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?
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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
By State Representative Priscilla Giddings Idaho’s 64th legislative session is just weeks away from convening, and on the eve of a highly contested 2018 election, there are several polarizing issues waiting in the wings of the capitol. One of … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Should Idaho support a Constitutional Convention?
By Wayne Hoffman President of the Idaho Freedom Foundation Research by Janae Wilkerson If you attend an Idaho college or university, it’s more likely than not you won’t graduate. Meanwhile, state officials are pushing to achieve the goal that … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Fix broken college education system before trying to add students
The following guest editorial is in response to plans for developing a subdivision in the Tahoe area east of Stites. By Fran Barnes A lot of us country folk who have lived here in this beautiful but not over populated area of north central Idaho … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: New subdivision – County officialdom scheme for income
By Ron Larsen, M.D. Chief Medical Officer for Optum Idaho As we approach the holiday season, many parents are looking forward to catching up with their older children home from college or on break from high school. I encourage parents to use … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Teens, young adults and opioids: what parents need to know about prevention and intervention
By Steve Higgins Superintendent, Kamiah Joint School District #304 I have always believed that the best experience is "On the Job Experience" and have found that being superintendent of a school district is no different. Twenty-six years of … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: What value do you place on education?
By Dori Dixon Animal Ark volunteer A crisp, cold morning on Oct. 4 Animal Ark received a call about five dogs being dumped on the Truck Route by Grangeville. There were five wonderful volunteers and one on the phone. One volunteer took water, food … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Please help abused and abandoned dogs
By Dr. Glenn Mollette Everybody needs a good day every now and then! Think of something or someone for which you are grateful. Maybe this is easy? Hopefully you have one or maybe dozens of people that are meaningful to you. We all have someone … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: How to have a good day
By Wayne Hoffman Idaho Freedom Foundation A news story in circulation about Idaho State Rep. Priscilla Giddings is as salacious as it is wrong. The article’s author suggests a damning verdict for Giddings: Either she must have illegally run … [Read more...] about Guest Editorial: Giddings story wrong; lawmaker acted appropriately