Stories tagged: column
UPDATED: Sat., March 11, 2017, 11:15 p.m.
Doug Clark: An end to the Seattle roadtrip with St. Patrick impersonator Tom Keefe
Doug Clark’s weekend getaway to Seattle with St. Patrick impersonator Tom Keefe ends in a questionable staged kidnapping.
Sat., March 11, 2017
Breakup from left field
Dear Annie column for Saturday, March 11, 2017.
Sun., March 5, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Doug Clark: The robots are coming for our jobs, even us newspeople
Columnist Doug Clark imagines what a robotic version of himself might be like.
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 7:29 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Now more than ever, Idaho students need their science teachers
It’s a good thing there are science teachers in Idaho to stand between students and the designs of state lawmakers. Otherwise, they might be getting the kind of “balanced” view …
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016
Everything Is Copy: Where everyone knows my name
Each morning, six days a week, I take my dog Helen for a walk, brush my teeth though not always my hair, put on holey jeans or the clothes I’ll …
Thu., Oct. 6, 2016, 2 p.m.
Ask Mr. Dad: Postpartum depression affects men, too
New dad finds himself struggling with postpartum depression after birth of son.
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016, 5 p.m.
Rich Landers: Yellow jackets are wild friends with attitude
Yellow jackets generally are known for their stings and the venom they can deliver in multiple stings. They come to our attention when trapped in a bicycle helmet vent as …
Sun., June 12, 2016, 7 p.m.
Living with Children: ‘Puzzled Grandma’ has right to be
“Puzzled Grandma in the South” recently wrote to “Dear Abby” asking “Why is there so much angst today over raising children, especially in young mothers?” Grandma has observed that moms …
Wed., April 6, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
Landers: Fair chase, not baiting, should be standard for deer, elk
“I feel bad for the kid that goes out with his uncle and gets a buck the first time out hunting over bait. That’s the only way that kid knows …
Tue., March 29, 2016, 7 p.m.
Column: Final Four matchup as much about scandals as baskets
Coming to Houston this week with hopes of another national championship is North Carolina, a school embroiled in one of the biggest NCAA academic scandals ever for enrolling athletes in …
Tue., March 8, 2016, 10:06 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Flossie Dickey + SNL treatment = Internet gold
Flossie Dickey’s 110th birthday was a worldwide sensation.
Tue., Jan. 26, 2016
Robert J. Samuelson: Oil prices a symptom of slowdown
Capital flows out of emerging contracts their capacity for growth.
Thu., Jan. 14, 2016, 11:11 p.m.
Blanchette: Gonzaga still searching for way to close out victories
Curious behavior trending at McCarthey Athletic Center these days: the customers are cutting out with the outcome still in doubt.
Wed., Nov. 18, 2015, 12:35 p.m.
Rich Landers: Good management, mild winters paying dividends for anglers, hunters
Elk, deer and fish were hot topics when Idaho Fish and Game Department staffers reported to sportsman at a monthly breakfast meeting Tuesday in Coeur d’Alene.
Fri., May 8, 2015
Here’s to mornings and relationships grounded in coffee
While cleaning the kitchen counter this morning, one thing was clear. Coffee is king. At least, it accounts for most of our kitchen clutter. We don’t have a fancy food …
Wed., Aug. 8, 2012
Local crop of breweries just keeps on growing
Warm weather must make breweries grow, because they just keep sprouting around the area. Here’s the latest update on the upcoming crop: Red Barn – Agriculture is an apt analogy …
Wed., Feb. 23, 2011
Oregon rises to wine lovers’ evolving tastes
The success story in Oregon has been, and continues to be, the exceptional pinot noirs. Pinot noir wines from almost anywhere have shown impressive – some might say relentless – …
Sat., Jan. 29, 2011
‘Forgetful’ diners get the run-down from angry waitress
There are a million crime stories in the big, or actually midsize, city. Here are two minor but entertaining ones. First, the Dine-n-Dash Sprint.
Mon., Dec. 7, 2009
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Good riddance to the falling-apart decade
A few days from now and not a moment too soon, we say farewell to the Ohs. Once upon a time, it was common to debate names for this first …
Sat., Dec. 5, 2009
Deadline eviscerated speech
We shall fight in the air, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields, we shall fight in the hills – for 18 months. Then …
Sat., Dec. 5, 2009
Press Karzai from below
One of the main critiques of President Barack Obama’s new plan for Afghanistan is that it depends on the whims of President Hamid Karzai and his cabal in Kabul. Why …
Sat., Dec. 5, 2009
No pardon for Huckabee’s errors
It’s over for Mike Huckabee. His presidential hopes will not survive revelations that as governor of Arkansas he had commuted the long prison term of the now-dead Maurice Clemmons, suspected …
Fri., Dec. 4, 2009
Amy Goodman: Canada becomes border bully
Going to Canada? You may be detained at the border and interrogated. I was, last week. I was heading from Seattle to give a talk at the Vancouver Public Library. …
Thu., Dec. 3, 2009
Kathleen Parker: Let Woods have some shade
The feeding frenzy over Tiger Woods’ tiny run-in with a fire hydrant has taken voyeurism to new depths. Where was he going at 2:25 in the morning? Why wasn’t he …
Tue., Dec. 1, 2009
Cal Thomas: Health care ‘reform’ alarming
Assuming a rock-solid 40 Republicans stand against the health care reform bill now being debated in the Senate, it will take just one Democrat or independent to derail this monstrosity, …
Mon., Nov. 23, 2009
Eric S. Belsky: Housing fix requires rethinking ownership
Here’s a radical notion: Let’s rethink the cult of homeownership in America. Why, a sensible person might ask, do we need to do this when millions of homeowners faced foreclosure …
Mon., Nov. 16, 2009
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Inconsistencies in life and death
I kept waiting to feel something when news came that John Allen Muhammad had been executed in Virginia. As a staunch opponent of capital punishment, I wanted some nugget of …
Mon., Nov. 16, 2009
Raeed N. Tayeh: Shooting puts Muslims under harsher scrutiny
For American Muslims, the Fort Hood massacre is a crisis. There are open calls for a blanket investigation of Muslims in the military and even demands for a ban on …
Sat., Nov. 14, 2009
The mass murderer as victim
What a surprise – that someone who shouts “Allahu Akbar” (the “God is great” jihadist battle cry) as he is shooting up a room of American soldiers might have Islamist …
Fri., Nov. 13, 2009
Amy Goodman: ‘Oz’ lyricist’s message lives
Thanksgiving is around the corner, and families will be gathering to share a meal and, perhaps, enjoy another annual telecast of “The Wizard of Oz.” The 70-year-old film classic bears …