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
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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
By Kevin Lewis Executive Director, Idaho Rivers United and Gary Macfarlane Executive Director, Friends of the Clearwater The Idaho Fish and Game Commission reacted to the threat of a possible lawsuit over management of the wild steelhead fishery … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Federal failures hurt Idaho
By Blaine Feinman Chief, Ridge Runner Fire District To our Community: Our fire fight is now over after many years of battling the same blaze (department vs. residents). Now that we have come to full term and everyone has been able to cast their … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: A Letter from the ‘extinguished’ Ridge Runner Fire Department
By Glenn Mollette Words can heal or words can kill. Words can build up or tear down. They can make people glad or make people mad. We like to be able to use words in America and use them freely. Freedom of speech is our first amendment right. … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: The tone of our free speech
By Nick Stehle Senior Research Fellow at the Foundation for Government Accountability Before Obamacare was signed into law, state Medicaid costs had been on the rise, straining state resources and putting health care for the most vulnerable at … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion–The government-sponsored lemon
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
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