The gunman who opened fire at Oregon's Umpqua Community College singled out Christians, according to the father of a wounded student. Before going into spinal surgery, Anastasia Boylan told her father the gunman entered her classroom firing. "I've been waiting to do this for years," the gunman told the professor teaching the class.
In a letter to the Coeur d'Alene Press editor, Sandra Boynton of Rathdrum says President Obama deserves credit for the impact of his economic policies in turning the local economy around: "He has succeeded even with the constant obstruction of the Republicans and not one article ever gives him the credit he so richly deserves."
In his weeky Cheers & Jeers column, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase gives JEERS ... to Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo, and Rep. Raul Labrador, all R-Idaho: "Why is it every time this nation even flirts with another government shutdown, these three climb aboard?"