Editorial

Next school board election starts now

July 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Press has supported Sen. Mary Souzaís efforts to move school board elections from obscure spring dates to the much more popular November general election cycle. Our reasoning is fairly simple: Single digits. Thatís the turnout school bo...

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If we could all just be Scouts

July 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has every right to withdraw tens of thousands of boys and young men from Boy Scouts of America membership. The church foots the membership fee bill for its Scouts and Scout leaders, after all,...

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Yes, even deadbeats deserve another chance

July 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

Michael J. Murphy of Hayden is one of our favorite letter writers because, bless him, he tells it exactly the way he sees it.No posturing. And no b.s. When Mike sounds off on matters of crime and punishment, this former Southern California ...

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The other side of a recession

July 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

The local restaurant owner complains because he has†to pay a dishwasher $10 an hour. Heís got to pay almost 30 percent above minimum wage because nobody will take the job for less. As an employer, that hurts.Here at The Press, weíre struggl...

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Senatorís sayonara too soon

July 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

Hilde Kellogg served in the Idaho Legislature for 20 of her 92 years, but it felt like only a term or two. John Goedde, a Senate education titan, logged 14 years in Boise that seemed more like 14 weeks.And Frank Henderson, that old worthy, ...

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Minimum wage debaters, check this out

July 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

You canít take the University of Washington study and deposit it in the bank, exactly, but advocates of big minimum wage increases should at least consider its warnings.Last week, UW released a study based in Seattle that paints a dire pict...

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The very, very, very best action flicks

July 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

Star Wars (1977).Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).Jurassic Park (1993; got you covered, Tyler).A war, an ark and a park.We dare you. Name three action and adventure thrillers that can match that trio of groundbreaking cinema-making.From the h...

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A moment to praise our seniors

July 09, 2017 at 5:00 am

Idaho is keeping seniors and attracting hordes more. More than any other state in the nation, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. While thatís not going to do a whole lot for the downtown Coeur díAlene nightclub scene, it brings far more p...

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He did it ó and so can you

July 07, 2017 at 5:00 am

If Vegas had been taking bets on Julian Redmanís bid to ride an overgrown tricycle (minus one small wheel) from sea to shining sea, Press staffers Lisa James and Devin Heilman would be wealthy young ladies today.And their managing editor wo...

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Hereís a cheer for fiscal health

July 05, 2017 at 5:00 am

Our roads and bridges need many millions of dollars of work.Thereís a Medicaid gap threatening our working poor that we have a moral responsibility to close.And as much money as weíre putting into education, thereís still abundant room for ...

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