Editorial

Maybe the party is just starting

November 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

TGIO.Thank God It’s Over.Another campaign season is now, gratefully, in the rearview mirror, albeit too close for real comfort. Feverish partisanship was on full display for these midterms. As of this writing it’s too early to tell how Koot...

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PRESS ENDORSEMENT: For all Idahoans, ‘Yes’ on Prop 2

November 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

If you believe that health care is not in the same category of basic American societal responsibilities as education and police protection for every citizen, two things are likely true. One, you probably have adequate health care. And two, ...

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No such thing as an empty threat anymore

November 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

Chief Lee White of the Coeur d’Alene Police Department can almost laugh about the old days when a kid called in a bomb threat hoping to get out of a final exam, or some bonehead set toilet paper in the bathroom on fire.The chief wasn’t laug...

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Idaho’s best-run operation

October 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s powered without state or federal funding and managed by people with deep roots in the private sector who will choose business over bureaucracy every day of the week.Your Health Idaho might be the most efficient, cost-effective model in...

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PRESS ENDORSEMENT: Down the homestretch, ‘No’ on Prop 1

October 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

This horse-racing gimmick isn’t Idaho’s first rodeo.Back in 2013, legislators were tricked into believing “historic horse racing” machines were a mechanism of fair play that would strengthen the state’s horse racing industry and bolster pub...

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Who says politics can’t be pretty?

October 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

That was a political booster shot right when it was needed.The candidate forum Tuesday night in Coeur d’Alene accomplished two valuable things. One, it very clearly showed not just where Kootenai County-based candidates for the Idaho Legisl...

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PRESS ENDORSEMENT: Vote ‘no’ on Hayden budget request

October 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

Until about 1 p.m. Tuesday, this space was filled with an editorial supporting Hayden’s request to increase its base budget via a levy override. That support held some caveats, but the entire landscape changed when citizen Steve Griffitts w...

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Possibilities on the prairie are profound

October 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Development of the freshly minted “Tech URD” in Post Falls is going to cause some grief.For those who see the beauty in a swath of barren prairie, disappointment is assured. It will be replaced with concrete, steel and glass over time.Traff...

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You’re gonna miss them when they’re gone

October 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

Innocent insects inspiring nothing but human ire.Poor aphids.The hordes of bitty bugs that descend on our region every autumn can be annoying, true. And if you peer at one through a microscope or your web browser, it can be a bit unsettling...

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It takes more than that to silence Cecil

October 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

The letters are always hand-delivered, pecked out on an old typewriter, double-spaced, all caps. Sometimes there’s a coffee stain or other evidence of the writer’s breakfast on the letter.At a glance, the editor knows he’s received another ...

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