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Salmon: Their story of survival hinges on dams

January 25, 2020 at 5:00 am

Shortly after taking office as Idaho Attorney General in January 1983, I took a crash course in the life-and-death struggles of Idaho’s anadromous fish. The U.S. Supreme Court set oral argument that March for a case filed years earlier by a...

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Local group seeking help dealing with climate impacts

January 24, 2020 at 5:00 am

On Jan. 14, the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, announced it was ending investments in coal-fired power plants and would begin asking clients to disclose their climate-related risks. BlackRock manages about $7 trillion in funds. T...

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OPINION: TONY AMBROSETTI — Jan. 22, 1973: Two fateful Supreme Court decisions

January 22, 2020 at 5:00 am

As we mark the 47th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, which resulted from the Supreme Court’s apparent discovery of a “right to privacy” in the U.S. Constitution, it may interest readers to know that on the same day, another infamous...

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Honor King, not conspiracy theorists

January 18, 2020 at 5:00 am

When I read the article in the Coeur d’Alene Press on Jan. 8 entitled “Embattled Shea a Guest Speaker at 2nd Amendment Rally in Cd’A,” I was concerned. Why would someone who’s been found to have participated in armed standoffs with the Unit...

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Re-entry center: Look hard at merits

January 17, 2020 at 5:00 am

Weighing in on the debate about whether or not Kootenai County should accept an Idaho Department of Correction re-entry center, I am on the “pro” side. As a teacher and administrator at Anchor House/Idaho Youth Ranch for 20 years working wi...

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OPINION: CARRIE and JERRY SCHEID — Time to move the needle on workforce preparation

January 17, 2020 at 5:00 am

Carrie: Happy 2020! It’s a great time to look ahead. It’s also a good time to examine previous goals. Jerry: Any particular goals you have in mind?Carrie: How about getting Idaho’s workforce ready for the 21st century? One area Idaho fell s...

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OPINION: UYLESS BLACK — Interesting but inaccurate: PC pundits get it wrong again

January 10, 2020 at 5:00 am

This is in response to the Coeur d’Alene Press notation (Jan. 3, 2020) about the comments on Joe Biden’s remark regarding American culture. His statement has been characterized by many people as racist. Here is what Mr. Biden said, “Our cul...

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Let’s make 2020 a year to remember

January 10, 2020 at 5:00 am

For tens of thousands of Idahoans looking to get ahead, the 2020 legislative session may come down to two issues: the future of Medicaid Expansion and education investments in our state. On the Medicaid Expansion front, Gov. Brad Little has...

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Signs of hope for the future

January 04, 2020 at 5:00 am

What a perfectly wonderful start to the new year! The Jan. 1 front page of The Press shared many opinions/resolutions about our future from local “young” people, 13 to 30s. It was inspiring to hear so much good stuff. We are pre- and early ...

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Re-entry alternative: Ship them to Arco, ID.

January 03, 2020 at 5:00 am

I am opposed to a pre-release facility in Kootenai County. We already have Spokane right next door and that is more than enough of a criminal activity generator for me and mine.Having moved a number of times and having purchased a half doze...

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