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KC Dems Souport the End of Homelessness

KC Dems Souport the End of Homelessness

Article by Cathy Kraus, Community Outreach Committee Chair The KC Dems bread team is ready in their KC Dems shirts. On November 16th, as chilly gray skies and drizzle hung over Coeur d’Alene, Kootenai County Democrats’ Community Outreach volunteers and about 1200...

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Idaho Dems Vote for Primary, not Caucus

Idaho Dems Vote for Primary, not Caucus

Article by Paula Neils Photography by Christine Harding     The Idaho Democratic State Committee voted on October 14, 2017, at the quarterly meeting in Pocatello, to change from a caucus to a primary to determine voter preference for the Democratic presidential...

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Honoring the Veterans in our Families

Honoring the Veterans in our Families

A KC Dems Community Collaboration Submitted by Lt. Colonel Bill Douglas, U.S. Army JAG, Ret. and former Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney Photo Caption: Lt. Colonel Bill Douglas,  U.S. Army JAG, Ret. As a retired Army Judge Advocate General, I have given legal...

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Speak up for Your City Council and Vote!

Speak up for Your City Council and Vote!

Article by Jessica Nash     This November election, residents across Kootenai County are invited to cast their ballots for various city positions. That includes Mayoral seats in some cities, City Council seats in all cities and Fire District Commissioners seats in...

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KC Dems Bust a Groove with Dance Through Time

KC Dems Bust a Groove with Dance Through Time

Photography by Teuvo Orjala and Larry Telles Article by Jessica Nash   On the Friday night before Halloween, local Democrats of all ages graced the dance floor at the Eagles club on Sherman Avenue. With stellar dance moves and flashy costumes, Kootenai Democrats...

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Faith Leaders Share Views on Climate Change

Faith Leaders Share Views on Climate Change

Article by Suzanne Marshall     Climate Action CDA, a program of the Kootenai Environmental Alliance, hosted a panel on Faith and Climate Change at North Idaho College on October 19, 2017. An audience of approximately 50 community members and students listened to...

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Engaging our Youth in the Classroom

Engaging our Youth in the Classroom

Article by Paula Neils     One of the many tasks I do as Chair of the Kootenai County Democratic Central Committee is to accept speaking invitations. For the past eight years in the fall, responding to an invitation by Mr. Brian Holgate, I have spoken to the US...

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Community Voices: Thomas Keenan

Community Voices: Thomas Keenan

Article by Thomas Keenan Introduction by Jessica Nash   Thomas Keenan has lived in Coeur d’Alene since 1978. His civic engagement and community involvement over the years is impressive. He has door-knocked as a Democratic Precinct Captain, beautified our area through...

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Idaho Democrats: It’s Time to Stand Together

Idaho Democrats: It’s Time to Stand Together

Article by Christopher S. Matthews   A guiding principle I live by is staying true to myself. As Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet, “This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.” Since the...

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America’s Immigration Policy: #Sad!

America’s Immigration Policy: #Sad!

Column by Jan Studer Images Contributed by Alycia Moss     President Trump appears unable to show true compassion to the immigrant children and young adults of the United States who were brought to American shores by their parents and who now await a decision about...

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Lights, Camera, Political Action!

Lights, Camera, Political Action!

Article by Mary Hamilton Photography by Larry Telles and Teuvo Orjala The Kootenai County Democrats hosted another successful Theater Night event. Bev Moss and her incredible team put together an evening of food, beverages, theater and great conversation. Lake City...

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Lake CDA Waterkeeper Hosts Boat Tours

Lake CDA Waterkeeper Hosts Boat Tours

Article by TJ Gossard Do you know that the second largest Superfund site in the United States, Bunker Hill, has affected the Coeur d’Alene Basin? Do you know that the United States Geological Survey estimates there are more than 75 million metric tons of contaminated...

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2017 Dem Fair Booth:  An Unqualified Success!

2017 Dem Fair Booth: An Unqualified Success!

Article by Paula Neils Photography by Larry Telles     The 2017 North Idaho Fair is now history. The “Democratic Booth at the Fair” is an annual event of the Kootenai County Democratic Central Committee and is accomplished by much expense, planning, and dreaming up...

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Democratic Women in Bloom at Garden Party

Democratic Women in Bloom at Garden Party

Article and Imagery by Jessica Nash     Democratic women in our community gathered for the popular Annual Garden Party on Wednesday, August 16th at Theresa Potts’ home in Coeur d’Alene. Surrounded by an array of cultivated flowers and greenery, women mingled and...

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Pot: Profit or Prosecution?

Pot: Profit or Prosecution?

Column by Jan Studer     To a passerby, the gathering in the dining room at the Seasons restaurant on August 2nd might have appeared to be seniors participating in a presentation on Medicare or Social Security.  This presumption would not have been far-fetched, since...

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Medicaid for Idaho Campaign Tours Coeur d’Alene

Medicaid for Idaho Campaign Tours Coeur d’Alene

Article and Photography by TJ Gossard   “Right now our senators—Senator Crapo, Senator Risch—are participating in an effort to begin a process, and possibly complete a process, to dismantle Medicaid as we know it: putting $800 billion out of the Medicaid program.”...

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Where Progressive Values Meet Party Organization

Where Progressive Values Meet Party Organization

The New Face of Grassroots Advocacy in Kootenai County Article by Courtney Beebe     Chris Matthews has always shared the progressive values of Theodore Roosevelt and FDR, even as a student at Kellogg High School where he met his future wife, Emily. After serving in...

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KC Dems Hit the Streets with Summer of Resistance

KC Dems Hit the Streets with Summer of Resistance

Article by Courtney Beebe Photography by Nash Mahuron     The Kootenai County Democrats grabbed some sunscreen and hit the streets on July 8, 2017 for the Idaho Democratic Party “Summer of Resistance” canvass and training event. The Summer of Resistance is a 14-city,...

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Our Footprint in the Community

Our Footprint in the Community

  Article by Lisa Nunlist and Bev Moss     The long-awaited new home for the historic Coeur d’Alene Carousel opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 9th. This charming structure is across from City Park, next to Memorial Field. From 1942 to 1975, this same...

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KC Dems Rally for 4th of July Parade

KC Dems Rally for 4th of July Parade

Dedicated volunteers gathered at  Kootenai County Democrats Headquarters on Sunday, July 2nd to create signage for the annual 4th of July parade on Sherman Avenue. Sign-makers were encouraged to emit powerful and positive messages to proudly display our values to the...

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Progressive Dinner: She Persisted

Progressive Dinner: She Persisted

Ts. Rage. Anger. Lack of Civil Discourse. Have you ever wondered why these emotions seem so prevalent in today’s political climate?  Well, Progressive Diners hosted presenter Cory Alexander, MD at its June 7th meeting at the Seasons in downtown Coeur d’Alene and...

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