Opinion

BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Long Walk’ by Slavomir Rawicz

December 14, 2018 at 12:55 pm

It’s hard to believe that this a true story, yet hard to believe that it is not. The writer has describes in vivid detail how he led a group of political prisoners who escape from a Russian prisoners camp in northern Siberia. They must walk...

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Michelle Obama’s BECOMING best-seller

December 14, 2018 at 12:59 pm

Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ best-sellerI’ve heard or read quite a bit of dissatisfaction, if not hatred, of Obama’s presidency, so I wonder how many will read the best-selling book by Michelle Obama, BECOMING? I hope they won’t let their fe...

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CHUCK MALLOY — Breaking news: Bipartisanship lives in Washington

December 14, 2018 at 12:56 pm

If you think there’s political gridlock in Washington, wait until next year when Democrats take control of the House. Better yet, wait another week or two if President Trump makes good on his threat to shut down the government if Congress d...

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Free community Ecumenical Christmas dinner

December 11, 2018 at 10:26 am

Free community Ecumenical Christmas dinnerEvery year, some of the churches, in Osburn, Silverton, Wallace and Mullan host an Ecumenical Christmas dinner. Free for anyone who would otherwise not have a dinner, or for some, who just want the ...

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Kudos Korner

December 10, 2018 at 12:34 am

I would like to express my gratitude for the whole crew who worked on the Kingston overpass, off- and on-ramp, and Silver Valley Road.They did such an outstanding job and I am sure many surely do appreciate it. I know I certainly do.Thank y...

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CHUCK MALLOY: Political solutions won’t work; NRA plan might

December 04, 2018 at 9:12 am

In this polarized society, there isn’t much gray area when it comes to the National Rifle Association.Idaho politicians love the organization, because NRA endorsements tend to lead to election wins. Detractors will paint the NRA as the root...

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1918’s Influenza Epidemic, Here – Part 1, The View from Nine Mile Cemetery

November 21, 2018 at 12:17 pm

Text[CHART 1 HERE]November, 1918 was the worst month, according to Nine Mile Cemetery’s mute but somber testimony.The first eight months of the year, from January to August, saw an average of five new graves per month at Nine Mile. Then, S...

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With elections over, the power struggle begins

November 19, 2018 at 8:41 am

House Assistant Majority Leader Brent Crane of Nampa has placed himself at a political crossroad.If he unseats House Speaker Scott Bedke in the next month’s organizational dinner meeting, Crane will become one of the two most powerful figur...

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Here we go again!

November 16, 2018 at 1:04 pm

Here wego again!Mitch McConnell Senate leader calls for bipartisanship with the new Democratic house. But lets not forget when Obama was elected president, McConnell said “Obama will be a one-term president.” Republicans voted against anyth...

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Thanks for the article!

November 15, 2018 at 9:29 am

My husband and I Joanie (Sparky) and Bill (Glow plug) are seniors from Superior, Montana. Due to my medical issues we can not travel. We chose to make and donate various things to seniors, handicapped children, cancer patients and doctor’s ...

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