By Blaine Feinman Ridge Runner Fire Chief Regarding last week’s Guest Editorial from Commissioner Brandt, it has become my distasteful obligation to address the misrepresentations assailed at the department and myself personally over a letter … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Commissioner torpedoing state law
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By Idaho County Commissioner Skip Brandt I would like to set the record straight, as there have been several letters alleging blatant disregard of Idaho Statutes by the Idaho County Commissioners regarding the approval of a 30-acre, six parcel … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Idaho County not mandated to enforce building codes
In regard to the article regarding praying in public. First, I would say to our mayor, “Stand your ground!” In Amendment 1 it says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, OR PROHIBITING THE FREE EXERCISE … [Read more...] about Response to free thinker
By Wayne Hoffman President, Idaho Freedom Foundation A top elected official in Boise has announced one of the most left-of-center agendas we’ve seen at the state Capitol. Among other things, this politician wants: *More than $100 million to … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Liberal Idaho official produces agenda that must be stopped
By Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings In this last week Idaho County has had two major drug overdoses of young adults. Both were found unconscious. What brings a young person to this place in his/her life – willingly and self-induced? The … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Drugs and alcohol–When the party is over
By Dr. Glenn Mollette How did 2017 go for you? Was it a good year or a not so good year? Regardless of what happened, you can’t change 2017. The year is behind us and 2018 is ahead of us. What can you do to make 2018 a great year? Make a … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: 2018 – Look in the mirror
By Wayne Hoffman Idaho Freedom Foundation President There’s one resolution that Idaho’s Legislature needs to keep for the new year. That resolution is this: Do what Congress just did. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know what … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Ask your legislators to support this one New Year’s resolution
By U.S. Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch A typical family of four will get a $2,059 tax cut. Lower-middle and middle income families can save time and money on tax preparation due to the near doubling of the standard deduction and other … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Fixing broken tax code benefits taxpayers and boosts economy
By State Representative Priscilla Giddings Another polarizing issue waiting for Idaho’s 64th legislative session has to do with changing crime victims’ rights in the Idaho Constitution, commonly referred to as Marsy’s Law. “Marsy’s Law” … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Should we redefine “Victim” in the Idaho Constitution?
By Denis B. Duman Idaho County Commissioner Idaho County does not have land use planning, zoning or building permit requirements in contrast to all the other counties in the State of Idaho. This is by vote of the residents in Idaho … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Commissioners uphold the law while supporting free land use of private property