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D1 Candidate Announces for NIC Trusteeship

D1 Candidate Announces for NIC Trusteeship

Tarie Zimmerman of Coeur d’Alene is pleased to announce her candidacy for North Idaho College Board of Trustees, zone 1. An active community volunteer and financial advisor, when Ms. Zimmerman was asked to run for this non-partisan office, as she stated, “when asked...

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Senate Joint Resolution 102 Ballot Measure

Senate Joint Resolution 102 Ballot Measure

The Idaho Legislature would be able to call itself back into session if voters approve a proposed amendment to the Idaho Constitution that appears on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. The amendment is known as Senate Joint Resolution 102, or SJR 102, and it will...

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school supply drive for CDA Schools

school supply drive for CDA Schools

The Democratic Club is holding a school supply drive for CDA Schools on Saturday, October 1st. Many of you are aware that the latest levy in CDA failed.  The school district has identified at least five hundred of their students as homeless.  We hope we...

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D2 Candidate Announces for NIC Trusteeship

D2 Candidate Announces for NIC Trusteeship

Brad Corkill, longtime Kootenai County resident and business owner, announced Wednesday that he is running for the Zone 2 seat on the North Idaho College board of trustees. For 34 years, Corkill has been the owner and operator of Whiteman Lumber in Cataldo, which is...

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DEMOCRACY, EXTREMISM, AND THE DOBB’S DECISION

DEMOCRACY, EXTREMISM, AND THE DOBB’S DECISION

SAVE THE DATE The Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." The...

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Leading Idaho Initiative Funds stormwater design project

Leading Idaho Initiative Funds stormwater design project

For the sake of the lake’s health, the city of Coeur d’Alene has been working to reduce the amount of untreated stormwater runoff that enters Coeur d’Alene Lake and the Spokane River. Stormwater runoff in the southeastern area of the city is collected and conveyed...

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Give Blood to Alleviate Local Shortage

Give Blood to Alleviate Local Shortage

A single blood donation can save three lives. With the local blood supply depleted by almost half since the start of summer, and only a day’s worth of O-positive blood available, donations are more important than ever. “We’re in an emergency shortage,” said...

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2022 North Idaho Democracy Dinner Gala

2022 North Idaho Democracy Dinner Gala

Please join us on Friday, September 23rd, 2022, at the Coeur d’Alene Resort for our Democracy Dinner Gala.  Meet and mingle with our area candidates for the Idaho Legislature: Teresa Borrenpohl, Kristy Reed Johnson, Larry Bieber, and Tom Stroschein, and Kootenai...

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Cd’A School District Uses Covid Funding

Cd’A School District Uses Covid Funding

Coeur d’Alene public schools’ proposed school plant facilities levy going before voters Aug. 30 has prompted some community members to ask: What happened to the millions of dollars the school district received as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic? The Coeur...

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D5 Candidate announces for NIC Trusteeship

D5 Candidate announces for NIC Trusteeship

Broschet announces candidacy. Seeks Zone 5 seat on North Idaho College board of trustees. Pete Broschet, who lives in the Hauser Lake area, announced Tuesday that he is running in November for the Zone 5 seat on the North Idaho College board of trustees. A...

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Council Adopts Inclusive prayer policy

Council Adopts Inclusive prayer policy

The Coeur d’Alene City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to open invocations before meetings to any “nonprofit, faith-based organization within the city of Coeur d’Alene.” The change will start with the new fiscal year on Oct. 1. There will be a lottery system,...

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ARPA funding, advisory groups and why they matter

ARPA funding, advisory groups and why they matter

On June 30, a press release was sent out outlining a historic initiative concerning water in the State of Idaho. Governor Brad Little, through his Leading Idaho initiative, is providing funding for agriculture, education, and transportation at the state level. An...

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Education Initiative Certified for November Ballot

Education Initiative Certified for November Ballot

$300-million-plus per year Quality Education Act will take a simple majority of votes in the general election to pass Idaho voters will decide whether to approve or reject Reclaim Idaho’s $300-million-plus per year K-12 education funding initiative on the Nov. 8...

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Support the August 30 Safety and Maintenance Levy

Support the August 30 Safety and Maintenance Levy

Last spring, the Coeur d'Alene Public School's Long-Range Planning Committee presented a Long-Range Facilities Plan to the Board of Trustees. The proposal detailed a growing backlog of building maintenance and school security issues required to sustain the school...

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IDP on SCOTUS Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

IDP on SCOTUS Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Idaho Democratic Party Chair Lauren Necochea released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, ending the constitutional right to an abortion: I never expected to see such a grave rollback of our rights in the 21st...

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Poll Workers are Key to Fair and Honest Elections

Poll Workers are Key to Fair and Honest Elections

Responsible Democrats! Get involved and help insure honest, fair elections by signing up to be a poll worker. Click here to Apply to be a Poll Worker. Kootenai County conducts four Elections each year, and Poll Workers play a vital role in the Elections...

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IDP Statement on Uvalde Shooting

IDP Statement on Uvalde Shooting

Chairwoman Lauren Neochea released the following statement in response to the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas: Like all Idahoans, I am devastated by the loss of 19 young children and 2 teachers in Uvalde, Texas. My heart goes out to the families...

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Idaho Legislature moves to the right

Idaho Legislature moves to the right

Political observers predict the Idaho Legislature will move to the right and become more politically conservative after several establishment Republican incumbent legislators lost their primary election races Tuesday. Even though Idahoans rejected the more...

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KCDCC Event Update

KCDCC Event Update

Inaugural Corn hole Tournament The Kootenai County Democratic Central Committee (KCDCC) held a Corn Hole Tournament and fundraiser last month at The Filling Station in Post Falls. This venue is a gastropub owned and managed by former KC Dem chair Shem Hanks. The...

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IDP Response to R’s abortion-restrictive proposals

IDP Response to R’s abortion-restrictive proposals

IDP on GOP committee chair ‘absolutely’ considering ban on emergency and long-acting contraceptives Idaho Democratic Party Chairwoman Lauren Necochea released the following statement in response to a recording of Rep. Brent Crane, R-Nampa, admitting Republican...

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Less immigrant labor in U.S. contributing to price hikes

Less immigrant labor in U.S. contributing to price hikes

Just 10 miles from the Rio Grande, Mike Helle's farm is so short of immigrant workers that he’s replaced 450 acres of labor-intensive leafy greens with crops that can be harvested by machinery. In Houston, Al Flores increased the price of his BBQ...

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DART issues GOP primary recommendations

DART issues GOP primary recommendations

Here are the recommendations for moderate, reasonable candidates in the upcoming May 17 Republican Primary from the community-minded Democrats and Republicans Together (DART), a loose-knit collection of North Idaho residents who seek election of moderate, reasonable,...

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Keeping Coeur d’Alene Lake’s water quality in check

Keeping Coeur d’Alene Lake’s water quality in check

Did you know Coeur d’Alene Lake is part of the Bunker Hill Mining and Metallurgical Complex Superfund Site? A recent Our Gem community survey revealed fewer than 30% of respondents were aware the Lake is included in the Superfund Site. The Environmental Protection...

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IDP on Reporting that SCOTUS Plans to Overturn Roe v. Wade

IDP on Reporting that SCOTUS Plans to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Idaho Democratic Party Chair Lauren Necochea released the following statement in response to reporting that the Supreme Court plans to overturn Roe v. Wade: “Like many Idahoans, I am appalled to see reports that the Supreme Court is overturning Roe v. Wade. Idaho is...

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NIC trustee field down to 8

NIC trustee field down to 8

Eight finalists have been named for three openings on the North Idaho College board of trustees. On Monday, the Idaho State Board of Education released the names of the finalists and included their cover letters and resumes. NIC Trustee Zone 1 • William H. “Hal”...

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Beware of DINO’s on your May 17 Democratic Primary Ballot

Beware of DINO’s on your May 17 Democratic Primary Ballot

As recently reported in the CDA/Post Falls Press, an element of the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee planned and partially implemented a plot to take over control of the Kootenai County Democratic Central Committee. The scheme relied on recruiting...

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Anonymous No Longer

Anonymous No Longer

Local conservative speaks out on alleged GOP plot COEUR D’ALENE — A woman who said the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee tried to recruit her as part of an alleged plan to infiltrate and dismantle the local Democratic Party is now speaking publicly. The...

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Elephants in the room

Elephants in the room

COEUR d’ALENE — The Kootenai County Republican Central Committee has reportedly planned and recruited volunteers to infiltrate the Kootenai Democrats, install an “antisemitic troll” as party chair and funnel money donated to Democrats to local Republicans instead. A...

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CDAide 2022 Care Affair

CDAide 2022 Care Affair

Restaurant and hospitality workers showed up for their community long before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now it's the community's time to return the favor. "Our restaurant workers are exposed on a daily basis," CDAIDE fundraiser volunteer and Care Affair event...

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Meet Our Field Organizer

Meet Our Field Organizer

About Me My name is Brody Robbins, and up until very recently I was a student at the University of Idaho. While at university, I studied English and political science. In addition, I served as the president of the U of I chapter of the Young Democrats Club and as the...

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Immigration reform tied to economy

Immigration reform tied to economy

Reforming immigration is key to addressing the economic challenges of widespread labor shortages, supply chain interruptions and inflation, experts agreed in a virtual discussion Wednesday. “With the highest level of inflation that we’ve seen for the past 40 years,...

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Bleed Blue Blood Drive

Bleed Blue Blood Drive

The KC Dems are reaching out to help our community through a Bleed Blue Blood Drive. You may not know it, but the Red Cross has declared a nationwide blood shortage. To make matters worse, donation drives at high schools and colleges, which serve as a significant...

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Pros, cons of impact fees

Pros, cons of impact fees

North Idaho cities use impact fees to help keep up with growth. Here’s a look at what some cities charge in impact fees and how the money is used. Coeur d’Alene Last fiscal year the city of Coeur d’Alene collected $1,216,711.59 in total impact fees. That is from...

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County could pull impact-fee trigger

County could pull impact-fee trigger

In search of ways to help pay for itself, the Kootenai County board of commissioners is considering impact fees on development. Impact fees are a one-time fee paid by property developers through building permits to offset the effects of growth on public infrastructure...

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State of Idaho projecting another record budget surplus…

State of Idaho projecting another record budget surplus…

Another record-breaking state budget surplus is continuing to build rapidly as the Idaho Legislature prepares to reconvene Jan. 10 at the Statehouse in Boise. Five months into the current budget year, the state is projecting to end the fiscal year on June 30, 2022,...

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Generous Giving Boosts Food Drive Collections

Generous Giving Boosts Food Drive Collections

Your generous giving contributed to the success of our annual food drive. First, we would again like to thank the KC Dem community for their incredible generosity. Every time we put out the call to help our local food banks you responded. Thanks to you, we are helping...

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Pre-Christmas Food Drive

Pre-Christmas Food Drive

Because of the inclement weather during our Annual Food Drive earlier this month, we did not collect as much food as we would have liked. Consequently, we are holding a another, three-hour food drive on Saturday, December 4th. Once again, the collection point will be...

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a Cradle to Grave Supreme Court Does Not Serve Public Interest

a Cradle to Grave Supreme Court Does Not Serve Public Interest

A cradle-to-grave Supreme Court does not serve the public interest There are a number of problems with the present-day structure of the U.S. Supreme Court, but the number of seats is not one of them. We have done very well with just nine seats since 1869 and really...

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Sandpoint mayor announces run for Governor

Sandpoint mayor announces run for Governor

Sandpoint Mayor Shelby Rognstad has announced his intention to run for governor of Idaho as a Democrat, and while he knows it’s an uphill battle in a state with a Republican supermajority, Rognstad says he has plenty of practice building coalitions in an ideologically...

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Idaho’s New Electoral Districts

Idaho’s New Electoral Districts

Redistricting commission approves state’s electoral districts for the next 10 years. The committee voted unanimously to approve the legislative map and 4-2 to approve the congressional map. L03 Legislative Plan L03 Legislative district lookup  C03 Congressional...

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American Redoubt

American Redoubt

British journalist Alastair Good travels to north Idaho to investigate the Redoubt Movement. This movement stems from a desire to build a homeland for conservatives. Many of the people attracted to this movement are conservative Christians. In addition, most are Trump...

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ANNUAL KC DEMS FOOD DRIVE Update

ANNUAL KC DEMS FOOD DRIVE Update

Thank you for helping us provide hope for the holidays. Thanks to the generous donors we received, you have made this year's food drive another success! We so appreciate the response to our community outreach effort. KC Dem Volunteers collected over six hundred pounds...

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Change in Polling Locations

Change in Polling Locations

A record number of Kootenai County voters has caused several polling locations to change. One of them might be yours. Of the 70 polling locations, six have changed: three in Hayden, two in Coeur d'Alene, and one in Post Falls. Voters can double-check where they'll...

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Growth of Far-Right Groups

Growth of Far-Right Groups

BOISE — A far-right group launched by antigovernment activist Ammon Bundy is rapidly expanding nationwide and making inroads into Canada, according to a new report from the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights. The quick growth happened despite legal...

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Laws Apply to These Candidates Too

Laws Apply to These Candidates Too

Law applies to these candidates, too. Having served as Idaho attorney general for eight years back in the 1980s, I feel qualified to provide a little friendly legal advice to attorney general candidate Arthur Macomber. Those who wish to be the state’s chief legal...

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Portrait of a conspiracy damages community

Portrait of a conspiracy damages community

After witnessing with disgust the blatant lies spread in the Coeur d’Alene school board races, I direct this letter to Allie Anderton, Lesli Bjerke and Glen Campbell, who attacked the Portrait of a Graduate (POG) during the School Board Candidate Forum. You are...

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March for Ousted NIC President MacLennan

March for Ousted NIC President MacLennan

North Idaho College students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community members plan to show support for former college President Rick MacLennan through a march on Oct. 27, prior to the next scheduled regular meeting of the NIC board of trustees. “I just felt like the...

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Terri Pickens Manweiler, Candidate for Lt Governor

Terri Pickens Manweiler, Candidate for Lt Governor

In August, Boise Attorney Terri Pickens Manweiler declared her candidacy for Lt Governor in the 2022. Terri is a fourth-generation Idahoan born and raised in Pocatello. She graduated from the University of Southern California and University of Idaho Law School and...

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Womens March Update

Womens March Update

— Ten-year-old Soren Cadwallader carried a sign reading, “fempire strikes back.” The young jedi and about 300 others struck back Saturday with steps, smiles and slogans. They held signs like “I march because someone 40 years ago marched for me,” “Girls just want to...

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March for Women’s Reproductive Freedom

March for Women’s Reproductive Freedom

COEUR d’ALENE — In response to the recent Texas decision making abortion inaccessible, a group of Kootenai County women will march for women’s reproductive freedom. The Kootenai County Women’s March will be this Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Village at Riverstone in...

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Where to get Covid-19 Testing

Where to get Covid-19 Testing

There are a few local locations for COVID-19 testing for those who feel like they might have the virus or are looking to travel. Katherine Hoyer, Panhandle Health District spokeswoman, said those testing for travel will probably have a longer wait than expected as the...

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Legislature sets eyes toward restricting city rainy day funds

Legislature sets eyes toward restricting city rainy day funds

  Possible intervention by state lawmakers to restrict local government “rainy day funds” is creating a thunderstorm among city officials. The Idaho Property Taxes and Revenue Expenditures Interim Committee is charged with studying the state’s tax system and...

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Local Elections Update

Local Elections Update

Updated voting info as of 9-18-21: SEVEN CANDIDATES DROP OUT It was the last day to drop out of the race. Withdrawn candidates as of Friday 5 p.m. were: Ray Craft — Dalton Gardens City Council Carrie Chase — Dalton Gardens City Council Daniel Temple — Post Falls Mayor...

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Do Your Part for the Democrats!

Do Your Part for the Democrats!

Come help our Idaho Democrats ...by phonebanking and textbanking for our Kootenai County candidates! It's critical that we reach as many voters as possible before the election, so we're getting started working on our 2022 campaigns early. We need the help of...

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Survey about Museum of North Idaho

Survey about Museum of North Idaho

Courtney Beebe, a trustee from the Museum of North Idaho, has issued a personal invitation to our groups to participate in this on-line survey for the Museum of North Idaho. The Museum seeks a varied and diverse point of view and want to be sure it serves the...

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Vaccine Mandates Have Strong Precedent

Vaccine Mandates Have Strong Precedent

In 1905, the high court made a fateful ruling with eerie parallels to today: One person’s liberty can’t trump everyone else’s. Henning Jacobson, a 50-year-old minister, put his faith in his own liberty. Back in his native Sweden, he had suffered a bad reaction to a...

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Poll workers help ensure legitimate elections

Poll workers help ensure legitimate elections

The Kootenai Elections office recruits and pays poll workers to staff polling locations throughout the county on election day. These temporary staffers help to monitor and facilitate safe and secure voting during our elections. If you have the time to commit to a day...

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Judiciary cleans up two nasty messes

Judiciary cleans up two nasty messes

So ends a great week for the citizens of Idaho. For decision-makers at the Capitol? More like a double-feature horror show. On Monday, the Idaho Supreme Court unanimously took a match to SB 1110, the short-lived law on citizen-led voter initiatives. The law was viewed...

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Phony info effort snuffed out

Target is county’s optional forms of government commission A document posted over the weekend alleged that citizens would no longer be able to attend Kootenai County form of government meetings. That was fake news. The printed letter, which several individuals and...

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Members of Idaho Redistricting Commission

Members of the Idaho Redistricting Commission, officially called the Idaho Citizen Commission for Reapportionment, will take population numbers from the 2020 U.S. Census, and draw new state legislative and congressional district boundaries. An article about the...

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Idaho redistricting commission has 5 of 6 members

Five of the six appointments are in for a commission that will redraw Idaho’s 35 legislative districts from which voters select the state’s 105 lawmakers for the next 10 years. The bipartisan Idaho Commission for Reapportionment that also draws the state’s two...

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Gary Edwards Speaks A Universal Language

Gary Edwards Speaks A Universal Language

When it comes to music, Gary Edwards has probably done it: teaching, recording, producing, and performing since he was 16. His repertoire includes musicals, screenplays, a television sitcom, several concertos, hundreds of pieces of music, and one opera, as well as...

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Republicans Vote Against Paying Idaho Teachers

Republicans Vote Against Paying Idaho Teachers

BOISE, ID— Today, Idaho’s radicals in the GOP-controlled Legislature voted against children and teachers. The move—killing HB 354 which covers teacher salaries—is another bleak example of how the controlling party is putting divisive politics first, and people last....

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Press needs better judgment on radical opinions

Press needs better judgment on radical opinions

In 1964, Pulitzer Prize winning historian Richard Hofstadter wrote a short monograph describing the “paranoid style” of fringe right-wing American political discourse. He didn’t use the term in a clinical sense but borrowed it to capture a style of thinking “centering...

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Neo-Nazi leader…worked for Homeland Security

Neo-Nazi leader…worked for Homeland Security

The leader of a neo-Nazi terrorist group who bought 30 mountainous acres of land outside Republic in 2018 once worked for the federal agency dedicated to… fighting terrorism. Vice News confirmed this week that Rinaldo Nazzaro, leader of The Base, was employed by the...

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Trump’s Trial Matters Regardless of Outcome

Trump’s Trial Matters Regardless of Outcome

WASHINGTON The outcome may seem preordained in the unprecedented second impeachment trial of Donald Trump, but it still matters. Democrats prosecuting the former president for inciting a deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol will struggle to persuade at least 17...

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NIC Trustee Wood calls for Chairperson Banducci to resign

NIC Trustee Wood calls for Chairperson Banducci to resign

For what a fellow trustee has called a "clear pattern of abuse and aggressive behavior," North Idaho College Board of Trustees Chair Todd Banducci has been asked to resign immediately. Penned by 16-year board member Christie Wood, her letter was sparked by an email...

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Biden taps … Bruce Reed as deputy chief of staff

Biden taps … Bruce Reed as deputy chief of staff

WASHINGTON – Bruce Reed is no stranger to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The veteran Democratic operative and Coeur d’Alene native served in senior roles under Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, but he’s returning to the White House with what may be his tallest order...

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Redistricting: Its time to draw the lines

Redistricting: Its time to draw the lines

The Idaho Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee presented “It’s Time to Draw the Lines” on December 15, 2020 for its 2021 redistricting effort. Here is a youtube video by Representative Colin Nash that will help you understand what is at stake when Idaho redraws...

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Merry Christmas Thank You

Merry Christmas Thank You

Exactly ten years ago, our friend, former Democratic State Senator Mary Lou Reed published a heartwarming story in the Inlander titled “The Power of Soup: How pumpkin bisque is fighting homelessness in North Idaho.” In this holiday season, we can still learn from Mary...

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SCDCC bomb threat fed by Trump’s false claims

SCDCC bomb threat fed by Trump’s false claims

America has seen a frightening rise in threats of violence tied to President Trump’s lies about election fraud. Yesterday [December 9] a man carrying a bag with wires protruding from it entered the Spokane office of the Washington State Democratic Party and threatened...

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Passing On Unexpected Gifts

Passing On Unexpected Gifts

Earlier this year, pre-COVID-19, the KC Dems received Chromebooks and cell phones from the Michael Bloomberg presidential campaign. These unexpected gifts resulted when Bloomberg pulled out of Kootenai County during the 2020 Democratic Primary. We thought we might use...

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Can Trump prevail? In a word, no.

Can Trump prevail? In a word, no.

Even before the presidential election, there was speculation as to whether Donald Trump could win the election even if he did not receive at least 270 electoral votes. In a 2019 law review article, Edward Foley, an Ohio State University law professor, suggested that...

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Help St Vinnys Cook Up Souport for the Homeless

Help St Vinnys Cook Up Souport for the Homeless

In lieu of public health restrictions, the Annual Souport the End of Homelessness Event is cancelled this year. Consequently, we encourage you to buy the St Vinnys Cookbook. Money raised from the sale of this digital collection of recipes will help support the St....

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Support for Local Anti-Racism Efforts

Support for Local Anti-Racism Efforts

On Tuesday, October 20, Evan Koch spoke before the Coeur d’Alene City Council. As Chair, Evan was representing the Kootenai County Democratic Central Committee. His purpose was to read a resolution in support for local anti-racism efforts. However, before he spoke,...

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Help Secure the Vote on November 3. 

Help Secure the Vote on November 3. 

Are you tech savvy? Do you have a tablet or smartphone with an unlimited data plan? Can you serve as a volunteer on Election Day, November 3? If you can answer these questions in the affirmative, please consider serving as a poll watcher.  As a poll watcher you would:...

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Democratic Candidates Show Solidarity

Democratic Candidates Show Solidarity

COEUR D’ALENE (Coeur d'Alene Press) - Education took center stage Wednesday night as three Democratic candidates met with constituents in a show of solidarity in preparation for the November election. "(Idaho politics is) unbalanced, and we need a new way of doing...

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Secure the Vote

Secure the Vote

The Idaho Legislature concluded the Special Session called by Governor Brad Little. Included in the approved bills were three modifications to our state election laws. These changes affect how you vote in the November 3 General Election.  See ways to secure the vote....

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Is this defense or intimidation?

Is this defense or intimidation?

A militia movement, recast, takes to the streets of North Idaho COEUR D’ALENE (Idaho Statesman) — Rebecca Schroeder doesn’t tell people her new address. As an outspoken progressive advocate from Coeur d’Alene in northern Idaho, she’s grown accustomed to local...

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Vote Early and Vote by Mail

Vote Early and Vote by Mail

  The threat of contracting COVID-19 at a polling place is expected to lead many Idahoans to vote by mail. But due to funding cuts imposed on the United States Postal Service by its new director, a man who donated ‘hugely’ to the President’s campaign, their votes...

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I Will Vote

I Will Vote

September 21 is the first day that Idaho’s County Clerks can distribute mail in ballots to voters. Knowing that this election is critical and that health risks are a concern for many voters, it is recommended that you vote by mail. To get started, use the link I Will...

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State must staff polling places

State must staff polling places

In this historic election year, Idaho faces a unique challenge. While faced with an ongoing pandemic, county clerks throughout the state must staff polling places for the General Election. Normally, polls are staffed primarily by retirees. However, since these...

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Masks and rights: Who trumps whom?

Masks and rights: Who trumps whom?

“My body, my choice!” A refrain from the abortion rights movement is now the battle cry of those insisting there’s a right against wearing masks or being vaccinated during a pandemic. When the Board of Panhandle Health District met last week to consider a facemask...

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OUR GEM: Heavy metals in our watershed

OUR GEM: Heavy metals in our watershed

The headwaters of the Coeur d’Alene Basin are essential to the success of mining, timber, agriculture, and hydropower industries. Mining activities along the South Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River have a significant influence on basin watershed conditions and on the...

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Temporarily Closing Sherman Avenue

Temporarily Closing Sherman Avenue

Temporarily closing Sherman Avenue is consistent with what other cities have done like Portland, Maine, Wilmington, North Carolina, Palo Alto, California and Boise, Idaho. Smart growth cities around the country are responding to COVID-19 by opening more streets for...

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Open Smart. Shop Smart. Dems Support Local Businesses.

Open Smart. Shop Smart. Dems Support Local Businesses.

Open Smart. Shop Smart. Dems Support Local Businesses. Partisan division has reared its ugly head as groups protest restrictions on their personal liberty, ignoring recommended guidelines, or even thumbing their noses at them. Democrats value local businesses which...

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