Letters to the Editor

PULITZER: Writer coming to Cd’A

August 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

War novel. Spy novel. Refugee novel. “The Sympathizer,” Viet Thanh Nguyen’s 2016 novel, established a platform by giving voice to many voiceless lost souls of the Vietnam War. Often our views of war are fabricated and made murky through Hol...

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BOND: Short on information

August 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

As a former educator in the Lakeland School District, I am writing to express an opinion on the Lakeland School District’s upcoming $70.9 million bond election on Aug. 27. I have always supported Lakeland School bond levies in the past and ...

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GUNS: The powerful gotta go

August 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

It is always embarrassing when someone who proports to know a lot about a subject clearly does not, or worse, selectively ignores relevant facts. Such is clearly the case with Jim Jones’ guest opinion Aug. 21 entitled, “Get weapons of war o...

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VULGARITY: It’s an epidemic

August 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

I can remember when we were able to go into Coeur d’Alene with the kids and know we would not have to worry about what went on around them. The values of the whole were very close to our own. It’s very sad to say this is no longer the case....

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PRESS: Beware AP Trump bias

August 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

Is The Press obligated to run AP articles? Does anyone at The Press read them first? The article recently about green cards for immigrants is just the latest in agenda-driven “news” from that source.It would qualify as a perfect high school...

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DISCIPULUS: Keyword for NIC

August 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

The NWAC has identified violations of league rules by North Idaho College in regard to the men’s basketball team and the booster club. The league imposed disciplinary sanctions on NIC. The reaction of three well-known local leaders in their...

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SHOLEH: Shines light on goodness

August 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

I appreciated Sholeh Patrick’s column of Aug. 20 … well put and ever so true. Thanks for the reminder that our world actually isn’t crumbling around our ears because of our current, rather toxic political climate. We are all still good peop...

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TESTS: Scores not good enough

August 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

Aug. 20 article “Cd’A scores second in Idaho skills test” makes me wonder what standards the Idaho Reading Indicator use. Sounds like the bar set is far too low considering that in Coeur d’Alene only 61.6% of students ranked proficient in E...

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ACE: Buckets of thanks

August 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

We offer a big thank you to our local Ace Hardware Store on Hayden Avenue for providing Dalton Elementary with a set of 20 5-gallon buckets for its music room. We truly appreciate Ace Hardware’s commitment to not only our students but to th...

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PUNISHMENT: Capital is OK

August 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

I believe that the letter by Lori Miller, “Murderers: They deserve to die,” has a valid point. I believe the last I heard is that California had 736 on their death row and their governor recently put a hold on any executions. I think the Fr...

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