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Opinion

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Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago

Move is a step in the right direction

We are four months into the 118th Congress, and it is clear we face many challenges in the U.S. Senate and in Id...

Updated 1 month ago
Safeguarding Idaho's farmland

There has been increased concern in Idaho and across the country regarding Chinese companies’ purchases of U.S. farmland. Idaho agricultural land is a preci...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Fox settles with Dominion

On Tuesday afternoon in a Delaware courtroom, Fox made a settlement with Dominion Voting Systems for $787 million, by which process Fox will not have to answer a lot of difficult and embarrassing questions in cou...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Bohachek offers stable leadership on library board

If you live in Library Zone 3 (as I do) or in Zone 5, you have an important, upcoming election to choose your zone's library board member. Check with the courthouse clerk to discover which library zone you are in.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Let's talk about war

Let's talk about war. Why are we constantly engaging in it? Who benefits? What is the military-industrial complex? The names of companies that might come to mind are Ford Motor Company, International Harvester, C...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Dismay and outrage over IFF's false claims

In responding to Governor Little’s veto of HB 314a (The School and Library Protection Act), IFF President Wayne Hoffman said, “We are dismayed and outraged that Little would choose to betray children and families...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Facility Progress for BCSD

BCSD 101 Superintendent Jan Bayer shares facility maintenance and updates for the school district.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Idaho Senate sees chance, seizes day

The Idaho Senate this week had a tremendous opportunity and seized the day.

Updated 2 months ago
Health care in North Idaho and Uganda

This summer I was in Bwindi, Uganda. A very small rural village up in the mountains, a long windy dirt road to get there. As a nurse practitioner, I visited the community hospital. They are staffed 24/7 with nurs...

Updated 2 months ago
Fanatical love affair with extremism needs to end

In a random sampling of media outlets over the last six months, one finds numerous articles stating that conservatives are now distancing themselves from Trump.

Updated 2 months ago
How Boundary County School District spends tax dollars

County School District schools were in session Jan. 24-28 with activities while three BCSD administrators and two teachers took off for sunny San Antonio, Texas, for luxury hotel accommodations and a Riviera gond...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Property taxes, tax relief and the Legislature

District 1 legislators discuss local issues, legislations and concerns in the weekly Notes From Boise column.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Sensible principles for balancing the budget

This year, I am again co-sponsoring a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. As I re-read the bill prior to its reintroduction, I was reminded of the...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
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...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Policy bills target outlet dam, budgets

District 1 legislators discuss local issues, legislations, and concerns in the weekly Notes From Boise column.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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, ...