My Turn

The value of local elections

November 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

As we headed to the polls this week I was reminded of a local election 25 years ago that set the stage for many of the improvements we see in Coeur díAlene today. With all the growth that continues to challenge our areaís leaders, itís not ...

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OPINION: CORY JANE ENGLISH ó A Democratís message to Republican friends

November 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

I have just completed my first personal foray into the political process and did so as a Democrat in Coeur díAlene. It was an eye-opening experience in some ways, most particularly in how very isolating it can be to be known as Democrat in ...

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OPINION: CHUCK MALLOY ó Overturning abortion law wonít be so easy

November 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

Republican candidates over the years, including those running in Idaho, have done a good job steering away voters from basing votes on a single issue ó specifically abortion rights.Pro-choice advocates may never agree with Republicans on th...

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Hayden: Itís all about the citizens

November 03, 2018 at 5:00 am

Here are some important points about Haydenís levy increase request. This requested increase is not something new. We have been working on it for years. We wanted to make sure we could make do without raising taxes if there were budget cut...

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Step up and make hatred back down

November 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

Last week once again we witnessed horrific acts of violence and murder in the United States that targeted members of the African American and Jewish communities. When will we be free from such hatred, inhumane acts and hate crimes that tear...

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A big thanks to Home Depot

October 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

I would like to use your newspaper today, if you donít mind, as a platform to heap praises and accolades upon the Coeur díAlene Home Depot Store #1803. A team of wonderful volunteers from Home Depot chose the American Legion Post 143 for th...

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OPINION: CHUCK MALLOY ó Ybarra says schools on the right track

October 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

State School Superintendent Sherri Ybarra has said many times that she is an educator, not a politician. So, itís not surprising that she doesnít pay much attention to political norms, even after almost four years in office.If she were to w...

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Our Turn: Hayden voters, reject this tax increase

October 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

While city officials have recently recanted their desire to pass this legislation, it is still on the ballot. We encourage you to vote no on Nov. 6. We also encourage you to read the following information as this issue will most likely be c...

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Prop 2: There are actually 3 choices

October 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

The people of Idaho will soon be voting on whether to offer the medical care available under Medicaid to the 62,000 fellow citizens who are not eligible now for assistance, and who will never be able to purchase useful insurance on their ow...

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Prop 1: A threat to tribal self-reliance

October 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Coeur díAlene Tribe opposes Prop 1 and I want Idahoans to understand why. We have joined with thousands of others across Idaho and we are contributing significant resources for the Vote NO campaign because Prop 1 is deceptive and it th...

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