I have probably the worst record of voting for successful candidates of anyone. But I can truthfully say that I’ve always voted for a person who I thought was the most truthful and honest, that didn’t constantly lie, who had high moral values and ethics, not necessarily religious ones.
We all know some individuals who are so obviously good and kind that we are certain if anyone were to dislike them, that’s all we would need to know about the person. We would immediately assume he or she is a bad person. To hate the manifestly good is a sure sign of being bad.
It has been heartening for me to see a local uproar involving our school district that didn’t have to do with a levy, teacher pay or athletics. Our little dust up has to do with “Mastery Based Learning”.
It’s been more than 27 years since Vicki Weaver was shot and killed by an FBI sniper. That’s shot and killed by an FBI sniper while she was holding her baby.
Gov. Brad Little’s preemptive “spending reset,” to rein in state spending before the next economic downturn, is a good start to help Idaho taxpayers who could use a break from a decade of a growing state government. But other taxpayers—Idaho’s increasingly put-upon college and university stu…
How do they say these things with a straight face?
I went to a public forum on Federal lands in Idaho a few years back that the Idaho legislature sponsored. It was a traveling interim committee meeting the legislature set up to consider just what the Idaho legislature should do to take back federal lands. It was Sagebrush Rebellion 2.0. The …
Getting the power of the marketplace to have some effect on health care costs has been the holy grail for years. The Trump administration just announced a major move. Let’s look at it.
Last week, President Trump granted full pardons for Army First Lt. Clint Lorance and Army Maj. Mathew Golsteyn, who’d been accused of war crimes. Lorance had served six years of a 19-year sentence, and Golsteyn was facing trial for killing an alleged Taliban bombmaker. Navy SEAL Edward R. Ga…
It ain’t easy being Jane Fonda.
Weddings are beautiful, but what does one do with the dress afterwards? Some keep it for sentimental reasons, some sell their dress to recoup the cost, others choose to make it a family heirloom. These are all perfectly normal options. There is, however, another option that tugs at my hearts…
Alexander Hamilton was waiting for James Madison at the crowded sports bar. He sipped his pint and barely noted the many screens showing the many games. He frowned at the ring his glass had left on the counter, lost in thought.
I would like to address Mr. Fink’s letter in the Gazette concerning the cell tower installation. Reading Mr. Fink’s previous letters to the Editor, I see a pattern of wanting to stir things up and spin his own perspective. If he had read more closely other people’s responses to the cell towe…
I typically do not chime in on these topics due to where I work, but I recently read an article in the Gazette Record from the November 6 issue titled “Mayor Says fee is unjust.” In this article, the reporter mentions a phone call where the mayor tells the sheriff that he can fund his own po…
In an article in the Gazette dated 2 January 2019 it was reported that Anthony Koroush, former CEO of Benewah Community Hospital, had sued the hospital claiming he was wrongfully terminated and that his departure was neither willing nor legal, but came in response to a confrontation with the…
I’m a little confused and am hoping someone out there can help me. The river road is about 5-6 miles long. From where the city road ends to the second rail crossing is one mile which was paved and in poor condition. In this first mile eight families live. From this point to Kittle Loop it is…
The hardest part about writing something interesting is to come with something of interest. It’s so much easier just to steal from someone who actually writes interesting stuff.
The situation with the President, whatever one’s political leanings, has come to a point where it exceeds mere party affiliation. To ignore egregious behavior, or to make excuses for it or try to “normalize it” or worse, support it by any competent person, would shed an ill light upon that person.
It seems the small group opposing the cell tower in Santa is using different and lame rhetoric to convince everyone they know what’s best for all.
What did socialists use before candles?
This last week I ran into a guy in clinic that made me thankful for Idaho voters. We were able to help him out. You should know about this. It’s not about politics or policy, just about how we were able to help out a hard-working guy.
When I first saw this headline in the AP feed last night, the first question that came to my mind was… wait a minute. Weren’t we already out of the Paris Climate Agreement? I seem to recall liberals being really upset over that a couple of years ago. But as it turns out, we’ve mostly just be…
I wanted to say thanks for the new pavement up the St. Maries River Road.
The October 23 article “Cell tower still planned near Santa” was one-sided. It contained only statement from Weis Towers and Inland Cellular but none from local residents.
It does not have the significance as happenings at the Cana wedding, but it is quite a feat nonetheless.
Sometimes when you listen to people you hear the way they think. When we have a problem to solve, how we think about it, how we frame it can determine our ability to find a solution.
There’s a current dustup among state government entities which, to my way of thinking, shouldn’t be happening because the issue was settled a decade ago when the Capitol was restored and reopened.
The University of Idaho and Northwest Nazarene University maintain Communist-controlled programs on their campuses amid international concern that China uses them as a devious way to leverage support and silence dissent around the world.
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: