My Turn

A big slap in the face

March 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

Well, since I’m stuck indoors thanks to El Niño (thank you, global warming), I guess I will try to keep up with all of the news on our new groper-in-chief.There have been a lot of great My Turns and Letters to the Editor lately by people li...

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Change hard to swallow for school board elections

March 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

Do you know who the “zone representatives” are on your local school board?I don’t, and it hardly matters. I’m 66 years old, semi-retired and have no kids in school. In recent years, my wife and I hosted three exchange students who went to C...

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A letter to the attorney general

March 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

Dear Mr. Attorney General:I am writing to you today demanding that your office conduct an official investigation into the death of Kelly Pease which happened on or about March 10, 2017.Mr. Steven Denson was identified as a person of interes...

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Press still unfair to GOP

March 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

We all have been hearing about the press being unfair to the Republicans. Well this paper is no different.I noticed that on the very first column in Wednesday’s paper on page three, the following statement was printed there. "Trump rel...

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Proposed budget would hurt many Americans — like Brady

March 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

Nine-and-a-half years ago, my son, Brady, joined our family. Right away, my husband and I knew something wasn’t OK, and by the time Brady was 3 weeks old, he had been diagnosed with a frightening genetic disease — cystic fibrosis. We learne...

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Tall poppies: Cheer ’em, don’t cut ’em down

March 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

What do business gurus Tom Peters, Peter Drucker and GE-fame Jack Welsh have in common? Or uber-successful locals like Lorna and Paul Finman, drivers of CubeSat and founders of several local companies including LCF Enterprises? Or the lead...

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State should recognize, encourage high achievers

March 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

As juniors in high school, we are concerned about our future. Since we have started high school, we have taken on challenging classes in an effort to prepare ourselves for higher education. We all started taking high school level classes in...

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A big fat beautiful negotiation

March 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

“We’re going to open up the power of the free markets, you’re going to love your insurance, prices will go down and insurance will be better,” well, so said President Trump on Monday 13 March.How? Under the ACA health insurers are raking in...

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Turkey call: Help feather new group’s nest

March 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

Several years ago a man volunteered at the Community Action Partnership (CAP) Food Bank at Thanksgiving time. He was assigned the job of telling people there were no turkeys to give out. Jim Myers decided to do something to help and he init...

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EPA as savior? No thank you

March 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

According to Ed Javorka as he writes in “My Turn” in Saturday's paper, without the centralized federal oversight, scientific expertise, and dollars from the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, our beautiful Lake Coeur d'Alene is going to ...

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