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Chuck Malloy

Chuck Malloy

Chuck Malloy is a longtime Idaho journalist and columnist. He may be reached at [email protected]

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Idaho State Capitol

Former Idaho legislator Steve Hartgen was top of his game as editor

By: - January 6, 2022

It might have been surprising to some to see Steve Hartgen’s regular column in Times-News on Sunday, given the fact that he died two days earlier. But leave it to Steve to take care of the small details – such as sending out his column to editors in plenty of time for Sunday’s paper. Knowing […]

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Voters cast ballots at Whittier Elementary

GOP, Democratic party leaders agree Idahoans should say ‘no’ to crossover voting in primary

By: - November 30, 2021

Lately, I have been hearing from Democrats who will do everything in their power to prevent Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin and Rep. Pricilla Giddings from winning the top two Republican primary races. They’re even talking about registering as Republicans and voting in the GOP primary election – taking their chances with Gov. Brad Little and […]

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diabetes illustration

The forgotten pandemic: Health advocates to come together to recognize World Diabetes Day

By: - November 9, 2021

Sunday is World Diabetes Day, but hold off on the celebration. It is not a day for parades, backyard cookouts or the kind of large family gatherings that go with holidays. In fact, World Diabetes Day – created in 1991 – is not officially a holiday. It’s more of a somber reminder about a global […]

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Janice McGeachin

Idaho governor for a day does not mean queen for a day. McGeachin’s actions go too far.

By: - October 12, 2021

Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, who served as a state representative from Idaho Falls for a decade (2002-2012), has said often that she needed some time off from state politics to reflect and gain some perspective. So when she was elected as lieutenant governor in 2018, becoming the first woman to win that office in the […]

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CDC headquarters in Atlanta

Health obstacles are not death sentences – but continued funding of NIH, CDC critical for cures

By: - July 20, 2021

Talking with Idaho Congressman Russ Fulcher about his recent cancer diagnosis a couple of weeks ago hit home with me. In many ways, being lucky is better than being good. The congressman’s cancer was discovered in conjunction with a routine physical examination. Fulcher, who normally is a ball of energy, just happened to mention to […]

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Teacher in a classroom full of students

Little, McGeachin show two sides of teacher ‘appreciation’ in Idaho

By: - May 11, 2021

As the nation celebrated “Teacher Appreciation Week” earlier this month, Gov. Brad Little offered some encouraging words in expressing his gratitude for the fine work that Idaho teachers do. “We all should signal to our educators that we value them, and we want to keep them in the profession,” the governor wrote. Lt. Gov. Janice […]

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Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin presides over the Idaho Senate.

Lt. Gov. McGeachin, state lawmakers continue steady march to the right

By: - April 8, 2021

This year may not be a banner year for Gov. Brad Little or the Idaho Legislature, which just came back from its COVID-19 recess on Tuesday. But it has been a nice session for Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin as far as raising her political profile and conservatives in general. Since the start of this year’s […]