Columns

Trial of a deserter

January 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

Army PFC Robert Bowdrei Bergdahl walked off his post in Afghanistan on June 30, 2009. An Associated Press article says he was immediately captured and held by the Taliban until his release on May 31, 2014, in exchange for the release of fiv...

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President Trump: Populist, or fascist? Actually, neither

January 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

Is populism akin to fascism? The answer is no. I hope to discount those who claim the recent left- and right-wing protest movements against America’s entrenched establishments represent anything remotely akin to fascism. For this article, t...

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Computer shopping adventure

January 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

I’d like to think I have a sense of adventure but that hasn’t translated into buying a new computer.My workhorse Dell desktop would be in middle school if it were a child and I live in fear of the blue screen of death appearing like the Fou...

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How to matriculate 100 percent literate graduates

January 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

Mr. Gissel, your Dec. 30 article on literacy hit the ball out of the park. You've outlined the problem in District 271 beautifully. Now, how do we get SD 271 to do their job? There isn't a single teacher in SD 271 who doesn't know well whic...

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MLP: Loose you’re conscious

January 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Plentiful company is no excuse for common mistake: In your Mrs. Language Person’s immanently (imminently) obvious opinion, its (it’s) an affect (effect) of lazy reading habits. Playing so fast and lose (loose) with they’re (their) choice of...

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The die is cast

January 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

The election of Donald Trump is “illegitimate.” This is the drum beat, the die for the mold we shall have hurled at us for the next four years.Because Hillary Clinton's trusted adviser, through negligence, allowed his emails to be compromis...

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Here’s exactly how cold it’s been around here lately

January 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

The last three months of 2016 were certainly “extreme” across Coeur d’Alene and the rest of the Inland Northwest. October was the second-wettest month in recorded history with a whopping 8.88 inches of rain. The October normal is only 2.22 ...

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Historic Lewiston: A seaport 465 miles from the Pacific Ocean

January 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

Today, ocean-going barges and excursion ships travel 465 miles up and down the Columbia and Snake rivers to a bustling seaport in Idaho that Lewis and Clark visited in 1805 when only Indians lived there. Later it became Idaho’s capital unti...

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A good budget can do wonders

January 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

I have no formal education, so challenging the Cd’A Press or an NIC instructor, may not be the best idea, but I’m going to anyway. I will agree with Sunday’s article “ALICE in TRUMPLAND” that education is important to advance in our society...

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What about a child’s right to exist?

January 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

When I was reading Millie Hayes/Post Falls post from Friday, Jan. 13 Coeur d’Alene Press Readers Write, and she stated “We don’t need unwanted babies born.” — my heart became very sad as I thought of all the unborn children who never get a ...

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