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Updated 3 days, 13 hours ago

Marty and Max: The Dirty (Harry) Truth About the Market

The real estate world has very much resembled the wild wild west. Who better to personify the industry than Clint …

Updated 3 days, 13 hours ago
OPINION: Fulcher says slow down with EV rules

Of all the stupid things coming out of Washington, this one gets the golden dunce cap.

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
OPINION: GOP platform: IFF does the thinking for you

It’s easy to see why some Republicans don’t fit the mold of Dorothy Moon’s stale old party.

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
OPINION: SCOTUS to decide if abortion law goes too far

If anybody can understand the importance of emergency care during a pregnancy, it’s Rep. Ilana Rubel of Boise, the House minority leader. She has plenty of lif…

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
OPINION: Crapo, Wyden split on child tax credit

Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, who chairs the Senate Finance Committee, has found a sure way to ensure that his prized legislation doesn’t see the light of day.

Updated 1 month ago
Marty and Max: A lesson in DEI

In the last 12 months, according to MLS data, there have been 4,370 homes sold in the Coeur d’Alene market. The rural east side, which includes the 83833 zip c…

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
OPINION: Government stays open … for now

At long last, Congress has quit kicking the can down the road in regard to keeping the government open. And that’s good news for the federal employees drawing …

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Marty and Max: Real Estate Tango

Pivots are often used to accomplish tango dance steps. One's pivot must be stable, confident, and calm. This can make a big difference in the dance and lead to…

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
OPINION: Partisan rancor takes a brief vacation

Here’s something that you don’t normally see in Washington — the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Senate Finance Committee standing side-by-side at a n…

Updated 2 months ago
OPINION: The presidential election from hell

It’s amazing. Seventy percent of American voters don’t want to see a Biden-Trump rematch, yet that’s what the two major political parties are giving us.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Marty and Max: Inspect over suspect

One of the greatest moments in sports history was when the 1988 Dodgers beat the mighty A’s to win the World Series. Analytics had not yet taken over the game …

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
OPINION: Budget amendment no easy sell

Elected officials weigh pros, cons of Constitutional Convention

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
OPINION: For Haley, winning may not be everything

Dave Leroy, a former Idaho lieutenant governor and attorney general, is a co-chair of Nikki Haley’s presidential campaign in Idaho. He says the former U.N. amb…

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Marty and Max: Escrow, the blind side of real estate

In real estate, there too is a blind side, and this is where things can get a little scary and you too need insurance. Title Insurance. I visited with subject …

Updated 3 months ago
OPINION: Why Republicans should ditch Trump

I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready for the Republican presidential race to end. So, I say good for Nikki Haley.