Editorial

Time to eat the grocery tax

April 05, 2017 at 5:00 am

Republican legislators want it.Democratic legislators want it.The people of Idaho want it.Even the lieutenant governor wants it.So please, governor. Don’t veto the bill that, starting in July 2018, would eliminate the 6 percent sales tax on...

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Here’s hoping Hecla, miners strike accord

April 02, 2017 at 5:00 am

Nobody knows how long the Silver Valley miners’ strike is going to last.But interested parties should at least be able to know some of the key facts in the dispute between Coeur d’Alene-based Hecla and United Steelworkers Local 5114, repres...

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Who’s that in the winners’ circle?

March 31, 2017 at 5:00 am

Today we unveil the best of the best.What you won’t find in the 2017 Best of North Idaho special edition, however, is a category that today is glaring in its absence.Yep: We left out Best Doggone Basketball Team.And the winner? The Bulldogs...

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Relief found for MWS epidemic

March 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

You very well could be suffering horribly from MWS and not even know it.MWS is Mean World Syndrome, by the way.Yep, it’s a tough world out there. But it might not be as bad as your poison-injecting electronic devices — TVs, computers, smart...

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Of cabbages, kings and OK oatmeal

March 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

God bless these geezers.That’s the conclusion we reached after enjoying 90 minutes of back-and-forth between one of the region’s many unofficial breakfast clubs — Of Cabbages and Kings, they call themselves — and one of the region’s most of...

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2017 session’s quiet little power struggle

March 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

Idaho legislators couldn’t wait to get out of Boise. Can’t blame them, but you can wish they’d done a judicial refresher before blasting off.Lawrence Wasden, a Republican, is Idaho’s attorney general. Legislators know that, but do they know...

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NIC is a speller’s best friend

March 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

Community newspapers receive a lot of support from advertisers and subscribers. They do their best to return the favor by supporting the community.One of the ways the Coeur d’Alene Press shows its love is through its sponsorship participati...

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When you give of yourself, you gain

March 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

Volunteers, you inspire us.We’re talking to you, Post Falls Food Bank octogenerians featured recently in The Press.We’re talking to you, retirees who would rather get up and help someone than sit around and watch TV.Volunteerism enriches us...

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Yes, some teachers are overpaid

March 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Ron Nate has a long way to go to catch up with Frank Drebin.But he’s trying. Nate is a Republican legislator from Rexburg. He’s a frequent star on the Gem State stage featuring oddball politics.Drebin is a police lieutenant in “Naked Gun,” ...

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Strike will hurt all of Silver Valley

March 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

United Steelworkers Union Local 5114 unanimously rejected Hecla Mining Company’s last and best offer. When Hecla went ahead Monday and implemented the wage and benefit changes it had offered, the workers struck.Hecla, based in Coeur d’Alene...

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