My Turn

PAULA ROUKEMA: County community development deserves better from bosses

April 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

Dear Kootenai County Commissioners,I’ve never written such a letter before but felt compelled to do so after watching you systematically destroy the Community Development Department. The role of a county commissioner is to administer county...

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Atlas site: Shore up this key condition

March 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

The city of Coeur d’Alene is doing a marvelous job with the acquisition and planning of the Atlas Mill site on the Spokane River. This project had its beginnings back in 2013 when the city decided to purchase the railroad property that runs...

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4/1/18 tuneup: Dinosaurs among us

March 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

L.J. Krumenacker, an Idaho native, discovered fossilized eggs of a large Oviraptorosaur along with fossils of the carnivore Tyrannosaurus in North Idaho. That’s old news. What’s truly shocking is that just last week, footprints of a Tyranno...

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A word to those who loved Troy

March 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

The recent tragic loss of Troy Schueller, much loved husband, father, teacher, high school principal, mentor, son, friend, and more can never be fully understood! I know this because we lost our son, Michael, to depression and suicide close...

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Be cautious before spending trillions on climate change

March 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

In the Feb. 14 Press, Carrie and Jerry Scheid wrote a My Turn piece titled, “Galileo was right.” Jerry wrote, “According to NASA’s website, 97 percent of climate scientists who publish in peer-reviewed scientific journals agree that “clima...

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Don’t bring your ‘occupied zone’ here

March 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

Monday evening I attended part of the Kootenai County Building Code discussion at the Kroc Center. This was the second such meeting I have attended with the prior one being before the first of the year. Government actions and regulations a...

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CHUCK MALLOY: Little should take the fight to Labrador

March 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

For a political old-timer such as myself, it’s always interesting to attend a campaign function for Lt. Gov. Brad Little, who is hoping to become our next governor.When he holds a campaign event, such as a pizza luncheon recently in his Boi...

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Senior volunteer program deserves a life preserver

March 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

RSVP stands for Retired Senior Volunteer Program. This program is designed to allow those retired seniors who have time on their hands and want to give back to the community to connect to people and organizations that need some volunteer he...

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Beware the collaboration trap

March 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

Many of the environmental/conservation groups in the West are participants in various collaboratives. Groups participating in collaboratives include the Western Environmental Law Council (WELC), Northwest Conservation, Greater Yellowstone C...

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Veterans village would help those who served

March 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

This letter is in response to an article in your Feb. 27 paper titled: “Neighbors rally in opposition to project before formal application, Veterans’ village envisioned.”It was good to know that you have reporters that try to stay unbiased ...

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