By Sally C. Pipes Medicare for All could mean pizza for none. It sounds ridiculous. But look at what’s happening in the United Kingdom, where the government runs the health system. To combat the country’s obesity epidemic, officials proposed … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Under Medicare for All, government may micromanage your pizza order
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By U.S. Senator Mike Crapo On Dec. 11, 2018, with my support, the U.S. Senate passed the final version of the new Farm Bill by an overwhelmingly, bipartisan vote of 87-13. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the legislation the next day also by … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Enactment of the new Farm Bill
By Glenn Mollette Federal employees working without pay recently have been admonished. We heard they could borrow money to tide them over. People have said federal workers should have a reserve fund for government shutdowns. Our own massive … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Government pay days – scary future
By Priscilla Giddings Idaho District 7A Representative No matter what your personal beliefs on the effectiveness of vaccines, I want to raise awareness to Big Pharma’s influence on dissolving our nation’s most valuable founding principle: FREEDOM. … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Idaho legislators sold out to pharmaceutical companies?
By Steve Higgins Kamiah School District Superintendent hat did you get for Christmas? Like me, you got a new tax notice that showed school district 304 supplemental levy added to other taxes like solid waste and cemetery. Based upon my situation … [Read more...] about Superintendent’s Corner
By Carlos Martinez Kooskia Public Works Superintendent Over the last couple of weeks there have been some letters and articles in the paper that have been very one sided and are not totally factual about Mayor Charlotte Schilling. Furthermore, they … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Kooskia Mayoral recall effort based on lies and half-truths
By Wayne Finehout Former Kooskia Ambulance president Mr. and Mrs. Spicer, thank you for expressing your opinions to me through the 12/27 edition of the Progress. I hope to address your concerns explaining why this recall has become necessary. The … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Recall is a referendum to restore Ambulance department
By City Councilor Don Coffman and former Public Works Supervisor Kelly Frazier There have been a lot of rumors and malicious comments made about Mayor Schilling and the job she has been doing. These rumors and a supposed attempt to recall Mayor … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Mayor Schilling has done an outstanding job running the city
By Dr. Mark Hendrickson We are constantly bombarded with bad news. There are disasters, dangers, challenges, and woes. On the political scene, we find perpetual discord peppered with lurid denunciations and shrill condemnations. Media reports are … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Ready for some good news?
By Virgil Moore IDF&G Director The Idaho Fish and Game Commission suspended the fall steelhead season effective midnight Dec. 7, 2018. The decision was made after careful thought in response to a threatened lawsuit over the federal government’s … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Letter to steelhead anglers from F&G Director Virgil Moore