Letters to the Editor

COURTESY: Fits like a glove everywhere

July 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

My husband and I have routinely practiced every one of Connie and Bill Arthur’s “Just so Idaho” courtesies. Ironically, we are from that much maligned state to the south. Maybe it’s just good people being kind and thoughtful of others regar...

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TRADER JOE’S: Some California dreamin’

July 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

California newcomers, before you buy a new North Idaho home, give a moment to consider the hardship you may experience when there is no Trader Joe’s within 10 minutes of your house.Seriously, it’s a culture change… 45 minutes to an hour and...

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FRAUD: Put this ‘grandson’ in jail

July 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

I am 86 years old and appreciate the Coeur d’Alene Press providing information, over the past years, concerning scammers. I got a call Friday morning, according to my phone, from Annapolis, Md. Curious, I answered. It was a “grandpa help me...

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COMMUNISTS: Democrats, they’re invading

July 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country. Recently, I read a news item on Newsmax covering the annual U.S. Communist Party meeting. They were very excited about infiltrating and influencing the Democrat ...

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EDUCATION: Reward best parents, students

July 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

I listened to state Representatives Jim Addis and Paul Amador speak at the Kootenai County Democrat lunch Friday.All very good and local questions were asked — things that truly matter. Funding of education was one of the many good question...

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ABORTION: Where did that come from?

July 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

In the July 12 issue of The Press, John Tappero criticizes my July 7 letter commending MoveOn for their demonstration against our abuse of immigrant children at the southern border. Also, in comparing activism like that to the Kootenai Coun...

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TUBBS: Show respect, keep it clean

July 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

I participated in the Tubbs Hill cleanup effort Monday, July 8. I was pleased to see the turnout for the effort. Then Tuesday evening, I went on a group hike on Tubbs Hill and I could not believe the trash already. So bummed. Probably the p...

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POLITICS: Support electoral college

July 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Many people are determined to eliminate the electoral college. Some of the unlearned U.S. representatives want to enroll in it. A good course on the Constitution needs to be taught to our Congress.From 1620, there were two political parties...

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CDA: Love in red, white, blue

July 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

On Thursday, July 4, I experienced the overwhelming gratitude of North Idahoans when marching with the Coeur d’Alene VFW chapter — in itself such a privilege — the first entry in our Independence Day Parade. Alive on that day and clearly di...

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IDAHO: Rally to keep it just so

July 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

In Sholeh Patrick’s column of July 9, she discusses changes in Idaho regarding driving culture, kindness and courtesy. One quote attributed to a long-time Idahoan was, “It’s just so Idaho to say hi to strangers in or out of the car.”As nati...

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