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KC DEMS CLUB UPDATE

KC DEMS CLUB UPDATE

I am excited to report that the KC Dems Club will hold a meeting on Friday, December 15 over Zoom. The purpose of this virtual gathering is to review and approve the by-laws. Therefore, we require the attendance of fifteen dues paying members to approve the revisions....

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KC DEMS CLUB UPDATE

KC Dems Club Update

This year’s Thanksgiving holiday is over. Yet, we can still cling to the holiday’s sentiment of being thankful for family and friends, and all that we have. We can also put that attitude toward helping others. Our Democratic Club small group took the week off for...

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KC DEMS CLUB UPDATE

KC Dems Club Update

As I mentioned last week, we are no holding KC Dems Club meetings right now. Instead, a group of Dem Club members met to discuss the Democratic Club format and officers as we look toward the new year. The objective was to update our bylaws as well as encourage Dem...

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KC DEMS CLUB UPDATE

KC Dems Club Update

The KC Dems Club bylaws require fifteen dues paying members to constitute a quorum to vote on any issue. However, given all the challenges during the COVID shutdown and recovery period, collecting dues was not our priority. Instead, we focused on keeping people...

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Remembering Roberta Larsen

Remembering Roberta Larsen

Roberta Marie Larsen, 87 Aug. 8, 1936 — Aug. 13, 2023 Beloved mother, wife, friend, advocate and supporter of the arts. Born on Aug. 8, 1936, at the house of Dr. Blackwell on Sherman Avenue, Roberta grew up in the home of her grandparents Richard and Iverina Rasmussen...

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Vote Vibe

Vote Vibe

Vote Vibe is a new direction for us. It aims to attract and register young voters. This public event features music by DJ Stephanie Bogue, plus food and drinks including beer and wine by Frank’s Hoagies on 4th Street, along with swag bags and a silent auction. If you...

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SOUPORT FOR THE END OF HOMELESSNESS 2023

SOUPORT FOR THE END OF HOMELESSNESS 2023

Join participants on Thursday Nov 2, 2023, at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds for Souport for the End of Homelessness-a community fundraiser to support our area’s local citizens in need this fall and winter. Come enjoy over 30 different soups made locally, bid on our...

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JOIN IDAHO DEMOCRATIC LEGISLATORS FOR LUNCH

JOIN IDAHO DEMOCRATIC LEGISLATORS FOR LUNCH

Make plans to join Idaho Democratic Legislators for lunch at Capones Pub on the Green at the Ponderosa Springs Golf Course. Lawmakers from both the House and the Senate will be swinging through North Idaho, and they would love to meet Kootenai County...

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Bringing Community Together

Bringing Community Together

The Coeur d’Alene Regional Chamber, in collaboration with North Idaho College and Kootenai Health, has scheduled a series of free quarterly public forums. The forums are aimed at bringing the North Idaho community together for discussions on topics affecting the...

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SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

As part of our continuing community outreach effort, KC Dems will hold the 2nd Annual School Supply Drive to benefit community school kids. The drive will be Saturday, September 30th from 10 am-2pm at Ramsey Park-southernmost lot (closest to the Kroc...

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MEET THE CANDIDATES

MEET THE CANDIDATES

Meet the candidates for local offices with a potluck mixer at Art Spirit Gallery on October 21, 2023, at 6:30 PM. Bring a favorite potluck dish to share. With candidates from: CDA Rathdrum Spirit Lake Hayden This non-partisan event includes guests endorsed by...

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LET’S WALK ABOUT IT-5K SPAN EVENT

LET’S WALK ABOUT IT-5K SPAN EVENT

For the sixth year in a row, Kootenai Democrats are proud to support the Suicide Prevention Action Network of North Idaho’s Let's Walk About It annual 5k walk. On September 9th at 10 a.m. at Riverstone Park, join neighbors and friends from across North Idaho as we...

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Ice Cream Social

Ice Cream Social

The August Dem Club Summer Gathering features an Ice Cream Social at the home of Paula and John Neils in Hauser. Their house is located at 15788 W Hollister Hills Dr. This event takes place on Friday, August 25 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. All you need to bring is something...

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KCTFHR Reacts to Patriot Front …

KCTFHR Reacts to Patriot Front …

The Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations extends its appreciation and gratitude to the Coeur d’Alene Police Department under the able leadership of Chief Lee White, the City of Coeur d’Alene Prosecutor’s Office and the legal system including the jury decision...

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Ice Cream Social

KC DEMS CLUB MEXICAN FIESTA

The Democratic Club’s next social gathering is going to be a Mexican Fiesta. It takes place next Friday, July 21st from 6 – 8PM at the Home of Ruben and Mary Miranda.  So, make plans to come by and enjoy a tostada bar and some good company. If...

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KDWA GARDEN PARTY

KDWA GARDEN PARTY

SAVE THE DATE: Plan to join the Kootenai County Women’s Association on Tuesday, July 25 at their Annual Garden Party. Details will be provided soon. The mission of the Kootenai Democratic Women’s Association is to increase the involvement of women in the Democratic...

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Big Blue Huckleberry Barbecue

Big Blue Huckleberry Barbecue

Join your Democrat friends and neighbors for the Big Blue Huckleberry Barbecue. This special event offers an unforgettable evening of food and activities at the stunning Elk Point Events (more commonly known as Stellas on the Hill.) Elks Point Events is North Idaho’s...

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Dem Club June Social

Dem Club June Social

This Friday June 23rd from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, we are hosting our June Social. This is not a political event. Therefore, there will be no featured speaker, and no special video presentation. Instead, it will just be us, meeting together in-person to talk and share...

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Join Fellow Dems at the Independence Day Parade

Join Fellow Dems at the Independence Day Parade

This year's July 4th Independence Day Parade is going to be bigger and better than ever with pinwheels, patriotism, our beloved donkeys, plus a whole lotta fun! So, join your friends and march with a fantastic group of people. Please use our Registration Page to let...

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Caught Up in Traffic

Caught Up in Traffic

Attendees applaud a speaker in opposition of a proposed regional traffic management center. Plans for a potential regional traffic management center were at the core of a raucous Thursday meeting of the Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization. The board of KMPO,...

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Leading Idaho Initiative

Leading Idaho Initiative

Beginning in 2021, Idaho Gov. Brad Little began allocating funds for projects that reduce phosphorus loading to Coeur d’Alene Lake under the Leading Idaho Initiative. Since then, a total of $33 million has been allocated for this purpose. Gov. Little appointed the...

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Vet’s Home Sponsorship Project

Vet’s Home Sponsorship Project

Please join us in supporting our Idaho Veterans with your generous donation to the Kootenai County Democrats’ Idaho State Veteran's Home Sponsorship Project 2023. Our goal is to raise $2,500 by the Fourth of July 2023. Contributing this amount will designate us as a...

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DART announces candidate, levy endorsements

DART announces candidate, levy endorsements

DART, Democrats and Republicans Together, released its candidate endorsements for the May 16 elections. “We advocate for sound, civil, and thoughtful community leaders in positions of governance and public service. We have reviewed the candidates’ profiles, their own...

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Support these candidates, vital issues

Support these candidates, vital issues

The days of nonpartisan local elections actually being nonpartisan are dead and gone. That’s lamentable, but today’s reality. So what’s a voter to do when important local races are being financed and marketed to sway the masses ever further in one extreme direction or...

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ID Veterans’ Home, Post Falls, Accepts Its First Residents

ID Veterans’ Home, Post Falls, Accepts Its First Residents

POST FALLS — Walter Robinson likes the coffee at the Idaho State Veterans Home in Post Falls. And yes, that’s a big deal. The other morning, when his wife, Rowena, arrived, she was surprised when he told her he was enjoying a cup of joe. “That’s something I...

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Court Reinstates NIC Pres Swayne

Court Reinstates NIC Pres Swayne

COEUR d’ALENE — A Kootenai County judge has ordered North Idaho College to immediately reinstate Nick Swayne as acting president of the college while a lawsuit Swayne filed seeking reinstatement moves through the courts. In a written decision issued late Friday,...

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OUR GEM: From the mountains to Our Gem of a lake

OUR GEM: From the mountains to Our Gem of a lake

Lakes and rivers in Northern Idaho are beautiful and inspire thoughts of recreation on warm summer days. However, these surface waters are also critical to our water supply and rely on one major thing — snow! The Coeur d’Alene-St. Joe Basin, which includes Coeur...

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Library allies

Library allies

Nearly 250 people and counting have joined forces to show their support for libraries in the Community Library Network. The Community Library Network serves Kootenai and western Shoshone counties. Its libraries are in Post Falls, Hayden, Rathdrum, Athol, Harrison,...

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Climate and the health of Our Gem

Climate and the health of Our Gem

When our temperatures dip below zero, it’s hard to imagine how overall warming temperatures might be impacting our lake. Unfortunately, despite some frigid stretches, Lake Coeur d’Alene is already experiencing increases in temperature that can impact many aspects of...

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Idaho Veteran’s SPonsorship Fundraiser

Idaho Veteran’s SPonsorship Fundraiser

Let’s Support Our Idaho Veterans! In November 2022, Governor Little helped dedicate the beautiful, long-awaited, state-of-the-art Post Falls Idaho Veterans’ Home in Post Falls, one that might become the model for future veterans’ homes anywhere in the United States!...

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Hijacking Democracy Symposium

Hijacking Democracy Symposium

The Hijacking Democracy Symposium takes place at the Red Lion Hotel Templin’s on the River in Post Falls on Saturday, February 25, 2023, from 11 AM-3 PM. This symposium features top local and national speakers addressing how to protect democracy in the face of...

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Interim President Added to NIC Lawsuit

Interim President Added to NIC Lawsuit

COEUR d’ALENE — A previously filed lawsuit now alleges that North Idaho College trustees lacked authority to hire interim president Greg South and that South has received “unjust enrichment” as a result. Mike Gridley, the former city attorney for Coeur d’Alene,...

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Obituary for Fred Glienna

Obituary for Fred Glienna

A caring, sensitive man, Fred was known and admired for his generosity and kindness. Those qualities, however, did not dilute his stubborn opinions or passionate nature. No, no one would nominate him for canonization, but he did indeed give his heart and support to...

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Kootenai Health board OKs transition to nonprofit

Kootenai Health board OKs transition to nonprofit

CDA Press Photo The Kootenai Health board of trustees on Tuesday approved moving forward with a transition from the district hospital structure to a nonprofit status. The vote was 6-1, with Steve Matheson providing the dissenting vote. Katie Brodie, Kootenai Health...

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School levy measures go to voters in March

School levy measures go to voters in March

Coeur d’Alene Regional Chamber President and CEO Linda Coppess on Tuesday called on members to support the Coeur d’Alene School District’s two upcoming levies. It’s about investing in teachers and students, which in turn helps the business community to thrive, she...

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OUR GEM: Protecting our greatest resource

OUR GEM: Protecting our greatest resource

One of the greatest treasures North Idaho has to offer is the abundance of surface water and groundwater. As our area continues to develop, effectively managing impacts of wastewater disposal to this precious resource is becoming increasingly important. Although our...

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Donations Help Local Food Banks

Donations Help Local Food Banks

The KCDCC sends out a big "Thank You" to our community for answering the call to donate to our annual food drive. Because of the tremendous generosity of local folks, KC Dems delivered a total of 1738 pounds of food and over $1800 in cash donations to the Coeur...

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New Veterans’ Home in Post Falls Opens

New Veterans’ Home in Post Falls Opens

New Post Falls Veterans Home The North Idaho State Veterans Home was unveiled in Post Falls on Friday, 23 years after local veterans began working to bring to the region a nursing facility for men and women who have served the nation. More than 300 people, including...

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Assessing Our Political Headwinds

Assessing Our Political Headwinds

A conversation with Idaho Democratic Party Executive Director Jared DeLoof and Chairwoman Lauren Necochea. Inside a modest Boise office, a few blocks from the Idaho Capitol, where Republicans have ruled for most of the state’s history, Democrats are planning a return...

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Kootenai Democrats: Annual Food Drive

Kootenai Democrats: Annual Food Drive

Hey, folks–Start stocking up for the Annual Food Drive! As part of our community outreach effort, KC Dems will hold our drive-through/drop off food drive this year on Friday November 11th and Saturday November 12th. We will be at our “usual” collection site at...

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DART: PUBLIC FORUM–NIC TRUSTEE RESPONSIBILITIES

DART: PUBLIC FORUM–NIC TRUSTEE RESPONSIBILITIES

Set for 6 p.m. on October 20th at the Harding Family Center (411 N. 15th St.) DART group sponsors public info forums The “Role & Responsibilities of an NIC Trustee,” the first in a series of On Point public forums, sponsored by a group of community-minded...

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Bay Watchers: Citizen Water Quality Monitors

Bay Watchers: Citizen Water Quality Monitors

Courtesy Photo by the CDA Press Recently, the Community Water Resource Center at the University of Idaho in Coeur d’Alene, wrapped up its third year of citizen science data collection on Lake Coeur d’Alene with the Bay Watchers. The Bay Watchers are a dynamic group of...

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NIC trustee candidate forum

NIC trustee candidate forum

NIC trustee candidate forum announced A forum featuring candidates seeking election to the North Idaho College board of trustees will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Oct. 5 in the Schuler Auditorium on the NIC campus in Coeur d’Alene. This in-person event...

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Idaho Public Television: Idaho Debates

Idaho Public Television: Idaho Debates

Idaho Debates offers live general election debates at Idaho Public Television or archived recordings online. For more than three decades, Idaho Public Television has been Idaho's "station of record" for candidate debates. Ahead of the November general elections, we...

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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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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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