Defending Biden’s OSHA Vaccine Mandate

A convergence of three unsettling headlines appeared for my morning reading the day before the nation observed the 20-year commemoration of the tragic deaths of almost 3,000 Americans on Sept. 11, 2001. The very day of the remembrance ceremonies, the seven-day average...

Bad year for legislators gets worse

Next to the top-of-front-page story Wednesday on the crisis bringing Kootenai Health to its knees was a blow to the back of our medical professionals’ heads. Maybe it was a merciful attempt to just go ahead and finish them off, end their suffering. The cudgel spoke,...

Together, we can beat the nonpartisan virus

Our community is in a crisis. The number of cases of COVID-19 that require admission to the hospital has exceeded our capacity to provide the high level of medical care that we depend on. Kootenai Health was designed for 24 ICU beds, but with prudent foresight KH now...

Dem Leaders Rebut GOP Property Tax Editorial

Idaho’s property tax crisis requires real solutions, not scapegoating local government We could not believe our eyes when we read a recent op-ed from Idaho House GOP leadership scapegoating local government for the property tax crisis created by Republican legislators...

Op-Ed: How Idaho should invest $1.4 Billion windfall

What would Idaho’s companies do if they had a $1.4 billion windfall? Many would invest it to make their company more profitable for years to come. Well, Idaho is sitting on a $1.4 billion surplus, and it has a historic opportunity to invest that money to create...

Partisan politics poisoning NIC

What’s taking place at NIC is a blazing wake-up call for voters. Local elections, most especially, have a direct impact on you, your family and our community. The course the KCRCC Three — Todd Banducci, Greg McKenzie and Michael Barnes on the North Idaho College Board...

Let’s hear options before deciding

The Kootenai County Board of Commissioners created an optional form of government review committee (OFGRC) comprised of volunteer citizens. The meetings are available on YouTube. I viewed the June 30 meeting. The purpose of the OFGRC is to study the permitted forms of...
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