My Turn

Rude motorists can drive newcomers crazy

November 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Editor’s note: The Press rarely publishes anonymous letters to the editor, but is making an exception today because driving in Idaho is a featured topic.• • •My husband and I are recent transplants to North Idaho from Southern Californ...

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DR. DAVID ADLER: Tax ‘reform’ proposals a gut-punch to middle class

November 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

The legislation winding its way through the House and Senate, known as “Tax Reform,” is not tax reform. It represents a gift for the richest 1 percent, and a massive tax cut for corporations. Three in 10 working families will see their taxe...

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‘Assault weapon’ term is insidious

November 11, 2017 at 5:00 am

As a Forensic Firearms Examiner with more than 32 years experience, I am often asked, what is an “assault weapon?” Especially in light of such tragic recent events as Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs, Texas, the simple answer is I don’t kno...

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Three reasons to end capital punishment

November 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

We can all agree that society needs to protect itself by having reasonable and sometimes severe penalties for offenses from parking tickets to aggravated capital murder. In my ignorance, I used to support the death penalty because I was not...

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Local GOP a reflection of Kootenai County voters

November 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

‘The Kootenai County Republican Party needs to be a big tent party’ say the critics. They claim that our Republican party is not diverse enough but then THEY go on to say that others on the central committee don’t share THEIR views and that...

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CHUCK MALLOY: Trump-bashing works only for Dems and lame ducks

November 08, 2017 at 5:00 am

Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch recently sent a letter urging the White House to give its support for a bipartisan effort to extend “critical” lifeline funding in future disaster aid.For certain, it’s a noble effort by the senators to ...

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Immigrants: Challenges of ethical assimilation

November 03, 2017 at 5:00 am

President Trump is on target to demand re-negotiating trade and immigration deals. Some have led to large outflows of capital and to loss of jobs.The president is also on target to protect our borders, but not with a fence. The most effecti...

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Time for the church to refuse to be intimidated

November 02, 2017 at 5:00 am

In response to My Turn “Church and state: Leave politics outside the church” by Shirley Thagard, I suggest the following. Ms. Thagard is not familiar with the Constitution. The Constitution clearly prohibits the formation of a state religio...

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GUEST OPINION: Steps to help prevent another public massacre

October 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

Realizing all the facts in the Las Vegas shooting have yet to be released, this is my opinion of what transpired from the information released — if accurate or truthful. This is not a condemnation of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police or the...

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GUEST OPINION: Hey, listen up, all you OBEs (Offended By Everything)

October 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

Being offended by everything doesn’t make for a strong person. So how do we treat the easily offended so as to make them stronger and able to withstand any offensive language?When traveling to Mexico we are warned not to drink the water bec...

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