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Increasing retirement savings opportunities

Saving for retirement is important but often difficult, especially when faced with the increased uncertainty of ...

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Nez Perce-Clearwater Forests example of collaboration bringing results

I recently had the opportunity to speak on the Senate floor about important progress underway on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests to improve the hea...

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Community is safer due to mask mandate

I am writing to thank the Panhandle Health District Board of Health for passing the mask mandate on November 19, 2020. And thank you to everyone who is wearing a mask while out in public.

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Letter writer trying to contact friend

I am trying to get in contact with a dear friend I once knew in Alaska 25 years ago.

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
70 years of delivering resources to federally impacted school districts

Impact Aid is a crucial program that provides needed funding to school districts in Idaho.

Updated 1 month ago
Coronavirus vaccine is just more government overreach

Dear Governor Little, regarding your coronavirus vaccine mandate. This is more government overreach and, as you know, more of the globalist agenda and yet another violation of your oath of office.

Updated 1 month ago
Was virus aid money 'corporate welfare?'

The Small Business Administration, through the Paycheck Protection Program, recently granted loans to "small businesses" in Boundary County amounting to millions of dollars here locally.

Updated 1 month ago
Task force is an important part of community

We are pleased that you have read so many of the task force columns written by task force member Timothy Braatz, a college professor with a doctorate in U.S. history and peace studies and author of several books.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Sheriff Kramer's winter driving guide

So you think it would be slick to learn how to drive in the winter, especially if you have not yet had the opportunity to drive on snowy and icy roads. Bound...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
What is the common thread?

Every one of these has been de-bunked repeatedly, but are constantly re-enforced on social media and extreme websites by endless repetition.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Task force editorial was based on politically correct rhetoric

His editorial is based on embellishments, mistruths and present day politically correct rhetoric.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
From the mailbag: Thoughts on public lands

One of the issues Idahoans have contacted Sen. Mike Crapo about is the management and ownership of our public lands.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
George Washington: A Thanksgiving proclamation

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor — and whereas both Houses of ...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Abraham Lincoln: A proclamation of Thanksgiving

To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate a...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Local matters on Idaho's health boards

In my opinion, there appears to be a general misconception that those that sit on Idaho health boards are members of the medical community. They are not. It is a position — appointed by your county commissioners.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Repetition of a lie creates reality

In the past week we have seen, anywhere one looks in the media, the thousands of people who deny the reality of the election results.