My Turn

OPINION: UYLESS BLACK — America, stop withdrawing from the world

December 04, 2019 at 5:00 am

Since the ending of World War II (1945), America has been, unquestionably, the most powerful nation on Earth. It has served as a model for many countries. Our power, coupled with our democratic and republican foundations, led to many countr...

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Post Falls creating its own train nightmare

November 30, 2019 at 5:00 am

In the Nov. 23 Press story about train noise, Post Falls said its primary responsibility in considering housing projects near railroad tracks is public safety, and that “grade separations” in the form of bridges or tunnels are needed to sil...

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The case for a robot for Christmas

November 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

This year’s Kootenai Health Foundation Festival of Trees will be raising money to help fund a second da Vinci surgical robot at Kootenai Health. While surgical robotics might sound like something performed in only the most advanced hospital...

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Suicide prevention starts with knowledge

November 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

Sunday’s front-page article on suicide was daunting and disappointing. Daunting because of the sheer numbers here in North Idaho. Disappointing because the causes are not discussed, while a larger government presence in our lives is touted ...

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Eyes open, let’s see beauty of American quilt

November 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

As Thanksgiving 2019 becomes a pleasant memory, it is a good time to reflect upon the significance of this important holiday. Families and friends gather to break bread, eat turkey and give thanks for the blessings bestowed on us by our rem...

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Corridor could kill local businesses

November 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

Dear Ms. Miller and Mr. McEvers (Kiki and Woody), Ms. Evans, Dan English, Dan Gookin:I do not know many of you personally (well enough), but have met several of you in the past, so I am writing this note both personally and officially.I hav...

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Tree Festival bears gifts to community

November 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

With the Kootenai Health Foundation’s Festival of Trees just days away, this seems a perfect opportunity to offer some information on the Foundation and the Festival of Trees. Even some people who grew up attending the Festival of Trees may...

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Open letter to Kootenai County commissioners

November 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

Good Day:I am letting you know, that we are strongly opposed to the present effort to take more land from the Kootenai County Fairgrounds for a judicial complex.Throughout the years, law enforcement, work release center and RV dump station ...

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MY TURN: Hope for Idaho forests

November 21, 2019 at 10:49 am

The Idaho Forest Restoration Partnership (IFRP) wishes to thank Idaho Governor Brad Little for appointing us to the state’s Shared Stewardship Advisory Committee, which will hold its first meeting in Coeur d’Alene on December 3, 2019. IFRP ...

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Human Rights group condemns hateful symbol

November 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

Over the weekend we learned about the art piece on public property in Riverstone displaying the symbol of the hammer and the sickle.We want to be clear that it has been our mission for 39 years to speak out and oppose all atrocities that ha...

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