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FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 2016

Press: Vote 'no' on HJR 5 

In an edit today, the Coeur d'Alene Press urges a "no" vote on HJR 5. It begins: "Voter alert: There's a trick question on your ballot." Then: "The question, better known as HJR 5, sounds innocuous enough to evoke a quick “yes” vote and move on. But The Press encourages you to vote “no” on this proposed constitutional amendment instead."

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MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014

County Won't Say Who Got Paid Off 13 

Kootenai County isn't naming names. Three payments totaling $102,000 were made to undisclosed county employees in a span of three months, according to information the Kootenai County Clerk's Office released Thursday. The bulk of a broad records request The Press submitted to the clerk's office...

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Edit: LCDC Should Target Good Jobs 27 

If you take the candidates at their word, there's no chance Coeur d'Alene's urban renewal agency is headed for the guillotine. That doesn't mean a close shave isn't in store. As they march down the campaign trail, including a televised forum last week, all but...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 23, 2013

Widmyer Owns Press Word 'Mayor' 34 

Coeur d’Alene businessman Steve Widmyer isn’t mayor. Not yet. But for now, in the Coeur d’Alene Press, he owns the word. “Coeur d’Alene, meet your next mayor,” begins a Press editorial previewing its mayoral coverage. Like every mention of the “mayor” since the first week...

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Gissel: Souza Forfeits Leadership Role 10 

In the Sept. 12 edition of the Coeur d’Alene Press the following passage was included: “Souza said as mayor, she would vote whichever way the public favored on highly charged topics when the opinion is stacked on one side, regardless of how she feels personally.”...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 20, 2013

Op-Ed: Proud To Be City Of Vision 10 

In the next few months we will be continually bombarded with statements such as Michael Teague's definition of who is running for City Council and Mayor of Coeur d'Alene. He attempted to define anyone other than the far right Mary Souza group as the FAR...

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Press: Celebrating Maj's Life 

One of North Idaho's bright lights was snuffed on Friday. Maj StormoGipson, a highly respected pediatrician and outdoors enthusiast, died in a Salmon River kayaking accident. Just 57, she was surrounded by family on a six-day rafting trip. The word "brilliant" has been diminished in...

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MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013

Press: Deep Six Event Center 20 

If Coeur d'Alene is ever going to have an event center, the time isn't now and Riverstone certainly isn't the place. This week, the city's urban renewal agency, Lake City Development Corp., agreed to fund $10 million toward construction of a multi-purpose event center at...

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Press: Don't Play Online Name Games 

No harm, no foul. Of course, that's easy for us to say. We aren't Todd Tondee, the Kootenai County commissioner who was impersonated online last week and incurred the unwarranted wrath of some people who weren't terribly happy with the commissioner anyway. But like Tondee...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013

Letter: Out, Damn Obama Supporters 

It’s finally time to remove our progressive liberals from our city council and mayorship! Why is it that these people are allowed to run for office without declaring a political party affiliation anyway? Are they afraid that putting Democrat in front of their name will...

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MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013

CdA Press Online Boots Trolls 

We could point to the number of complaints readers of have registered against obnoxious comments and those who write them, but we won't. We could argue that page views of online comments, one source of funding that allows us to offer readership of

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Press: Sheriff Eyes Correct Target 

Rumor has it that there is some distrust of President Obama. And with all the legislative sabre-rattling recently about prying assault weapons from the cold dead hands of American patriots, anxiety might be a tad higher than normal, even by North Idaho standards. Yet the...

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Jeff's Back In The Game 

Jeff Selle, one of Huckleberries own, is returning to the journalism game, after years of wandering in the public relations wilderness. Jeff will rejoin the Coeur d'Alene Press. I first met Jeff years ago when he was pounding the Post Falls beat for the Press....

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FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013

Letter: 'Pachyderm' Offensive 10 

This note is regarding the article appearing on the front page of the Cd’A Press on 3/9, titled “Tight grip on state sovereignty Lincoln Day Dinner” by Alecia Warren. I respectfully request the Press raise its standards above injecting direct, blatant and derogatory comment in...

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Edit: Well Done, School Levy Voters 

The silent majority spoke up this week. We hope educators were listening. With overwhelming support, voters in Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls and Kootenai school districts stepped up for their public schools. They willingly took on hefty property tax loads for the next two years by...

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Huckleberries Hears ... 10 

... That talented feature writer Bill Buley of the Coeur d'Alene Press is leaving North Idaho winter chill for Hawaii's sunshine. Press Editor Mike Patrick has confirmed for Huckleberries that Bill will be editor in chief of The Garden Island, Kauai's daily newspaper. Join me...

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MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012

CdA Press: Yes On Proposition 3 

Take it from an industry that has struggled to adjust and adapt: The world has changed, and those who resist that change risk becoming irrelevant. The newspaper business has finally stopped fighting the dramatic shift in the way information is communicated; its very survival depends...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 26, 2012

CdA Trustees: A Lack Of Democracy 

The Coeur d’Alene school board is out of control. Populated almost entirely by appointees, apparently board members are confused about the concept of representative democracy… A prime example? They recently voted to disband PYP (a parent-funded program at one of our schools of choice) after...

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Press: Yes On Props 1, 2 

Proposition 1 has been derided by opponents as a mean-spirited attempt to wrest control away from teachers and the teachers union and instead put too much authority in the state's hands. We agree that regretfully, some teachers have perceived it as mean-spirited, and we further...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24, 2012

Press: Yes To Luna Laws, Teachers 10 

On Friday and Sunday, The Press will publish editorials explaining the editorial board's support for the three education propositions on the Nov. 6 ballot. But before we tell you why we believe these are important steps in elevating public education in Idaho, we want to...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 12, 2012

Letter: Bye, Bye Miss American PYP 10 

The xenophobic Coeur d’Alene school directors have certainly been busy of late. Whacked the IB Program for good, they did — Ciao! Dismantled the PYP Program too — auf Wiedersehen! Next on their agenda ought to be the elimination of those pesky foreign languages —...

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Press: Here Comes The Crud

We've had so much sunshine, some people have actually started to complain about the monotony of blue skies and warm temperatures. Well, all that monotony is expected to be flushed out of North Idaho this weekend, with showers and cooler temperatures heralding the October weather...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 5, 2012

Press: Why NIC Election Important 

Coeur d'Alene Press editorial today: Most people have a good feeling about what North Idaho College means to the region. Even its staunchest critics had to raise an eyebrow, though, over the recent report on NIC's economic impact. According to a study that was released...

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Press: Aim Low On City Hall Raises 

As this newspaper has documented several times over recent years, Coeur d'Alene city employees are among the best paid workers around. Add to their ample average earnings a benefits package that exceeds anything the local private sector can offer, and city employees are the envy...

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Press: Free To Not Believe 11 

In response to an advertising campaign by Inland Northwest atheists, the Coeur d'Alene Press Editorial Board opines: "Jefferson, Adams and the rest were students of history whose political perspectives were honed to a fine point by the pain of personal experience. They clearly understood that...

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.