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July 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Will “good ol’ boy” cronyism make a comeback, and local government openness take a big hit, at the Coeur d’Alene urban renewal agency?That’s the question as 20+ year urban renewal board member Brad Jordan’s current term expires on Aug. 6.If...

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Our history is worth preserving

July 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

Whether one is a history buff or not, there’s just no getting around the fact that history surrounds and identifies all of us no matter who, what or where we are. Someone once defined history as “… a bunch of lies to which we all have agree...

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OPINION: BRYANT JONES: NATO had our back; we mustn’t turn ours

July 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

The United States is at our strongest and safest when we stand alongside our allies. With last week’s North American Treaty Alliance summit in Brussels and this week’s summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, we ...

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OPINION: CHUCK MALLOY: Heather Scott enjoys swamp VIP treatment

July 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

Rep. Heather Scott of Blanchard, a hardline conservative and one of the few legislators who writes regular newsletters to constituents, usually has plenty of dialogue that appeals to her base.She thinks the Legislature is too liberal overal...

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Take a close look into Avista sale details

July 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

Kenny Moore’s My Turn column provided an excellent analysis of the BC Hydro-Avista buyout issue.Here I add my belief that Scott Morris’s and the board of directors’ actions are fraudulent legal violations of their fiduciary responsibilities...

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OPINION: The best moves for new school

July 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Recently I realized that once again District 271 is interested in trading with the City of Hayden for this historic school. When it was built in 1936 it was in a rural location, as the population had not yet engulfed it. Now it sits in the ...

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Opinion: There’s no room for fear

July 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

With the parade, the fireworks, the Fourth of July picnics, and all the celebration of our great nation and the freedoms we enjoy, perhaps there is also room for a little reflection on the current state of affairs in our nation, some of whi...

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OPINION: You might be an alien if …

July 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

Have you ever felt like you don’t fit in? It doesn’t really matter if it’s because you came from the Andromeda galaxy or just another country. It’s a lonely feeling. Yesterday I watched someone in a grocery store put a cantaloupe to his ear...

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OPINION: Why sale of Avista is cause for alarm

July 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

Steve Cameron’s column “Pull the plug on Avista merger hysteria” in the June 28 Cd’A Press was written in a vacuum and does not reference the facts of the issue. No one knows who the unlisted owners of Hydro One are. Canadian law does not r...

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Opinion: Six years of inaction have brought us to this

July 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Idaho Freedom Foundation’s Wayne Hoffman has an interesting solution for providing health care coverage to the working poor — and Medicare expansion is not it.“Voluntary giving is the way to help solve the Medicaid gap,” Hoffman says. “...

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