Editorial

Arguing is over; now let’s vote

March 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

A recall battle in formerly peaceful Dalton Gardens.A fight for survival — or at least, a chance to cling to minimum funding for maximum performance — is on for all of the area’s school districts.Considering the nonpartisan nature of an odd...

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Safeguard your right to know

March 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

In what has become an annual tradition, several Idaho legislators were again pushing bills to reduce or eliminate requirements for governmental agencies to publish legal notices in local newspapers. The bills died quietly this week, but if ...

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What makes a champion? Look all around you

March 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

For being the greatest nation in the history of the world, we sure do get some things wrong.Consider the Buffalo Bills.Between 1990 and 1993, the Bills played in four consecutive Super Bowls — and lost them all.Because of that, in the minds...

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PRESS ENDORSEMENT: Stand tall and vote ‘yes’ for Cd’A schools

March 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

Only one state in the U.S. does not pay for the construction of public schools.You’re living in it.To offset what many residents felt was an oppressive level of property taxes, a special session of the Idaho Legislature in 2006 cut property...

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PRESS ENDORSEMENT: Vote ‘yes’ for Lakeland levy

February 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

Let’s pretend that your household income is $65,000, which is right at the state’s median.Now, imagine The Boss calls you into the office and informs you that, effective immediately, your income is being reduced by 27 percent. Instead of $6...

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Next up on controversy’s hot plate…

February 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

Because things have been so dull around here and nobody’s had any strong opinions about anything, we decided to serve up something juicy today: A new Media Bias Chart created by the Democratic National Committee.Kidding.But when we bring up...

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Downtown Cd’A parking fees are reasonable

February 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

Let’s see a show of hands.Who wants to pay for parking? Nobody? OK. Who doesn’t want to pay for parking? It’s unanimous. And unsurprising.We could just go on to the next issue, but this one is likely to stick around a long time — kind of li...

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PRESS ENDORSEMENT: Support Post Falls school requests

February 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

One of the region’s hottest spots for growth has also been one of the places where the best planning for public schools has occurred.Thank you, Post Falls School District.The county’s second largest school district has a long tradition of a...

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Recall wrong way to address Dalton concerns

February 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

Seven years ago, a group of citizens launched a furious recall campaign against Coeur d’Alene Mayor Sandi Bloem and council members Mike Kennedy, Woody McEvers and Deanna Goodlander. While the recall effort failed because its leaders didn’t...

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A weapon in the battle against bias

February 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

If you’ve never heard of Patribotics or Infowars, consider yourself lucky.According to the chart that appears on today’s front page, those two are, respectively (not respectfully), the least reliable news sources of left- and right-leaning ...

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