Editorial

Chronicling a life well-lived

August 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

Like every human who’s ever lived, Chris Carlson couldn’t beat Death.But he played that sucker to a stalemate for 13 years, and boy, did he get the most out of his time on Earth.Back in March, leading up to what would be his last Easter, th...

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No tax hike? See, it can be done

August 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

Spoiler alert.The city of Post Falls will conduct a public hearing Sept. 4 on its proposed budget for the next fiscal year, but if you promise not to tell anybody, we’ll let you in on a secret: They’re going to raise property taxes 0 percen...

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Your call: Are teachers paid fairly?

August 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

Let’s be honest. In your career, how many times have you turned down a raise?“Thanks, boss, but I’m making exactly what I’m worth,” you said. Or maybe you told your supervisor: “This past year I’ve not performed as well as I think you have ...

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North Idaho fun-seekers, it’s show time

August 22, 2018 at 10:12 am

Today begins your fairwell to summer.The North Idaho State Fair opens at 10 a.m. and continues through Sunday, providing a last breathtaking gasp of vacation-like fun as the school year and shorter days creep close,The fair is an especially...

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Idaho, take the cuffs off of sheriffs

August 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

Here’s a question for the citizens of Kootenai County.What would you rather have your sheriff do?a. Protect law-abiders and their propertyb. Issue driver’s licensesIf you answered b., you might be an Idaho Transportation Department official...

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Little big men make us all proud

August 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

Summer got a super assist last week from an unexpected source.Well, unexpected in some quarters. Not in others.We’re talking about the Coeur d’Alene Little League baseball team that emerged victorious in the Northwest division of a national...

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The best way to hire a county PIO

August 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

Sam Taylor’s tenure as a Kootenai County employee lasted exactly zero minutes.Taylor, who was announced Friday as the county’s first official public information officer, contacted The Press over the weekend to say he had decided to not take...

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No growth is not an option

August 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Leave it to Tom Cronin to ease the growing pains just a bit.Cronin, a career cop and wielder of quick smiles and snappy jokes, cracked up readers Friday with this custom-built Ghastly Groaner:Q: Do you know what the official bird of the cit...

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Active citizens follow their tax dollars

August 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

Being a good citizen takes work.Even then, the path to good citizenship isn’t always smooth, let alone downhill.Case in point: Some readers expressed shock Sunday when The Press printed its latest installment of public employee pay and bene...

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Some like it hot. They’re crazy

August 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

There’s nothing funny about 100+ degrees — unless you’re the kind who laughs at the poor sucker who leans unwittingly against his car in the parking lot.It’s a scientific fact that some folks turn surly when the thermometer gets bubbly. It’...

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