Kootenai Democrats Endorse Medicaid Initiative Petition

Kootenai Democrats Endorse Medicaid Initiative Petition

January 9th, 2018   The Kootenai County Democratic Party endorses the petition drive launched by non-partisan group Reclaim Idaho to expand Medicaid for 78,000 Idahoans who fall in the coverage gap, many of which who desperately need access to care. Our current Idaho...
Community Voices: Paulette Jordan House Party

Community Voices: Paulette Jordan House Party

Article by Cory Alexander, MD “If you aren’t sitting at the table, you are on the menu!” —  Paulette Jordan On Friday, December 22, 2017, I attended a house party in Spokane Valley with Rebecca Schroeder featuring Paulette Jordan, Democratic candidate for...
Solidarity Rally at Hecla HQ: Let’s Support Miners!

Solidarity Rally at Hecla HQ: Let’s Support Miners!

Article and Photography by Shawn Keenan Shirley McFaddan, Kristi Milan, and Jan Studer stand in solidarity along Highway 95 in front of Hecla Mining Company Headquarters. Since March 13th of this year, more than 230 of our USW Local 5114 brothers and sisters from the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...