By James Zehner Idaho County Assessor Idaho County property owners have started receiving their 2019 Assessment Notices. Like most of Idaho, Idaho County shows no signs of a depressed real estate market. There were 1,080 property transactions in … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Idaho County assessments on the rise
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By Glenn Mollette May 30, 1868 was the first official Decoration Day. The day was declared by General John A. Logan and observed at Arlington National Cemetery. Volunteers that day decorated the graves of more than 20,000 Union and Confederate … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Memorial Day – Thank our soldiers
By Senator Carl Crabtree District 7 A new law passed this legislative session may allow Idahoans to have a larger voice in Federal Land Management. This law, deemed the "Federalism Bill," appoints a group of legislators to help chart a better path … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Idahoans will determine what is best for our state
By Lenne Bonner President, St. Mary’s Hospital I understand the frustration you all must be feeling with the most recent failed levy. It is very disheartening to think of people in the community of Kamiah not coming out to support the school levy. … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Let’s build our community
By Mike Bovey Former Kamiah City Councilman The Council’s duty is to review all employee performance, certification, approve of hiring, firing, wages, etc. The Mayor oversees and manages the city employees. The first resignation of a clerk … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Setting the record straight on Kamiah city employees
By Viki Moldenhauer and Kari Kopach Former Ridge Runner Fire Department firefighters Please be aware that the people you knew as Ridge Runner Fire Department (the "old" RRFD) are no longer associated with the fire department, as of roughly March … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Heads up to valued residents of Ridge Runner Fire District
By Luke Mayville Co-Founder, Reclaim Idaho Last Friday, the Idaho House of Representatives voted 40-30 to pass Senate Bill 1159, legislation that would essentially revoke our constitutional right to organize citizen ballot initiatives. The bill … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Corruption, corruption, corruption
By Rep. Priscilla Giddings/R-White Bird When Idaho’s founders drafted our state’s Constitution, they went to great pains not to forget the source of their authority—the people. While Idaho is set up like most other republican forms of government … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: We Cannot Stand Idly by While Idaho’s Constitution is Attacked
By Russ Fulcher Idaho Representative Question: What is the definition of a ‘criminal’? Answer: Someone who has committed a crime by breaking the law. With this understood, it seems sensible that creating additional laws to be ignored … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: New laws don’t address causes of
By Steve Higgins Kamiah School District Superintendent I would like to thank Ms. Joinne Gordon for her well written letter in the Feb, 21 Clearwater Progress. I appreciate the request for information and the manner in which specific questions you, … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Trust and accountability