend a warm welcome to these newcomers to No...

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‘Move,’ or ‘flee?’ There’s a difference

November 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

Idaho is far from the place where I spent most of my life. The friends, jobs, houses and streets I walked or drove were not in Idaho. Someone once told me find a warm place to retire. I lived in a very warm place in the Southeastern United ...

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For women, it’s no Garden of Eden

November 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

As the public continues to hear a cascade of abuse of women and teenage girls both recent and in the shadowed past, it is evident that America’s women still rank below males and often the man’s horses and canines. I am never shocked by the ...

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Transit: Don’t shut them out in the cold

November 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

For about 25 years, I have represented local citizens and constituents in various local elected positions with Kootenai County, the city of Coeur d’Alene and the Coeur d’Alene School District. Over those years, I’ve been a part of the desig...

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Let’s all (burp) toast Thanksgiving

November 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

Thanksgiving is the one day when 75 percent of Americans celebrate both family and football. The other 25 percent will be watching either soccer or bowling, and that number appears to be increasing. These are not good days for the NFL. In t...

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