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Honor Vets by Learning about Democracy

OPINION: Americans can honor veterans by doing their democracy homework Every year on Nov. 11, Americans gather at Veterans Day observations to honor and thank America’s veterans for their service to the country. It is certainly right and proper that they do so, but...

IFF misinforms about education initiative

The ill-named Idaho Freedom Foundation, which essentially owns and operates the extremist branch of today’s Republican Party, wants to destroy the Gem State’s public school system. As recent as Aug. 8, IFF President Wayne Hoffman repeated his demand for the state to...

Beware the insidious manipulators

If someone accused you of being brainwashed, you would: a) Punch them in the nose b) Try to destroy them on social media c) Accuse them of being a bully and then cry your eyes out d) Carefully consider why they might think that The correct answer, of course, is a)....

Tribute to Mike and Sholeh Patrick

It is with great gratitude and enthusiasm that the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations Board of Directors pens this guest opinion in honor of our dear friends Mike and Sholeh Patrick as they take their next journey in life to the great state of Florida after...

Standing up to the BULL(ies)

On April 30, I was driving home from work about 6:30 p.m. As I was about to leave I-90, exiting at Post Falls, a Navy Blue Ford Explorer came so close to my back bumper I was afraid to use my brakes to slow down my car, so I coasted uphill on the exit ramp. The car...

CDA PRESS Endorsements for Republican Primary Ballot

U.S. SENATE: Mike Crapo STATE GOVERNOR: Brad Little STATE LT. GOVERNOR: Scott Bedke SECRETARY OF STATE: Phil McGrane ATTORNEY GENERAL: Lawrence Wasden SUPERINTENDENT PUBLIC INSTRUCTION: Debbie Critchfield KOOTENAI COUNTY COMMISSIONER: Chris Fillios KOOTENAI...

KCRCC’s iron fist hurts GOP

For the last two years, the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee has spent tens of thousands of dollars to deliver a list of recommended candidates to the doorsteps, newspapers and social media accounts of Kootenai County’s 103,000+ voters. Here is the...

Here’s what public libraries really are

Public libraries are one of America’s most egalitarian institutions. Libraries guarantee that everyone in our country has access to information and ideas regardless of income, age, language, physical limitations, race or gender. Libraries ensure the freedom to read,...

Editorial: A day to remember

Voters, take note of Jan. 12, 2022. That’s the date of the sinking of the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee’s first Titanic. With political fervor and deep pockets, the KCRCC has done everything in its power to take over virtually every elected office in...
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