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Bert Caldwell: Retiring with gratitude for my fellow scribes

Journalism career that began in Cut Bank, Mont., ends 38 years later.


Huckleberries: Out-of-towner awe a reminder of Coeur d’Alene’s beauty

So there I was passing the Hagadone Corp. HQ during my noon walk along the Coeur d’Alene waterfront Thursday when I heard one 40ish woman say to another: “It’d be …


Caldwell: West Point trained local bankers to survive

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point graduates about 1,000 second lieutenants each year. Although trained to command men and women in combat, many leave the Army when their hitch …


Caldwell: Health insurers should take hint from Blue Shield

If you want to thank anyone for enactment of President Obama’s health care reforms, those anyones would be Blue Shield of California and Anthem Blue Cross. That state’s two biggest …


Caldwell: Military elevates biofuel’s status

When the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds spun, rolled and shrieked through two days of performances at Andrews Air Force Base a week ago, the demonstration was not just about aeronautic …


Caldwell: BofA reaches out to help troubled mortgage holders

Bank of America recently notified 2,500 customers with mortgage problems they could meet face-to-face with bank representatives who might be able to fast-track modifications that would keep them in their …


Caldwell: Good news, good jobs work well together

April was a good month for Washington’s unemployed: 5,800 of them went back to work. The gain raised the 12-month improvement to 41,500, a good-news story even if those still …


Editorial page editor Floyd to retire; Caldwell named successor

Doug Floyd, The Spokesman-Review’s longtime editorial page editor, will retire at the end of June, Publisher Stacey Cowles announced this week. At the same time, Cowles announced that Bert Caldwell, …


Caldwell: Water disputes need local solutions

Two rivers run through the Rathdrum Prairie and Spokane Valley: one spilling from Lake Coeur d’Alene, one seeping from Pend Oreille, Hayden, Newman and other lakes. Each refreshes the other …


Caldwell: All those fingers in the pie left a financial mess

Brian “Duff” Bergquist was not aboard what he calls the Financial Crisis Express, but he was on the platform as the train approached. Now executive-in-residence at Whitworth University, Bergquist was …


Caldwell: Bonneville power plan creates buzz in industry

Moan as we might, and do, about the windy, wet spring weather, our troubles are small compared with those facing the Bonneville Power Administration. Last June, an unexpected confluence of …


Caldwell: AARP has self-interest in health care reform

Republicans are shocked the AARP and its licensed insurance plans stand to benefit from a health care reform bill, and will sacrifice the best interest of its members to make …


Caldwell: Nuclear vision needn’t be clouded

The agonizing struggle of the Japanese to avoid further catastrophe at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex necessarily has many rethinking the rethinking about nuclear energy’s future. Many hoped fission would …


Caldwell: For minority business suppliers, certification can be road to success

Marv Reguindin is triple-certified. The president, creative director and owner of Thinking Cap Communications & Graphics has been blessed by the Northwest Minority Supplier Development Council, the National Gay & …


Caldwell: Boeing’s tanker victory a blow to ’Bama

Thousands of Boeing Co. employees and suppliers, and only a touch fewer politicians, took a collective victory lap Thursday after the Pentagon made the 767 its choice for a new …


Caldwell: Prudent Wheatland a star in banking circles

Wheatland Bank earned a profit last quarter, as it has for every quarter since it was founded in Davenport 32 years ago. The holding company, Community Financial Group Inc., raised …


Caldwell: Unemployment problems not going to just fade away

At the rate employers added workers in January, the last person who wants a job but cannot get one will begin drawing a paycheck sometime in the year 2396. Unless …


Caldwell: Deficit discussions are truly farcical

Here’s one bottom line on all the foolishness about perpetuating the worst-conceived tax cuts in U.S. history: the transfer of $500 billion more in American wealth to the Chinese. Not …


Suzanne, Hugh Evans Merlyn Products Is High-Tech With Down-Home Attitude

Suzanne and Hugh Evans stand by a twin-engine plane they are modifying at Merlyn. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review