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
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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
By Mike Gould I read, with great interest, two separate pieces in the May 24 edition of the Progress. Specifically, "Spraying ourselves to death," written by the editor, Ben Jorgensen; and, Glyphosate, in the Garden Clippings column by Linda … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: ITD’s use of herbicide looks like environmental genocide
By Wayne Hoffman Idaho Freedom Foundation Two Idaho candidates, Lt. Gov. Brad Little and state Rep. Luke Malek, take the prize for political misdirection and distortion. Each candidate is carefully constructing a political narrative he believes … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Little and Malek: Candidates distort their own records to attract conservatives
By the Idaho Farm Bureau Idaho lawmakers passed a common-sense bill that strengthens the protection of private property rights by amending the state’s various and often confusing and inconsistent trespass laws and consolidating them. House … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Trespass bill protects property rights in Idaho
From the American Counseling Association Disappointment comes to everyone. As adults we, hopefully, have learned that when people or activities may sometimes let us down, we can keep such things in perspective and find ways to overcome our dashed … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Helping a child handle disappointment
By Carlos Martinez I have coached wrestling at Clearwater Valley High School since 2009. In 2012 I was told Kamiah was cancelling their wrestling program. Kamiah approached CV about the possibility of a co-op between the two schools for the sport of … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Lets set aside rivalries and join forces with athletics programs
By Ronald Sigler, M.D. To whom it may concern: It was with great sadness and surprise to hear of Dr. Jones’ dismissal from St. Mary’s Hospital on Feb. 14, 2018. The message to all in the hospital was that he resigned his position to pursue … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: As I see it
By Raul Labrador Idaho 1st District Representative The Valentine’s Day tragedy in Parkland, Fla.—in which 17 innocent people, most of them high school students, were murdered by a mass shooter—has dominated the news ever since. Predictably, … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: New laws won’t fix troubled young men
By Hal Quinn President and CEO of the National Mining Association For a White House often accused of being divisive, President Trump may yet bring warring parties together on a major initiative that few voters will oppose. In his State of the … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Rebuilding U.S. Infrastructure will require better access to minerals and metals