Steve Cameron, A Brand New Day

This killer was a victim, too

November 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

Call it a tragic coincidence of timing.Another one.Or describe it as a wake-up call.Another one.Whatever explanation you choose, the facts wonít go away: Less than a week before Veterans Day, 28-year-old Ian David Long ó a Marine vet who wa...

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Election detection: Women ascend

November 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

Canít speak for you, but Tuesdayís elections are still all tangled up in my head.Note that I said elections, plural, because here in a state so red you have to view it through solar eclipse glasses, there really were two voting exercises.Th...

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Opinion: Prop 2, Schroeder race donít add up

November 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

Are Idaho ballots written in a foreign language?See, Iím trying to figure out some of the odder decisions made by our stateís voters.I donít understand how you can be running on a winning issue, something embraced by a huge statewide majori...

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The Halloween gag gone (really) bad

November 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

Sure, itís Wednesday.The morning after the night before.Normally, Iíd be reminding you itís time for our often-amusing Chat Day, and weíd be off and running.But obviously, today is a little different. Almost everyone has an election hangove...

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Opinion: Not your finest hour, Governor

November 03, 2018 at 5:00 am

It was just swell of Butch Otter to step forward this week.The governor wholeheartedly endorsed Proposition 2, the ballot measure that essentially calls for Medicaid expansion in Idaho.ďItís just the right thing to do,Ē Otter said.If you do...

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Opinion: Storm clouds ahead for many retirees

November 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

The county is full of happy retirees.We know that.This is a fantastic place to enjoy life ó friendly neighbors and the great outdoors ó after years of hearing the boss holler at you.Itís great to be in North Idaho at this stage of your jour...

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Opinion: Letís make election day a holiday

November 01, 2018 at 5:00 am

Look, gang, itís Thursday, so of course that means ÖChat Day?Yes, yes, we had to move our chat this week because of Halloween. Celine Dion wasnít happy about it, either ó but hey, life goes on.At least we can offer you some interesting item...

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This guyís spooked by Halloween

October 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

Change in the schedule, gang.Yes, I know itís Wednesday and normally weíd have a nice, informal Chat Day.But this week, our chat will have to be Thursday, because ...This is Halloween, for heavenís sake.A columnist who doesnít write about H...

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Opinion: The last word on Halloween treats

October 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

Letís put a wrapper on this debate over Halloween candy.Disclaimer: Although Iím widely considered a guru on this subject, I have to confess a bias for chocolate.But as youíll discover, Iím not alone.First of all, letís deal with the proven...

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Opinion: Easy fix for countyís transparency fight

October 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

Mary Souza remains proud of introducing a ďtransparency billĒ at the last legislative session.The state senator from Coeur díAlene made that clear at Tuesday nightís candidate forum.So applause for Mary, since transparency in government alw...

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