Letters

Social workers’ role

Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are approximately 713,200 social workers in the USA with hundreds being employed in Idaho. Many of you may have people in your lives who are social workers. Although you may know a social worker, you might wonder, "what does a...

read more

Community schools deserve support

Many Kootenai County residents felt dismay at a recent My Turn by the Chair of the local Republicans and his 70 Committeemen (Any Committeewomen?) They proudly worked to defeat the supplemental levies run by the local boards. Thankfully, the levies all passed but one,...

read more

Unwise and unconstitutional

I hope most Press readers saw the compelling Guest Opinion “Dear Legislators: Either obey the Idaho Constitution or amend it” by Jim Jones and Ben Ysursa (Sunday, March 21). Their column calls out Idaho lawmakers for attempting to circumvent the Idaho constitutional...

read more

Idaho Legislature Banging On Wrong Drums

The 2021 Idaho Legislature is at it again. So far this session a number of bills have been proposed both by the Senate and the House. In its usual fashion, various members have proposed nonessential, voter suppressing fluff to let us know they are working night and...

read more

Medicaid: Hands Off Our Healthcare

Dear supporters of Reclaim Idaho, Last month, Governor Little included in his budget proposal $118 million in "Medicaid cost containment." Let's be clear: These are cuts to Medicaid, and there's no good reason for these cuts--especially not during a pandemic. Here's...

read more

Coronavirus may be big winner in legislative session

Just as the threat of the coronavirus is growing, the Idaho Legislature seems hell-bent on undermining the governor’s ability to deal with it. Republicans in both the Senate and House are peddling measures to hamper Governor Little’s authority to rein in the spread of...

read more

Why should Trump be impeached and convicted?

A Sunday editorial, “Focus on the future, let go of the past,” called for President Biden to stop the impeachment of former President Trump. This demands a response. The editorial appeared on the front page where readers are accustomed to finding objectively reported...

read more
Tell Republicans to Stop Pretending

Tell Republicans to Stop Pretending

On New Year’s Day our local Republican officials told the Coeur d’Alene Press how they will pretend to help us during the 2021 Idaho legislative session. First, they will propose legislation making the Public Health District “more transparent” by bringing it under...

read more
Happy 90th Everett

Happy 90th Everett

Everett Headrick, a Hayden Lake resident since 1982, is celebrating his 90th birthday today, Dec. 27! Ev was born in Moscow, Idaho. He jokingly recalls his mom saying he was "the darndest Christmas present she ever received!" He became older brother to Don (deceased)...

read more
HYPOCRISY: Thanks for exposure

HYPOCRISY: Thanks for exposure

Thanks to The Press editors for exposing the two-faced hypocrisy of the KCRCC chair and the Idaho Freedom Foundation leadership. It’s not just that these people helped themselves to a federal program that others need more than they do. It’s the narrative about the...

read more
Fact-checking Congressman Russ Fulcher

Fact-checking Congressman Russ Fulcher

With reference to Chuck Malloy’s column on November 27, “Fulcher stands by Trump in ‘fraud-gate’’’, Idaho Congressman Russ Fulcher states, “Shining a light should not hurt anybody. . . ” He further states, “I also found out that Joe Frazier (the legendary boxing...

read more
Annual Food Drive Generates Overwhelming Response

Annual Food Drive Generates Overwhelming Response

Last week, the Kootenai County Democrats’ Community Outreach Committee put out a final call for our annual food drive — and the community answered with an overwhelming response! Because of the incredible generosity of KC Dem members and the local community, in just...

read more
Americans Deserve an Orderly Transfer of Power

Americans Deserve an Orderly Transfer of Power

Kootenai County Democrats respect people who hold values that different from our own, as long they are morally sound. That’s one reason we supported Joe Biden as our candidate. He is a centrist who has said many times that he will be President for all Americans, and...

read more
Support COVID-19 Mask Mandate

Support COVID-19 Mask Mandate

Not long ago, Senator Mary Souza wrote a letter to the Panhandle Health District (PHD) that called for the loosening of its COVID-19 mask mandate. The letter was co-signed by Souza’s fellow Republican lawmakers Senators Steve Vick, Don Cheatham, & Carl Crabtree,...

read more
Accreditation at Stake

Accreditation at Stake

With regard to the upcoming North Idaho College nonpartisan trustee election, we have witnessed an attempt to inject a partisan ideology into the campaign that if successful could result in a new Board majority with the power to adopt policies that could result in...

read more