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Updated 1 week 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 wh...

Updated 1 week, 5 days 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 weeks, 1 day 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 4 weeks, 1 day 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 1 month 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 1 month 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...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Foreign policy looms large in Senate campaign

If you are a die-hard Republican who puts the word “greatness” in the same sentence with Donald Trump – as many within the GOP do – then you’ll probably appreciate how Idaho Sen. Jim Risch does business as chairm...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
HUCKLEBERRIES: Wallace ready for center stage

Oldtimers will remember Turner as the glamorous leading lady of the 1940s and 1950s who played...

Updated 2 months ago
A million-dollar question for Democrats

A decade ago, I was entertaining the notion of running for an open seat in the Idaho Legislature and getting a fair share of encouragement in the process. Some of my friends were telling me that I would be an ass...

Updated 2 months ago
Chicken Scratch comics

Updated 2 months ago
Sup’s corner

The first week of May is celebrated as Teacher Appreciation Week. It’s been a time to recognize hard work and dedication to students. It’s different this yea...

Updated 2 months ago
Sup's corner

The first week of May is celebrated as Teacher Appreciation Week...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Jim Wardner’s Biggest Whopper

The tall tale is a revered part of the American West’s cultural fabric. Wyoming’s notorious jackalope and the outlandish 19th-century prevarications of fello...

Updated 3 months ago
Risch: Voting ‘no’ to relief bill was unthinkable

Think back to a couple of months ago, when senators only had to worry about whether to remove an impeached president. Those were the good-old-days – light work compared to the coronavirus pandemic.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Sup’s Corner

Tuesday, March 17th, will forever be a sad memory for me. My foundations, as a long-time educator, made the decision to close our schools the most difficult ...