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
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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
By Sarah Hallberg Diabetes is reversible. That’s the exciting conclusion of a study I’m leading at Indiana University Health. Two hundred and sixty-two patients with type 2 diabetes recently completed one year of a clinical trial examining the … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Don’t manage diabetes—reverse it
By Ryan Stoa For many of us, myself included, Memorial Day marked the unofficial start of summer. I spent the holiday weekend camping in the Sawtooth National Forest, humbled by the surrounding jagged peaks still locked in winter’s grasp. Driving up … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Summer recreationists must understand new, flawed Trespassing bill
By Wayne Hoffman President, Idaho Freedom Foundation Over the last few weeks, I’ve been fascinated by the number of people who have written to me, on social media or in their local newspaper, complaining about my proposal to use private charities … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion proponents haven’t helped the poor
By Mike Gould The following is a follow up to the guest editorial by Mr. Gould that was printed in the May 31 issue of The Clearwater Progress. He speaks about the Idaho Transportation Department’s use of the herbicide Trycera. It’s personally … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Who in their right mind would spray such a beautiful river?
By Idaho Department of Lands Acting Director and State Forester David Groeschl A land exchange idea in Idaho and Clearwater counties has the potential to protect lands with special historical and ecological value, transfer more forestland to the … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Potential state-federal-private land deal could benefit Idaho
By Wayne Hoffman President, Idaho Freedom Foundation Suppose I point a gun at my neighbor and demand $100. Am I committing a crime? Nearly everyone reading this commentary would agree that the answer is yes. But what if I didn’t keep the stolen … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Theft is wrong, even if approved by popular vote