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A contrast in visions of better America

February 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

I had to send The Press thanks as your editorial was an excellent foil to the nasty, “wrong side of the bed” folks in “Readers Write” of Wednesday, Feb. 21. Reminding the citizens that action to help the community at large through mentoring...

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Student: Phones are our friends, not foes

February 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

Coeur d’Alene School Board,As the cellphone policy continues to spark a vehement debate, I, as an involved student in the Coeur d’Alene School District, have been inspired to share my perspective on the matter. With the accusation of cellp...

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Rebuttal to sharia’s roar

February 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

It is becoming increasingly fatiguing to read Sholeh Patrick’s unceasing glorification and defense of the Islamic religion. However, she remains a protected paid writer with no “opinion” caveat mark on her columns as is ascribed to the rest...

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Investment in early childhood education reduces crime big time

February 22, 2018 at 9:27 am

Having served 8 years as Idaho Attorney General (1983-1990) and 12 years as a member of the Idaho Supreme Court (2005-2016), I have gained a good perspective on crime prevention. Idaho has a fairly effective system for detecting crime and p...

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Government is all about the people

February 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

“Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.” In the immortal words of Thomas Paine, government is one of the aspects of our culture which we mu...

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CHUCK MALLOY: Ahlquist: Opponents are running scared

February 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Although the Republican primary election is several months away, it’s starting to feel like April as far as the governor’s race is concerned.It’s getting testy now, and will be getting downright nasty before it’s over. On the bright side, w...

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Idaho, step up for Legal Aid

February 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

Idaho Legal Aid Services provides a legal lifeline to low income Idahoans with serious legal problems, including domestic violence, abuse and neglect of children, and elder abuse. It is Idaho’s largest nonprofit law firm, with offices locat...

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No reason to wait for safety

February 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

I pen this as a member of our community, a father of an eighth-grader, former school board member and a businessman.I am not going to belabor the point of how tragic the latest school shooting was. Enough people are already in the mode of c...

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Attention legislators: Don’t fail Idaho now

February 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

You may have seen the ad campaign “Don’t Fail Idaho,” suggesting we need to up our education game here in Idaho, currently ranked 48th in the nation. The slogan rings hollow given the Idaho House Education Committee’s 12-4 vote last week to...

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CASA ‘poster child’ for accountability

February 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

I am writing to correct the statement that the CDA Press reported in their February 14 Editorial “Awakened by the ‘e’ word’s warning” stating: “In recent years, cases of massive theft have rocked the nonprofit Court Appointed Special Advoca...

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