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THE CARLSON CHRONICLE: For Jordan and Democrats, identity politics is a pitfall

May 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

Watch carefully, my friends, over the next six months. You will see the remnants of the Idaho Democratic Party commit seppuku — the ritualized form of Japanese hari kari (suicide).In the Democratic gubernatorial primary by a 60/40 margin, I...

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Don’t lose rural soul of county

May 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Between our two daughters, I spent 15 years as a support parent in Marion Crumb’s Diablos 4H group: hundreds of hours hauling horses to shows, weeks at horse camp, trips to Boise and Moscow for Horse Bowl competitions, etc.I remember leanin...

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CHUCK MALLOY: Candidates scramble for undecided voters

May 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

State Rep. Christy Perry of Nampa, one of seven candidates running for Congress in Idaho’s First District, has never been one to suggest that people should vote for her because she’s a woman. But she has no objections to people supporting h...

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BRESSIE CASE: Governor should take steps to avoid more tragedies

May 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

I am responding to the three-day front-page report (April 29 - May 1) by The Press concerning the years-long battle against the Bressie family by the State of Idaho and its Department of Health and Welfare. As a friend of Doug Bressie and h...

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CHUCK MALLOY: Fulcher says he could work with Simpson

May 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

Former Republican State Sen. Russ Fulcher, the self-proclaimed frontrunner in the First District congressional primary race, often is asked how he would get along with Second District Congressman Mike Simpson.He may have been wondering that...

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DAVID ADLER: Starbucks offends and then takes right steps

May 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

Starbucks, which has enjoyed a nationwide reputation as a leader on social issues, has acted swiftly to correct the missteps of an employee in Philadelphia that plunged the Seattle-based coffee giant into the abyss of racism and ignited ano...

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EBERLEIN: The proper role of government

April 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

What should be done by government and what should be done by private enterprise? The Founding Fathers wrestled with this question. Our Declaration of Independence articulates that our Rights “are endowed by (our) Creator” and “That to secur...

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Reasons to say no to Hydro One

April 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! — I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.” — PATRICK HENRY, speech (1775)I...

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U.S. 95: Partnerships guide growth

April 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

If you take U.S. 95 through Coeur d’Alene and Hayden, you undoubtedly have experienced the congestion during your drive every day. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, as U.S. Census data shows Kootenai as the fastest growing county in the fa...

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Scott-Boeck contest big one in North Idaho

April 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

It will be interesting to see what state government will look like at this time next year, with a new governor taking office along with a new lieutenant governor.They either will work as a team, as we have seen with Gov. Butch Otter and Lt....

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