Editorial

It takes a healthy village

September 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s chilling to think where our community would be without Heritage Health.Known primarily as the full-fledged health care solution for 30,000 local patients regardless of their ability to pay, Heritage has made a spectacular recovery from...

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Disagree, but please don’t attack

September 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

Our community is enjoying and hopefully benefitting from some vigorous debate over Kootenai County’s form of government: Three elected commissioners holding the pursestrings and setting policy, and six additional elected officials — clerk, ...

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Put a match to frivolous timber lawsuits

September 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

Some people still don’t understand that trees are a renewable resource.They don’t know — or refuse to believe clear scientific evidence — that strategic timber harvests are actually good for long-term forest health, including wildlife.You c...

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Light at end of the U.S. debt tunnel

September 18, 2017 at 11:48 am

Twenty is the magic number.Can you see the connection?Congressional approval ratings are hovering around 20 percent. And they’re headed toward the basement rather than the ceiling.The national debt is now an astonishing $20 trillion — and a...

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The secret behind our bad summers

September 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

Blame God, greenhouse gases or just bad luck.Summer sucks.Sorry, but the joy of North Idaho summers seems to have gone up in smoke the past few years, with 2017 hitting the bottom of the once-joyful barrel.As Press meteorologist Randy Mann ...

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Election night won’t feature fireworks

September 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

At 5 p.m. last Friday, Kootenai County election officials confirmed some stunning news. In six cities, no incumbent will be challenged on the Nov. 7 ballot.At 5:25 p.m., The Press received a text from one of those incumbents who concisely s...

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Making government more efficient

September 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

This is not an endorsement or a criticism of the three sitting Kootenai County commissioners.It is simply an observation and a recommendation.The observation: Our form of county government is inefficient.The recommendation: Look again at a ...

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The old problem with youth sports

September 08, 2017 at 5:00 am

On deck, batting cleanup, is Wade Engelson from Post Falls.Now he strides to the plate. Here’s the windup, and the pitch… CRACK! Engelson launches a moon shot toward left center. It’s going, going…gone! A home run!Pardon the theatrical intr...

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It’s the Jon and Rick show Thursday

September 06, 2017 at 5:00 am

The highly anticipated talk tomorrow night by Jon Meacham at The Coeur d’Alene Resort is sold out.That’s 700 prized seats, every one accounted for.While Meacham, a Pulitzer Prize winner and famed speaker, will draw all the attention, a bear...

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A little extra motivation

September 01, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Idaho Vandals kicked off their final season in the Sun Belt Conference last night against Sacramento State, a member of the conference UI will join next season.But before the Big Sky welcomes back one of its brothers — the Vandals won n...

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