Editorial

A weapon in the battle against bias

February 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

If you’ve never heard of Patribotics or Infowars, consider yourself lucky.According to the chart that appears on today’s front page, those two are, respectively (not respectfully), the least reliable news sources of left- and right-leaning ...

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As record falls, service stars stand tall

February 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Rumors of Mother Nature’s nurturing tendencies are, alas, greatly exaggerated. So far this February, “The beatings will continue until morale improves” is more her motto.The greater Coeur d’Alene area is skidding through the most snowfall i...

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News flash on fake news and politics

February 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

New research by political scientists strongly suggests that despite their best efforts, Russian-generated fake news didn’t put Donald Trump on the presidential throne.In fact, researchers say, the impact of that allegedly massive misinforma...

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Make way for (and welcome) the millennials

February 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

Slow down a minute.The Local page feature called Fast Five is a lightning bolt of information delivered each Wednesday and Friday, snapshots of some of the interesting people who live, work and play here. We ask these community members five...

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This saint stands tall among us

February 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Our community overflows with unsung heroes.So let’s sing for a minute here.With Old Man Winter finally balling his fist and smacking North Idaho right in the kisser, many of us have been particularly thankful for that roof over our heads an...

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Prop 2 shows the process actually works

February 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

Hallelujah, and pass the Prop 2.The wildly popular initiative to expand basic health care coverage to some of Idaho’s hardest working citizens withstood a Supreme Court challenge by local Republican leader Brent Regan and the Idaho Freedom ...

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School funding model is one we’re stuck with

February 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

School levy and bond issues are coming to Kootenai County soon. Coeur d’Alene, Lakeland, Post Falls and Plummer-Worley all have funding requests going before voters.Early voting runs Feb. 25 through March 8 at the Elections Office, 1808 N. ...

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Hill gets steeper for school votes

February 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

In a public setting recently, a citizen was heard complaining about the injustice of using school buildings as polling places when school funding is on the ballot. It didn’t seem to matter when it was explained that changing standard pollin...

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Stand firm against any partisan push

February 01, 2019 at 5:00 am

Partisanship in America has become a pollutant, if not a poison. Ideological mass on the far left and the far right threatens to rip our country right down the middle, where the strength of cooperation and compromise reside.As if that natio...

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So this is what real leaders do

January 30, 2019 at 5:00 am

We searched through the pages of Mayoral Responsibilities for Dummies and couldn’t find what we were looking for there.Then again, the book on Hayden Mayor Steve Griffitts is probably unique.Griffitts was in Boise last week when first a sno...

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