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Sunday 07/26/2015
Invoking the 'G' word on equality
Updated: July 26, 2015 - 12:22 am

The drive to protect all Americans from discrimination is inexorable. What's in doubt is how long it will take before we all get there, and how many bumps, bruises and claims of being wronged we'll have to endure along the way.

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Friday 07/24/2015
Another deadly reminder
Updated: July 24, 2015 - 12:06 am

We're asking Kootenai County teens to ensure their peer and, to many, their good friend Reggie Nault did not die in vain.

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Wednesday 07/22/2015
Where was Trump on Oct. 26, 1967?
Updated: July 22, 2015 - 12:55 am

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has every right to say that John McCain is not a hero, and even to go so far as to say, "I like people who weren't captured." In fact, we appreciate Trump's candor because, when it comes time to vote, Americans will have ample information on where the billionaire stands on a number of important issues.

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Sunday 07/19/2015
First chapter in an Idaho success story
Updated: July 19, 2015 - 1:04 am

If we want to bolster America's middle class - well, Idaho's, anyway - maybe there's a better way than encouraging stronger unions or forcing minimum wage increases.

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Friday 07/17/2015
Put an end to schools' blame game
Posted: July 17, 2015

In the immortal words of George W. Bush, "It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it."

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Wednesday 07/15/2015
Tough talk aside, kids come first
Updated: July 15, 2015 - 1:14 am

The three largest school districts in Kootenai County have all been to the bargaining table multiple times since the school year ended, and none has yet come away with a negotiated agreement. Sometimes there's outright acrimony in these sessions; sometimes the disagreement is more respectful. But to date, disagreement reigns in the Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls and Lakeland school districts.

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Sunday 07/12/2015
A fix for fragile forests
Updated: July 12, 2015 - 12:03 am

Freshly scalded by the Cape Horn Fire, locals have witnessed the devastation that awaits one thoughtless moment or one random lightning strike. Maybe that burning sensation throughout the West will finally lead to change.

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Friday 07/10/2015
Festival season officially in full swing
Posted: July 10, 2015

It's pretty easy to be Cd'A-centric. When it comes to hosting visitors and locals alike, the Lake City's downtown is unrivaled in the Inland Northwest, with two astonishing parks, great eateries, art galleries and retail, and of course, the centerpiece on the banquet table, Lake Coeur d'Alene itself.

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Wednesday 07/08/2015
Standing tall in all that smoke
Updated: July 08, 2015 - 12:39 am

The Hayden resident caught himself complaining about the smoke in the air, which was making his afternoon outing less than ideal.

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Sunday 07/05/2015
Hey, it really could be worse
Posted: July 05, 2015

While many are celebrating the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage, other Americans believe it’s the beginning of the end. Or at least another big step in the wrong direction.

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Friday 07/03/2015
United we stand for a strong USA
Posted: July 03, 2015

Editor's note: In what has become a Fourth of July holiday tradition, we're reprinting one of this newspaper's most popular editorials. This is the 13th anniversary of its first publication.

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Wednesday 07/01/2015
Everybody does love Harold
Updated: July 01, 2015 - 12:25 am

Local author and pilot Mike Kincaid wrote about this hero's life in a book called "One Came Home." But Mike's wife, Jill, might have described 91-year-old Harold Kiel of Hayden best.

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Sunday 06/28/2015
Ironmen, let's be safe out there
Updated: June 28, 2015 - 12:25 am

Just days after making local history with its announcement of change, Ironman Coeur d'Alene will likely be holding its collective breath today, hoping to avoid making history of the unwanted kind.

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Friday 06/26/2015
An IQ test under heated conditions
Updated: June 26, 2015 - 10:15 am

It's going to get hotter than hell this weekend.

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Wednesday 06/24/2015
Igniting the wrong powderkeg
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 12:40 am

Make fun of the Coeur d'Alene urban renewal agency's new name all you want. You'll have plenty of company.

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Sunday 06/21/2015
Survey says: County on wrong wage track
Updated: June 21, 2015 - 1:11 am

Another salary survey, another guarantee of mass disappointment.

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Friday 06/19/2015
Help light the fuse to the Fourth
Updated: June 19, 2015 - 12:27 am

Coeur d'Alene's tribute to the birth of our nation is a little like freedom itself.

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Wednesday 06/17/2015
Let your academic stars shine
Updated: June 17, 2015 - 12:39 am

Six weeks ago, Coeur d'Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore was shot and killed. In the ensuing month and a half, most of the headlines have been none too pleasant.

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Sunday 06/14/2015
Wage wait worthwhile
Updated: June 14, 2015 - 12:55 am

The more disposable income most citizens have, the more they'll spend. That kind of spending does wonders for local economies, and for the people earning minimum wage, a ticket out of poverty awaits only a good raise.

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Friday 06/12/2015
Because the truth matters
Posted: June 12, 2015

There is no joy or sense of vindication in exposing Rachel Dolezal. Just sadness.

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Wednesday 06/10/2015
Coach, pal diagram a winning play
Updated: June 10, 2015 - 12:20 am

For two solid hours Monday morning, Coach told stories.

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Sunday 06/07/2015
These days, driving is anything but groovy
Updated: June 07, 2015 - 12:44 am

As you turn right and correctly start off in the right-hand lane, the car behind slingshots around you. That's an accident waiting to happen, and it presents itself all too frequently on local roadways.

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Friday 06/05/2015
First feather in Gilliam's new cap
Updated: June 05, 2015 - 12:50 am

Boeing isn't moving to Coeur d'Alene Airport, Microsoft is quite comfortable with its corporate headquarters in Redmond, and even on a much smaller scale, there's no indication that Coeur d'Alene Mines will ever come home.

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Wednesday 06/03/2015
Pity those who can't hear the music
Updated: June 03, 2015 - 12:25 am

Thanks to the Coeur d'Alene School Board's decision Monday night to keep "Of Mice and Men" where it belongs - in the classroom - local high school students will continue to be better prepared not just for future academic challenges, but for life's challenges. Quite simply, they'll be more complete human beings.

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Friday 05/29/2015
A word to you graduates
Posted: May 29, 2015

Editor's note: This editorial was originally published last June 1. We think it's timely today.

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Wednesday 05/27/2015
At last, it's East Sherman
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 12:25 am

When folks get together one week from tonight, practicality and ideology are almost certain to clash.

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Sunday 05/24/2015
Prescription for a better life
Posted: May 24, 2015

Our nation's health care system is sick. It's unbelievably complicated. It metes out rewards and punishments illogically. It's the most expensive model on the planet, and the truth is, Americans don't have a whole heck of a lot to show for that investment when compared to other industrialized nations. If the endgame is living longer and better than anybody else, at least 19 countries are easily outrunning us.

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Friday 05/22/2015
Let's pretend it's summer
Posted: May 22, 2015

Summer is still technically a month distant, but when it comes to Memorial Day weekend, who's worried about technicalities?

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Wednesday 05/20/2015
Climbing the election mountain
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 12:51 am

If you're disappointed with the turnout of Tuesday's elections, think of it another way. Think of it as a warm-up.

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Sunday 05/17/2015
Vote 'yes' on Cd'A safety bond
Updated: May 17, 2015 - 1:08 am

As a community, we're just coming out the other end of one of the most painful tunnels we've ever traversed together. Compassion and support for local first responders is at or near an all-time high. If they were going to ask for a tangible expression of that support, they probably couldn't find a better time than right now.

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