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Physician examining rooms are usually small and windowless, with no comfortable place to sit. They’re lined with cabinets and drawers you just know contain all sorts of demonic tools with…

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Brad Little, Idaho’s lieutenant governor since January 2009, has filed paperwork toward a run for governor in 2018. In doing that, he has finally done what some observers expected he…

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From a report by the Oregon Center for Public Policy. As Oregonians mull raising taxes on large corporations this November, a new study finds that Oregon corporate taxes — both…

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It was announced last week that Portland Public Schools (PPS) Superintendent Carole Smith plans to retire after the end of the next school year. This came as no surprise to…

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Now that Hillary Clinton is about to shatter the glass ceiling hanging over the White House’ Oval Office, one has to ask when is Idaho going to get with the…

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Is the United States winning or losing in the Middle East? The answers are confusing and mixed. Measured from purely military considerations, no one can deny that ISIS is being…

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It’s a day or so after Great Britain’s Brexit vote and I’ve been sitting at the old computer machine for several hours watching the bottom drop out of my IRA.…

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The Twin Falls incident that blew up around the world actually went something like this. On June 2 at the city’s Fawnbrook Apartments, a five year old girl encountered three…

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Again turning convention and conventions on its head, Donald Trump addressed the Republican Convention on its first day of the gathering in Cleveland. The following is an imagined text of…

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Let’s explore the urban myth that the gun lobby and their followers bring up every time there is a mass shooting. The one that says the best answer to a…

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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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