Steve Cameron, A Brand New Day

Opinion: Primary election circus leaves town

October 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

You can get up off your knees, North Idaho.Those prayers have been answered, and ÖThe May primary is finally over.But who can blame the average citizen for wondering if the madness would ever end?This was a primary that saw one Kootenai Cou...

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Opinion: And now, time for the good stuff

October 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Sorry for doing things backward.When I started asking for opinions about what readers loved ó or maybe didnít like ó about living in Kootenai County, obviously I planned to highlight the positive responses first.And there have been a truckl...

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Idaho’s top treat is a trick

October 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

Chat Day! Before we begin the show, here's something you need to know ... The survey we've been conducting to see what folks love about living in Kootenai County, and what might bother them, was never meant to focus on the negative. It just...

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Opinion: Growth, itís inevitable

October 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

NOTE: This is the conclusion of an overview that began in Fridayís column. Weíre looking at the construction boom in Kootenai County, and the resulting reaction from many residents who complain that our quickly expanding cities are causing ...

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Opinion: Readers write whatís wrong here

October 05, 2018 at 5:00 am

SPOILER: Weíre going to be discussing a planning and traffic puzzle that canít be fully addressed in one gulp. Weíll start the explanation today and finish tomorrow. Fair enough?Itís finally time to take a good look at the survey weíve had ...

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Opinion: Wild beasties abound in CdíA

October 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

Cougars and moose, you might understand.After all, development all over the fringes of Kootenai County are pushing them from their natural habitat.A bobcat?Sure, they can get lost.And coyotes will go anywhere, with signs hanging around thei...

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Chat: The story behind Celine

October 03, 2018 at 5:00 am

Yep, itís Wednesday Chat Day.Yo, ho!By the way, Iíve received just one lonely email asking why and how Celine Dion manages to make it into our North Idaho conversation almost every week.The rest of you get it, right?Weíre pretending this is...

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Opinion: Mold, words, speed, dogs: Chatstuff

September 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

Ding, ding, ding!Congratulations, youíve won an extra Chat Day this week.How cool is THAT?Content note: Next week Iíll be addressing all your responses from the survey concerning what you really like about living in Kootenai County ó and al...

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Opinion: Why Prop 2 is right for Idaho

September 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

No use hiding my opinion here.So letís start with a blanket statement: Medicaid expansion would not only help Idaho financially, it would fulfill the stateís moral and societal obligation to an estimated 62,000 struggling residents.Iím glad...

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Opinion: One way to tackle low voter turnout

September 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

Voter turnout in this neck of the woods is pretty pathetic.Thatís not even up for debate.In the May primary, only 29 percent of Kootenai Countyís registered voters bothered to cast a ballot.And thatís only part of the problem. About half th...

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