Steve Cameron, A Brand New Day

Free money? Lawsuit dishes it out

September 05, 2018 at 5:00 am

Oh, so it’s Wednesday.I had to be reminded because journalists are pretty much the worst people on Earth when it comes to sorting out days of the week — especially after a holiday weekend.But, hey, I’m pretty sure that now we’re in North Id...

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Opinion: Honk if traffic drives you crazy

September 01, 2018 at 5:00 am

Sure, you can spot growth in Kootenai County just by following various developments in the news.There’s the Staybridge Suites Hotel in Riverstone — conveniently located next to McDonald’s, so visitors can always wash down a double quarter-p...

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Opinion: Kootenai County growing (and graying)

August 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s almost an obligation around here to laugh about all our California immigrants.The subject comes up so often that I thought we ought to take a more serious look at the people who have created this population boom.We’ll check out some of...

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Opinion: Parents, consider this alarming data

August 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

“Oh, isn’t that being far too strict?”“My kids would never put up with it.”“But I need to reach them at different times of the day.”When you allow a bit of paraphrasing, those were the three most common objections I received after suggestin...

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Chat: Where science and sci-fi meet

August 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

I’m sorry, what was that?Oh, it is Wednesday, by golly.Chat Day.So here’s your weekly reminder that our chats belong to you, too. Give us a shout.My email address is at the bottom of this column.Right, that’s business done — so let’s leap i...

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Opinion: When opinions cross fine lines

August 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

County Commissioner Chris Fillios is upset with something I wrote.I need to explain it, to Chris and to my readers.But first, we need to back up a bit …Writing an opinion column sometimes means walking a very fine line.Oh, tossing out thoug...

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Opinion: Urgent request to parents of teens

August 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

Here’s something I’ve come to believe …I don’t think parents should allow their children to own or carry smartphones until they’re 18.In fact, I wish it could be a law — but of course that’s impossible.No, this is in your hands, mom and dad...

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Opinion: The PIO carousel goes round and round

August 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

It looked like your county commissioners might have been fibbing.Instead, they’re making some very unusual and very quiet job changes — somehow creating a “communications” director instead of the PIO (public information officer) that seemed...

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OPINION - Chat: Where tragedy and comedy collide

August 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

Yep, it’s Chat Day.I want to kick off the show quickly, since Celine Dion is waiting to come on next. Gotta hurry. They’re dimming the lights.But as always, I need to say this really is YOUR time on stage.Send me items, funny or serious — p...

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Opinion: This is no way to treat the brave

August 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

Taylor Beach is fine.Hopefully.You may recall that Beach was one of three Coeur d’Alene police officers involved in a frightening incident back in February — a sudden exchange of gunfire that left her partner, Charles Hatley, critically wou...

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