Editorial

The best way to hire a county PIO

August 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

Sam Taylor’s tenure as a Kootenai County employee lasted exactly zero minutes.Taylor, who was announced Friday as the county’s first official public information officer, contacted The Press over the weekend to say he had decided to not take...

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No growth is not an option

August 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Leave it to Tom Cronin to ease the growing pains just a bit.Cronin, a career cop and wielder of quick smiles and snappy jokes, cracked up readers Friday with this custom-built Ghastly Groaner:Q: Do you know what the official bird of the cit...

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Active citizens follow their tax dollars

August 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

Being a good citizen takes work.Even then, the path to good citizenship isn’t always smooth, let alone downhill.Case in point: Some readers expressed shock Sunday when The Press printed its latest installment of public employee pay and bene...

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Some like it hot. They’re crazy

August 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

There’s nothing funny about 100+ degrees — unless you’re the kind who laughs at the poor sucker who leans unwittingly against his car in the parking lot.It’s a scientific fact that some folks turn surly when the thermometer gets bubbly. It’...

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Fires ignite one thumbs-up – and one down

August 05, 2018 at 5:00 am

Firefighters throughout Kootenai County, our admiration burns for you.Last Monday afternoon all hell broke loose north of Coeur d’Alene Airport. Listening to the newsroom scanner, it sounded like North Korea had let loose a batch of bottle ...

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Ready for yet another fantastic fest

August 03, 2018 at 5:00 am

There can’t be a better way to ring in the last month of summer. And if the weather gods’ promise holds true, the next three days will be nothing short of glorious.For half a century, Art on the Green has established itself as the biggest a...

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Knowing the difference between right and stupid

July 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

Kids do dumb things. Always have. Always will.Some they learn from their parents. Doing stupid stuff also happens naturally as brains develop and lack of experience influences poor decisions. Ideas that seem brilliant or hilarious in the mo...

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The power of five is beautiful

July 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

If two are better than one, then five must be darn near unbeatable.The project gracing today’s front page represents a collaboration of colossal proportions: Five entities stretching across two states to touch untold hearts.Kootenai Health,...

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Before you convict that person …

July 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

The author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People tells the story of his experience on a New York City subway, sharing space on an otherwise quiet Sunday morning with a father and his unruly young children.According to Covey, the father was...

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Is Idaho really ready for college?

July 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

We’re No. 5!We’re No. 5!Got that out of our system. Now then: What, exactly, does ranking No. 5 in U.S. News & World Reports’ college preparedness assessment actually mean to Idaho?Probably not much. Idaho’s glowing report card loses a ...

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