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Impeachment Theater won’t change President Trump’s future, but it will change ours

October 21, 2019 at 9:00 am

Progressive Democrats have been calling for President Trump’s impeachment since election night. Apparently unable to process the fact that their candidate lost, progressive Democrats seem to be permanently stuck in the first phase of grief...

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Physician recruitment: Slow but steady growth

October 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

In a recent issue of The Press, JoAnn Lokken pointed out a critical problem we face in Idaho; a severe deficit in physicians. This is also a national problem that is challenging in North Idaho. Nationally, the Association of American Medica...

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OPINION: BOB HUNT — Don’t fall for every homeless vet sales pitch

October 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

Wednesday’s Coeur d’Alene Press pictured a veteran placing a $100 donation into an ammo box adorned with American flags used by the nonprofit America’s Homeless Veterans. The funds were to “help provide vital programs, services and support ...

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A pitch for pets in local businesses

October 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

I would like to add to Sholeh Patrick’s excellent column, “Research: Do pets really make us healthier” in the Local section Thursday, Oct. 10. Yes, we should be careful with studies, including research and science, all affected by the crit...

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Reach out to those who would divide us

October 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

I applaud our newcomer (three months) to Coeur d’Alene, Charlene Baron, for her desire and willingness to get involved in politics at the local level, and I agree with her that it is important. As former House Speaker Tip O’Neil once quippe...

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Pleasant and peril converge without H2O

October 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

We have a pleasant view but many of us don’t have the extra water to wash the windows.The Pleasant View Neighborhood Association was formed almost a year ago. We are a nonprofit 503 (c) association registered with the state of Idaho. We are...

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OPINION: SEN. MARY SOUZA — Truth and transparency

October 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

It is sad to see an angry retired blogger pen an attack column repainting the past with glorious colors, while ignoring the severe lack of governmental transparency which infected our city at that time. Those in positions of power, and the ...

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OPINION: Success of Cd’A projects proves naysayers wrong

October 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

The pounding of hammers and buzz of power saws greet visitors outside the Coeur d’Alene library.Across the way, workers of Ginno Construction are framing the future, seven-story Seven27 Luxury Condos. The condominiums will sell out for $675...

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OPINION: UYLESS BLACK — Irresponsible lawmakers and an irresponsible law

October 04, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Coeur d’Alene Press published two articles about the Idaho State Legislature passing H.B. 194 (Sept. 25 and 26). Without providing associated funding, which could be considerable, the lawmakers decreed that publicly funded libraries in ...

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Communist Party ambition has no boundaries

October 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

Part three of three China’s aggressiveness is destabilizing what passes for today’s world order, but Communist Party leaders fear their own overthrow more than they do foreign conflicts. In fact, since a virulent pro-Communist Party xenoph...

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