How free is America? In regard to the world, where would you guess the United States would rank in freedom? Within the top three, right? Actually, no. Ok, we would be in the top 10 for sure. Again, no. Though we may think of ourselves … [Read more...] about Freedom index says America is slipping
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For solid waste collectors there is never a shortage of work—and consternation. Imagine going to work and having to deal with a dead horse dropped at your feet, exploding batteries, or human feces. Garbage collectors deal with all of that and more … [Read more...] about We pay more for other’s lack of upbringing
It is refreshing to see strong community support of former Kamiah Mayor Dale Schneider’s use of prayer to start city council meetings. Doing what is right must always be defended. Our nation is at war with its identity because of a growing … [Read more...] about Pray for thy enemies
I lost a great friend to cancer last week. His name was Sam and he breathed his last about 4 a.m. on Friday during a snowstorm. That was my morning news. It wasn’t surprising information because his health has been wanting for a while. This last … [Read more...] about Lucky to have a friend like Sam
Flu vaccines. Some people swear by them while others swear at them. Still others swear because they lose their jobs because of them. Just before Thanksgiving, a Minnesota based health company operating 15 hospitals and 75 medical clinics across … [Read more...] about All I Have to Say: Pressures to conform to health standards intensify
We can learn a lot from chickens. For example, hitting the roost when it turns dark and getting up at first light are critical for good health and success. One of the things I really like about chickens is that they—unlike kids—don’t complain … [Read more...] about Chickens: there’s a lot more to them than meets the thigh
Finally, someone is beginning to take distracted driving seriously. Washington State’s distracted driving law went into effect this past Sunday making it a primary offense to talk on the phone while driving unless. That means police can pull over … [Read more...] about All I Have to Say: It’s our turn to ban distracting car talk
Idaho County residents will once again be stuck with the bill to try twice-convicted killer Mark Lankford for a third time. Will the third time be the charm when justice actually prevails? Or will the charade continue until a financially strapped … [Read more...] about All I Have to Say: Justice system focused on the system, not justice
Fireworks are like Charles Dickens to me: they are the best of times and the worst of times. As an eight year old I loved watching our neighbors set off hundreds of dollars of explosive sparkles. Some shot high in the air culminating in the … [Read more...] about Fireworks: Set ’em or snuff ’em?
I never would have imagined being given the opportunity to meet, let alone interview, NFL legend Herschel Walker, but sometimes the world moves in unexpected ways and we must be open and ready for it. It happened this past Mother’s Day when Walker … [Read more...] about Lessons from a Cowboy: Contribute and pass it on