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Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago

Marty and Max: Fernan Lake - Passion, Persistence, and Community Spirit

Fernan Lake and its surrounding area offer a unique blend of country charm and urban convenience.

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
OPINION: Data expert debunks Trump’s election claims

So, you still think that the 2020 presidential election was “rigged” and that former President Trump should have been in the White House all along. Perhaps you…

Updated 1 month ago
Marty and Max: Clagstone Ranch – The Spirit of North Idaho's Rugged Individualism

Wyatt Earp, the legendary lawman of the Wild West, arrived in Coeur d’Alene during the rush of 1884 and was appointed deputy sheriff of Kootenai County. Accord…

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
OPINION: GOP celebrates Trump convictions

Forget about Nikki Haley coming out of the woodwork at the Republican National Convention to rescue the party from a bad situation.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
OPINION: Moon is out if new GOP team has its way

If Dorothy Moon wins another term as chair of the Idaho Republican Party, it will be without the help of Bonneville County Republicans.

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks 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 Eastwood who starred in the classic, The Good…

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks 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 2 months 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 months, 1 week 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 2 months, 2 weeks 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 2 months, 3 weeks 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 3 months, 2 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 3 months, 3 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 3 months, 3 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 4 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.