My Turn

Transit center decisions are not a surprise

November 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

Interesting article for any Sunday Morning quarterbacks when the discussion had continued for about a year. The Cd’A Press covered numerous meetings (see below) and published letters. The finished product actually conforms to those discussi...

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OPINION: DAVID MITCHELL — NIC’s ‘inclusion’ policy excludes common sense

November 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Children’s Center at North Idaho College will no longer celebrate calendar holidays, including the recently canceled Halloween parade.According to NIC Now: “The NIC Children’s Center addresses issues of cultural relevance, diversity and...

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Only one approach to tackle growth

November 02, 2019 at 5:00 am

Is growth out of control? If you ask most any candidate seeking election for the various city council seats in Kootenai County, the answer is a resounding yes. We are told the comprehensive plans need to be updated. Traffic, schools, cost o...

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Task force: Racist postcards will only unite us

November 02, 2019 at 5:00 am

By TONY STEWARTSpecial to The PressSince the establishment of the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations in February 1981 following the targeting of a Jewish restaurant owner in Hayden, one of our many responsibilities has been to co...

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Bursting myth bubble on neighborhood mental hospital

November 01, 2019 at 5:00 am

This is to rebut the My Turn column titled “Beware for-profit mental hospitals.”Obviously, the writer is trying to instill fear in people about what he does not have any knowledge of, nor has he checked any facts.He has made up false storie...

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Let’s all invest in Idaho

October 30, 2019 at 5:00 am

Idaho’s Secretary of State made it official last Friday. The “Invest in Idaho” citizen’s initiative is certified and ready for signatures. The people of Idaho now have the power to start investing in education again.Tragically, our state ha...

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Civility is not criminal

October 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

I am always glad to see political engagement. As someone who is heavily invested in Idaho politics, I pray for the day when we have 100 percent voter participation in our elections. Having civil discussions about the best way to improve our...

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Soon now, the bells will ring

October 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

In July, The Press published an article written by Harvey Mackay titled, “The Importance of Volunteering.” Within the article he wrote, “One of my favorite volunteer days occurs every December in Minnesota when I ring bells for The Salvatio...

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Clerk tells his side of salary story

October 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

The story titled “County Commissioner Critical of $32K in Last-Minute Bonuses” in The Coeur d’Alene Press on Oct. 20 paints a misleading picture of the compensation situation in Kootenai County. If you only read the story, you might be left...

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If My Life Was a Hallmark Movie

October 24, 2019 at 8:59 am

Sometimes, I wish my life was a Hallmark movie. No problems would exist. In “Hallmark Land” everything is practically perfect. The scenery is breathtaking. Lush vineyards. Quaint mountain towns sparkling with sunshine or snowflakes. Exci...

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