Steve Cameron, A Brand New Day

Opinion: See you in the Sports section

January 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

Sometimes you have to leave a job.I’m not sure if you’d call this lucky or unlucky, but once in a while a situation comes along where you’re truly sad to go — and yet excited about the destination.That’s the case for me as we visit today.Th...

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Opinion: Fact and fiction on skills gap

January 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

There was a thing called the “skills gap.”Maybe you heard about it.Most American economists and major companies throughout the country believed that the “skills gap” caused high unemployment in 2011 and 2012, as we emerged from that terribl...

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Opinion: Need a good flu remedy (stat!)

January 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

A package with a tablet was delivered to my door a week ago.The thing came in what appeared to be simple cardboard, rugged but still nothing that would require a claw hammer or the Jaws of Life to open.My normal routine for these sorts of j...

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Chewing the fat with today’s chat

January 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

Yes, indeed, it’s Wednesday and we’ve come to another Chat Day.The odd schedule is finished because there are no more holidays for a little while — are there?Sadly, Celine Dion is tied up and can’t handle the background music today, so just...

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Opinion: Eager drinker frothing at the mouth

January 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

So we were talking about coffee …Well, yes, the discussion was two days ago, but this is the Inland Northwest. Coffee is always a hot topic.And it’s especially tops on my list of cool things today because I just bought a Secura Automatic El...

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Opinion: Investors, listen to your wife

January 04, 2019 at 5:00 am

You walked into some Spokane financial office in mid-March of 2009.That much, you recall.“What we’ve got to work with is everything we have,” you confessed to the broker, who himself had just returned from his job interview as a Walmart gre...

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Opinion: Slip-sliding down several slopes

January 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

Perhaps I’ve mentioned something like this before, but I really kind of like winter in North Idaho.Up where I live (Twin Lakes Village), a decent share of the population heads to Arizona or Florida or wherever as soon as the temperature dro...

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Opinion: Racism, Scotland, Sammie: Chatstuff

December 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

Well, naturally this is our day to do a chat column because …Wait, what day is it, anyway?I’m easily confused at the best of times, but over the holidays, keeping track of anything is pretty close to impossible.Hey, there are plenty of item...

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Opinion: Look who’s supporting legalized pot

December 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

Idahoans have gotten the hang of deciding things for themselves.Genuine debates and robust campaigning over those two propositions in November — not to mention big spending and high turnout — suggest that we’ll see more of the same down the...

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Opinion: Look who’s supporting legalized pot

December 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

Idahoans have gotten the hang of deciding things for themselves.Genuine debates and robust campaigning over those two propositions in November — not to mention big spending and high turnout — suggest that we’ll see more of the same down the...

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