Letters to the Editor

ABORTION: Where did that come from?

July 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

In the July 12 issue of The Press, John Tappero criticizes my July 7 letter commending MoveOn for their demonstration against our abuse of immigrant children at the southern border. Also, in comparing activism like that to the Kootenai Coun...

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TUBBS: Show respect, keep it clean

July 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

I participated in the Tubbs Hill cleanup effort Monday, July 8. I was pleased to see the turnout for the effort. Then Tuesday evening, I went on a group hike on Tubbs Hill and I could not believe the trash already. So bummed. Probably the p...

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POLITICS: Support electoral college

July 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Many people are determined to eliminate the electoral college. Some of the unlearned U.S. representatives want to enroll in it. A good course on the Constitution needs to be taught to our Congress.From 1620, there were two political parties...

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CDA: Love in red, white, blue

July 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

On Thursday, July 4, I experienced the overwhelming gratitude of North Idahoans when marching with the Coeur d’Alene VFW chapter — in itself such a privilege — the first entry in our Independence Day Parade. Alive on that day and clearly di...

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IDAHO: Rally to keep it just so

July 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

In Sholeh Patrick’s column of July 9, she discusses changes in Idaho regarding driving culture, kindness and courtesy. One quote attributed to a long-time Idahoan was, “It’s just so Idaho to say hi to strangers in or out of the car.”As nati...

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KINDNESS: Served up with a burger

July 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

My wife and I decided to go to McDonald’s for a sandwich Wednesday after a frustrating morning of septic issues. Having done some digging, we were not dressed for success, so to speak. So at the McDonald’s restaurant on U.S. 95 and Hanley, ...

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FIREWORKS: Echoes of painful celebrations

July 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

This is for those selfish people who light their unnecessary fireworks, not just firecrackers, days before and after the 4th.The asinine and macho behavior that “Hey, it’s the holiday, just celebrating,” includes the problematic and unneces...

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WHITEHEAD: Eminently qualified

July 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

In response to “Jones exits sheriff’s race, backs Norris,” there were three notable quotes by Mr. Jones. First, that Norris is most qualified because he “managed contracts for the L.A. County Sheriff’s Office;” second, “There’s a lot of pro...

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INSPIRED: A team called America

July 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

On Thursday, as I was watching the Fourth of July Parade at 10th and Sherman with my daughters-in-law and granddaughter, the Coeur d’Alene High School Cheer Squad and football players passed by. The most unexpected thing happened that I mus...

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SPOTLIGHT: Thinking is believing

July 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

Gordon Sanders, you say yes put myself and others “in the spotlight,” as though you were a cop and we were the villains in the dead of night. In fact, you have just given us center stage. (Congrats to Hans Neumann for getting top billing.) ...

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