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Policy bills target outlet dam, budgets
District 1 legislators discuss local issues, legislations, and concerns in the weekly Notes From Boise column.
BGH obstetrics closure is heartbreaking to see
Like most breaking news in Bonner County, I first heard about the closure of the obstetrics service at Bonner General Health through the “Sandpoint grapevine." News spreads fast in a small town. Especially when y...
Message to IRS: Uphold hardworking Idaho taxpayers' rights
The Internal Revenue Code requires the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner, and all IRS employees, to ‘act in accord’ with codified taxpayer rights, ...
Month celebrates women's history, suffrage
Women's history is filled with stories of struggle and determination, and one of the most significant struggles women faced was the fight for voting rights. ...
Yes vote supports our children, community
M &O stands for maintenance & operation. There has been ample information explaining what an M&O is and what it isn’t.
It's as simple as A, B, C
Strong schools. Strong community. Vote yes on Tuesday, March 14.
A few facts about the M&O levy
Let’s behold some truths and facts concerning the M&O levy:
Vote 'yes' on the replacement M&O school levy
It is important for all of us to get out and vote to support the school M&O levy. We have long been fans of our schools and our students. We are privileged to personally know many graduates from our school dis...
Questioning growth in our community
Bonners Ferry is a small town. With that comes all the benefits that people love. A close sense of community, and running into a known friendly faces at the shops, stores and restaurants.
We need adults to step up and serve
Last week, two special City Council meetings were held to discuss a local option tax and land use planning map. Both items were significant and urgent. Council scheduled these meetings, in advance, knowing some m...
Vote to support the county's future
I have lived in Boundary County my entire life, and I was blessed with a quality education and the opportunity to compete in a Badger uniform. I have taught for 24 years, I’m a coach, and a parent to three children.
Let's give our children the opportunities they deserve
Twenty-five years ago, I walked into the old high school. It was like walking into a grade school from the early 1970s. It was 1998 and the school was like it was 1973.
District cognizant of Title IX duties
In 1972, with urging from the public, Representative Mink’s bill to bring equity opportunities in education and activities for girls and women, Congress passed Title IX which was signed into law by President Nixo...
Levy needed to fund essential programs
Unfortunately, our state legislature has underfunded education for years.