Editorial

Finally, some good news for family caregivers

April 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

Take the entire population of Kootenai County and, for good measure, toss in another Coeur díAlene. Thatís the rough equivalent of the number of family caregivers residing in Idaho. Yes, 200,000 or so, according to Idaho AARP. When we refer...

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Letís all vow to be better, starting today

April 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

Todayís Easter message is brought to you by ó well, sorry. We canít tell you who wrote todayís message.This humble servant recently shared the following words with family and a few close friends. When we asked permission to publish it under...

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Dealing with hate literature: No easy answer

April 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

In this beautiful, mostly peaceful place, hatred lurks.Every once in a while it lifts its sick head ó and we mean that literally. Anyone who would distribute the kind of disgusting, hateful literature as a Coeur díAlene neighborhood receive...

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Singing out loud for unsung tax-time heroes

April 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Admit it. Even though Tax Day expired 30 or so hours ago, your face is still twitching. The anxiety remains painfully fresh.Well, as much agony as most Americans endure this time each year, think about this: Thereís a small army of superher...

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Nessís vision is something we can all see

April 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

Itís one thing to put major corporationsí mighty mission statements up on a screen, particularly when theyíre absurdly optimistic ó yet come true.But itís quite another thing when you lead a local group of people down a similarly optimistic...

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When life gives you lemons, make beer

April 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

Loss is an unavoidable part of life.How can we appreciate, truly appreciate, all the bounties and joys in this brief time we have on Earth if there is no loss? Without pain, how do we fully understand the splendor of being pain-free? And wh...

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Standing O for Brad, raspberries for Legislature

April 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

When Gov. Brad Little was introduced at Mondayís annual economic development luncheon in Coeur díAlene, the crowd of more than 400 gave him a standing ovation.Without polling every one of those 409 people, two sentiments were being expresse...

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Full disclosure: Sorry, but there is no such thing

April 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

Someday, maybe, pollution will disappear, cancer will be cured and all formerly bald men will have hair.Well, we can dream, canít we? And before we awaken to todayís ugly realities, letís envision a time when motives are as clear as a brigh...

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Donít think opt-out was waste of time

April 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

Commissioner Bill Brooks was in his element, speaking to the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans about whatís emerging as a favorite hot topic.Brooks, elected to Kootenai Countyís board of commissioners last November, has wasted little time ...

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Trumpís helter-skelter foreign policy endangers our national security

April 03, 2019 at 9:33 am

On March 28, a headline on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security website proudly declared, ďSecretary Nielsen Signs Historic Regional Compact with Central America to Stem Irregular Migration at the Source, Confront U.S. Border Crisis.Ē T...

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