Editorial

But seriously, a little laughter never hurts

April 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

April Fuhl made her Coeur d’Alene Press reporting debut nearly two decades ago by disclosing that a money tree, sprouting springtime leaves of fives and tens and twenties, was discovered out on the Rathdrum Prairie. There was a photo and ev...

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The draft resolution that changed the world

March 31, 2019 at 6:15 pm

The Press last week intercepted the first draft of a Kootenai County Republican Central Committee resolution. It’s April Fool’s Eve, so with strict adherence to political protocol (and a discreet wink), we now share it with you.Kootenai Cou...

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Bad legislation? No, this is blatant belligerence

March 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

There’s little doubt that most of the citizens serving in Idaho’s Legislature are good people whose motives are purely to serve constituents to the best of their abilities. It’s possible that description fits every single member of the Legi...

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Last-second shot against Trump comes up short

March 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

Basketball fans, admit it.You were hoping for Murray State to knock off Florida State. And why? Because a year ago, a very similar-looking Florida State team knocked out your beloved Zags. For that matter, you were pulling wildly on Sunday ...

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Legion looks fantastic at 100 years old

March 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

The American Legion family is 3 million strong.And we do mean strong.With an estimated 2 million Legion members complemented by American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion, this powerful organization has long been much more th...

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The painful reminder from Shopko’s demise

March 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

Bye bye, local bricks and mortar department stores.Places people like to shop are disappearing. Kmart; gone. Sears; gone. And this June, Shopko will limp to the same retail graveyard.“Should’ve seen it coming,” the experts will say. “When y...

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Fend off attack on citizens’ initiative rights

March 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

Daniel Radford and Jim Jones might be miles and years apart, but they’re as close to right on as they can get.Today you’ll read, on the facing page, a piece penned by young Radford, a sophomore at prestigious Emory University in Georgia. Ra...

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Strike up the brain band for literacy

March 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Words matter.Indeed, they strengthen gray matter.During this, the North Idaho Regional Spelling Bee weekend, The Press has confessed concern over the decline of the written word in today’s world. And not just because our livelihoods depend ...

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These spellers are players in a bigger game

March 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

The stars of the show, of course, are the 46 North Idaho kids who are going to be spelling their hearts out tomorrow morning.That was true the first time North Idaho College and the Coeur d’Alene Press collaborated 16 years ago, and it’s tr...

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To be young (and loved) is beautiful

March 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

If your kids and grandkids are healthy, happy, productive and responsible, count your blessings. Your kids and grandkids are not like so many of the other children and grandchildren in our community. A lot of kids today feel worthless. They...

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