A recent conversation I had with a nice woman I met in British Columbia while waiting for the ferry has given me some things to ponder. Looking like a typical tourist with a large camera draped around my neck and a constant look of awe pasted to my … [Read more...] about We need to clean up our act
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By Idaho Rep. John Gannon The secret ballot and voting privacy is one of the most precious constitutional rights we have as Americans, but this right is being threatened by a Federal Government demand for all of Idaho’s voting records since … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: New federal commission invades voting privacy and wastes money
By Michael Snyder Publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog and American Dream We need to fundamentally redefine the relationship between government and the people in this country. Today, we have become so accustomed to big government that most … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: We want a government so small that we can barely see it
By Dean Cameron Director Idaho Department of Insurance Since the election, much has been said about what the Obamacare repeal and replacement may look like for Idahoans. Unfortunately, some of what has been said is incomplete, misleading, or … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Health insurance misconceptions
By Randy Simon Director of Communications AARP Idaho The American Health Care Act would make health care unaffordable and inaccessible for millions of Americans. The impacts of the bill on Idahoans are listed below. The bill reduces funding … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Impact of the American Health Care Act on Idaho
By Wayne Hoffman Idaho Freedom Foundation Local government officials throughout Idaho are beginning the process of hearing from residents about how they’d like their tax dollars spent starting this fall. Cities, counties and other taxing … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Make local officials commit to protecting taxpayers
By April Blankenship Kamiah Community Library Branch Manager Imagine a space where you can go to conceive ideas, test prototypes, collaborate with others, try new technology, and share your creations. This is a makerspace. Last … [Read more...] about Guest editorial: Building a better world with Makerspace May
By Senator Steve Vick District 2 Here’s what Gov. Butch Otter’s vetoes mean to everyday Idahoans: Entrepreneurial makeup artists who make brides beautiful on their wedding days won’t be legally allowed to work in Idaho. Businesses that want to … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Why we need to amend the state constitution to allow for the override of vetoes
By Rep. Priscilla Giddings (R) District 7 The 64th legislative session will be remembered as the year we drew a line in the sand: Idaho Establishment vs. The People. My warrior ethos was put to the test this legislative session but I enjoyed … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: 2017 Legislative Summary – Establishment vs. The People
By David Leroy, Former Idaho Attorney General and Lt. Governor In the last 30 years, the amount of federal timber available for sale in most of America’s National Forests has been reduced between 70 and 99 percent. A University of Idaho study … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Salvage Idaho’s forest family