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Franklin Roosevelt’s first vice president was from Texas, and was the Speaker of the House, John Nance Garner. His claim to fame is he once said the job “wasn’t worth…

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A guest reading from David Warnick, who is a minister at Coeur d’Alene and a third-generation Idahoan. Fear is a funny thing. No one in my neighborhood would feel any…

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The national campaigns are careening totally out of control. We have jumped down the rabbit hole and have no idea of where the damn rabbit went. We don’t know who’s…

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First time I voted for a president was 1960. I was stationed in northern Greenland near the North Pole. My “polling” place, as it were. So, registering, getting a ballot,…

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One of the hazards of punditry is a tendency to wrap things up in a neat package – a nice simple conclusion and overview of what usually was a messier…

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The official portrait of former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber continues to hang in the hall of the state capitol in Salem. It’s still there, alongside those of his predecessors like…

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From Dan Meek of the Oregon Independent Party, on May 25: In a stunning display of democracy suppression, this afternoon the Secretary of State of Oregon refused to issue a…

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Most residents of the Gate City are familiar with the expression used by journalist, author and Oregon politician Richard Neuberger to describe the phenomena that characterized many of the members…

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The future success of the National Democratic Party in the November election is at a critical junction today. This day. Right now. Today. Not some months down the road. NOW!…

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Whatever will Idaho do for viral quotes next legislative session? The most reliable providers won’t be back, and neither will a number of their allies. Or newcomers to the task.…

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RANDYSTAPILUS Washington Rob McKenna, the former attorney general who narrowly lost his bid for governor in 2012 to now-incumbent Jay Inslee, has been sending out periodic missives on the foibles of Olympia, taking aim most generally (as you’d expect) at the Democrats, including his former opponent. His email from la

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 The Northwest’s newest member of Congress, Dan Newhouse (third from left) of Washington’s 4th district, is sworn into office by House Speaker John Boehner. (photo/Office of Representative Newhouse)   Here comes the legislature – over the next week. That means different things in the three states. In Washing

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Here’s what public affairs news made the front page of newspapers in the Northwest today, excluding local crime, features and sports stories. (Newspaper names contracted with location) Previewing Otter state of state (Boise Statesman) Profiling new chair Luker (Boise Statesman) Looking at 2015 session in Idaho (Lewiston T

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BARRETTRAINEY Second Thoughts Hate mail on the ol’ I-net keeps hitting new highs. Or lows. For several years, the target was Pres. Obama, his wife, kids and any non-white person supporting the President. Told a number of my friends to knock it off. Lost several. Now the target I see most is Muslims. Any Muslim. Since

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Here’s what public affairs news made the front page of newspapers in the Northwest today, excluding local crime, features and sports stories. (Newspaper names contracted with location) Business group predicts increased road funding (Boise Statesman) Profiling Dean Mortimer, on JFAC and chairing ed (Boise Statesman) Shooti

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RANDYSTAPILUS Idaho It’s an old, old phrase: The governor proposes, the legislature disposes. Seems to go back a century or so at least. It’s worth considering in the coming week, as Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter makes his pitch at proposing. The question after that will relate to disposition of those ideas

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Here’s what public affairs news made the front page of newspapers in the Northwest today, excluding local crime, features and sports stories. (Newspaper names contracted with location) Dixie case returned to Canyon County (Boise Statesman) Profiling energy chair Thompson (IF Post Register) DOE won’t protest state fi

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  A time lapse video in Portland. Share on Facebook

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Here’s what public affairs news made the front page of newspapers in the Northwest today, excluding local crime, features and sports stories. (Newspaper names contracted with location) Committee chair profiling Barbieri, House Business (Boise Statesman, IF Post Register, Lewiston Tribune) Mayor says Idaho Falls growth con

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Northwest Reading Today we’re releasing 100 Influential Idahoans 2015 (see the box above) which is about what it says: The 100 most influential Idahoans, at present. Or, more or less. I make the point in its introduction – though little attention may be paid – that the book essentially is about the sources

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RANDYSTAPILUS Idaho When market analysts such as politicians need insight into how people really view something, they often convene a focus group. Last week I sought out something like that, consisting of party-line Republican Idaho voters. The 19 responses were enough (together with a collection of comments from a ran

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Here’s what public affairs news made the front page of newspapers in the Northwest today, excluding local crime, features and sports stories. (Newspaper names contracted with location) Heavy snow falls on Treasure Valley (Boise Statesman, Nampa Press Tribune, TF Times News) Eagle former energy firm execs accused of stock

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BARRETTRAINEY Second Thoughts If you think national government has been unresponsive to our national needs for the last several years, get used to it. ‘Cause you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet! Unresponsiveness is about to hit a new, record low. “Whoa, there Rainey,” you say. “Yeah, that was pretty much a Republica

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Here’s what public affairs news made the front page of newspapers in the Northwest today, excluding local crime, features and sports stories. (Newspaper names contracted with location) Southern Idaho hit by snow storm (Boise Statesman, IF Post Register, Nampa Press Tribune, TF Times News) Reviewing next round on Idaho hea

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MARTINPETERSON  On election day, while many Idahoans visited their polling places, I was 7000 miles away on Temple Mount in Jerusalem. For Jews, Temple Mount, the former location of their two historic temples, is their holiest site. For Muslims, the mount contains the Dome of the Rock and al- Aksa Mosque, the third hol

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Here’s what public affairs news made the front page of newspapers in the Northwest today, excluding local crime, features and sports stories. (Newspaper names contracted with location) ACHD supports new Collister connection (Boise Statesman) Wolf reintroduction debate continues (IF Post Register) 16 INL wrks exposed to ra

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CHRISCARLSON Carlson Chronicles Dear CH— You commented recently on your Facebook page how courageous you thought the young 29-year-old California woman was that moved to Oregon and availed herself of Oregon’s Doctor assisted suicide law on November 1st. With all due respect to your right to hold a differing vie

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Here’s what public affairs news made the front page of newspapers in the Northwest today, excluding local crime, features and sports stories. (Newspaper names contracted with location) Dubois scrambles with possible sheep station closure (Boise Statesman) State broadband contract killed in court (Boise Statesman, IF Post

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CHUCKMALLOY In Idaho Ten years ago this month, a cardiologist told me I was a prime candidate for dropping dead at any moment because my heart was clogging up, as if Elmer’s glue was flowing through my veins. I checked into the hospital the next day, and doctors were cracking open my chest for a five-way […]

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Here’s what public affairs news made the front page of newspapers in the Northwest today, excluding local crime, features and sports stories. (Newspaper names contracted with location) Collister/State interchange may be shifted (Boise Statesman) Clarkston asked to ‘ban the ban’ on pot (Lewiston Tribune) Moscow

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