Opinion

Thoughts on lead exposure

July 11, 2019 at 12:19 pm

There are instances where a partial truth can be more misleading than a vicious lie, and I believe the Josh McDonald article on lead in the June 8th edition of your paper certainly qualifies.Let me preface my remarks by saying that I have n...

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Book Review: TIMEWORN TRAVELS by Tyler Benak

July 10, 2019 at 1:00 am

Psychiatrist Dr. Charles Barker has just moved his practice from New York City to a small town not far north of Albany. Most of his books are still unpacked beneath waiting shelves. A new patient, Lewis Fuller, is waiting quietly in the out...

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Idaho Dems say socialist agenda won’t work

July 08, 2019 at 10:10 am

Former Idaho Democratic congressmen Walt Minnick, Larry LaRocco and Richard Stallings are not on the front lines of this presidential campaign. But they have better thoughts about what it will take for a Democrat to win the White House than...

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Trump and his parade

July 08, 2019 at 12:15 pm

General (bone Spurs) is always singing his praise of the military, then he goes on the world stage and has a photo op with every dictator in the world. Now he is going to waste some more tax dollars with his 4th of July military photo op. N...

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CHUCK MALLOY: Risch exercises influence where it counts

July 02, 2019 at 4:40 pm

President Trump, with many of his bombastic comments, makes it easy for so many people to dislike Donald Trump, “the man.” And for the “Never-Trumpers” of this world, it’s easy to forget — or outright deny — that Trump happens to be preside...

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Sprucin’ Up Pinehurst 2019

June 28, 2019 at 1:20 pm

Sprucin’ Up Pinehurst 2019This is the sixth year of “Sprucin Up Pinehurst.” Thanks to so many businesses, organizations, residents, churches and individuals who have had a part in helping make it possible for six years. The hanging baskets...

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Pinehurst library is No. 1!

June 28, 2019 at 1:21 pm

Pinehurst library is No. 1!I am writing to praise the Pinehurst library for excellent service it provides our communities. Years ago, I had served on the Library Board at the library, and I have been proud to have seen this small town lib...

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CHUCK MALLOY: Pelosi says ‘no’ to Fulcher and border security

June 25, 2019 at 3:42 pm

While most of the nation’s talking heads were focused on President Trump, and whether he would accept dirt on his opponents from foreign sources, Idaho Congressman Russ Fulcher was working on other priorities.He was meeting with House Speak...

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Book review: INVISIBLE by Stephen L. Carter

June 24, 2019 at 1:00 am

The first few pages of this book read like a two-bit novel of the 1930’s, but it’s a true story of the eventual arrest and conviction of “Lucky Luciano,” the crime boss of all New York City at that time– “the untouchable”.The black woman la...

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Here’s a job that only punching bags can like

June 17, 2019 at 9:29 am

If there were a television program titled, “Worst Jobs in American Politics,” the chairmanship of Idaho’s Republican Party would be sure to make the list – if the series lasted long enough to get to that segment.Here’s a quick job descripti...

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