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VA CDA service lacking

December 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

I read with interest Monday, Nov. 18, the Press articles about the VA clinic in Coeur d’Alene, with their excellent service.Couldn’t be the VA CDA I joined three years ago. Phone’s the same, address is the same, but the service they provide...

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Stand tall to defend public art

December 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

At its best, public art has the transformative potential to spark community engagement and create a sense of place. On any given day, you can see a child gravitate joyfully to the Mudgy and Millie moose at Independence Point or on Sherman A...

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OPINION: MARY SMITH — As Cd’A towers go up, life quality goes down

December 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

Coeur d’Alene has a Downtown Core building code that envisions “highest” density uses. (Ask for the two pages of specifications at the Building Code office.) The allowed maximum height of buildings is 220 feet (approx 22 stories) if “bonus ...

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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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