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
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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
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