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‘Common sense’ gun reform not happening

August 12, 2019 at 9:24 am

Here we go again. Two more mass shootings, one in El Paso and one in Dayton, and we’re hearing some predictable rhetoric – this time with a Democratic presidential nomination on the line.Mayor Pete Buttigieg says the problem is with white n...

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Labrador will build bridges, not walls, with GOP

July 29, 2019 at 12:24 pm

Judging by some of the statewide political commentaries that rail against Republicans, one might get the impression that Idaho is a legitimate two-party state – and a toss-up in any presidential election.It’s almost as if Cecil Andrus still...

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Snow measurements- Kingston

July 22, 2019 at 10:54 am

According to the news media, month of February 2019 was the second snowiest February ever. Now I would like to share with you every day that it snowed in the Bauman Addition, Kingston, for the month of February. The following information co...

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CHUCK MALLOY — Simpson: Trump has delivered on promises

July 15, 2019 at 1:34 pm

Three weeks before the 2016 presidential election, Congressman Mike Simpson declared that his party’s nominee for president, Donald Trump, was “unfit” to hold the office.That sort of thing doesn’t happen in presidential elections, but Simps...

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Book Review: TIMEWORN TRAVELS by Tyler Benak

July 10, 2019 at 1:00 am

Psychiatrist Dr. Charles Barker has just moved his practice from New York City to a small town not far north of Albany. Most of his books are still unpacked beneath waiting shelves. A new patient, Lewis Fuller, is waiting quietly in the out...

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Idaho Dems say socialist agenda won’t work

July 08, 2019 at 10:10 am

Former Idaho Democratic congressmen Walt Minnick, Larry LaRocco and Richard Stallings are not on the front lines of this presidential campaign. But they have better thoughts about what it will take for a Democrat to win the White House than...

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CHUCK MALLOY: Risch exercises influence where it counts

July 02, 2019 at 4:40 pm

President Trump, with many of his bombastic comments, makes it easy for so many people to dislike Donald Trump, “the man.” And for the “Never-Trumpers” of this world, it’s easy to forget — or outright deny — that Trump happens to be preside...

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CHUCK MALLOY: Pelosi says ‘no’ to Fulcher and border security

June 25, 2019 at 3:42 pm

While most of the nation’s talking heads were focused on President Trump, and whether he would accept dirt on his opponents from foreign sources, Idaho Congressman Russ Fulcher was working on other priorities.He was meeting with House Speak...

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Book review: INVISIBLE by Stephen L. Carter

June 24, 2019 at 1:00 am

The first few pages of this book read like a two-bit novel of the 1930’s, but it’s a true story of the eventual arrest and conviction of “Lucky Luciano,” the crime boss of all New York City at that time– “the untouchable”.The black woman la...

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Here’s a job that only punching bags can like

June 17, 2019 at 9:29 am

If there were a television program titled, “Worst Jobs in American Politics,” the chairmanship of Idaho’s Republican Party would be sure to make the list – if the series lasted long enough to get to that segment.Here’s a quick job descripti...

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