Opinion

CHUCK MALLOY: Sen. Richard Lugar was a model for political civility

May 07, 2019 at 2:18 pm

People in my line of work typically don’t have many friends in the political world, but during my years in Indiana in the 1990s, I had a cordial working relationship with Dick Lugar, the state’s longest-serving senator who recently passed a...

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Increased fines for running bus arms don’t go far enough

May 02, 2019 at 1:01 pm

Recently, the Shoshone News Press published an article, “Fines rise for drivers ignoring school bus stop signs,” that states penalties for drivers who ignore school bus stop signs will increase from $100 to 200. The fine would increase to $...

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McGeachin stays loyal to base while Little fumes

April 29, 2019 at 2:23 pm

Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, who is a proverbial heartbeat away from being Idaho’s next governor, might be making Gov. Brad Little’s heart flutter a bit.“Did you see what she did? I was away for a couple of hours in Spokane,” he told me while...

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Book Review: ‘A Darkness Lit By Heroes’ by Doug Ammons

April 29, 2019 at 2:44 pm

The late 1800s witnessed the development of the telegraph, telephone, electric lighting and power, all creating a world-wide demand for copper. Prospectors discovered huge amounts of copper ore around Butte, Montana, and its mines flourishe...

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Kudos to the volunteers of Leadman!

April 25, 2019 at 1:47 pm

Kudos to the volunteers of Leadman!The volunteers of Leadman 2019 deserve a giant thank you. Participation in Leadman 2019 at Silver Mountain was the first for a number of us that live in the Silver Valley.While in the fog, rain, mud and hi...

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Hello folks, election season is coming up

April 25, 2019 at 1:47 pm

Hello folks, election season is coming upWe have a very important election coming up in 2020. If you want to have any rights at all you better register to vote, and then Vote.We are at a place where someone coming into the workforce doesn’t...

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CHUCK MALLOY: North Idaho is Siberia for Dems … for now

April 23, 2019 at 9:51 am

North Idaho, a one-time stronghold for Democrats in the Legislature, is down to one. And it appears to be a pretty good one in freshman Sen. David Nelson of Moscow.Some of my friends from back home tell me that Moscow is not really North Id...

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CHUCK MALLOY: There is a bright side to the Medicaid sideboards

April 18, 2019 at 3:22 pm

A good number of people — especially on the Democratic side — have good reason to be seething over the passage and governor’s signing of the controversial “sideboards” law that goes with Medicaid expansion. But there is a bright side to an ...

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Bracket Challenge: And the winner is ...

April 17, 2019 at 4:40 pm

1. Justin Woodd – 512. Matt Miracle – 503. Mikayla Kennaugh – 46Congratulations to Justin Woodd, the winner of the Shoshone News-Press’s first ever Bracket Challenge!The Final Four was a heck of a good ride, but all good things must come to...

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Idaho redistricting can be improved

April 08, 2019 at 8:54 am

Former Chief Justice Jim Jones, who gets his kicks these days writing independent political columns, can put together mind-numbing legal opinions with the best of them. He has written plenty of those during his 13-year career with the Idaho...

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