Opinion

Book Review: ‘Pioneer Doctor’ by Mari Graña

January 15, 2018 at 3:37 pm

The story of a woman’s work

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CHUCK MALLOY: These ‘crazy’ House conservatives are building power

January 08, 2018 at 3:24 pm

Gov. Butch Otter, who this year completes his third term in office, may not be the only high-profile lame-duck officeholder in the statehouse.House Speaker Scott Bedke of Oakley also could be out of a job if Congressman Raul Labrador become...

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Shoshone County: Taxation, yes; representation, no

January 05, 2018 at 4:23 pm

Not too long ago Shoshone County was the richest county in Idaho, due primarily to a vibrant mining industry. The county was also home to the second largest employer in Idaho, the Bunker Hill Mining Company.Legislators representing Shoshone...

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OP: Buying or selling local basketball teams

January 04, 2018 at 8:27 am

By JOSH McDONALDIt’s just about the midseason break for our local basketball teams; most of them have either wrapped up their non-conference play or are just a game or two away from doing so.We are going to take a page from ESPN and Fox Spo...

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CHUCK MALLOY: Fulcher gets big boost to his congressional bid

January 04, 2018 at 4:00 pm

The political action group that propelled former Congressman Bill Sali to brief political fame a decade ago is back at it – this time campaigning on behalf of former state Sen. Russ Fulcher in his bid for the First District congressional se...

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Book Review: ‘The Mountain Between Us’ by Charles Martin, ‘A Survival Novel’

January 02, 2018 at 10:56 am

I’m not sure what time it is. It’s still dark. I don’t know how long I was out. Snow is spilling in through the broken windshield. Can’t catch my breath. Maybe broke two or three ribs.He was dead before we hit the treetops. I’ll never under...

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Spokane ice ribbon a pleasant surprise

December 26, 2017 at 1:29 pm

As we enter the holiday season with its many events and activities, it can be tough to decide what to do (especially if you are hanging out with the family). In an effort to possibly help with this decision, I’d like to tell you about my la...

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CHUCK MALLOY: Nonini plans to keep tire shops, shoe stores busy

December 18, 2017 at 3:29 pm

For political candidates, few things are more daunting than launching a statewide campaign — especially if they are running for an office that hardly touches the hearts and souls of everyday Idahoans.Such is the case for those six Republica...

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Top ten of the things that bug me

December 18, 2017 at 3:29 pm

I will admit some of these pet peeves are rather long. 1. Driving down the dike road, dodging pot holes, and then driving back, it is the same situation. This is 2017, not 1817, when the hell is someone going to patch them?2. Getting up i...

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Fair and balanced taxation?

December 11, 2017 at 1:42 pm

Fair and balanced taxation?I’m thinking of the “fair and balanced” news station, and suddenly transferred the idea to the taxation issue. What is more fair? The working person has always been taxed by the supposedly fair “income tax,” on hi...

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