By Reid Smith Reid Smith has spent more than 50 years doing missionary work. He lives in Kooskia. Having spent all summer in Virginia and North Carolina I noticed "Thank You Jesus" signs in many locations. Business and residents displayed the signs … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: What’s up with these ‘Thank You Jesus’ signs popping up in the valley?
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By Idaho Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin In a 1787 letter to U.S. Representative William Stephens Smith, Thomas Jefferson posed a question, "What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: The spirit of resistance
By Idaho State Senator Carl Crabtree (District 7) and State Senator Jeff Agenbroad (District 13) Idaho is flourishing; let’s keep it that way by keeping state government small and cutting the fat from our budget. The Gem State is leading the nation … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: The time to cut the fat is now
By District 5 Rep. Caroline Nilsson We are in a suicide crisis in Idaho. Our state consistently ranks in the top 10 for suicide rates in the nation, averaging more than one a day. The crisis touches those young and old, rich and poor, urban and … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Adopting 611 as the National Suicide Hotline would save Idahoans’ lives
By Representative Mat Erpelding (D-Boise) Diana Lachiondo, Ada County Commissioner Robert McQuade, Ada County Assessor Dwight Davis, Cassia County Assessor Justin Baldwin, Gooding County Assessor Richard Houser, Kootenai County Assessor Jerry … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Quit penalizing Idaho seniors
By Dr. Glenn Mollette Many have watched the powerful television report of Brandt Jean’s act of forgiveness toward Amber Guyger who killed his brother Botham Jean. The scene of him hugging her and extending forgiveness toward her has been replayed … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: The power of forgiveness
By Governor Brad Little Activist federal judges overstepped yet again in a case involving an Idaho transgender inmate seeking gender reassignment surgery. If upheld, taxpayers will foot the bill down the road for more lawsuits and medically … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Fight in transgender inmate’s surgery case is a fight for what is right and reasonable
Submitted by April Blankenship Prairie River Library District Marketing Coordinator This September Prairie River Library District’s eight branches, including Kamiah and Kooskia libraries, are joining the American Library Association (ALA) and … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Library Card Sign-Up Month reminds students, families that libraries are key to academic success
By Idaho County Commission Chairman Skip Brandt Take a look at a map of Idaho County and you will find the largest county in the State of Idaho. With over 8,500 square miles and over 83% Federal Lands, Idaho County faces many challenges in providing … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Take responsibility for your property (addressing Nethker Fire concerns)
By Idaho District 7 Senator Carl Crabtree Insufficient broadband in rural Idaho is putting our students, businesses, and communities at a significant disadvantage. I am working hard to get more of this essential to the people living outside the … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Our state needs to solve rural Idaho’s broadband problem NOW