Editorial

Employee retention not what it once was

July 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

The recent Press story on teacher retention statistics should have contained an asterisk somewhere. A big, fat asterisk.*Because millennials are gradually taking over the workforce, many labor truths are becoming fibs.The front-page article...

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Seeing is believing when it comes to a humane shelter

July 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

Take a short trip and be convinced.On the east side of Coeur d’Alene Airport/Pappy Boyington Field is purgatory for dogs, cats and other animals awaiting adoption. When we say “purgatory,” we mean that it’s safe harbor with plenty of love b...

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Bankruptcy isn’t always a campaign killer

July 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

Dashing toward the May 2002 Republican primary, three-term state Sen. Clyde Boatright of Rathdrum appeared headed toward an easy win over little known challenger Kent Bailey. Down the homestretch, however, someone floated the fact that Ba...

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Parking fee feud masks deeper issues

July 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

When reaction grossly exceeds what most people would consider reasonable based on cause, you know something else is going on.The tempest in a parking lot that dominated this week’s Coeur d’Alene City Council meeting, as Councilman Dan Engli...

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Honest mistakes will happen, for Pete’s sake

July 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

If you dedicate your career to public service, you know this: The complaint department is always open.Some public servants heft that weight better than others. It’s not just that their shoulders are bigger; their understanding is keen that ...

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Hospital trustee brought handcuffs to the job

July 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

You wouldn’t have an employee of PepsiCo shaping policy for Coca-Cola.A player for the Green Bay Packers would not be welcome in Chicago Bears front office strategy sessions.Why, then, should a person who works for a direct competitor of Ko...

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Civic engagement lands on endangered species list

July 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

What Chet said.We’re referring to a comment from Coeur d’Alene resident Chet Gaede, who was disappointed in the poor turnout for an important community workshop earlier this week.“I think it’s sad there’s no turnout for this,” he said durin...

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Bullets and smiles are both effective weapons

July 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Maybe Coeur d’Alene Police Chief Lee White started to say it during his press conference Friday.Answering a media question about the hail of bullets from up to seven police officers returning fire from a fleeing suspect who refused to drop ...

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Ironman still showing holes in its uniform

July 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

To the people who love Ironman, the wet bodies a week ago today whetted appetites for a return of the full race.To the people who view Ironman less fervently? They didn’t break a sweat getting to the half-race, known as a 70.3. Nor did most...

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Deep-six 627? It’s the best solution

July 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

These are the kind of neighbors everyone should want.Dozens of homeowners are urging Kootenai County commissioners to spare the rod hovering over an unofficial landmark at 627 Government Way in Coeur d’Alene. It’s a house that’s almost 110 ...

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