Opinion

Thanks for your donation, PF Volkswagen!

January 18, 2019 at 12:16 pm

Thanks for your donation, PF Volkswagen!On behalf of the Wallace School District and community, we would like to thank you once again for your generous donation of the VW convertible bug. Wallace Jr./Sr. High School raised $6,790 with car r...

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Tetradome Run’ by Spencer Baum

January 16, 2019 at 1:00 am

What if President Nixon, in the 1970s, had signed a bill [he didn’t] — call it The Redemption Act — to fight the growing crime rate in America? It establishes the death penalty for first degree murder, and provides an escape clause. Those c...

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BOOK REVIEW: EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON, by S.C. Gwynne

January 14, 2019 at 12:53 pm

The Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History — The Comanche Indians had absolute power in the wide, high plains of North America, from what is now Kansas to northern Mexico. By the year 1800, the Mississippi River was the United State...

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CHUCK MALLOY: No ‘learning curve’ for this governor; he’s ready

January 14, 2019 at 3:01 pm

Governor Brad Little.That has a nice ring to it. Almost any change at the top looks good to me, whether it’s the presidency, or governor of Idaho — and Little’s rise to the state’s highest office is no exception.Our new governor is as down-...

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About the wall

January 14, 2019 at 3:02 pm

About the wallMr. Trump insists that terrorists, drugs, villains of all stripe, are a national emergency threat to our country, and a wall will put an end to that possibility. It’s a well-known and common sense fact that drugs, people of il...

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Another Christmas dinner, another success

January 11, 2019 at 1:22 pm

Another Christmas dinner, another successThe Ecumenical Christmas Dinner committee wants to thank one and all for the tremendous success of spreading the cheer this season. We served more than 130 people. All who attended enjoyed the wonder...

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Bad hombres on the border

January 11, 2019 at 1:22 pm

Bad hombres on the borderDonald J. Trump practically invented hating people from other countries. Of course if they can work for one of his enterprises, that’s all right. Or if his father- and mother-in-law want to become citizens — that’s ...

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1918’s influenza epidemic, here: Part 2 — The forgotten scourge

January 10, 2019 at 7:16 am

Historical studies of the U.S.’s great influenza epidemic of 1918-1919 often note its relative historical unrememberedness. Even as it was occurring Americans arguably downplayed the epidemic’s harrowing cost in human suffering and deaths. ...

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Mayor brings small-town flavor to big city

January 03, 2019 at 5:38 pm

Mayor Tammy de Weerd of Meridian describes herself modestly as a mother and grandmother, a wife and a former business person who has a passion for her city.Meridian is not just any city. Nineteen years ago, it was a peaceful little town of ...

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OP: Time for Shoshone County to Get a Fair Shake From the U.S. Forest Service

December 26, 2018 at 12:41 pm

A not very optimistic article in the New York Times a few days ago, suggested that America’s rural economies are probably in a death spiral. Something called “agglomeration,” said the author, was killing them. High tech expertises, he wro...

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