Steve Cameron, A Brand New Day

A sign of the (political) times

May 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

Think about Idaho politics.Do words like courtesy, politeness and goodwill come to mind?Nah.At the moment, gubernatorial candidates Raul Labrador and Tommy Ahlquist are busy calling each other liars and dangers to the future of the state.If...

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Get your facts straight, Commissioner

May 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

Maybe this means we’re in the big time.I’ve been publicly accused of peddling “fake news.”Yes, in exactly those words.Marc Eberlein, District 1 county commissioner who is running for re-election, tossed that now-popular “fake news” grenade ...

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STEVE CAMERON: Held hostage by retailer warranties

May 05, 2018 at 5:00 am

Ah, the good old days.You bought an item at a respected retailer, paid full price, and took it home.And if the thing fell apart for some reason that wasn’t your fault, you took it back to Harry’s Hardware (or wherever), and the store gladly...

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STEVE CAMERON: A little cockroach in your coffee?

May 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

Sorry, but you’ll have to milk your own cockroaches.I know, I know.Seems so unfair that such an indignity has been forced upon North Idaho, but we just can’t find any cockroach products in any local shops.This wouldn’t be a problem if you l...

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STEVE CAMERON: A book in the hand beats two in the cloud

May 03, 2018 at 5:00 am

It turns out we left out one important item with last week’s poll of popular books.A couple of readers mentioned it in passing, but Kay Kindig actually described the issue perfectly.“I am enjoying reading about everyone’s favorite books,” K...

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STEVE CAMERON: A mixed bag of mail

May 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

You probably won’t be surprised to hear that I get a lot of mail.That tends to happen when you write an opinion column that’s read by thousands of people.It’s also not a shock, I suppose, that when readers take the time to email or post som...

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In gridlock? Remember this, drivers

April 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

Be sharp, class. Today’s topic is traffic, and why we have exactly zero right to complain about it.Now just like everyone else, I’m prone to whining about tie-ups around the county.My particular teeth-grinder is the off-ramp from Interstate...

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Slot machine title race in homestretch

April 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe stands accused of harassment, thuggery, bullying, bribes and felonious election fraud.“We are not amused,” responded Tyrel Stevenson, the tribe’s legislative director, in what could only be described as a hissing und...

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Who knew N. Idaho was readerland?

April 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

As your teachers used to say …“Back to the books!”Hopefully, you read Wednesday’s column discussing our poll to discover North Idaho’s favorite books.If so, you know that I was gobsmacked (fun British word) by the variety of your choices, a...

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‘Atlas Shrugged’ tops chart of readers’ favorite books

April 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

My friends would be happy to say that almost nothing leaves me speechless.But I’ve got to tell you, the response to our “Favorite Books” poll came pretty close.Not only were there 143 voters (including me), but it was stunning to note that ...

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