Editorial

Drowning in horrific advice

June 02, 2017 at 5:00 am

They’re two words that can save taxpayers and investors a lot of money. They can save bureaucrats’ and bosses’ butts.The words: risk management.Read them and weep.Wednesday’s story about the dog, Bear, who died when he was sucked underwater...

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Behold Atlas: Don’t just shrug, people

May 31, 2017 at 5:00 am

The tale is told of a Coeur d’Alene man who, almost three decades ago, looked out over an old mill site and imagined a floating green out on the water.That was Duane Hagadone who transformed the former Potlatch Mill mess into a world-class ...

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Connect personally to honor the fallen

May 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

Editor’s note: Today’s editorial was graciously provided to The Press by Chad Storlie, a decorated soldier and author.• • •Memorial Day is a day of remembrance. Memorial Day is a day of appreciation for sacrifice. Memorial Day is a day...

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The sweet first taste of summer

May 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

Remember Scrooge and Cratchit? Today, at a business near you, a wintry Christmas Eve in London is about to be played out North Idaho style in May.Employees will leak from the workplace like a faucet on the fritz.Those who stick around are m...

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Here’s to the cream of the crop

May 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

Consider this editorial a validation and a salute — to Kootenai County high school valedictorians and salutatorians.This week, The Press is dedicating front-page real estate to recognize our public schools’ highest achievers. The Merriam-We...

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How to better serve public interest

May 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

Idaho code from 74-101 through 74-126 covers the state’s public records law.There’s not a whole lot there, and some of what is there doesn’t smack of specificity.So it is with disappointment but no sense of malice that The Press and other s...

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Editorial: We need good books — and good people

May 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

In the great library debate, Glen Seely is right.And so is John Hartung.They’re both right in that their efforts, which at times might appear counter to each other, are actually pointed in the same direction.The right direction, in our humb...

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Editorial: Cd’A school district flunks public records test

May 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Press succeeded Monday night on its third attempt to get the Coeur d’Alene School District to make public the final contract it forged with outgoing Superintendent Matt Handelman. But it shouldn’t have taken two refusals. It shouldn’t h...

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To the loving givers of life

May 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

Today we joyfully and sadly share two compelling but different stories.One is the celebration of motherhood, a tribute to the person who brings us into the world, kisses owies, hugs away sorrows and sometimes holds families together through...

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Editorial: With art, let’s wash off the dust together

May 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

Reports of the demise of arts under President Trump might be greatly exaggerated.It’s true President Trump’s proposed budget in March called for an end to federal funding of four important agencies: the National Endowment for the Arts; the ...

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