Steve Cameron, A Brand New Day

Opinion: One way to tackle low voter turnout

September 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

Voter turnout in this neck of the woods is pretty pathetic.Thatís not even up for debate.In the May primary, only 29 percent of Kootenai Countyís registered voters bothered to cast a ballot.And thatís only part of the problem. About half th...

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OPINION ó CAMERON: Computer chills and warm-up for Celine

September 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

Itís Chat Day, but you knew that.Plenty of things to share today: curious, useful (perhaps), and informative.Not to mention having the cheerleaders do some flips for NIC.No, it isnít sports.Before we rock on, though, I need to remind you th...

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Opinion: The canine empire bites back

September 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

Itís true.Iíve made several mentions of Sammie the Worldís Greatest Cat in this space.Why?Well, on one hand (the biased one), sheís earned the publicity simply by living up to that magical five-word name. If youíre the greatest, you should ...

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Opinion: Growth puts pressure on planning

September 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is the second of two columns addressing the issue of Kootenai Countyís explosive growth, attempting to answer some questions we hear continually from local residents. Why isnít anything done to clear up traffic problems? Are area plann...

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Opinion: With growth comes traffic trouble

September 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

This the first of two columns addressing the issue of Kootenai Countyís explosive growth, attempting to answer some questions we hear continually from local residents. Why isnít anything done to clear up traffic problems? Are area planners ...

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OPINION ó Chat: Something for everyone today

September 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

Yep, itís Wednesday, and that means all the excitement of our weekly Chat Day.We canít waste any time getting started, since Celine Dion is waiting in the wings once again.But I have to toss out a reminder that our survey on the pros and co...

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What do YOU think of living here?

September 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

No question. Lately weíve been chatting a lot about the population boom in Kootenai County ó and North Idaho in general.In terms of our own county, it feels like weíve concentrated quite a bit on the negative aspect of things.Iíve got a boa...

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Forget Florence: Here come the robots

September 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

I live in hope.The illustration you see with this column sums up my determination not to let technology overwhelm me.Nevertheless, there are ominous signs that the life Iíve known ó and enjoyed, thank you very much ó might be in for a serio...

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E-Gen might be bridging eras

September 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Could I be a fossil from another age who is sometimes guilty in this #MeToo era?Itís a serious question.People close to me ó friends, family, colleagues ó likely would tell you that Iíve always tried to respect women.To respect everyone, in...

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Hereís your brain on social media

September 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Yo, itís Chat Day.We have a few things to address, but ...Apologies to those letter writers who insist I should keep prattling on about Sammie the Worldís Greatest Cat. I just canít do it every week, you feline lovers.So you know, however, ...

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