Editorial

An all-star team whose job is jobs

April 23, 2017 at 10:31 am

In economic development terms, to say Kootenai Health provides a service is kind of like saying Nike makes a tennis shoe.Our community-owned hospital might just be the most powerful economic development engine in all of North Idaho. A servi...

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How to stifle those vexing vetoes

April 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

Gov. Butch Otter had his veto gun locked and loaded.The post-blast carnage left more than a few reams of paper blown to smithereens.Among the good legislation our governor banished to bill hell was a civil asset forfeiture measure that had ...

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Managed forests best for man ó and tree

April 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

Today we welcome you to two sides of a contentious issue: how to achieve healthy western forests.On Page A5 youíll find a commentary by Brett Haverstick, an environmentalist whose research and opinions differ significantly from ours. Brett ...

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An Easter prayer of renewal

April 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

For most of us, New Yearís Day is a chance to begin anew. New diet. New exercise regime. New promises to quit bad habits.But today, Easter Sunday, offers a much more solemn call for renewal. The resurrection of Jesus set forth the possibili...

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Unloading on the airline industry

April 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

Friendly skies, eh?Wonder what unfriendly might look like.Oh, right: Weíre getting a birdís-eye view from the proverbial 30,000 feet.And weíre not just talking about United Airlines, whose belligerent, inexcusable treatment of a passenger a...

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Setting an example in leadership

April 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

If all the Washington infighting is giving you headaches by day and nightmares when you should be sleeping peacefully, we have a suggestion.Change your focus.While we should never expect nor want complete agreement in local government - onl...

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Trust in our teachers top priority

April 09, 2017 at 5:00 am

People make mistakes. Thatís one of the immutable rules when you sign up to run in the human race.What distinguishes an honest mistake from an insidious one? How much does it matter that a serious mistake is followed by a lengthy period of ...

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You could save a life tomorrow

April 07, 2017 at 5:00 am

Glimpses of dazzling sunlight and occasional flashes of natural warmth, rare as they still might be, remind us: Summer is sneaking up.Thatís news to gladden the frosty, chuck-holed hearts of North Idahoans after one of the longest, wettest ...

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Time to eat the grocery tax

April 05, 2017 at 5:00 am

Republican legislators want it.Democratic legislators want it.The people of Idaho want it.Even the lieutenant governor wants it.So please, governor. Donít veto the bill that, starting in July 2018, would eliminate the 6 percent sales tax on...

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Hereís hoping Hecla, miners strike accord

April 02, 2017 at 5:00 am

Nobody knows how long the Silver Valley minersí strike is going to last.But interested parties should at least be able to know some of the key facts in the dispute between Coeur díAlene-based Hecla and United Steelworkers Local 5114, repres...

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