My Turn

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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Post Falls, the city that (unfortunately) never sleeps

June 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

On May 21 I received an email from Shelly Enderud, city administrator for Post Falls. She noted I had reached out to Mayor Jacobson and started a conversation about Quiet Zones and was inviting me to the City Council meeting the following e...

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OPINION: LYNN FLEMING — With Atlas project, don’t follow Riverstone example

June 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

Perhaps you live in Riverstone or you head down by foot, bicycle or vehicle to the man-made lake, where a gravel pit used to be, for concerts, the playground, a wedding or a dog walk. The lake has provided a local community gathering place ...

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CHUCK MALLOY: Education quality goes beyond national rankings

June 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

If you pay attention to what you read and hear about the national rankings, you might think that our public schools are in the water hazard.In Idaho, the funding is low, test scores are horrible and the go-on rate for graduating seniors sti...

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Disagreeing with my state rep

June 01, 2019 at 5:00 am

I’m an Idaho resident and have lived at the same address the past six years. My address so happens to fall within the Legislative District 2 boundaries: Steve Vick is my senator; Vito Barbieri and John Green are my representatives. I consid...

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CHUCK MALLOY: Fulcher enters new model of House Freedom Caucus

May 31, 2019 at 5:00 am

The conservative-based House Freedom Caucus, which gained political fame by ousting one Republican House speaker (John Boehner) and making life miserable for another (Paul Ryan), has added a new member to its circle. It’s Idaho Congressman ...

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Post Falls, don’t miss the train

May 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

Two separate Press articles published back on April 17 had more in common than meets the eye. “In Memory of Rails Along The Trail” unveiled a plan to build a monument honoring railroads that once transported commerce and tourists to and fro...

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Nearing a crisis: Teacher shortage

May 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

As a former CEO, I know that any organization is only as good as its people. I’ve managed companies as small as 50 employees and as large as 2,000 and the key to our success was always the talent and commitment of our teammates. Schools are...

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OPINION: PHIL COLOZZI — Hey, what changed?

May 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

Since moving to North Idaho in 1989, my wife Mary and I have lived in Coeur d’Alene, Hayden, several miles on the other side of Spirit Lake and now in Post Falls. In all these years, with no CC&Rs, or HOA, we and our neighbors knew how ...

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