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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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Our Gem: Keep your butts out of the water

Our Gem: Keep your butts out of the water

Cigarette Butts in Storm Run Off November is typically the rainiest month of the year in Coeur d’Alene. That also means our storm drains are put to the test each fall. Storm drains are meant to help remove rainwater from streets and highways to reduce flooding,...

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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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Responding to “Asleep at the Wheel” Editorial

Responding to “Asleep at the Wheel” Editorial

Dear Editorial Board: Do not assume voters are “asleep at the wheel.” In your March 13 Editorial, you stated that 831 voters chose presidential candidates who were no longer in the race. Do not assume these voters were uninformed or misinformed. According to the...

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Reentry Center: Look Hard at Merits

Reentry Center: Look Hard at Merits

Weighing in on the current debate about whether Kootenai County should accept an Idaho Department of Corrections re-entry center, I am on the “pro” side. As a teacher and administrator at Anchor House/Idaho Youth Ranch for twenty years working with troubled,...

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Outreach Offers Opportunities to Show We Care

Outreach Offers Opportunities to Show We Care

KC Dems Community Outreach Committee had another great year. Consequently, as the Outreach Chair, I want to thank our members and volunteers who generously donated their money, supplies and precious time, so that we could reach out and support many fine and deserving...

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Stand Tall to Defend Public Art

Stand Tall to Defend Public Art

At its best, public art has the trans-formative potential to spark community engagement and create a sense of place. On any given day, you can see a child gravitate joyfully to the Mudgy and Millie moose at Independence Point or on Sherman Avenue. Functional but drab...

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WHAT IMPEACHMENT IS, AND ISN’T

WHAT IMPEACHMENT IS, AND ISN’T

Despite what the talking heads and others may say, an impeachment is not a garden variety criminal trial. The Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution does not apply to an impeachment proceeding. The confusion may be understandable because there have been only three...

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2020 Primary and Caucus Info

2020 Primary and Caucus Info

What are Kootenai County Democrats doing in 2020 to help select the Democratic candidate for President of the United States? Idaho Democrats will hold a presidential primary election for president on March 10, 2020. They will also hold a small caucus on April 4, 2020,...

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Climate Change Is Real

Climate Change Is Real

The root causes and long-term implications of climate change are settled science. For years, scientists have clearly and consistently documented and correlated the trending global increases of temperature with rising levels of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping...

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Pete Buttigieg: Your help building the Idaho Democratic Party

Pete Buttigieg: Your help building the Idaho Democratic Party

This is a make or break moment in our nation’s history. By 2030, we’ll have hit the point of no return on climate change, there will be another 130 million guns on our streets, and the average cost of a home will have increased dramatically. We are running out of time...

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2019 Fair Report

2019 Fair Report

Another fair is history--and the Democratic booth at the fair has made history in its own way. We conducted an early 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Straw Poll--or bean poll, if you prefer, since we used dried beans for voting tokens. One of our measures of...

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Steve Bullock: The fight for Democratic values in Idaho

Steve Bullock: The fight for Democratic values in Idaho

On Election Day, every voter gets one vote. It’s truly a day where we’re all equal. But after Citizens United, corporations and dark money groups have been given the ability to buy an outsized voice in our elections. The result: Washington has been so thoroughly...

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Joe Biden: My Message to Idaho

Joe Biden: My Message to Idaho

The story of America is one of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. We are a country that was built by America’s great middle class, the backbone of our great nation. But lately, the middle class has been under assault. One of the core pillars of my campaign is...

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Courtney Beebe is a Rising Star

Courtney Beebe is a Rising Star. She entered the world of the Kootenai County Democrats after the ignominious election of Donald Trump, whose only worthy contribution may be his inspiring so many to “get involved” in resistance to his policies. She first volunteered...

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Kootenai Democrats choose Dan English

Kootenai Democrats choose Dan English

The Kootenai Democrats choose Dan English as the 2019 recipient of the Art Manley Lifetime Achievement Award. Dan began his career in public service as a juvenile probation officer and won a seat on the school board. As a result of that experience, in...

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KCDCC Applauds Governor’s Veto

KCDCC Applauds Governor’s Veto

The Kootenai County Democratic Central Committee (KCDCC) applauds Governor Little for honoring the thousands of Idahoans who opposed Senate Bill 1159 and House Bill 296. Since 2006, the State of Idaho has paid over $2 million dollars out of the Constitutional Defense...

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Restore Standard Building Practices

The Kootenai County Commissioners will hold a public meeting on March 28, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Schuler Auditorium at NIC in order to address the potential repeal of Resolution 522, the “building code opt-out” resolution. The Kootenai County Democratic Central...

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KCDCC Supports Passage of Supplemental Levies on March 12

  Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – March 5th, 2018 – The Kootenai County Democratic Central Committee (KCDCC) supports the passage of the maintenance and operation supplemental levies proposed for a vote on March 12, 2019, by the Coeur d’Alene School District No. 271,...

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Senator Souza Attacks Medicaid Expansion

KOOTENAI COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Senator Souza Seeks to Escape the Will of the People with Senate Bill 1100 Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – February 19th, 2018 – The Medicaid expansion initiative passed by 58% percent of the vote in Senator...

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Pizza and Politics Round Up

Pizza and Politics Round Up

This is one of the best community education events that the Kootenai Democrats and the IDLCC put on every year. Pizza and Politics is the main opportunity for Democratic legislators to talk to the public about the good work that the Democratic Caucus is doing in the...

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Implement Medicaid Expansion as Written

Implement Medicaid Expansion as Written

KOOTENAI COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – February 11th, 2019 - The Kootenai County Democratic Central Committee (KCDCC) is pleased with the Idaho Supreme Court’s decision to rule that Medicaid Expansion in Idaho is...

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2020 Presidential Race

2020 Presidential Race

The 2020 presidential election is upon us!!! Kootenai County Dems let’s embrace it!!! Happy New Year to everyone! I am beyond excited about what we can accomplish in 2020. All it requires is some new and old ideas and some new and old habits. And yes, there are some...

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2018 Year in Review

2018 Year in Review

Here are the highlights of the year: Safe Passage Breakfast Sixteen KC Dems, including two candidates attended the Safe Passage Violence Awareness breakfast and also donated to the organization. Safe Passage helps victims, mostly women and children, who are affected...

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KC Dems Support Souport for the End of Homelessness

KC Dems Support Souport for the End of Homelessness

In November, KC Dems Community Outreach volunteers and about 1000 other folks enjoyed the truly warming (for heart and stomach!) soup contest event put on by St. Vincent de Paul. Held this year for the first time at the Silver Lake Mall, the event raises money to help...

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We Oppose Prop 2 Lawsuit

We Oppose Prop 2 Lawsuit

We, the Kootenai County Democrats, are disappointed with the recent lawsuit against Proposition 2 Medicaid Expansion that has been brought to the Idaho Supreme Court by the dark money group known as the Idaho Freedom Foundation. This special interest group is led by...

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Medicaid Expansion Good for Idaho

Medicaid Expansion Good for Idaho

Medical bankruptcy is a uniquely American medical problem, as is affordable health care for over 60,000 Idahoans. Idaho taxpayers are currently paying for Medicaid expansion in 33 states, but we do not benefit from this program. There is a myth people “in the gap” are...

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Break the Silence Suicide Prevention Walk

Break the Silence Suicide Prevention Walk

A large contingent of community volunteers, including the Kootenai County Democrats, joined the community in support of this important community event organized by the Region 1 Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN). Over 800 folks registered for the SPAN Walk to...

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Families Belong Together

Families Belong Together

Written by Zoe O’Brien Photography from CDA Families Belong Together Vigil   It’s 2018 and we are one nation under hate, and responsible for the separation of all 2000+ families coming over our border seeking asylum. How is it fair that I can come home every day...

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A platform we all can believe in

A platform we all can believe in

Finally, the 2018 Idaho Democratic Party Annual State Convention is officially over. More importantly, this biennial event, held in Caldwell at the College of Idaho was a big success. The conference drew elected delegates from all over Idaho. Together, this committed...

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Kootenai Dems Reject Federally Forced Separation

Kootenai Dems Reject Federally Forced Separation

Based on a LTE-Submitted to the CDAPRESS June 6, 2018 We, the Kootenai County Democratic Central Committee, protest the fact that, under Attorney General Jeff Sessions's “zero tolerance policy,” officers of Immigration and Customs Enforcement forcibly separate...

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Stellar Accomplishments Distinguished Nash-Mahuron

Stellar Accomplishments Distinguished Nash-Mahuron

The Kootenai Democrats enthusiastically recognize Jessica Nash-Mahuron as the 2018 Rising Star. Jessica distinguished herself by displaying an unflagging work ethic, organizational and strategic planning skills, and infectious enthusiasm. The Kootenai County...

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KDWA Shower Gifts Support CASA

KDWA Shower Gifts Support CASA

The Kootenai Democratic Women’s Association hosted their CASA Baby Shower on Wednesday, May 16. KDWA members and friends gathered at the home of Shiela Gary. Gary is a co-chair of the association. The annual spring benefit collected clothing and incidentals for babies...

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2018 Democracy Dinner

2018 Democracy Dinner

On May 10, the Kootenai Democrats gathered for a celebration. The reason for this festive event was the 16th Annual North Idaho Democracy Dinner. This regional gathering of Democrats featured a keynote address by former Washington State Legislator and current...

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Unselfish Service Makes Callen Worthy

Unselfish Service Makes Callen Worthy

The Kootenai County Democrats bestow the 2018 Art Manley Lifetime Achievement Award to Janet Callen. For the past 18 years, she lived the principles for which this award was established. In addition, she consistently demonstrates her commitment to Democratic values...

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Kootenai Democrats Proudly Welcome Matt Kilburn

Kootenai Democrats Proudly Welcome Matt Kilburn

The Kootenai Democrats proudly welcome Matt Kilburn. The Central Committee selected Matt to be our new 2018 field organizer. Hiring Matt signifies an important investment in our Party. It also supports our goal of getting our Democratic candidates elected this year....

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Active April

Active April

Our KC Dems Community Outreach Committee works to make Democrats visible in Kootenai County! Thanks to Cathy Kraus and her team, local Democrats had an active April by participating in the Kootenai Environmental Alliance Earth Day Fair and the Safe Passage Violence...

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Lincoln Reclaimed

Lincoln Reclaimed

Two local Democrats want you to know they are running to become Idaho State Legislators for Kootenai County. Their campaigns emphasize their intention to reclaim values true to their bloodline. The brothers, Dan and Shem Hanks, are great, great, great, great, great...

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Rapid Response Team

Rapid Response Team

Real change doesn’t happen overnight. Rather, it’s cultivated through years of careful planning and thorough execution. To achieve this needed change, the Idaho Democrats have created a Rapid Response Team. Formed in the aftermath of the 2016 elections, the Rapid...

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Undermining Independent Oversight

Undermining Independent Oversight

Redistricting and gerrymandering are topics in the news as the new US Census approaches. The reason for the renewed attention is because the census results affect the allocation of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. In other words, as state populations...

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