My Turn

OPINION: CHUCK MALLOY — Slot machines won’t save racing, foes say

September 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Second of two parts. The first part was published Sept. 5.If it looks like a slot machine, pays off like a slot machine and eats money like a slot machine, then it must be…A duck. Or, as proponents for Proposition 1 will suggest, historical...

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Flag planting an important part of moon landing

September 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

“I think (the Moon Landing) was widely regarded in the end as a human achievement and that’s how we chose to view it” says everyone who isn’t an American.Landing men on the moon was an American achievement, an iconic act that is now part of...

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OPINION: CHUCK MALLOY — Jockey hopes voters back Proposition 1

September 05, 2018 at 5:00 am

First of a two-part series on Proposition 1.As a female jockey, Nikeela Black of the small town of Greenleaf has experienced the thrill of victory and the agony of being kicked in the teeth and bucked off a horse.She knows all about separat...

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Suicide prevention: How you can help

August 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

Suicide is tough to talk about, but we need to talk about it and in the right way. With the past eight months we have had, many of us are left asking ourselves what actions can we take that will make a difference? Even with the best of inte...

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OPINION: JOSH BLESSINGER — Health care gap hurts Idaho veteran, family

August 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

We should all reflect on what it means to be an American and never take for granted the sacrifices that many have bravely made to secure our freedom. When I was 20, I enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. Serving in the military is not only a ...

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Airport board flying in the wrong direction

August 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

While it may not be obvious to some, the Coeur d’Alene Airport is an important asset to our community, bringing in over $130 million of economic activity while providing a portal to the world.Starting in 1974 for 37 years, I leased land on ...

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Kroc’s Chamness in L.A., but heart’s in Cd’A

August 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

John Chamness has come a long way since he held a Salvation Army flag at the bottom of an old Coeur d’Alene gravel pit, claiming the site for a proposed Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center.Then, he was a Salvation Army major charged with fun...

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A golden opportunity — if we take it

August 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

The former National Guard building on Ramsey Road belongs to Kootenai County at no cost to citizens. County commissioners can choose a long-term benefit or short-term gain with this opportunity.They are leaning to the short-term gain that m...

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OPINION — CHUCK MALLOY: Democrat: Our party isn’t smart enough for U.S. win

August 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

Say what you want about President Trump — and there are plenty of strong opinions on both sides — but this much is clear. He’s the president that the Democratic Party so richly deserves.Political pundits are rubbing their hands in anticipat...

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Vision for ‘health corridor’ isn’t 20/20

August 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

You thought your BEAUTIFUL downtown park was expensive, wait!“A vision for the ‘Health Corridor’”Brought to you by the folks they call “Technical Assistance Panel” — TAP. TAP was facilitated by CDA 2030 and sponsored by Kootenai Health and ...

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