You don’t have to listen to Gig Harbor Mayor Kit Kuhn very long to hear a distinct change in tone as his pent-up frustrations pour out.
For months now, most of America has been glued to the news, reading and watching the 24/7 coverage of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic. We were horrified as some of our cities and states, and other countries lost thousands to the virus. Some of us lost family and friends while most of us have g…
Here’s a question that would have been worth asking Idaho Republican candidates before the primary, but is still worth it after the results come in and the party’s nominations settled:
The United States, the acknowledged world leader in the post-World War II era, is in retreat and decline. Among America’s closest international friends the deterioration of our country’s standing is simply astounding. In a recent survey of our once closest European allies, only 28 percent of…
For most of us, the term “civil disobedience” brings to mind images of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and lunch-counter protests during the civil rights movement, or Lech Walesa climbing a fence at the shipyard in Gdansk, Poland, to join striking workers and ignite the Solidarity movement, or the lone “Tank Man” of China’s Tiananmen Square.
Idaho Gov. Brad Little just pushed Idaho into Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan, but truthfully, he is between a rock and a hard place.
From the moment Idaho Gov. Brad Little announced his stay-at-home order on March 25 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, his No. 2, Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, has been aggressively undermining him.
Losing a friend is never easy, no matter the age or reason. Saying goodbye to someone at the end of a long illness might be easier, but it is still difficult. Losing a friend suddenly is just plain hard. It’s shocking at first and so surreal. Then reality sets in and one has to face the trut…
About a week ago, according to news reports, a family-and-friends get together was held somewhere around the vicinity of Weiser; the kind of ordinary social event no one else would ever know or care about. But in the week to come that little gathering — one report said it involved around 30-…
A group of Republican activists now can claim absolute control over who represents more than 44,000 Idahoans from Lewis and Nez Perce counties in the House of Representatives for the next two years.
Comparisons of Idaho’s stay-home order because of the coronavirus pandemic to the Holocaust are not only ignorant, they’re dangerous.
Some ill-informed Idahoans — including, unfortunately, two people who hold elected office — have foolishly worked to compare Idaho Gov. Brad Little’s stay-home order to the Holocaust, which resulted in the killing of 11 million people: 6 million Jews and 5 million Polish, Roma and others in Nazi Germany.
Suing Gov. Jay Inslee over his stay-home order is an ineffective and dangerous strategy.
So far, three lawsuits have been filed against the governor in an attempt to force him to reopen the state’s economy — including a suit led by Franklin County Commissioner Clint Didier and gubernatorial candidate Tim Eyman.
First, I would like to correct something printed in your paper twice now. The reason I “mocked” Nez Perce County Commissioner Don Beck (not Commissioner Doug Zenner) was not for refusing to attend the protest, but for his condescending statement informing me that the protest was in violation…
Three weeks after Nez Perce County confirmed its first COVID-19 diagnosis in late March, the county was reporting one of every four coronavirus deaths in the entire state of Idaho.
COVID-19 has revealed daily heroism all around us, extraordinary and everyday heroes who care for our sick, deliver necessary goods, stock our stores and keep our society functioning.
A decade ago, I was entertaining the notion of running for an open seat in the Idaho Legislature and getting a fair share of encouragement in the process. Some of my friends were telling me that I would be an asset to the Legislature and the constituents I’d represent.
Call it “hairgate,” “scissorsgate,” or whatever catchphrase gets the most buzz. By any name, the fabricated scandal surrounding Washington’s well-coiffed governor has become the most absurd — and admittedly most entertaining — sideshow of our coronavirus lockdown.