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OPINION: MIKE BAKER — Tyler just one example why Prop 2 should pass

October 03, 2018 at 5:00 am

On Nov. 6, Idahoans have the chance to cast a pivotal vote that will help our citizens in the Medicaid coverage gap, bring taxpayer money back to Idaho, and create jobs. This incredible opportunity is Proposition 2, the bipartisan ballot in...

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OPINION: CHUCK MALLOY — Idaho Democrats soft on Trump

October 03, 2018 at 5:00 am

Republican congressional candidates over the years have made a living bashing California Rep. Nancy Pelosi and the liberal agenda she would bring to the House of Representatives if Democrats get control.This year, the Democrats are on the o...

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Cougar: He didn’t need to be killed

September 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

First, my compliments for an outstanding job handling the cougar by the rescuers. IDFG biologists and employees, Cd’A Fire Department and Cd’A Police successfully sedated the cougar, safely removed it from the tree and placed it in a carry ...

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OPINION: CHUCK MALLOY — Campaign distractions? No big deal, Jordan says

September 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

There has been a lot of political hand-wringing about Paulette Jordan’s campaign staffers abruptly walking out as Election Day draws near.The political drama has been interesting, but I’d venture to say that few Idahoans will be voting for ...

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County’s auditor is there for you

September 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

To the taxpayers of Kootenai County:As a taxpayer, you should know what the auditor’s office does for you. It is the essence of transparency, the buzzword everyone is using these days. The auditor is responsible for recording and reporting ...

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OPINION: CHUCK MALLOY — GOP stronghold in North Idaho about to be tested

September 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Three decades ago, Democrats running for legislative seats in Coeur d’Alene didn’t have to make this kind of appeal to the party faithful.“I have reason to believe that Legislative District 4 is primed for Democrat victory,” wrote Cory Engl...

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Before you judge addicts, read this

September 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

I’ve been an alcohol/drug counselor for the past 18 years. Recently, I’ve become concerned about the lack of understanding expressed in letters to the editor regarding addiction and addicts.First of all, I understand the fear of a parent of...

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OPINION: KAREN BILOWITH — It’s the fund that keeps on giving

September 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

In 2000, the estate of Gladys Langroise created a $15 million Donor Advised Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation. Mrs. Langroise was a well-educated philanthropist with a big heart. She had a particular charitable interest in the arts and...

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OPINION: CHUCK MALLOY — Slot machines won’t save racing, foes say

September 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Second of two parts. The first part was published Sept. 5.If it looks like a slot machine, pays off like a slot machine and eats money like a slot machine, then it must be…A duck. Or, as proponents for Proposition 1 will suggest, historical...

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Flag planting an important part of moon landing

September 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

“I think (the Moon Landing) was widely regarded in the end as a human achievement and that’s how we chose to view it” says everyone who isn’t an American.Landing men on the moon was an American achievement, an iconic act that is now part of...

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