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CHUCK MALLOY: Can’t anybody do this job right?

March 19, 2019 at 1:05 pm

Here’s a tip for anyone thinking about seeking public office. Don’t run for state superintendent of public instruction, because it is by far the worst job in Idaho politics.I have known most of the superintendents since the 1980s, and all w...

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Conservatives rally behind McGeachin photo-op

March 11, 2019 at 8:46 am

“Well, this is another fine mess that you’ve gotten me into.” - Oliver Hardy to Stan LaurelThat classic line from old Laurel and Hardy films could well have been Gov. Brad Little talking to Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin about the controversial ...

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Wallace Elks No. 331 Veterans Corner

March 07, 2019 at 3:25 pm

Will Workshop — Coeur d’Alene Attorney Anne Solomon gave an excellent presentation on writing wills at the February Veterans Appreciation Dinner. Each month Ms. Solomon will be available at the dinner to assist veterans with accomplishing t...

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CHUCK MALLOY: Castro brings ‘progressive’ road show to Idaho

March 05, 2019 at 2:47 pm

Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro, the former San Antonio mayor and HUD secretary, is a long way from even being considered as his party’s frontrunner for the nomination. But that doesn’t stop him from thinking big things for ...

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BOOK REVIEW: A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK by Ramona Hollenbeck

March 02, 2019 at 10:01 pm

Ms Hollenbeck centers her story on her father, Raymond Campbell, who spent much of his life in Pinehurst, Idaho, She connects him with a large number of his relatives who came before and after his generation. At various stages of his life, ...

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CHUCK MALLOY: Little makes ‘being governor’ look easy

February 28, 2019 at 2:45 pm

There’s something about a person who likes his job. You can tell by the way he walks, talks and interacts with people.I am “that guy” on most days. When I’m “working,” I write a weekly column that some of the larger newspapers in the state ...

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CHUCK MALLOY: Conservative group aims for middle ground

February 26, 2019 at 2:50 pm

When I began covering Idaho politics with the Post Register some 35 years ago, it was easy to identify who the conservatives were. They were Republicans, who were guided by the principles of God, country and the Idaho Association of Commerc...

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Book Review: THE DEADLY DEEP by Iain Ballantyne

February 19, 2019 at 11:24 am

Subtitled “The Definitive History of Submarine Warfare,” the British author describes not only past events but predicts what future wars may be like.This is a long and well-documented story with notes, maps, photos, index and many anecdotes...

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Some old photos never die, or fade away

February 11, 2019 at 3:01 pm

I was hoping that word about this photo of me would never get out, because there’s no doubt that my career would be over if the public knew about it.But since embarrassing old photos are defining political careers these days, I thought it w...

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Becoming,’ by Michelle Obama

February 06, 2019 at 1:00 am

Michelle Robinson grew up in South Chicago; her father worked in the city water department, her mom was active in the school PTA. Both encourage Michelle and her brother Craig to do their best in school. Her older relatives could not work a...

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