My Turn

OPINION: Riverstone resident refutes Atlas development warning

July 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

Planning Commissioner Lynn Fleming’s opinion piece June 14 was of great interest as I am one of those who lives in a non-Craftsman home in the Riverstone stockyards.Having come from a traditional 2,600-square-foot house into a modern contem...

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California dreaming? More like a nightmare

June 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

The term “Californification” is not meant to be a slur on people who move here from California. Instead, with my famous minor in economics, I would like to address “the creeping degradation of our local economy toward the California model.”...

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OPINION: ROD GRAMER and GUS SCHMEDLEN — Parents, educators see purpose of school somewhat differently

June 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

When it comes to educating students, Idahoans seem to have endless ideas and opinions. But a study we released this week shows that Idahoans are united on one thing — the purpose of education is the personal and intellectual growth of stude...

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Treeport: What it is (and isn’t)

June 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

By BOB COSTIGANRegarding the story about Treeport neighbors seeing assessments soar, if you had done your homework, as any budding reporter should, you might have gotten a prize. Treeport is not an airport. It is a trap for the unwary. In 1...

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OPINION: REP. JIM ADDIS — After further review, let’s look at initiatives

June 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

As a first-term freshman legislator, my first legislative session has been a humbling experience. I take seriously my responsibilities and have worked hard to represent my District 4 constituents on the entire range of issues we have faced....

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What court does — and doesn’t — do

June 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

On June 16, your lead editorial discussed the Idaho Supreme Court’s recent ruling on police and misdemeanor crimes, and their inability to arrest an alleged miscreant because they did not witness the act. I did not read the Supreme Court de...

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Don’t taint the Health Corridor

June 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

I’m pleased that the process for creating a Health Corridor is moving forward transparently and with public involvement. Anyone driving the area around Kootenai Health knows that planning could have gone better. Community leaders are eager ...

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Here’s a glimpse into public education system

June 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

Special to The PressFive years ago, I was appointed to serve on the Idaho State Board of Education. I applied for the position because I care deeply about public education in Idaho. I’ve learned a lot during my time as a Board Member and wa...

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Here’s a job that only punching bags could love

June 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

If there were a television program titled “Worst Jobs in American Politics,” the chairmanship of Idaho’s Republican Party would be sure to make the list — if the series lasted long enough to get to that segment.Here’s a quick job descriptio...

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A profile of frustration: School critic is off base

June 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

Reading Ron Deady’s June 9 letter to the editor in the Coeur d’Alene Press left me completely baffled and bewildered.I had the privilege of participating in a “Profile of a Graduate” workshop hosted by the Coeur d’Alene school district Mr. ...

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