My Turn

‘The Walking Man’ has a sad story

May 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

Marc Stewart wrote a piece in the Saturday, May 6 Local section entitled, “We can’t be too busy to help.”He wrote of a man he coined “The Walking Man.” I am sure there are hundreds if not thousands of Coeur d’Alene and Hayden, even Post Fal...

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BLACK: Free speech must prevail for real learning to work

May 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

I wrote in the first installment to this article about the suppression of speech in America: “It is getting worse.” Of all places where the exercise of free speech should be championed, academic institutions should be at the top of the list...

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The true value of libraries

May 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

I am one of five people serving on the Community Library Network Board of Trustees. I volunteer my time to serve because I know the value of our libraries. We have eight in the District: Athol, Harrison, Hayden, Pinehurst, Post Falls, Rathd...

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Where political correctness and free speech collide

May 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

I came across an article about a restaurant chain in Colorado named Illegal Pete’s. Several Latino firebrands are demanding the name be changed and the word illegal be dropped, because they claim it has racial connotations. The name of the...

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Party politics can’t solve local issues

May 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

Recently the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee created a resolution declaring their opposition to the transit center in Riverstone. This resolution, made by the KCRCC, clearly demonstrates how party politics can separate us from ...

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DR. DAVID ADLER: Trump faces rising storm of historical challenges

May 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

Donald Trump’s grandiosity may or may not have been clinically diagnosed, but there is a dimension of his 100-day presidency that is unique: None of his predecessors has so quickly become entangled in as many constitutional conflicts, histo...

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My Turn: We can’t be too busy to help

May 06, 2017 at 5:00 am

Many of you have seen the Walking Man.I stopped for him Friday. I was the only one.The Walking Man appears to be in his late 40s or early 50s. He’s tall and trim. He shaves his head and has a short beard. He wears black shorts and no shirt....

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How the U.S. can help economy — and you

May 03, 2017 at 5:00 am

Where is much of America’s economic prowess and associated wealth going? Some of it is not finding its way into America’s economy. It remains overseas.It should be coming back to America’s shores. But the U.S. companies doing business overs...

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When we were young

April 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

Well, maybe not so young, but it was a few years ago when we first met in 2005. Then Col. H.R. McMaster was with his command sergeant major when they boarded the Blackhawk with me and Iraqi Col. Thabid en route to the Ministry of Defense in...

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Cd’A Tribe honored for civil rights commitment

April 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

It is with great enthusiasm that we present the 2016 Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations Civil Rights Award to the Coeur d’Alene Tribe based on our four criteria of eligibility for the award.The organization or individual has a lo...

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