By Ron Larsen, M.D. Chief Medical Officer for Optum Idaho As we approach the holiday season, many parents are looking forward to catching up with their older children home from college or on break from high school. I encourage parents to use … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Teens, young adults and opioids: what parents need to know about prevention and intervention
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By Steve Higgins Superintendent, Kamiah Joint School District #304 I have always believed that the best experience is "On the Job Experience" and have found that being superintendent of a school district is no different. Twenty-six years of … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: What value do you place on education?
By Dori Dixon Animal Ark volunteer A crisp, cold morning on Oct. 4 Animal Ark received a call about five dogs being dumped on the Truck Route by Grangeville. There were five wonderful volunteers and one on the phone. One volunteer took water, food … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Please help abused and abandoned dogs
By Dr. Glenn Mollette Everybody needs a good day every now and then! Think of something or someone for which you are grateful. Maybe this is easy? Hopefully you have one or maybe dozens of people that are meaningful to you. We all have someone … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: How to have a good day
By Wayne Hoffman Idaho Freedom Foundation A news story in circulation about Idaho State Rep. Priscilla Giddings is as salacious as it is wrong. The article’s author suggests a damning verdict for Giddings: Either she must have illegally run … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Giddings story wrong; lawmaker acted appropriately
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
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