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Updated 1 day, 4 hours ago

Fulcher stands by Trump in ‘fraud-gate’

Idaho Congressman Russ Fulcher, who has not yet recognized Joe Biden as the president-elect, will take care of t...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Georgia is on everyone’s mind

Idaho GOP Chairman Tom Luna has issued to his party’s faithful a call to arms to help with something that Republicans can control – the Georgia Senate runoff...

Updated 1 month ago
Sup's Corner

I applaud the leaders; especially those who are humbly taking the brunt of people’s anger during this pandemic.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Soto says he could do better than Fulcher

Talk with Congressman Russ Fulcher and you’ll get the idea that this year’s elections have all the drama of a yawning festival.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Decisions from the top not fun, but necessary

During the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, when almost everything was shut down, people in my Meridian neighborhood found a way to get through thos...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks 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 Select Committee on Intelligence – where he is ...

Updated 3 months 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 3 months, 1 week ago
Insulin users can’t wait for long-range solutions

As a wise fellow once told me, “You turn 70 only once.”

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks 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 3 months, 2 weeks 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 3 months, 3 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 4 months 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 4 months, 1 week ago
Our Gem: How safe is your drinking water?

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

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks 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 4 months, 3 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.