By Luke Mayville Co-Founder, Reclaim Idaho Last Friday, the Idaho House of Representatives voted 40-30 to pass Senate Bill 1159, legislation that would essentially revoke our constitutional right to organize citizen ballot initiatives. The bill … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Corruption, corruption, corruption
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By Rep. Priscilla Giddings/R-White Bird When Idaho’s founders drafted our state’s Constitution, they went to great pains not to forget the source of their authority—the people. While Idaho is set up like most other republican forms of government … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: We Cannot Stand Idly by While Idaho’s Constitution is Attacked
By Russ Fulcher Idaho Representative Question: What is the definition of a ‘criminal’? Answer: Someone who has committed a crime by breaking the law. With this understood, it seems sensible that creating additional laws to be ignored … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: New laws don’t address causes of
By Steve Higgins Kamiah School District Superintendent I would like to thank Ms. Joinne Gordon for her well written letter in the Feb, 21 Clearwater Progress. I appreciate the request for information and the manner in which specific questions you, … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Trust and accountability
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
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