History and fire house chats

January 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

Kootenai County’s population is about 150,000 people. Roughly 149,990 will not be attending Donald Trump’s inauguration as 45th U.S. president today.The White House restaurant in Post Falls is about as close as most of us will get to rubbin...

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Great Scott, we’ve got a soap opera

January 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

Republicans nearly accomplished this week what months of campaigning by Idaho Democrats could not.They darn near shifted five legislative seats to their rivals.We’re referring to the offer of five Republican legislators with a total of two ...

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Beware the statistical path to good jobs

January 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

“There are three kinds of lies: Lies, damned lies, and statistics.”Oh, those statistics.Statistically speaking, most people would tell you there’s a 100 percent chance that famous quote came from the venerable Mark Twain. They would be wron...

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Dissent only improves understanding

January 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

It's not easy doing public service, especially when that service requires many hours and pays nothing. It's even more difficult, and far lonelier, when you're the public servant who casts a lone “no vote.” Just ask Christa Haz...

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Just punch winter right back

January 11, 2017 at 5:00 am

North Idaho has taken a powder beating this winter. And officially, at least, winter has been with us less than three weeks.What that means is we could have several more months of meteorological mayhem leading to frozen feet and aching back...

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You think you’ve got it tough

January 06, 2017 at 5:00 am

Ninety-five days.Seven bodies.No answers.In retrospect, the second half of 2016 was beyond challenging for the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office. While Sheriff Ben Wolfinger’s team has made arrests related to the murder of Bo Kirk, several o...

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Best Of: What it is, and isn’t

January 04, 2017 at 5:00 am

Everywhere you go locally, you see signs from businesses proudly declaring themselves Best of North Idaho.Stickers in windows. Big headlines on marquees. Logos in advertisements.What you’re seeing is the product of some powerful marketing. ...

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How you can make 2017 a great year

January 01, 2017 at 5:00 am

Maybe you’re going to lose weight this year. Firm up, as it were.You resolve to develop a craving for green things and an allergy to sugar. You’re going to go to the gym at least five times a week and by the time the hot sun shines again on...

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CFA was still a success story

December 30, 2016 at 5:00 am

The Press Christmas for All fundraising campaign fell short of its $185,000 goal by $15,995. While nobody likes to set a goal and then fail to meet it, the hundreds of donors shouldn’t dive into the new year feeling like they didn’t give it...

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Boot ‘em and move forward

December 27, 2016 at 5:00 am

The comments on cdapress.com weren’t kind.The issue: Coeur d’Alene cracking down on people with four or more downtown parking tickets that are at least 45 days old by publishing a “scofflaw” list and slapping boots on wheels that would prev...

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