Letters to the Editor

SENTENCE: Judicial incompetence

January 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Regarding the recent decision by District Court Judge Scott Wayman with defendant William Swan, I am completely astounded by the sentence. Probation for felony DUI/manslaughter? The defendant had drug paraphernalia, suspended license and a ...

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SENTENCE: Probation not enough

January 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Drunk driver kills teenager and gets probation. The article left out a lot of facts. Letís assume he did not get bail while awaiting trial, thatís less than a year in jail. One young man is dead and another injured.This upstanding citizen w...

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MLP: Seeing the light

January 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Well, Mrs. Language Person has made me a ďconvert.Ē I shall never miss the Sholeh Patrick column again.One of my favorite topics is malignment of the English language.Two of my favorite groups are: to, too and two, and, there, their and the...

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CONSUMER: A great gal

January 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

A quick note to tell you I am impressed with Terri Dickersonís Coeur díAlene Press Consumer Gal articles. I find them to be very informative and working for the best interest in all concerned. Her articles give seniors a wealth of informati...

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SENTENCE: Everybody loses

January 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Per the Coeur díAlene Press article of Jan. 12, following a fatal crash in 2017 for which Mr. Swan was responsible, he was allowed to plea bargain down from the original charge of felony manslaughter and felony DUI to aggravated DUI, allowi...

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THANKS: Gift of music

January 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

A HUGE thank you to the Coeur díAlene Tribe for donating the funds to purchase a piano lab for the music program at Ramsey Magnet School of Science. As a result, all 722 kindergarten through fifth-grade students will receive piano lessons t...

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GOOKIN: Be good sport

January 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Our American Republic demands high standards of both citizens and their elected officials. One duty of citizenship is to respect the legitimacy of the electoral process, recognizing that in our system the moral right to rule comes from the ...

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WALL: May sense prevail

January 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Mr. Trump insists that terrorists, drugs, villains of all stripe, are a national emergency threat to our country, and a wall will put an end to that possibility. Itís a well-known and common sense fact that drugs, people of ill-repute, have...

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LETTER: Prove it

January 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

I read the letter to the editor from Allen R. Mazur (Jan. 11) and am livid at the hypocrisy he demonstrates, so typical of Democratic logic, which isnít logical at all! He is asking that you, the Coeur díAlene Press, CENSOR letters from a R...

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RESPONSE: Trio of complaints

January 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

In response to three recent writings in the Coeur díAlene Press, I just couldnít go without commenting. First, commissioners up their information game. Wow, their last hurrah before leaving office. You hire Plouffe, a public safety analyst ...

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