Opinion

Little to McGeachin: Make government more frugal

November 18, 2019 at 1:16 pm

Gov. Brad Little, who has taken a meat cleaver to thousands of pages of administrative rules and regulations, is now taking a closer look at budgets.He has told state agency heads, not associated with public schools, that they must cut thei...

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State banners

November 15, 2019 at 12:14 pm

State bannersDear Kellogg School District Administration and Board Members, I write to you today very concerned over the State Banners that have been taken down from Andrews Gymnasium. These banners represent great accomplishments and pride...

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No need for worry...it’s only $22 trillion

November 11, 2019 at 1:39 pm

While most of the national news is consumed by impeachment hearings and Democratic proposals to offer Medicare for all, Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo wants to bring attention to the elephant in the room. The $22 trillion debt that nobody from Presi...

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Sup’s Corner

November 11, 2019 at 3:07 pm

I absolutely cherish being the superintendent of the Kellogg School District and some of my most treasured events are attending the Veterans Day Celebrations. This year every school hosted an event to honor Americans who sacrificed to ensur...

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CHUCK MALLOY: Idaho lawmaker not nervous about Warren

November 07, 2019 at 12:42 pm

Rep. Ilana Rubel of Boise, the assistant Democratic floor leader of the Idaho House, has not taken sides in the Democratic presidential race — other than to say that anyone in the field is better than President Trump. But Rubel says she wou...

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BOOK REVIEW: STEAMBOATS IN THE TIMBER by Ruby El Hult

November 04, 2019 at 3:30 pm

When the West was being settled in the 1800’s, there were very few easy routes across the northern United States. The Rocky Mountains were a difficult barrier. The Oregon Trail’s “South Pass” went through southern Idaho; a “North Pass” allo...

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CHUCK MALLOY: Fulcher learns that nice guys don’t win in D.C.

October 28, 2019 at 11:46 am

Of all the things that went through Congressman Russ Fulcher’s mind when he took office in January, he didn’t imagine himself storming into a committee meeting as part of a highly publicized protest.Well … as defensive linemen say to rooki...

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Can climate change be stopped?

October 23, 2019 at 8:28 pm

Twenty years ago, public outcry was “stop global warming.” When extreme warming didn’t happen, public outcry changed to “stop climate change.”A book titled The Little Ice Age by Brian Fagan, professor of archaeology at University of Califor...

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Risch speaks no evil of President Trump

October 21, 2019 at 11:47 am

Sen. Jim Risch of Idaho, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is accustomed to getting questions from the media. But there are a couple of ground rules that he is exercising these days.The first rule is, don’t ask him if it is...

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BOOK REVIEW: AMERICAN COPPER by Shann Ray (fiction, 2015)

October 21, 2019 at 11:50 am

This is a story set in the Montana copper mining country around Butte. It has little to do with the mining industry but focuses on several people involved in it.Josef Lowry, “the Baron”, is a powerful mining executive, used to getting his o...

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