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Letters to the Editor

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Updated 9 months ago

OPINION: GOP’s outrage is Trump’s gain

Idaho Republican Party Chairwoman Dorothy Moon is fired up, and for good reason. At least, that seems to be the co…

Updated 3 days, 13 hours ago
OSTERBERG: For Shoshone clerk

I am writing this letter in support of Lori Osterberg for the office of Shoshone County Clerk. I have known Lori for over 25 years. She was born and raised in Shoshone County, also raising her family here. I first …

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
HOUSING: Can’t pin blame on Joe

One letter writer blamed the housing inflation on Joe Biden. It’s ridiculous to blame one man for especially our local housing costs. It’s not just that folks are moving here in droves. It’s that very rich folks ar…

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
ARTICLE: Key questions unanswered

On April 12, The Press published an article based on a press release by Panhandle Health District. The article states that in 2023 PHD tested 292 individuals for lead in the bloodstream “that live within the bounda…

Updated 1 month ago
TRUMP: Getting to soul of the matter

Sandy Patano, in her recent column “Saving Republican Soul,” tells us that “we will obviously support the Republican nominee” because “to be a true Republican…is based on allegiance to a specific individual…or a st…

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
NORMAL: Let’s hope Bruce Reed is right

Bruce Reed, Coeur d’Alene’s own son of Mary Lou Reed, Idaho’s great former senator, said what I hope is truth: “We live in abnormal political times…American people are still normal people…given a choice between nor…

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
SMC: Family grateful for kindness, care

Thanks to Shoshone Medical Center for your kindness and excellent care of my husband, John, during his recent hospitalization. We’ll never forget your kindness.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
LETTER: Logic seems to be absent

In a recent letter, Ralph K. Ginorio bemoans environmentalists' belief in man-made climate change. He states, "Science does not deal in truth. Truth is a matter of judgement. Facts never speak for themselves."

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
BORDER SHENANIGANS: ‘Appalling and immoral’

I have just read in the Coeur d’Alene Press, Jan. 27, that Idaho’s Gov. Little is planning to send two teams of state troopers to the Texas border in the coming weeks. This to help secure the open border which he b…

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
FALLACY or OPINION: Often the same thing

Two letters in The Press contained false statements I would like to emphasize. These are from the first letter: 1. Biden has devastated our economy. 2. Public schools are indoctrination camps. 3. Teaching our child…

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
YOUTH SPORTS: And character development

There are 6.5 million youth sports coaches in the U.S. Many of these coaches will have lifelong positive influence on the young people they teach. It is important that along with teaching the fundamental skills of …

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
SPORTS OFFICIALS: Deserve respect, gratitude

All three of the schools in our wonderful community have excellent sports programs. All of the coaches, parents and players get a lot of recognition for their support and hard work, but the real heroes of every gam…

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
RICH and RICHER: Big difference between millionaires and billionaires

It has recently been pointed out to me by a physicist that many people do not realize the vast difference between a million and a billion. A million seconds is only 11.6 days. A billion seconds is 31.7 years. By hi…

Updated 7 months ago
IDAHO: Housing inflation a crisis

In reference to the Saturday Press article “Idaho is Running Hot,” I would like to point to some statements by Sam Wolkenhauer of the Idaho Dept. of Labor. Comparing Idaho’s economy to the rest of the nation’s, he …

Updated 7 months, 3 weeks ago
REGAN: ‘Common nonsense’

Again, Mr. Regan has given his opinion, this time, as a “fact check.” “Progressives are mystified when Republicans work together?” We’re also mystified by the KCRCC and the true Republicans that have not accepted R…

Updated 8 months, 2 weeks ago
COACHES: Teach mental skills as well

Students return to school soon. Fall sports begin, and millions of kids nationwide will be participating in fall sports programs. Coaches are busy teaching and refining multiple athletic skills necessary for their …