My Turn

OPINION: HILLARIE HAGEN — Moving forward with Medicaid expansion in Idaho

May 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

Last November, 61 percent of voters expanded Medicaid for Idahoans who make too much to qualify for traditional Medicaid, but not enough to qualify for tax credits on the health exchange. I’ve been collecting the stories of Idahoans in the ...

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Why I’m supporting Bayview bond

May 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

I am encouraging Bayview residents to “VOTE YES” in the upcoming bond election for the Bayview Water System Improvements. During the Cape Horn Fire, our home was very close to being lost due to LOW WATER PRESSURE and eventually RUNNING OUT ...

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Here’s why fire proposal deserves your support

May 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Imagine you’re relaxing at home and you’re suddenly experiencing chest pain like you’ve never felt. You know enough to suspect you’re having a heart attack so you dial 911 and tell the dispatcher your problem. She tells you the fire departm...

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OPINION: THE STIGERS and THE STAFFORDS — Wake-up call on the river

May 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

RiverFriends2019 is a group that has been formed to alleviate the safety and erosion issues on the Spokane River in Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls. The group was formed to arrive at consensus regarding the causes and to find a solution to dec...

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OPINION: CHUCK MALLOY — Simple suicide hotline number makes sense

May 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

What is the number of that suicide prevention hotline?Let’s see … it’s 1-800 (something, something) TALK. Or, maybe it’s HELP. It could be a 208 area code. It’s awfully confusing, especially for someone on the brink of suicide who is of no ...

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Property rights — or profits?

May 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

What are property rights? When someone moves into a primarily residential area in which they are permitted to keep some horses by right, they have a right to the peaceful enjoyment of their property. They have a right to keep a few horses, ...

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Standing up against the ignorance in nationalism

May 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

On May 5, Cinco de Mayo, the front page of the CDA Press had a well-written article by Craig Northup about a potential identity crisis within the Republican Party. Trying to interview the two gun-toting nationalists at Starbucks must have b...

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MY TURN: Northern Lakes Fire levy could make big difference

May 09, 2019 at 4:26 pm

Imagine you’re relaxing at home and you’re suddenly experiencing chest pain like you’ve never felt. You know enough to suspect you’re having a heart attack, so you dial 911 and tell the dispatcher your problem. She tells you the fire depart...

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OPINION: DAVID ADLER — Constitutional conservatives, here’s your call to action

May 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

Constitutional conservatism is a venerable tradition, as old as the republic. It has championed the principles of law and order, limited government and protection of Americans’ liberty. At its peak, it was an avowed opponent of expansive ex...

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An engineer’s analysis of Boeing’s woes

May 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

Mr. Uyless Black’s peroration on the 737MAX has some opportunities for improvement. To put this in perspective, an actual airline pilot who writes an aviation column called Ask the Pilot has said on any number of occasions that an aircraft ...

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