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Updated 3 weeks ago

CHUCK MALLOY — Risch says Senate report is clear: No collusion

In the world of toxic partisan politics in Washington, Sen. Jim Risch found an oasis of sorts in the Senate’s Se...

Updated 18 hours, 14 minutes ago
Thanks for the letter, Jon!

I want to thank Jon Ruggles for his letter "Paramilitaries In America".

Updated 18 hours, 34 minutes ago
Thoughts on militias

Jon Ruggles makes a common mistake regarding militias and the National Guard.

Updated 18 hours, 37 minutes ago
Enjoy your hate

I have lived here for 5 years. I moved to the Silver Valley and bought a house that had been for sale 6 months and foreclosed on.

Updated 6 days, 1 hour ago
Letter to the Editor: Treacherous climate change

Washington Governor Jay Inslee hit the nail on the head about climate change as the cause of wildfires in the Western United States.

Updated 1 week ago
Paramilitaries in America

Recently, Americans have seen an upswing in groups of armed civilians on the streets contending they are protecting private property. These groups like to call themselves militias— they are not.

Updated 3 weeks ago
Kudos Korner

On Aug. 20, I was awarded the Esto Perpetua Award from the Idaho Historical Society for my work as president of the Pulaski Project.

Updated 4 weeks ago
Is Ybarra a leader for schools, or glorified secretary?

Next year’s race for superintendent of public instruction, sarcastically speaking, should be highly entertaining … if key legislators are correct with their ...

Updated 1 month ago
Personal Rights

Governments hold sway over us because, as individuals, we collectively decided to give our personal power to these entities for safe keeping.

Updated 1 month ago
Insulin users can’t wait for long-range solutions

As a wise fellow once told me, “You turn 70 only once.”

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Sup’s Corner

In this Sup’s Corner, I’d like to make a direct appeal to the people in our community focused around our back to school plan. At this point we have put toget...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Kellogg mayor’s corner

Have you been wondering what is going on along Bunker Avenue near Kellogg Middle School? This year the City of Kellogg is finishing up its road rehabilitatio...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
U.S. Senate race may give us our sports fix

In case you haven’t noticed … Baseball is back, but no telling for how long; the National Basketball Association is playing in this funny bubble in Florida; who knows what’s going to happen with football; and the...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Mask directive

When it comes to the question of a mask directive and opposition to the directive let us examine the Preamble of the United States Constitution since all other national laws stem from it.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
It’s summer, but lawmakers are in mid-winter form

During this month, the Hallmark channel has been showing sappy Christmas movies, giving people a dose of feel-good television viewing during these difficult times. Christmas in July is a little strange, but it’s ...