Editorial

One team we can all cheer for

July 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

Who’s your favorite team? The Mariners? Yankees? Cubs?How about Hecla Mining Company? Don’t laugh: They’re good. Really good.Tomorrow through Thursday, Hecla’s Lucky Friday Mine Rescue Team will compete in the national mine rescue competiti...

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Singers were right then — and still are

July 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

Look outside.There’s glory for you. Peace. Sanity. Sunshine on your shoulders.If a hefty dose of Mother Nature’s nurturing is just what you need, you’re far from alone.Sometimes the world is too much. Steve Cameron’s column today reaches in...

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This lake debate gets really deep

July 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

We’re all wet.You might be, too.If you call that big, beautiful body of water Lake Coeur d’Alene, you’re sunk. That’s not its proper name, as an alert reader recently pointed out.“[Friday’s] lead front page article refers to Lake Coeur d’Al...

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Prop 1 is racing toward you

July 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Idahoans will vote this November on hysterical horse racing.Oops — that’s historical horse racing. But some view the measure as hysterical.To critics, it’s hysterically funny that proponents of Proposition 1 are billing it as a return to on...

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Two parties, two platforms, lots of jokes

July 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Oh, those wacky Republicans.And those stoned Democrats.If you were to judge both parties by recent reports of their respective conventions and platform adoptions, the above conclusions would be perfectly appropriate. There are definitely so...

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American pride could use a boost

July 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Fourth of July brings out the biggest bangs for many Americans flexing their patriotic muscles. The holiday week is as good a time as any to consider, how proud are you to be an American?Gallup has been posing that question every year s...

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Montana, you’ve got the wrong guy

July 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

The way Montana is going after Phil Baker, you’d think somebody from Big Sky Country had presidential aspirations.Oh — wait. It just so happens that Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, now midway through his second term, is rumored to consider hims...

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United we stand for a strong USA

July 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

Editor’s note: In what has become a Fourth of July holiday tradition, we’re reprinting one of this newspaper’s most popular editorials. This is the 16th anniversary of its first publication.• • •The signs of Independence Day are all ar...

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Pay on display in Cd’A and elsewhere

July 01, 2018 at 5:00 am

When you think of the best jobs in town — you know, best pay, best benefits, best work conditions and biggest positive impact on the community — who do you think of?Kootenai Health? Clearly one of the finest employers in the entire Inland N...

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Decision time is here for new school

June 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

Patrons of Coeur d’Alene School District, your silence is deafening.Speak up, please.District officials are on the cusp of committing to a new elementary school as part of a bond measure overwhelmingly approved by voters in March 2017. Acco...

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