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Sunday 05/29/2016
Press editorial: Celebrating the demise of ‘paid patriotism’
Updated: May 29, 2016 - 11:02 am

One of the best ways to honor our veterans is to refuse to dishonor them.

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Friday 05/27/2016
Sadly, the worst can happen to you
Posted: May 27, 2016

At 9 a.m. Tuesday, Press photographer Loren Benoit documented a visual high school lesson on what can happen when youngsters drink and drive.

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Wednesday 05/25/2016
Payday for a place to play
Posted: May 25, 2016

You’ve got Christmas for All. You’ve got Turkeys for All. Hopefully soon, you’ll have a Playground for All.

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Sunday 05/22/2016
The upside of poor voter turnout
Posted: May 22, 2016

Let’s all groan loudly about pathetic voter turnout.

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Wednesday 05/18/2016
Time to thrive, Idaho
Updated: May 18, 2016 - 12:19 am

Start. Grow. Thrive.

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Sunday 05/15/2016
For you and Idaho, voting matters
Posted: May 15, 2016

Kootenai County’s longest serving active legislator spoke wisely in a recent column by political writer Chuck Malloy.

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Friday 05/13/2016
Vote ‘yes’ on library levy request
Updated: May 13, 2016 - 1:34 pm

We can tell you something important about anyone who says nobody uses our public libraries anymore: They haven’t been in one lately.

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Wednesday 05/11/2016
End is near for Cd’A school boss
Posted: May 11, 2016

There’s more than a dispute over school boundaries and overstuffed classrooms in Coeur d’Alene School District.

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Sunday 05/08/2016
Dear Mom: Help your family bond
Posted: May 08, 2016

Here’s to all the magnificent mothers.

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Sunday 05/01/2016
Big Sky: Homeward bound
Posted: May 01, 2016

That big, blue sky looks more beautiful than ever right about now.

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Wednesday 04/27/2016
The business of politics and wages
Posted: April 27, 2016

Kootenai County is like the rest of the country in that small businesses comprise the backbone of American enterprise. Most adults, here and elsewhere, work for small businesses. What they do and what they think matters.

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Tuesday 04/26/2016
Here’s why rankings are often rank
Updated: April 29, 2016 - 9:53 am

Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy has fallen off the map of highly ranked high schools. That’s a big deal.

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Sunday 04/24/2016
One more reason to vote on May 17
Posted: April 24, 2016

Some prominent incumbents may have bigger fights in their re-election bids than they’d bargained for this year.

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Friday 04/22/2016
There’s gold in all that garbage
Posted: April 22, 2016

We hope the Coeur d’Alene City Council will accept applause while we all hold our noses.

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Sunday 04/17/2016
Opportunity to honor a leader
Posted: April 17, 2016

Post Falls isn’t keen on naming things after leading citizens.

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Friday 04/15/2016
On rights - and the right to look stupid Politics: Something’s missing
Posted: April 15, 2016

One group guaranteed to give local critics headaches is the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations.

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Monday 04/11/2016
Press editorial: Standing up for all the right reasons
Posted: April 11, 2016

It takes guts to oppose something with a name that includes “freedom” or “patriot” in it. Yet Idaho’s “Freedom” Foundation consistently thrashes some of the state’s best law- and policy-makers while honoring some of its worst, and the federal “Patriot” Act was an overreaction to the 9-11 terrorism that has taken years to modify so it accomplishes some of the good it should have been doing all along.

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Friday 04/08/2016
How to boost local economy through training
Posted: April 08, 2016

Ask almost any employer around here and they’ll tell you their greatest need, which also is their greatest worry: There’s a shortage of highly qualified workers.

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Wednesday 04/06/2016
Our vote: Coach Few for president
Posted: April 06, 2016

The current cupboard of presidential candidates would do well to put on their gym clothes and sneakers, shut up for a few minutes and listen to Coach.

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Sunday 04/03/2016
April 1 should be a paid holiday
Posted: April 03, 2016

On the Garden Island of Kauai, where former Press City Editor Bill Buley is editor-in-chief, a shocking front-page story Friday disclosed that a mess of monkeys is being imported to boost tourism. It’s written by April Fuhl.

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Friday 04/01/2016
No fooling, here’s a great way to spend $50
Posted: April 01, 2016

This newspaper has a nasty habit of pulling an April Fool’s prank each April 1. Often, there’s a kicker at the end where unsuspecting readers might think they’ve just stumbled into a money tree or other undeserved wealth generator.

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Wednesday 03/30/2016
Editorial: A heart bigger than the biggest screen
Updated: March 30, 2016 - 9:04 am

Fame and fortune intoxicate some celebrities into believing they’ve become experts in arenas where their opinions actually deserve no more attention or consideration than any average Joe’s or Joanne’s. Usually less.

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Sunday 03/27/2016
Proud to be Purple in N. Idaho
Posted: March 27, 2016

The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the armed forces of the U.S. who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action. It is specifically a combat decoration.

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Wednesday 03/23/2016
You can’t blame ‘em for asking
Posted: March 23, 2016

When a money tree pops up in your back yard, what’s the harm in peeling off a few green leaves, right?

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Sunday 03/20/2016
Prescription for a happier planet
Posted: March 20, 2016

Someday, maybe not too far into the future, a doctor’s seven simple words to one patient will have altered the trajectory of millions of overweight, depressed and otherwise unhealthy Americans.

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Friday 03/18/2016
A Bee fact: Nerves for many, nirvana for one
Posted: March 18, 2016

North Idaho’s best spellers will congregate at North Idaho College tomorrow morning and, at 9 sharp, the North Idaho Regional Spelling Bee will begin.

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Wednesday 03/16/2016
Press editorial: Experience shows flaws in SB 1389
Updated: March 16, 2016 - 12:12 pm

Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler thinks he’s right about the latest and greatest concealed carry bill to grace the capitol halls in Boise.

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Sunday 03/13/2016
Police probe offers insight for society
Posted: March 13, 2016

Back on Dec. 30, Coeur d’Alene Police Chief Lee White told The Press, “We’d rather be right than fast.”

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Friday 03/11/2016
Better days ahead for the Vandals
Posted: March 11, 2016

Vandals fans, fear not. Just because the Sun Belt Conference has given your football team an eviction notice does not mean the gridders will end up homeless.

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Wednesday 03/09/2016
Forgiveness rules the day
Posted: March 09, 2016

You could understand if friends, family and followers of Pastor Tim Remington had blood in their eyes following the shooting of the defenseless minister in his church parking lot Sunday afternoon. But that’s not the case at all. There’s love in their hearts and forgiveness on their lips, even as authorities’ nationwide search for the man who pulled the trigger led them last night to Washington, D.C.

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