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
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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
By Glenn Mollette Americans should be able to draw 100% of their Social Security benefits at age 65 but they can’t. 1983 began a gradual age increase from 65 to 67 which occurred over a 22-year period. For those who are already past 65 it’s too … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Social Security – Care and beware
By Senator Carl Crabtree District 7 State Senator A string of new Idaho laws are protecting our freedoms, making us safer, and helping our economy. July 1 is always a special day in the Gem State; it’s when most of the laws passed during the … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: A look at how the new state laws will help us in District 7
By Quint Studer Freedom, independence, self-sufficiency: these are great and glorious concepts. We celebrate them this time of year, whether we process it that way or not, because they’re so deeply engrained in our image of America. We see ourselves … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Communities that work together, win together
By Wayne Hoffman Idaho Freedom Foundation President Federal regulators need to explain why they’ve granted a perpetually-floundering California credit union that serves organized labor permission to raise money from investors—especially considering … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: IRS redux? Feds snub top-performing ‘Freedom’ credit union, but bend the rules for Big Labor
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
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