Opinion

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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Where are the Rockies?

June 17, 2019 at 9:39 am

A billboard sign to west of Wallace was erected proclaiming, “Wallace Gateway to the Rockies“ This statement is so glaringly stupid that it requires a response. Apparently, a golf cart driving drugstore cowboy and the triangular sandwich co...

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CHUCK MALLOY: Rep. Scott: Legislators are ‘bought-n-paid-for’

June 12, 2019 at 11:11 am

As State Rep. Heather Scott of Blanchard sees it, the legislative process is corrupt, committee chairs are abusing their power and legislators have been “bought-n-paid-for” by lobbyists and special interests.So much for winning popularity c...

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June 03, 2019 at 10:51 am

If you pay attention to what you read and hear about the national rankings, you might think that our public schools are in the water hazard.In Idaho, the funding is low, test scores are horrible and the go-on rate for graduating seniors sti...

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Book Review: THE LINE BECOMES A RIVER by Francisco Cantú

June 03, 2019 at 11:17 am

Francisco Cantú grew up in west Texas, where his mother worked as a park ranger in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. He is a US citizen, fluent in both Spanish and English.He studied international relations in Washington DC but wanted ...

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Re-election & saving salmon are Simpson priorities

May 20, 2019 at 10:56 am

Forget any talk about Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson stepping down after 11 terms, or speculation about the political drama that would occur from a hotly contested GOP primary.Simpson told East Idaho News that he’s running again in 2020, wh...

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Book Review: WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens

May 20, 2019 at 11:44 am

Barkley Cove is a small town on North Carolina’s marshy forested coast. It’s the county seat; not much else around it – a scattering of families in shacks out in the marsh, living off what the sea and marsh offer.Kya Clark is six years old ...

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Vote YES for the KSD bond!

May 16, 2019 at 3:33 pm

I am voting yes for the Kellogg School District bond for the simple fact that I want my children to spend their days in an environment that they can feel proud of and safe in. They deserve toilets that flush on the first try, windows that ...

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Here’s to the educators!

May 13, 2019 at 8:45 am

Last week was Educator Appreciation Week. It was a great opportunity to thank the staff in the Kellogg School District for their hard work and care they provide to our students. Although I missed visiting with a few staff, I did get to than...

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