Kurtis Workman

How neutral is the net?

From almost the very beginning of the internet there has been one debate that remains unsettled; how free should the internet be? The term used for this debate is net neutrality. Net neutrality in its simplest form is the idea…

The Moon I knew

News travels fast in a small town. Last year I made the decision to run for one of the open seats on the city council. It wasn’t really my first foray into politics, but it is the first time I…

Time to speak up

There is an ongoing story from a little town in South Carolina that has grabbed national attention for the last week. The police chief of Latta, SC, was recently fired by the town’s mayor. After 20 years with the Latta…

One more day for Bergdahl

If you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all – Thumper, Disney’s Bambi. It is good advice, but something we really don’t understand until we are adults. That idea that there are things we just don’t say because…

No clear winner

It really doesn’t matter if you like Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter or not there is one thing we should all agree on and that is he is a political genius. Which is nice that we have such a brilliant political…

Happy Easter

During the past few weeks you may have noticed the return of the “Looking Back” article in The Power County Press. Reviving this feature was a suggestion from several readers who had enjoyed the article when it was published in…

Free for another year

I bet you missed it. I will bet my entire tax refund that a majority of Idahoans completely failed to celebrate our own, private state holiday. Okay really we share the holiday with Arizona, Oklahoma, Missouri and Alaska, but I…

An honest day’s pay

What actually constitutes an honest day’s pay? What is an honest day’s work? Is that relationship connected to how much money is being made? There have been several disparities between workers and owners in this country. Mining companies were much…

House rules

Is nothing sacred anymore? I survived the retirement of the light brown M&M and the loss of the iron Monopoly piece, the shock of discovering Col. Mustard has been demoted to Mr. Mustard, along with the indignation of finding out…