By: Dimitry Borisov of Bonner County As a first-generation immigrant from the Soviet Union, I condemn Bonner County Board of Commissioners Chairman Luke Omodt’s authoritarian tactics. From Chairman Omodt’s conduct, the county is in a ridiculous and perilous situation. I am amazed at the striking parallels between Omodt’s tactics and...
Near the beginning of his speech, Gorka cut to the heart of his message. “Evil walks the earth in the hearts of men,” declared Gorka after sharing the point at which evil was made real to him as an 8-year-old child. The story of his father’s imprisonment and torture at the hands of the secret police in communist controlled Hungary was a poignant moment for the rapt audience.
Polling data across the board shows President Donald Trump crushing Nikki Haley in the quest for the Republican nomination, and Idaho is no exception. Despite the expected Trump victory in the Idaho Republican Presidential Caucus on Saturday, March 2, 2024, the Idaho GOP Chair Dorothy Moon encourages all Republican affiliated voters to attend and participate in the formal process of selecting the party’s nominee. 
Media Release from Idaho Transportation Department BOISE – Idaho students age 5-18 are encouraged to demonstrate their artistic skills under the theme “Careers in Aerospace” in the annual Aviation Art Contest through the Idaho Division of Aeronautics. The contest is open now through April 5, with winners announced May 3. Age-group winners...
ATHOL, IDAHO – In the late hours of Wednesday, February 14, 2024, Kootenai County sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of shots fired in the area of Bunco Road and Pope Road, near Athol, Idaho.  Based on the deputies investigation, they learned a road rage incident resulted in a female exiting a...
HAYDEN, IDAHO – Angie Sedore moved to Kootenai County from Albuquerque, New Mexico, about six and a half years ago with her husband. After what she describes as a spiritual revelation, she founded Safe Harbor in August of 2022. Safe Harbor is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on anti-human trafficking.  The...
Gem State residents don't want more unchecked growth, according to new polling data. They worry that the droves of people arriving in recent years, particularly from California, will fundamentally change life in their hometowns.
Our country is being invaded. Even liberal media outlets are reporting historic numbers of people flooding across the southern border into the United States. Various sources estimate between 2.3 million and 6 million illegal aliens have entered the U.S. since the Biden administration took office. These numbers do not include the countless "got-aways." Add to that the legally admitted aliens who remain in the U.S. after overstaying their visa terms and the totals are beyond staggering.
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America is exceptional among nations because it was the first (maybe the only) nation to be founded on the idea that government exists to protect the individual rights of its citizens, and that the rights of citizens come from their Creator. That was an extremist idea – in 1776 – but it is the central idea upon which this country was founded and constituted.
Is it important to practice energy conservation and to protect the environment? Of course! But we must be sensible about it. Human activity plays a minor role in climate change, and our attempts to manipulate CO2 and climate will waste valuable resources that could be better applied to dealing with actual problems, not those in the fevered imagination of the climate lobby.
Humanity is dancing on the edge of a precipice. As a species, we cavort wildly, taunting doom, daring fate to cast us all into the abyss. We each must consider how we might meet our shared historical moment of existential risk. Every one of us should consider where we can find hope amidst so much worry.
The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is now releasing a notable calls report twice a week. Based on a simple review of the notable calls over a three day span from last Friday through Sunday, one could easily assume our community has a startling lack of self-control and poor communication skills. For...
I mentioned soteriology in my last column, which is the study of the salvation provided by Jesus' complete, perfect, redemptive work at the cross. This breathtaking sacrificial gift tells us so much about God and not much about ourselves, which is proper because God is fascinating and we are deplorably common and dismal.