My Turn

Lord, I was born a ramblin’ man

June 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

I started traveling just fresh out of diapers. My mother has photos of me at the age of 3 in a harness attached to a cable that ran from our house to the garage so I wouldn’t wander off. I started hitchhiking around Wisconsin in high school...

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How will the future of Coeur d’ Alene look?

June 01, 2018 at 9:17 am

Beautiful Coeur d’ Alene. The lake, green scenery, and surrounding countryside make it exquisite. It’s no wonder CDA is cited as the 11th fastest growing metro area according to U.S. Census data for the Department of Labor. But it seems lik...

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CHUCK MALLOY: Memo to GOP: We need Idaho primary runoffs

June 01, 2018 at 5:00 am

Lt. Gov. Brad Little’s victory in the Republican primary must mean that Idahoans basically are satisfied with the general direction of state government.Not so fast. Little received 37 percent of the vote, meaning that 63 percent voted for s...

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DAVID ADLER: Improving civil dialogue in the November election

May 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

The end of the primary season in Idaho affords an opportunity for candidates and voters to catch their breath before we plunge into the general election campaigns. It affords as well time for reflection on the ugliness and incivility that c...

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Vietnam War made real to student

May 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

I realized recently that a student can’t get the real picture of history from the pages of a book. My eyes were opened to the realities of war when I interviewed Lon Renolds, a Vietnam veteran. He was able to help me catch a glimpse of what...

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COLLEEN DAHLSEID: Timberlake Fire at critical crossroads

May 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

I sat in solemn disbelief last week at the Timberlake Fire District Commissioners meeting, as Commissioner Robyn Edwards voiced her “agenda” to outsource our EMT services.Those of us who love and live in rural areas know that the backbone o...

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ROBYN EDWARDS: Bottom line: Make growth pay its way

May 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

Those arriving to enjoy the good life in rural Idaho may celebrate escaping from taxes and regulations. Local regulations in the areas they left probably insured that development at least helped pay for itself, and that sufficient tax funds...

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Don’t call him ‘Congressman’ just yet; ‘Russ’ will do

May 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

One of the strangest ironies that came out of the recent primary election is that Russ Fulcher is likely to have a job next year as Idaho’s First District congressman, and Congressman Raul Labrador will be out of politics.It wasn’t supposed...

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Love where you live

May 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

We all cherish the community we grew up in, especially when it’s in our rearview mirror. I lived in Coeur d’Alene a long time ago, but the small Wisconsin town I grew up in is a lot like your community — only much smaller with a lot more Ge...

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Early Dawn a wake-up call for Post Falls

May 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

On April 10 the Post Falls Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing at City Hall in regards to Early Dawn Special Use Permit (SUP). This permit allows a 300-unit apartment complex to be developed on 17.5 acres. The location will...

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