Opinion

Idaho, let’s eat 6% better

December 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

It never came up during last week’s town hall meeting with three local legislators, but by the time the 2019 session is over, repealing the Idaho sales tax on groceries might go down as one of the la...

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FAITHFUL: Fire when ready

December 16, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Rebutting three recent letter writers, first of all, thanks for the compliment. We are proud to be Trump bashers. Looks like the “Trumpers” are getting worried about January when the Democrats take o...

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THANKS: Generosity abounds

December 16, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press A special thanks goes out to the residents of Fernan Village and the surrounding Fernan neighborhood. For the past nine years, around the holidays, we have collected food for the local food bank. The...

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COMBAT: Battle of words

December 16, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press I said I wasn’t going to write in anymore. My mistake. Bill Configliacco and many others would like to know what “Old Faithful’s” MOS was. So would I. He once called me out and wanted to compare DD...

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SCHOOLS: Tax-exempt template

December 16, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press I’m commenting on the My Turn written by William L. Hamilton titled “District gets an earful from taxpayer.” I’m originally from California, where we had exemptions for those over 65 for any and al...

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HOMELESS: ‘Pestilence’ a problem

December 16, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Is our library a warming shelter? Last Saturday afternoon a homeless person was lying on the floor — yes, on the floor — amid her bags, blankets and belongings, either asleep or resting her eyes. The...

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TOTS: A Christmas story

December 16, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press This is what “Toys for Tots” is all about. After delivering a bag of toys to a waiting couple, I noticed a lady close to my own age, (mid- to late-60s), and the only one left in the waiting area. Re...

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BLOWHARDS: Takes one…

December 16, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Bob Ridout’s “Blowhards” letter is interesting. He probably doesn’t even realize that he too is a self-described Blowhard. Spouting rhetoric and presuming to know what everyone outside New York City ...

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BLOWHARDS: Roll call, please

December 14, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Will Donald Trump be impeached once the Democrats take control of the House? Probably not. Would it matter? No. President Bill Clinton was impeached, thanks to the mean-spirited Newt Gingrich. But ...

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