Up until last week, it was a campaign pledge was more akin to the humor so enjoyed by middle school boys than anything serious.
In the middle of my career I was given a gift. The nurse I had worked with for a long time told me she would need to be leaving the office at 4 p.m. each day to deal with family issues. She said she could arrange for someone to cover for the last couple hours of the day. I thought about it l…
After all the preaching and preening, it turns out they’re just a bunch of money-grubbers.
“You ready?” Blanche called back to Dennis. “C’mon, I want to get to Walmart. Bring your homework, you can do it there.”
We recently experienced in a time period of about a week and a half the outstanding professional care of doctors, nurses and other staff at Benewah Community Hospital.
Most healthy people think about their health insurance about as much as they do their retirement; not much. It’s hard to value something that you don’t use regularly.
You probably haven’t heard of this lady, but at one time she was a pretty big deal.
About a hundred descendants of David and Yetta Cohen gathered for a family reunion in Georgia earlier this summer. Over the span of a few days, my aunts, uncles, and cousins, mostly Jews who live on the east coast, questioned me about Idaho, the state I’ve called home for nearly 25 years. Th…
Two recent news items are worth noting – even though reporters took little note.
The cooler weather has arrived and with it the common habit of hunkering down in the warm house and relishing in the comfort of our recliner or sofa. For those of us of “a certain age,” this is not the best way to stay well.
I have again enjoyed your great Paul Bunyan Days in St. Maries, as well as the wonderful firework display. Congratulations to the organizers and staff who must work tirelessly on making it all come together. The entertainment was fantastic. You outdid yourselves this year.
While our eyes focus on impeachment chaos, our American troops ordered to Saudi Arabia? Is $75 to $100 billion a day being funneled into international banking systems that are too big to fail? And last weekend did Francis make a binding contract on Mr. Moria with Israel Sanhedrins?
Last Friday, September 13, we laid my oldest brother Eugene Seaman to rest in St. Maries Woodlawn Cemetery. He served three years in the Navy and was a Korean War veteran.
To hear them tell it, life itself hangs in the balance.
Once again millions of law-abiding gun owners face the potential threat of government confiscation of legal firearms, and from a Texan no less.
I’d like to respond to the letter critical of Benewah County’s courtesy car program.
We have tipped past the equinox so we are officially in fall season. But the passel of work the Idaho Legislature dropped on the Department of Health and Welfare this last legislative session is churning out another waiver request. So, it’s still Waiver Season.
On Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at about 2:00, I was on my way home from one of my trips up the St. Joe River above Avery. There parked alongside the road, about three miles upriver from Avery, at one of the best fishing spots was the “Benewah County Airport Courtesy Car.”
Now that Purdue Pharma has filed for bankruptcy, I wonder if Idaho State Attorney General is smiling or wincing. Either way, he’s shown courage and conviction.
So, most people would agree, this is kinda’ funny.
If you are easily triggered, this column may not be for you. Momentarily, I will defend Gov. Brad Little's appeal of a court ruling that has the media racing to the side of an Idaho prison inmate and his elective surgery.
To Members of Congress representing the great State of Idaho:
Continuing the dialogue on patient care at Benewah Community Hospital, over the years I have been “just another patient at BCH” on several occasions. My treatment by hospital staff was similar to that described by Dr. Wheeler. Along with everything else, they fed me very well. Might as well …
Quite a while back I wrote a letter to this paper regarding no one sending old-fashioned thank you notes anymore.
In case you missed it, or are exclusively a reader of the New York Times, late last week Bernie Sanders tweeted this nugget: “Fossil fuel executives should be criminally prosecuted for the destruction they have knowingly caused.”
The present controversy over whether the city of St. Maries should break the agreement with the sheriff and start providing its own police force is politically motivated and has nothing to do with public safety.
In response to “Where does the chef eat,” the letter-to-the-editor written by Dr. Wheeler: The chef east at his place because at his place he is king.
I just wanted to commend the clever person who had the Paul Bunyan statue at Heyburn Elementary leaving us messages on the reader board the last two summers.
Maybe I’ve grown callous from a career as a family physician. I hope not. Years of talking to people about their aches and pains, their bodily functions, their private feelings and fears might have made me so. I sense people’s shame and I respect their privacy. But I believe some things need…
So both sides make good points.
Activist federal judges overstepped yet again in a case involving an Idaho transgender inmate seeking gender reassignment surgery.
It was one promise Barack Obama kept.
The national news amplifies our awareness of mass murders. Maybe Idahoans feel immune to the tragedy. But my little Idaho town has had two incidents of at least three people murdered in an event since I have lived here. Maybe that meets the criteria.
When reading the mayor vs. the sheriff article, I laughed really hard.
Isn’t it ironic that close to 60,000 live in the streets of Los Angeles alone and no telling how many are homeless nationwide, including Coeur d’Alene, Spokane, Seattle, etc. They won’t work and they’d rather get food stamps, welfare, rent subsidies and anything that’s free provided by the t…
As Paul Harvey used to say, “now for the rest of the story”. The Gazette Record article last week missed some important useful clarifications within the Ninth Circuit court decision in the CDA tribe v Hawkes case. This information is important for everyone who owns property on the lake or St…
When American climate alarmists claim to have witnessed the effects of global warming, they must be referring to a time beyond 14 years ago. That is because there has been no warming in the United States since at least 2005, according to updated data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric…
Both stories are sad. One, however, is inspirational – the other is a tragedy.
Recently your area suffered another innocent loss of a local resident who by the way was buckled along with his father in their vehicle. The headline Nicholas Spooner dies from injuries following a serious crash on Highway 95 will resonate with me for the rest of my life.
Harvest is well along here on the Palouse, tomatoes are ripe, and it’s the second season for waivers thanks to our state leaders. The open comment period for this round began last Friday and runs through Sept 22nd; you can read about commenting https: //medicaidexpa nsion.idaho.gov /Portals …
Idahoans fed up with skyrocketing property taxes hope state lawmakers will step in and offer relief. But raising the homeowner’s exemption, which reduces the taxable value of owner-occupied residences, is not the answer and never has been. Raising the exemption only shifts the rising tax bur…
The Gentle Giant is back.
A lot of people have the dream of a cabin in the woods: peaceful, close to nature. But fire is a part of nature. Most folks woodsy cabin dream doesn’t feature a 50-yard cleared “defensible zone”. But hey, it is your property. You should be defending it.
It’s time once again for a practical accounting of our national debt – publicly reported at $22 trillion dollars. If some of our readers missed my last letter, concerning our $21 trillion national debt, here are the most recent facts.
After more than six years of working here at Benewah Community Hospital and being always grateful for the opportunity to join with so many great people to serve our friends and family, I had the opportunity in June to be on the other end.
It is almost time again for Paul Bunyan Days. We just wanted to give everyone a heads-up concerning our annual Paul Bunyan auction. It is every Monday of the Labor Day weekend.
Joe Biden embarrassed himself again. But in what may be a first, this time it's not for what he said. It's for what he didn’t say.
I was skeptical when the well-dressed drug salesmen told us in the 1990’s the new long acting narcotics (Oxycontin) wouldn’t lead to addiction. I remembered the processes taught to me long ago in medical school how our bodies change the number of neuro-receptors we have, so we can develop to…
Once again, it’s time to clear up some confusion about “Reclaim Idaho” and what we’re all about.
News last week from the razor blade company showed that, despite evidence to the contrary, common sense survives.
Everyone rails against the cost of healthcare in these United States, but honestly, we have done just a little to address the problem. I’m not sure things are bad enough yet for us to have the motivation to look in the mirror. Because, for healthcare to cost less for all of us, some of us, m…