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Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Sup's Corner

Along with them, our first line of defense, bus drivers and transportation workers, have changed plans at a mome...

Updated 5 months, 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 5 months, 4 weeks ago
Our Gem: How safe is your drinking water?

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

Updated 6 months 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 6 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 6 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 6 months, 3 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 7 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 7 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 7 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...

Updated 7 months, 3 weeks 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 8 months ago
HUCKLEBERRIES: Wallace ready for center stage

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

Updated 8 months, 1 week 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 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Chicken Scratch comics

Updated 8 months, 2 weeks 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 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Sup's corner

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