Editorial

Two versions of the state’s test score story

August 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

Let’s not sugarcoat it.When the Idaho Department of Education recently released test results from the previous school year, focus was on the percentage of students who scored at or above grade level. The cup half-full approach showed some e...

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Bond issue exposes cost guessing game

August 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

On March 26, 2018, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter signed into law HB 626, an innocuous-looking, yawn-inducing bit of legislation that requires ballot language outlining the cost of proposed school bond issues.Ask backers of Lakeland School District...

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NIC loses a battle but is winning war

August 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Some North Idaho College fans are calling for the president’s head. In the wake of severe sanctions delivered by the Northwest Athletic Conference as reported by The Press this week, there’s clamoring aplenty for the removal, kicking and sc...

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Uncle Steve’s student advice: Try four jobs

August 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Tuesday could be the start of something special for hundreds of local children.School resumes, bringing with it all the hopes and, yes, fears of the future. To bolster the hopes and minimize the fears, we sought out advice from one of the s...

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The night the lights went out in Cd’A

August 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

In his 2015 New York Times bestseller “Lights Out,” journalist Ted Koppel explores the terrifying vulnerability of our nation to a cyberattack that would shut down power indefinitely.Sound vaguely familiar?Thank goodness, the outage that kn...

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Sheriff’s job is hottest ticket in town

August 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

At this rate, The Press will be publishing an article soon listing all the people not running for Kootenai County sheriff.County Clerk Jim Brannon will need to order XL ballots to get all the sheriff candidates’ names on there.And voters wi...

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Do you hear the sounds of service?

August 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

Service before self.Those are words to live by. At least, they’re words to live by if you happen to be Sandy Mamola.Founder of the Friday feast at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Coeur d’Alene 32 years ago, Mamola last week finally called it ...

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The power of the people’s right to petition

August 04, 2019 at 5:00 am

About those pesky pieces of paper wielded by Idahoans seeking change through something called the citizen ballot initiative process…In her op-ed piece Friday, Sen. Mary Souza recalled her amazement at most of the crowd Tuesday night passion...

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Greener pastures: Sorry, New York, they’re in Moscow

August 02, 2019 at 5:00 am

There aren’t many people who likely take a pay cut when they agree to a $420,000 a year job.There’s only one Scott Green, though, lucky for University of Idaho. Green has been UI’s president for a whole month, having earned roughly $35,000 ...

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Don’t take these beautiful days for granted

July 31, 2019 at 5:00 am

When the temperature flirts with a divine 85 on August Eve, take a moment to think of this:The Winter from Hell that’s been forecast by climatologist Cliff Harris and Press meteorologist Randy Mann is now possibly only four or five months a...

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