Editorial

Body scanner makes fiscal, safety sense

January 26, 2020 at 5:00 am

Hereís 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.Hereís the bad news: Nobody knows how many others got ...

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Personal assault only diminishes local GOP leaders

January 24, 2020 at 5:00 am

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 Green.Itís about a name that didnít make th...

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So much more than a mayor

January 22, 2020 at 5:00 am

Clay Larkin was dying.Sitting in a comfortable chair in his living room with his wife and two daughters, the longtime Post Falls mayor was under hospice care. Christmas was drawing near, and Clayís desire to see the holidays through one las...

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Check out Sydís marching history army

January 19, 2020 at 5:00 am

Hereís a little story behind the storyteller, Syd Albright.Itís the kind of tale that illustrates a level of caring far beyond what most of us are willing to muster.But most of us arenít like Syd.The history column that Albright pens every ...

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Letís not repeat the John Green mistake

January 17, 2020 at 5:00 am

Donít cry for John Green.And please donít try to justify what an impartial Texas jury convicted him of doing.John Green is a tax defier. Put more directly, heís a thief, and heís now facing up to five years in prison for trying to defraud t...

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Hereís a forecast for you: Harris will win

January 15, 2020 at 5:00 am

An insurance company that specializes in weather forecasts lost a half-million dollar bet on Saturday.They stand to lose a lot more now.In essence, Spectrum Weather and Specialty Insurance has called climatologist Cliff Harris a liar. They ...

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Urban renewal: It affects every taxpayer

January 12, 2020 at 5:00 am

The concept of urban renewal isnít easy to get your head around.And if you really want to get dizzy? Stir some tax increment financing into the equation.This editorial is meant more to explain than to persuade. With urban renewal in the loc...

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Donít fan the flames of panic

January 10, 2020 at 5:00 am

Social media is great at keeping friends and family connected.As a reliable source of breaking news? Not so much.Wednesdayís massive law enforcement response to a report of possible gunshots at Lakeland High School provided a petri dish con...

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Surcharges, silver and safety

January 08, 2020 at 5:00 am

Three beefy topics, and three bite-sized thoughts.SURCHARGE-A-LOT TO THE RESCUE: Satay restaurant owner Rob Elder, a longtime purveyor of good food in Kootenai County, could use a white knight about now. Elderís restaurant on Government Way...

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Photos tell many tales of generosity

January 05, 2020 at 5:00 am

Theyíre known dismissively as check-passer photos, gripínígrins, photo fillers on slow news days.With very few exceptions, daily newspapers from sea to shining sea have stopped publishing photos where people are gathered around a check, wri...

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