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Just retrieved my copy of the weekly wipe from the Post Office and read through it. Good information on vaccinations, great stories on the local teams, and the Sheriff’s log was entertaining as usual.

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This is one of those weird news items that never make the news. But it seems newsworthy – or at least worth a head-scratch or two – so we’re including it here.

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I was dealt a triple header over the holidays. I spent three weeks here in our little hospital for surgery. I was in for my birthday, Christmas and New Year’s. The nurses and aides went above and beyond the entire time I was there. Each one on duty on my birthday came to visit. Even the docs…

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I’ve written before about “thinking like a virus” but I admitted in that piece, viruses don’t think. They are just information and a vector for transmission of that information. Without a host to build more of them, they are inert. The information is crucial.

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A self-righteous car thief was so outraged by what he found in the back seat of the Honda Pilot that he’d just stolen that he came back to give the victim a stern lecture. Furthermore, he told the victim, a young woman, that if she didn’t straighten up and fly right he was going to call the …

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This letter hopefully will capture the attention of our elected officials at the county, state, and national level. If you take your oath of office seriously you would do well to take heed to the collective wisdom of the electorate.

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The lady on TV was adamant. She was angry. She was forceful. She was committed.

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We had two powerful demonstrations in our nation last week. One was lawful, orderly, tedious and impressive. The other was destructive, unlawful, with no clear purpose.

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When there is a fire raging, the first act must be to deal with the major source of danger. The first duty of government is to protect the people of this country. This should not involve forcing us to endure the worry of even one more day with a man empowered to activate weapons of destruction.

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On January 6 we witnessed frustrated patriots and violent Antifa Democrat Party operatives storm the Capitol Building. We also witnessed the cold-blooded murder of an unarmed female military veteran (think LaVoy Finnicum). They never used live ammunition on BLM or Antifa when they were killi…

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In the event of President Biden striking a nuclear deal with Iran or North Korea, he should not repeat the mistake of the first Iran deal:  It imposed a waiting period for the inspection of suspected sites. 

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Just a short note to express my disapproval of your paper’s reporting.  Why did you ask non-citizens of St. Maries to comment on items that affect its citizens?

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Today we took our American flag down because we’re so ashamed that our representatives have supported and allowed this evil man, President Trump, to incite and cause the riot on this day. We’re sending our members of Congress a piece so they can burn it or desecrate it to their liking.

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Everyone knows of Charlton Heston. Not too many people have heard of Mimi Groves. That could explain why the famous movie star got, well – star treatment – while Mimi was led to slaughter by the Left.

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For Joe Biden, plagiarism has kind of been his thing. His first presidential campaign was doomed by allegations of plagiarism. Not one to learn from his mistakes, his platform, his COVID-19 response plan, and his DNC acceptance speech were all allegedly plagiarized.

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The Mayor and City Council recently decided not to renew the protection contract with the Sheriff’s Department.

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The recent report of our President calling the Georgia Secretary of State and threatening him to “find me some votes” made me wonder if I’d messed up some years ago when I lost my last election.

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General Motors’ announcement that it would invest $27 billion to bring 30 new electric vehicles to market over the next five years turned a lot of heads. Many wondered aloud if this heralds the long-awaited definitive shift away from fossil fuel-powered automobiles toward clean-energy electr…

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Maybe it’s the dark and cold, or some recent book I read, but I have found myself reflecting on the aspirational phrase of one of our countries founding documents: “the pursuit of happiness”.

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Why is the U.S. Supreme Court ignoring 18 claims of fraud in the Texas brief? Suppose all 18 claims of fraud are legitimate. A stretch, but …   how many votes that represents. 18?100? 1,000? 10,000?   Biden won by 7 million votes.

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In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to…

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A few weeks ago, former state Sen. Branden Durst took to Twitter to complain about Boise State Public Radio’s liberal bias. The university-based news outlet’s primary news source is National Public Radio, which has become radio’s reliable mocker of all things conservative. 

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I don’t give gifts easily. My wife does. I’ve asked her how to do better. She says it’s simple: just pay attention to those around you, think of what they want or need, and chose something that might please them. Oh, and it’s best if you know their size and what colors they like.

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The city council has been in a squabble with the sheriff for a long time. Up until now it seems more like something we see in middle school. I think the sheriff’s office has been doing a good job. But last week it got serious and their fight is going to cost you a lot of money.

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Many, many years ago Socrates was quoted as saying, “There are three types of people. Those who see, those who see when shown, and those who do not see.” If there was ever a time to see, it is NOW.

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It wasn’t so long ago that Idaho newspaper editorial pages and TV newscasters couldn’t shut up about Medicaid expansion. They’d opine almost daily on how wonderful it would be to extend the government entitlement program to thousands more participants in the Gem State. Media paraded would-be…

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I have always been skeptical of new medical developments. So, when I heard about this COVID-19 immunization being rolled out so quickly based on Messenger RNA, my knee jerk reaction was a quiet wince. For some reason, the hottest new treatment often becomes the fastest recalled drug.

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Now there are a couple of politically-incorrect terms. Why would anyone spend a lot of their hard-earned money on beans, bullets, TP, batteries, flour and sugar and whatever else, instead of motorized toys, granite countertops, liposuction, smart phones, and showroom vehicles?

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Our county hospital and clinic are a focal point for the injured and sick in our area and are served and greeted by the employees with open arms at personal risk to their own health and the health of their families. In my opinion they are this year’s unsung heroes. All they ask is some small…

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I seem to recall a moral lesson about loving thy neighbor. I wonder whatever became of that. I suddenly realize our American society has degraded to a point where we are no longer united but divided. Today, we are Democrats or Republicans, maskers or anti-maskers or us and them. We can’t suc…

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I read the article by Robert Zimmerman you reprinted from Zimmerman’s site behindtheblack.com and asked a physician friend to help me understand all the numbers better. Dr. Ben Ianzito helped me write the following.

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Would those involved in the discussion with the St. Maries Chamber of Commerce concerning the cancellation of the 36th annual Christmas in St. Maries celebration please explain in this paper why they waited until two days before the event to force the Chamber to cancel?

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As the darkest day of the year approaches, it’s time to consider just what the Idaho legislature will be up to in their coming January congealment in Boise. If this year is anything like the last few, there will be lots of talk, some bluster and hand wringing. Finally they’ll not agree on mu…

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The LA Times published a story today highlighting a growing divide between two strains of activists in Portland. On one hand you have the mostly white Antifa groups who have adopted Black Lives Matter as their own cause and are holding protests/riots nearly every night. On the other hand you…

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Earlier this month, as the curve of Covid cases climbed nationally, but specifically, here in Idaho, hospital officials warned of the possibility of rationing health care. Some hospitals have closed their ICUs and diverted patients, and had significant trouble finding an accepting hospital. …

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It’s been a while since I’ve driven down to Boise, but that passage along the Salmon River is one of the reasons I love this state. As I head south and the river winds north I think of the big not-so-empty middle it drains. All those little creeks draining draws, rushing down steep canyons, …

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I once again, unfortunately, opened my paper to find a letter from Ms. Barbara Leedom, So. Yarmouth, MA. And, once again, I wonder why Ms. Leedom feels that we should be subjected to her progressive diatribes? Why must she constantly preach to us the virtues of her way of thinking and living…