Editorial

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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As record falls, service stars stand tall

February 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Rumors of Mother Nature’s nurturing tendencies are, alas, greatly exaggerated. So far this February, “The beatings will continue until morale improves” is more her motto.The greater Coeur d’Alene area is skidding through the most snowfall i...

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News flash on fake news and politics

February 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

New research by political scientists strongly suggests that despite their best efforts, Russian-generated fake news didn’t put Donald Trump on the presidential throne.In fact, researchers say, the impact of that allegedly massive misinforma...

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Make way for (and welcome) the millennials

February 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

Slow down a minute.The Local page feature called Fast Five is a lightning bolt of information delivered each Wednesday and Friday, snapshots of some of the interesting people who live, work and play here. We ask these community members five...

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This saint stands tall among us

February 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Our community overflows with unsung heroes.So let’s sing for a minute here.With Old Man Winter finally balling his fist and smacking North Idaho right in the kisser, many of us have been particularly thankful for that roof over our heads an...

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