Editorial

Why Hunterís case should matter to you

January 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

If youíre looking for a poster child in the quest to test judicial fairness in your backyard, Wiley Hunter isnít a likely suspect.What you really want is an innocent man bent, folded and mutilated by a corrupt and powerful legal system.Well...

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NIC vs. Whitcomb: Thereís more to this story

January 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

Few things are exactly as they initially seem.You could ask the much-maligned MAGA-capped young man from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky. Better yet, ask Pat Whitcomb, the recently disgraced and discarded North Idaho College wres...

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No place to park common sense

January 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

The starving anti-regulation crowd was served a steaming feast in Coeur díAlene.No, not the Mac-n-Cheese fest. The raise-the-roof tempest.As our story Tuesday detailed, a local builder was putting a new roof on his customerís garage behind ...

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Wake up and debate start times

January 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

Coeur díAlene School District is smart in taking nine months or so to dissect, research, argue for, argue against and then possibly make a decision on later start times for adolescent students.Itís going to take at least that long for all o...

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County clerk enjoys a banner day

January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

Wednesday was doubly sweet for Kootenai County Clerk Jim Brannon.First, he emerged from a cloudy election mess with sunshine on his shoulders.And second, he managed to hurt The Press while helping himself.We say that last part tongue-in-che...

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Give county credit where itís due

January 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

Commissioners Marc Eberlein and Bob Bingham, thank you.You worked hard. You did your best. Even though you didnít always take the course some folks thought most prudent or fair, you were open and accountable. Analysts of public service like...

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Stage is set for districts to move forward

January 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

When Coeur díAlene School District trustees meet Jan. 22, the road leading to a new elementary school on Prairie Avenue should be smoothed out.Good thing. There have been too many rocks and potholes already.A key piece of the proposal that ...

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Little points Idaho in the right direction

January 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

So it took 4,012 words. Idahoís newly minted governor left no hot topic untouched in his first State of the State address.Former Lt. Gov. Brad Little, now the stateís Commander in Chief, rang every essential bell, including:• Education...

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Votersí trust hangs in the balance

January 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

On todayís op-ed page, Jim Brannonís recently defeated opponent accurately points out the opaque nature of the clerkís view of transparency.Dan Gookin, a Coeur díAlene City Council member, has long been an advocate for real transparency amo...

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Imagine giving for the very best reasons

January 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Sunday after Thanksgiving, we promised to share with you information about a better way of giving thatís headed Kootenai Countyís way.Today we make good on that pledge by introducing you to Charity Reimagined. The nonprofit is led by we...

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