My Turn

Turkey call: Help feather new group’s nest

March 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

Several years ago a man volunteered at the Community Action Partnership (CAP) Food Bank at Thanksgiving time. He was assigned the job of telling people there were no turkeys to give out. Jim Myers decided to do something to help and he init...

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EPA as savior? No thank you

March 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

According to Ed Javorka as he writes in “My Turn” in Saturday's paper, without the centralized federal oversight, scientific expertise, and dollars from the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, our beautiful Lake Coeur d'Alene is going to ...

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Shoshone County finds itself in ranger danger

March 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

North Idaho’s counties have a considerable stake in the management of the national forest areas they host. Counties depend on the U.S. Forest Service for multiple important services: Reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire, fighting wild...

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Walk, don’t run, to these St. Patrick’s Day festivities

March 11, 2017 at 5:00 am

It seems everyone on St. Patrick’s Day is Irish. We’ll all don green and drink as much beer as we can before passing out, which pretty much sums up my average day.In Dublin, St. Patrick’s Day marks the beginning of the tourist season when v...

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Kiss Lake Cd’A goodbye

March 11, 2017 at 5:00 am

Our new, environmentally ignorant president (at the urging of his corporate handlers) has instigated a war against the city of Coeur d’Alene and Kootenai County. The new White House and the GOP Congress is seriously defunding (if not actual...

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Editor defending Obama is a disgrace

March 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

Why in the world ANYONE much less the editor would waste time, space and resources trying to defend Obama’s absolute and total disrespect for the military, in this case his pathetic efforts at saluting the Marines who guard him, is puzzling...

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Don’t be a lemming

March 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

Whiners. Crybabies. Sore losers. Such sentiments usually conclude with further comments that the whining and crying should stop because the election is over and the winner now occupies the White House. Move on. Get a life. If you don't like...

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Balanced budgets and the American dream

March 08, 2017 at 5:00 am

For the past two decades, the incomes of middle class Americans have remained stagnant while inflation erodes life's savings.Longstanding American industries closed their facilities. Laborers and machinists employed by these plants watched ...

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Rebuttal to ‘Four strikes against The Press’

March 08, 2017 at 5:00 am

Thank you for publishing Mr. Thatcher's opinion on Four Strikes Against The Press. While I don't agree on his position, it is important for various opinions to be heard.I take issue with his four points on The Press' response to Trump’s twe...

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Four strikes called against The Press

March 04, 2017 at 5:00 am

The editorial entitled “War of the Words Reaches New Depths” that appeared in the Feb. 24, 2017 edition of The Coeur d’Alene Press (hereinafter The Press) missed the mark and was most concerning in my opinion. While many objections could be...

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