Editorial

Light at end of the U.S. debt tunnel

September 18, 2017 at 11:48 am

Twenty is the magic number.Can you see the connection?Congressional approval ratings are hovering around 20 percent. And they’re headed toward the basement rather than the ceiling.The national debt is now an astonishing $20 trillion — and a...

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The secret behind our bad summers

September 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

Blame God, greenhouse gases or just bad luck.Summer sucks.Sorry, but the joy of North Idaho summers seems to have gone up in smoke the past few years, with 2017 hitting the bottom of the once-joyful barrel.As Press meteorologist Randy Mann ...

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Election night won’t feature fireworks

September 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

At 5 p.m. last Friday, Kootenai County election officials confirmed some stunning news. In six cities, no incumbent will be challenged on the Nov. 7 ballot.At 5:25 p.m., The Press received a text from one of those incumbents who concisely s...

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Making government more efficient

September 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

This is not an endorsement or a criticism of the three sitting Kootenai County commissioners.It is simply an observation and a recommendation.The observation: Our form of county government is inefficient.The recommendation: Look again at a ...

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The old problem with youth sports

September 08, 2017 at 5:00 am

On deck, batting cleanup, is Wade Engelson from Post Falls.Now he strides to the plate. Here’s the windup, and the pitch… CRACK! Engelson launches a moon shot toward left center. It’s going, going…gone! A home run!Pardon the theatrical intr...

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It’s the Jon and Rick show Thursday

September 06, 2017 at 5:00 am

The highly anticipated talk tomorrow night by Jon Meacham at The Coeur d’Alene Resort is sold out.That’s 700 prized seats, every one accounted for.While Meacham, a Pulitzer Prize winner and famed speaker, will draw all the attention, a bear...

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A little extra motivation

September 01, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Idaho Vandals kicked off their final season in the Sun Belt Conference last night against Sacramento State, a member of the conference UI will join next season.But before the Big Sky welcomes back one of its brothers — the Vandals won n...

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U.S. ready for the next Cece

August 30, 2017 at 5:00 am

However you want to define leadership, Cecil Andrus embodied it.Consider these six powerful Idaho tributes to the former Idaho governor and U.S. Secretary of the Interior, who died last week:1. “Governor Andrus was one of the most accomplis...

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The sunny side of the scam epidemic

August 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

The avalanche of local fraud and scam complaints was so big, Bill Brooks needed to scoop not just once a week, but twice. His columns, published every Thursday in The Press, expanded to Mondays one month ago.Actually, as the CDA Press Consu...

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Hold on for a hectic weekend

August 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

For some, it’s a signal from the heavens to get the heck out of town.But for most of us, this weekend represents unparalleled local entertainment options as summer draws to a dramatic close.Today through Sunday, you can enjoy the cornucopia...

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