By Wayne Finehout President, Kooskia Ambulance To the Residents of the City of Kooskia & of the Kooskia Ambulance Service Area: As president of Kooskia Ambulance, I would like to clarify some misconceptions that may have formed due to the … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: City’s actions against Kooskia Ambulance raise questions
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By Matt Forge, MHA Chief Administrative Officer St. Mary’s/Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics There is a lot of debate surrounding Idaho Proposition 2, the Medicaid Expansion Initiative, and it’s important to look at the issue … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Prop 2 is critical to our rural health, economy
By Jim Chmelik Former Idaho County Commissioner With Proposition 2 Idahoans are faced with a clear choice with respect to their health care needs and health insurance: socialized medicine or the free market. The choice is simply either a command … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Prop 2 – a choice between free market or socialized medicine
By Bill and Cathy Simmons To the Real Concerned Citizens of Kamiah and City Councilmen, not the few fictitious members that "The Pied Piper" Ted Barnett claimed to be heading up! So, folks lets recap here: First, the Chief of Kamiah Volunteer … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: What’s happening in Kamiah? – The good ole boy club, that’s what
By April Blankenship Branch Manager, Kamiah Community Library "Fake news" is a phrase that has been introduced into our collective consciousness and political conversations, but what does it really mean? How can we tell if a headline, image, or … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Libraries promote media literacy to fight “fake news”
By Misty Perry Pine Ridge Water and Sewer District Secretary and the city of Kamiah Recently, the city of Kamiah and Pine Ridge Water and Sewer District were plagued with sewer issues. These issues cost both entities money and manpower. … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: The don’ts of sewer systems
By Wayne Hoffman President, Idaho Freedom Foundation In the government-run education system, no one ever wants to use the word "failure." So the public school system’s statisticians and spinmeisters dance around reality with euphemisms like … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Parents aren’t getting straight answers about school performance
By Paul Anderberg Committee Chair for the fire tax district and Blaine Feinman Ridge Runner Fire Department Chief In literature and theatre, to have a good story there needs to be a protagonist and an antagonist, a hero and a villain, a good guy … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Just you and a wall of fire?
By Thomas L. Knapp In March and April, CNBC reports foreign governments started cutting back on the amount of U.S. government debt they buy and hold. Russia’s government cut its holdings by 50%, from $96.1 billion to $48.7 billion. China (the single … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Is the U.S. national debt finally coming home to roost?
By Steve Higgins Kamiah School District Superintendent As I write this I am closing out my first year as the Superintendent of the Kamiah School District. Mr. Mercer told me that the days would slip by faster than you could imagine and he was … [Read more...] about Superintendent’s Corner