Editorial

Dear Mom, these words are for you

May 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

Talk about goosebumps.Between Friday’s Mother Goose photo and story and today’s mini tributes to some of the world’s best moms, the heartstrings are vibrating wildly.As they should be.In honor of all you mothers reading this, here are some ...

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The antidote for extremism: You, voters

May 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

For those like Kathy Verburg who see danger on cliffs to the far right and to the far left, have hope. You’re far from alone.Verburg’s letter to the editor today will resonate with those who feel alienated or even threatened by the radical ...

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Who knew lectures could be so much fun?

May 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

Dr. David Gray Adler is the anti-echo chamber.Thursday night’s lecturer at the Coeur d’Alene Library Community Room has been rousingly applauded — and sometimes vilified — during his seven previous visits here. Some of the criticism has com...

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Justification for using anonymous sources

May 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

Today’s piece by Craig Northrup on divisions within the Republican Party features something rare to these pages: two anonymous sources. In the name of transparency, we thought it worthwhile to discuss the use of such material.The bottom lin...

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Idaho ready for next big education step

May 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

Educators, you’re not in this fight alone.You’ve got business, big and small, battling right beside you.Thanks to an outstanding nonprofit called Idaho Business for Education, those who teach and those who hire those who have been taught ar...

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One down, one to go for Isenberg?

May 01, 2019 at 5:00 am

Lori Isenberg has dragged North Idaho through a nightmare.The next could be far more grave.At this point, Lori Isenberg is a person of interest but has not been charged with the suspicious death of her husband, Larry. There’s some chance La...

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Time to quit playing with the clock

April 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

Ditch the switch.It’s a son of a — gun.That seems to be not just a powerful sentiment among the populace, but a nearly unanimous ultimatum. Americans from sea to shining sea are fed up with the annual clock jockeying. They’d much prefer eve...

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Consumers don’t have to be victims

April 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

The internet giveth, and the internet taketh away.Where would we be without the now indispensable tool that allows us to do weeks worth of research in a few seconds? To conjure up music of the millennia in milliseconds? To communicate with ...

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Finally, some good news for family caregivers

April 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

Take the entire population of Kootenai County and, for good measure, toss in another Coeur d’Alene. That’s the rough equivalent of the number of family caregivers residing in Idaho. Yes, 200,000 or so, according to Idaho AARP. When we refer...

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Let’s all vow to be better, starting today

April 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

Today’s Easter message is brought to you by — well, sorry. We can’t tell you who wrote today’s message.This humble servant recently shared the following words with family and a few close friends. When we asked permission to publish it under...

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