My Turn

Climate change a real threat … just ask our military

April 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Les Atchley’s March 23 My Turn piece, “Be cautious about spending trillions on climate change,” raises some interesting points. When I looked into his sources of information, though, they raised some disturbing questions as well. For exampl...

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Dust-up shows a big hole in budget

April 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

An article in Wednesday’s edition of The Press, titled “Budget Dust-Up,” covers a dispute concerning the “CAFR” (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report) and the role of the Annual Budget in that report. Unfortunately, the positions of our el...

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Private school vouchers aren’t helping students

April 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

A 2017 study in the District of Columbia about the effects of private school vouchers has further confirmed the results of recent studies in Indiana, Louisiana, and Ohio. By and large, the performance of voucher students on standardized tes...

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Session helped bolster education

April 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

One thing we can all agree on is that we want our children to have a bright future. One of the most important issues the Idaho Legislature works on every year is how to best build and support a strong educational system that will enable a b...

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911 is here to serve citizens

April 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Recently, a letter to the editor professed that a family was upset with the “Coeur d’Alene 911 call center.” Which I will assume she was referencing the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Emergency Communications Section.I would like to address the ...

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Survey says Legislature tilting further to right

April 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Years ago, while writing for the Post Register in Idaho Falls, I discovered a sure way of getting the attention of Idaho legislators. I conducted a survey to determine the best and worst in the Idaho Legislature and published the results be...

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Here’s why we endorse an optional building inspection system

April 11, 2018 at 10:35 am

While not uncommon, it is unfortunate when political or policy debate moves away from facts and into character attacks. Let’s set aside the personal attacks and vitriol and focus instead on the facts concerning the Kootenai County Republica...

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Setting record straight on building code quote

April 11, 2018 at 10:48 am

I would like to take this opportunity to state a correction to a misquote from Marc Eberlein at a candidate forum which took place last Thursday.At the forum, Marc mentioned that “he knows an architect who wasn’t thrilled at the decision, b...

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The most important bill of 2018

April 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

Remember the horrific child abuse situation in Post Falls last summer? The details printed in the Cd’A Press were upsetting, and certainly every person reading the article questioned how such inhuman abuse could happen anywhere, especially ...

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The high cost of extremism

April 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

In “Don Quixote,” Cervantes stated, “When the head aches, all the members partake of the pain.”What a fitting statement when one considers the overtake of Kootenai County’s Republican Central Committee (KCRCC) by a group largely consisting ...

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