Editorial

Conflicts of interest: You can smell them from a mile away

May 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

Conflicts of interest look complicated. But are they really?When other measurements fall short, does a decision pass the smell test?Let’s consider a recent example in Post Falls.A member of the city’s planning and zoning commission did not ...

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Yep, old guys (and gals) really do rule

May 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

The rocking chair and blankie are going to have to wait a while longer for Dennis Erickson.The Coeur d’Alene resident and two-time national championship college football coach at Miami (1989 and 1991) is flat-out unable to hang up his cleat...

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Confidence is critical for Honor Flight

May 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

A beloved patriotic program needs a lift.And it’s got to come from within.When this newspaper dug into a complaint alleging an Honor Flight recipient wasn’t an honorably discharged military veteran, Press staff learned something alarming: T...

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Crusty and Trusty will show you how to have fun and learn the law, too

May 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

Don’t look now, but isn’t that Crusty the Reporter and Trusty the City Clerk truckin’ down Sherman Avenue?Together?Crusty and Trusty will be joined by a cast of characters, perhaps including you, on May 30 at 1 p.m. in Bay 4 of The Coeur d’...

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There’s a lot at stake on Tuesday

May 13, 2018 at 8:16 am

Sorry, Mom.Your political kids have let you down.Mother’s Day is as good a time as any to lament the lessons Mom tried to teach but didn’t stick.You know, the personal assaults and below-the-belt punches that accompany most elections. This ...

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Innovation comes to local politics

May 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

What do you get when you mix elephants and donkeys with beer?Fun.Respect.Understanding.Democracy in one big, dynamic blender.The standing-room crowd Wednesday night at the inaugural Donkephant event, which pulled together candidates and vot...

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Once-a-year opportunity is here again

May 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

When Dr. David Adler lectures on “Fake News and the Freedom of the Press” tomorrow evening, credibility will be the keynote theme.Credibility of media and credibility of the lecturer.In this era of social media proliferation and the tactica...

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Feel the chill from the north

May 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

Psssst.Those crazy Canucks are trying to pull the wool over our eyes. See, their great big utility company wants to buy our little bitty but by God all-American utility company. Like a goalie covering up a puck with his massive mitt, this i...

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Sometimes, the facts will freak you out

May 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

At the 1:23 mark of the official trailer “Malcolm Gladwell Teaches Writing,” the camera briefly lingers on a shelf of Gladwell’s fabulous books. To the immediate left of his writings is a title that almost jumps off the shelf: FREAKONOMICS....

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We need more Scouts — all kinds

May 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

For more than a century, the Boy Scouts of America has been making our nation better by instilling strong character in boys and young men.And for every day of those hundred-plus years, an invisible but impenetrable door has kept girls at ar...

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