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Dalton recall about vision, not animosity

February 02, 2019 at 5:00 am

I’m writing on behalf of Save Dalton, a growing group of concerned citizens leading the recall of the mayor and city council of Dalton Gardens. We hold no animosity toward the Streeter family or any of our elected officials. We simply have ...

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The war on men must end

February 01, 2019 at 5:00 am

D-Day at the beaches of Normandy, Iwo Jima, Vietnam, The Battle of Fallujah. When we are asked what it is to be masculine often images of these historic trials in battle come to mind. One only need look closely at these battles, and the her...

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Trapping inhumane, even to big cats

February 01, 2019 at 5:00 am

In reference to the Cd’A Press article by AP writer Keith Ridler on Tuesday, Jan. 22, “New Idaho wolf trap rules” may be misleading. It’s true that our traditional institutions are coming under fire, and trapping is one. The primary reasons...

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OPINION: PHIL WARD — Common sense doesn’t trump building laws

February 01, 2019 at 5:00 am

An editorial in the Coeur d’Alene Press regarding a height variance generated letters to the editor. The problem is when roof trusses were placed on a structure, the building was 10 inches too high. When the builder realized it, he contacte...

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NIC trustees respond to allegation ‘falsehoods’

January 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

The NIC Board of Trustees does not routinely respond to articles in the press but we understand our athletic programs are very important to our community, as they are to us. We wish to clarify policy, and dispel recent falsehoods made about...

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Get the tax refund you deserve

January 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

Looking for free, fast tax prep? Look no further! Getting help is easy with Tax-Aide and MyFreeTaxes.Tax-Aide is brought to our community by AARP, but you don’t have to be retired to take advantage of it. With the help of their team of IRS-...

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OPINION: CHERYL STRANSKY — Don’t fall for Dalton recall’s scare tactics

January 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

I have lived in Dalton Gardens for 33 years. My two children were raised here. I love the quality of life Dalton Gardens provides, large 1-acre lots plus a sense of community you don’t find everywhere. I am writing this letter out of concer...

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OPINION — NICK GIER: What’s behind rise of suicide in U.S.

January 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

In 1972, I moved from Denmark to Moscow to start my career at the University of Idaho. I fell into a conversation with a student on campus, and I told her how impressed I was with the Danes and their system of government. She countered with...

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OPINION: LUPE WISSEL — Idaho is not just for the young

January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

On behalf of AARP Idaho and our 186,000 members across the Gem State, I would like to applaud Gov. Little’s priorities outlined in his first State of the State address.We agree Proposition 2 deserves full funding and implementation as soon ...

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Poking holes in Mann’s ‘global cooling’ assertions

January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

I’m writing in response to Randy Mann’s “Sunspot Activity is Non-Existent” weather column that was published in the Press on Nov. 26 of last year. In the column Mann predicts that a multidecadal period of low sun activity, called a grand so...

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