True Native: Name one journalist at the Press who qualifies as good or great. I bet you people you CAN NOT do it!
DFO: TN, I've answered your question in the comments section. But it prompted another thought. You could put together a virtual all-star team, if you'd asked about top-notch journalists who are Coeur d'Alene Press alum: Columnist Doug Clark (former Press M.E.); Sports columnist Dave Boling of the Tacoma News-Tribune; national sports columnist T.J. Simers (of LA Times? SD Tribune?), WSU PR guy Bob Frank; Ric Clarke, Keith Ericson, etc. Shawn Vestal, Taryn Brodwater on our staff. Etc. And many more. I'm a former Hagadone M.E. (5 years of hard time in Kalispell, Mont.)