Editorial

Let’s raise our glasses to sensible rewards

June 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

These are the good old days.If you work for Coeur d’Alene School District, the July 1 sun is going to shine a little brighter than usual. On that day, your 6 percent pay raise kicks in. It’s the biggest single pay raise in at least 30 years...

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Dawn of D-Day, and you are there

June 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

Tomorrow, after three-quarters of a century, we’ll pause to remember and reflect on the Allies’ D-Day invasion, when the greatest force ever assembled for good rallied in a last-ditch, all-in effort to defeat the Third Reich.Supreme Allied ...

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And the Champion for Transparency title goes to…

June 02, 2019 at 5:00 am

He’s a sheep in Woolf’s clothing.Brandon D. Woolf is Idaho’s controller, and if you don’t know what that is, no worries. Many people don’t.According to the job description, Idaho’s controller is “the chief fiscal officer of state government...

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Thank goodness, even hate speech is protected

May 31, 2019 at 5:00 am

Hate speech to you might be music to someone else’s ears.Depending on one’s perspective, a threat to society might just be the glue that holds civilization together.This is the beauty and the beast of free speech. While hate crimes can put ...

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Libraries’ forgiveness is a fine solution

May 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

The temptation to harrumph grows as the years pass and times change. One may be forgiven for viewing the recent move by our local libraries to end the age-old tradition of fining patrons for returning materials late as the fourth horseman o...

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Don’t forget The Moment tomorrow

May 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

Let’s get something straight.Tomorrow is Memorial Day, a time to reverently remember and honor our country’s war dead. The entirety of this three-day holiday weekend also marks the unofficial but eagerly anticipated start to summer, punctua...

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Cd’A schools take key first steps

May 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Coeur d’Alene School District’s recent report card — produced for $50,000 by an Iowa company that evaluates schools from top to bottom — highlighted a number of areas that need improvement. On first glance, the extremely detailed audit ...

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Um, sir? Nobody asked you

May 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

Pay your taxes, obey the law and you’re good to go.Or stay.But please, if you’re new to town, don’t try to change anything but your socks.A recent California transplant raised hackles aplenty last week when his opposition to a proposed deve...

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In three steps, help is on the way

May 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

When you look at the faces of the hundreds of supporters in Coeur d’Alene’s suicide prevention walk each year, you see pain, you see support, you see hope.That’s essentially the theme of a three-part series The Press will publish, starting ...

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PRESS ENDORSEMENTS: Yes to levy request, and vote for Mic

May 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Please take time today to read Don Bradway’s My Turn on the Local section front page.His endorsement of Northern Lakes Fire District’s levy request next week carries more weight than the average pair of eyes might discern.First, Bradway’s a...

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