Steve Cameron, A Brand New Day

Opinion: Democratic women on the upswing

June 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

You don’t need a degree in political science to see that men far outnumber women in elected offices.It’s true at the local level, and all the way up to the U.S. Congress.But there’s a change in the wind.More women have come splashing into t...

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OPINION: Pull the plug on Avista merger hysteria

June 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

You can stay calm about the Avista deal, folks.Really.I understand a little case of nerves here, I really do, but worries are unfounded.The hundreds of naysayers who have been loudly protesting the impending merger of Avista with Toronto-ba...

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OPINION: Sippin’ Sammie keeps on truckin’

June 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

Let’s chat.ITEM: Normally, I’d say readers must be getting tired of references to Sammie the World’s Greatest Cat — except that I get enough emails about her (and cats in general) to blow up our internet connection.Still, I need to give her...

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From soybeans to spuds, let’s chat

June 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

Hopefully, you’re reading the editorials running this week about how newspaper readers and journalists tend to speak different languages.We need desperately to get ourselves connected.In that spirit, and with the same goal, I’d like to tell...

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Truckers speed to front of job line

June 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

Let’s start with some honesty.What comes straight into your mind when you think of truck drivers?Me, I’m admitting that it might be an 18-wheeler that almost ran me off I-90 and down a ravine in Shoshone County.But to be fair — which is alw...

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Opinion - Cameron: Chats, cats, wrinkles and roads

June 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Yes, it’s Chat Day and …Well, eventually we have to halt the conversation about felines — except that I have a question, and some readers apparently share this puzzle.Why are cats determined to drink from kitchen or bathroom faucets instead...

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OPINION - CAMERON: Nationalist outcry over Avista sale a little late

June 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

Whoa, there!Relax a bit over this Avista sale, folks.Teeing up all three members of the Idaho Public Utilities Commission at a hearing last Thursday night was a bit over the top.You’d think the entire state was being handed over to Iran.As ...

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Copa Mundial? Nunca para Mexico

June 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

El Tri?No.No, no, no.Hell, no.Never.There. I thought I’d give you my answer before we even discuss the question, which is...Since the USA didn’t qualify for the World Cup, should we root for Mexico?You’re free to make your own decisions, of...

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Opinion - Cameron: Garfield celebrates birthday with a win

June 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s official …North Idahoans love cats.The first hint was when I asked readers to send in stories and photos of their pets doing unusual or funny things.I received almost three dozen replies, and they were ALL about cats.Every one.Where we...

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Opinion - Cameron: Men, we’d better listen to Sholeh

June 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

How are you feeling, guys?It probably ought to be better.Hopefully, the male portion of today’s audience read Sholeh Patrick’s column in Tuesday’s Press. She reminded us that while leading up to Father’s Day this weekend, we’re supposed to ...

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