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Sup’s Corner

January 22, 2020 at 2:50 pm

The Kellogg School District has been fortunate to have a Board of Trustees who work to improve our district. Bonnie Farmin, Sam Gibbons, Art Krulitz, Todd Shepherd and Carolyn Turner have served without any compensation and very few perks. ...

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Paulette Jordan eyes run against Risch

January 13, 2020 at 9:29 am

There’s speculation, with perhaps some wishful thinking among Democrats, that former state Rep. Paulette Jordan will run for the U.S. Senate this year – giving Idahoans at least one competitive high-level race.As Jordan told me last week, “...

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Storms are brewing for this legislative session

January 06, 2020 at 2:06 pm

Under Gov. Brad Little, Idaho may not ever be known as a high-wage state – or one of the leaders in spending for education. But the Gem State will not take a back seat in terms of efficiency.In his first year in office, Little has cut the t...

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Fulcher’s first year sees highs and lows

December 30, 2019 at 9:20 am

Idaho Congressman Russ Fulcher can do a lot of things in his official capacity – including casting votes and helping his First District constituents navigate the federal government’s maze. But he might not be much assistance when it comes t...

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Little creates ‘garbage day’ for useless regulations

December 26, 2019 at 5:02 pm

To think … when Brad Little was running for governor in 2018, opponents in the Republican primary were doing all they could to paint him as the “liberal” candidate in the race.Then-Congressman Raul Labrador, seen as an early frontrunner, wa...

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CHUCK MALLOY: Politicians support Chukars, Hawks (the baseball species, that is)

December 16, 2019 at 1:40 pm

Say it ain’t so, Mr. Commissioner. Please say that Major League Baseball is not going to implement the latest effort to drive away fans from the game — eliminating 42 minor league franchises in the process.If Commissioner Rob Manfred and ML...

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Partisanship wins in this impeachment battle

December 09, 2019 at 2:20 pm

As Congress proceeds with seemingly endless rounds of impeachment hearings, I am trying to pinpoint when presidential politics became so vicious.Maybe it was Clinton’s impeachment, where Republicans were about the only ones who thought it w...

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Sup’s Corner

December 05, 2019 at 7:01 pm

Schools in a small town are the hubs of activity for families and the community. What goes on inside schools is an extension of what the community values and holds dear. Small communities depend on their schools and the schools depend on th...

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Senators seek path to better jobs, higher wages

December 02, 2019 at 10:29 am

WHEW … 1965 was a long time ago. Lyndon Johnson was president, the Great Society was alive and well, and I was in junior high school – with aspirations of becoming a Major League baseball player. I ended up playing in a few beer-drinking sl...

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IEA checklist goes beyond dollars spent

November 25, 2019 at 9:47 am

When the Idaho Legislature convenes in a couple of months, we’ll be hearing plenty about the budget for public schools, the largest line item on the books. Along the way, we’ll hear the usual cries that quality education does not depend on ...

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