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Simpson: Vote for spending bill was the right call

June 27, 2018 at 1:00 am

Imagine what would happen if Idaho legislators tried to sneak through a 2,232-page spending bill. They’d never get away with it, with the swarm of reporters covering the statehouse.It becomes tricky for the Idaho media to keep track of the ...

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Book Review: NO HIGHWAY by Nevil Shute

June 25, 2018 at 11:42 am

Dennis Scott is the newly appointed manager of the Structural Department at Britain’s Royal Aircraft Establishment, charged with sorting those doing practical research from those just hanging on until retirement. A researcher still measurin...

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Don’t tell Betsy Russell that newspapers are dead

June 25, 2018 at 9:54 am

Betsy Russell has seen just about everything in her long career covering Idaho politics, so there isn’t much that surprises her.That is, until the Idaho Press of Nampa contacted her in April with what she described as “a really interesting ...

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CHUCK MALLOY: We may be calling her ‘Gov. McGeachin’ someday

June 21, 2018 at 12:33 pm

Introducing Idaho’s first woman governor (drum roll optional) …It probably won’t be Rep. Paulette Jordan, although she’s the only major-party candidate who is running for the job. She deserves credit for providing a spark of interest among ...

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Events Calendar June 20-26

June 18, 2018 at 11:33 am

THURSDAY, JUNE 21• First day of Summer• Silver Valley Farmers Market from 5-8 p.m. at the Silver Valley Chamber Office, 10 Station Ave., Kellogg. Enjoy a taste of the local food and artisans, listen to live music, have a sip of lo...

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Memo to GOP: We need runoffs in Idaho primaries

May 31, 2018 at 1:08 pm

Lt. Gov. Brad Little’s victory in the Republican primary must mean that Idahoans basically are satisfied with the general direction of state government.Not so fast. Little received 37 percent of the vote, meaning that 63 percent voted for s...

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Book Review: THE GLASS UNIVERSE by Dava Sobel (non-fiction, 2016)

May 21, 2018 at 3:01 pm

“How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars”

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Book Review: THE DELIGHT OF BEING ORDINARY by Roland Merullo (fiction, 2017)

April 30, 2018 at 11:08 am

A Road Trip with the Pope and the Dalai Lama

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Book Review: DESTINY of the REPUBLIC by Candice Millard

April 16, 2018 at 9:33 am

James Garfield was President of the USA for less than seven months, but may have done more to unite the nation than any other president before or since.He was born in 1831 on a hardscrabble Ohio farm, the frontier of the westward-expanding ...

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CHUCK MALLOY: Fringe gubernatorial candidate packs a big wallet

April 05, 2018 at 4:06 pm

Go into any newspaper advertising department and salespeople will talk in great lengths about the virtues of running ads and the results can be produced.Steve Pankey of Twin Falls, a Republican candidate for governor, offers a test case on ...

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