Editorial

Health corridor process offers powerful lesson

December 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

For entertainment purposes, itís a 7.Pure information? Give it a 5.How about as a lesson that might help guide locals in the future? Ah, that could register a perfect 10.Todayís adventure led by reporter Craig Northrup through some of the b...

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Strike up the band (of silver)

December 04, 2019 at 5:00 am

North Idaho could get some very good news soon.Itís OK to report good news, isnít it?After two and a half mostly acrimonious years, Coeur díAlene-based Hecla Mining Co. and leaders of United Steelworkers Union 5114 have struck gold. That is...

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Letís make our products great again

December 01, 2019 at 5:00 am

This is an American story.This story is purposely timed to the heaviest retail shopping period of the year.Itís the story of an old towel and a new economy. But most of all, itís a story about consumers.Once upon a time, the late 1930s, to ...

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A few drinks can do damage for generations

November 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

Say that again.Youíre in law enforcement, and youíre going to serve journalists enough alcohol to become impaired, then pat them on the back and give Ďem a ride home? Free booze? Free ride? And gratitude, to boot?And get paid for it, too?De...

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Time to give thanks, everybody

November 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

If youíre lucky, friends and family will gather with you around the traditional Thanksgiving Day table tomorrow.The TV will be turned off.The candles will be on.Youíll give thanks. And then youíll eat like thereís no tomorrow. And then youí...

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An election maybe we all can agree on

November 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

One of these things is not like the others.Can you guess which one?A. Books hidden in public libraryB. Bigoted postcards in the mailC. Racist messages hidden in storesD. Holiday Light Show at The ResortIf you guessed D. because it has nothi...

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Hereís what these parties actually reveal

November 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

Your honor, for even further proof that society has gone crazy, we submit Exhibit 4,327,229. Itís the ďgender reveal party.Ē(To which the judge rules instantly that Exhibit 4,327,229 proves conclusively that society has gone crazy.)If you d...

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This protest isnít about intolerance

November 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

You remember Ganesha.No?A statue of Ganesha, a Hindu god, was erected (and we use that word with tongue in cheek) in downtown Coeur díAlene as part of the cityís public art program. A month later, in July 2011, a passionate citizen and memb...

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Our waists tell a sad parking story

November 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

Letís pick on parking.No, thatís not right. Letís pick on parkers.Kootenai County Commissioner Bill Brooks has probably cost himself a few county employee votes by proclaiming a $302,000 parking lot investment pretty much a waste of taxpaye...

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Three veterans youíre lucky to meet

November 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

In honor of Veterans Day, weíd like to salute three in particular.The first two are synonymous with service. Agree with him or disagree, the third embodies the courage that made America great and lives today as someone we believe the Foundi...

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