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Updated 1 month ago

GOP getting warmed up with bashing Biden

Republicans are having a field day going after President Biden … and to think, we’re more than a year away until...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Senators look to Carter-era solution for debt fix

Here’s something that I never thought I’d see – Idaho Republican Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo embracing a failed policy from the Carter administration for ...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
BLM nominee can’t hide from past

For most of us, sins from 32 years ago generally don’t have much relevance in our lives today. But there are rare instances when a person can’t walk away fro...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Health obstacles are not death sentences

Talking with Idaho Congressman Russ Fulcher about his recent cancer diagnosis a couple of weeks ago hit home with me. In many ways, being lucky is better tha...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Sup's Corner

Being Kellogg School District’s Superintendent was never something I had thought about doing as an educator.

Updated 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Bedke seeks political career change

House Speaker Scott Bedke of Oakley, a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, easily checks off the boxes for that office.

Updated 3 months ago
Risch influence goes in different direction

Sen. Jim Risch’s political life was much more fun with Donald Trump as president and Republicans had control of the Senate. But perhaps there is something li...

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Partisanship puts up roadblock to progress

During his heyday as governor, Cecil Andrus – a Democrat – had an uncanny way of appealing to even the most partisan of Republicans.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
McGeachin has critics where she wants them

If you are just tuning in, she issued an executive order prohibiting governmental mask mandates in Idaho while Gov. Brad Little was out of the state, attendi...

Updated 4 months ago
Big name, small town

One hundred and seventy five years ago this week, James Frederick Wardner was born on May 19, 1846 and proceeded to live anything but a dull and idle life. J...

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
McGeachin seeks end to leftist brainwashing

A lieutenant governor in Idaho has two basic constitutional functions – to preside over the Senate when the Legislature is in session and to serve as acting ...

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Tired of liberal politics? Move to Idaho

Elsa Owsley, a Coeur d’Alene real estate agent, has a long list of selling points for prospective out-of-state buyers thinking about moving to the Gem State.

Updated 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Crapo backs COVID relief, not pork

daho Sen. Mike Crapo hopes that at least a couple of Democrats will want to take a second look at the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package that is heading to t...

Updated 7 months ago
Tooth talk

As discussed previously, our knowledge of the connections between mouth diseases and their relationship with other diseases of the body have never been more ...

Updated 7 months ago
Idaho GOP focus moves beyond Trump

Although the GOP continues to be the party of Donald Trump, at least one prominent Idaho Republican has put the former president in his rearview mirror.