Steve Cameron, A Brand New Day

Opinion: Who needs a PIO? You don’t

August 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

Might as well toss this straight out on the table.I don’t think Kootenai County needs a public information officer, and I’m hoping Sam Taylor’s decision not to take the job will stop this rush to fill an invented position.At the very least,...

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Opinion: Time for Tom to win one

August 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

Tom Hearn sighed.“I seem to keep coming out on the wrong side, without really intending to be there,” he said.Hearn is frustrated about a few things, and he wonders if people may be misunderstanding his priorities.No doubt he’s enjoyed kick...

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OPINION: Relax! Chat Day has you covered

August 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

Yep, it’s Chat Day and I don’t want to muddle around here because we’ve got some really fun stuff for you.But we’re still not going to open the curtain until we toss out another reminder that this whole thing belongs to you.My email and Twi...

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Opinion: Walking common ground together

August 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

There was only one downer.I’ve been working for morning newspapers most of my life, which generally means staying up late and sleeping past the normal rush hour.This time, though, my phone began making some awful sound at 5 a.m.At first I t...

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Idaho no haven for haters

August 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

It becomes so tiring.A friend calls from someplace out there — Colorado, the Carolinas, Illinois, Kansas, wherever.I can hear the chuckling over the phone.Finally, the question: “So how are you doing, way up there with all those Nazis?”Sigh...

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Opinion: The Lake Debate: Envelope please

August 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

Well, we have an answer.Or answers …Plural.We’ve been asking readers to identify that extremely beautiful body of water just south of downtown Coeur d’Alene.Identify, as in what is the proper name?There were enough email and Twitter respons...

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OPINION: Chat — Columnist risks feline felony

August 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

Wednesday, Chat Day, and I need to remind you of something.All of these columns are yours, actually, so whatever you want to see in this little opinionated slice of The Press ...Just holler.Got an item for us?Send it.I’m here, address at th...

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Opinion: Is your child living two lives?

August 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

On a Monday in June, 16-year-old Austin Croffoot left home sometime between midnight and 5 a.m.It was just a week from the end of his freshman year at Coeur d’Alene High, and he was happy about that.He seemed in great spirits, and was busy ...

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Opinion: The great lake debate rages on

August 03, 2018 at 5:00 am

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls …We have ourselves a legitimate debate.You’ll recall that about a week ago, we asked your opinions concerning the names of two local landmarks.Geography 101.If you take a dinner cruise from that pier nex...

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Opinion: Lyrics to lift you when you’re down

August 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

If you’re a “feel good” person — and yes, I really am — sometimes the bad news seems just too much.Sure, I know it comes with the gig.I’ve been working in journalism a long time, and when it’s your job, you have to know what’s going on in t...

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