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Updated 2 weeks, 4 days 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 3 weeks, 4 days 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
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, 1 week 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
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 ...

Updated 2 months ago
Our Gem: How safe is your drinking water?

Protect your drinking water When should water be tested? Water testing...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Jordan hopes for boost from ‘Bountygate’

Here we go again. More talk about what the president knew and when he knew it in relation to news reports saying that Russia offered bounties to militants in...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
For McGeachin, it’s all about that base

Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin is a heartbeat from being governor, and doesn’t mind mentioning that fact to anyone who will listen.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Sup’s corner

The final day of school in the Kellogg School District has come and gone and now our thoughts have turned to summer activities and returning to school in th...

Updated 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Freedom group pins ‘liberal’ tag on Republicans

Sen. Mary Souza of Coeur d’Alene has been referred to in a variety of ways during her political life and time as a community activist. But it’s a safe bet that no one in the Lake City has accused her of being a “...

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
House Republicans sue Pelosi over proxy voting

Imagine what the level of outrage would be if the conservative-based House Freedom Caucus – of which Idaho Congressman Russ Fulcher is a member – were to declare solidarity and seek proxy voting on floor issues t...

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
A lot to learn from spring, take advantage while it’s here

When you drop a turkey shell onto the ground and it goes thunk and you bend over to pick it up you have confirmed a wonderful thing:

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Sup’s Corner

The 2020 graduation for everyone, everywhere, has been met with uncertainty and sadness. In the Kellogg School District we were faced with a set of guideline...