Opinion

Body scanner makes fiscal, safety sense

January 26, 2020 at 5:00 am

Here’s the good news: Over the past three years, more than 100 cases of prisoners trying to smuggle drugs, weapons or other contraband into the Kootenai County jail have been prosecuted. Here’s the ...

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DEBT: Too heavy to lift

January 26, 2020 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Another year, another trillion dollars added to our National Debt — now $23 trillion. Let’s review once again: • One million dollars in hundred dollar bills weighs approximately 22 pounds. &...

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TRIAL: Best president ever

January 26, 2020 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press If you can’t see that this impeachment is a complete criminal hoax, an attempted coup, you should be ashamed. There’s still time to support this great president and help preserve our country as found...

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TRAFFICKING: Sickening closer look

January 26, 2020 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press You may think illegal immigration is a problem, but you should know that human trafficking is at the core of that and numerous other crises. It is the motivation for much of the apparently absurd opp...

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BROOKS: Commish deserves support

January 26, 2020 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press I wish to express my thanks to one good County Commissioner, Bill Brooks, for the job he has done for this county. He has shown respect to the taxpayers and citizens of Kootenai County. As a U.S. Ma...

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VETERANS: Good, bad, ugly

January 26, 2020 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Idaho HB No. 492 is a long overdue property tax reduction for 100% disabled veterans, but it seems the state of Idaho and the Veterans Administration don’t agree on who is totally and permanently dis...

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POEM: Ode to a state rep

January 26, 2020 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press There once was a representative Whose name was John Green, His Uncle, Sam, and him never got along Because they never agreed on anything. Mr. Green had eluded his uncle, But alas Sam got ...

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SCANNER: A jail necessity

January 26, 2020 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press I was very happy to see The Press highlight the need for a body scanner in our county jail. The sheriff’s department has asked for a body scanner during the past few years of budget preparation. The ...

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Personal assault only diminishes local GOP leaders

January 24, 2020 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press This commentary is not about the three names that were sent to Gov. Brad Little, who is expected to pick one to fill out the term District 2 House seat previously held by convicted felon Rep. John Gr...

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