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Updated 5 days, 12 hours ago

Budget turmoil spills out into the open

District 1 legislators discuss local issues, legislation, and concerns in the Bee's weekly Notes From Boise column.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
An open primary for Idaho makes sense

The Open Primaries Initiative, if enacted, would create unrestricted primaries where, regardless of your political viewpoint, any registered voter could vote for any candidate on the ballot. Republican, Democrat, i…

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Some good news out of Washington

We hear a lot about what Congress does not do well — namely, work together to get things done. Frankly, I share these justified criticisms. But, I am also happ…

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
BFHS production deserves applause

I would like to express my appreciation to the director, Kelly Collett, the production team, the cast of the Bonners Ferry High School play "Sound of Music," and Heidi.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Supporting Idaho crime victims

The Senate recently unanimously passed legislation important for exacting justice and helping crime victims in Idaho and across the country. S. 499 would reaut…

Updated 3 months ago
Idahoans should honor America’s veterans

Americans can commemorate Veterans Day twice this year. The official observance is November 11. It dates back to the armistice ending World War I, which went i…

Updated 3 months ago
Expanding markets for Idaho specialty crops

Idaho farmers grow specialty crops in abundance. Specialty crops include fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, flowers and more, and are distinct from …

Updated 3 months ago
Why we celebrated Idaho veterans Nov. 11

It may be common knowledge that Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day. Why we celebrate veterans on November 11 may be less known. According to th…

Updated 3 months ago
Woodward's decision to run is a blessing

As a lifelong Christian and constituent of our former Idaho state senator, Jim Woodward, I thank God Jim has decided to run against Scott Herndon in next year’s primary.

Updated 3 months ago
Advocating for women, families isn't a partisan issue

Recently, the Scott Herndon-led Bonner County Republican Central Committee distributed a fundraising newsletter titled "Democrats that Deceive," in which he highlights my personal and business support for Idaho Mom…

Updated 3 months ago
Herdon: Pointing out backers isn't bashing

A recent letter writer asked why the Bonner County Republican Central Committee sent an email “bashing” the local “Idaho Moms PAC."

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Tax audit directive raises more questions than answers

President Biden has hit the campaign trail touting the so-called victories of “Bidenomics.” However, for most Idahoans, Bidenomics has meant record-high groce…

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Foreign aid violates our Constitution

Events are being planned to honor U.S. veterans. While I appreciate being honored, I would like to make a few comments on the misuse of our military, which is responsible for so many veterans.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Open primaries would enable all voters

There’s an old adage that a lie can get ‘round the world before the truth gets its boots on. As I explain to everyone who will listen, there are over 1,000 volunteers like myself working in all areas of Idaho to…

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Month celebrates Native Americans, culture and history

November is acknowledged as Native American Heritage Month; a time to honor the diverse culture of Native Americans and to celebrate the true history. The following is a “brief” historical view of the Kootenai Trib…

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
From the mailbag: hunting safety and archery programs

Idahoans contact me with valuable input about the issues our country faces. Concerns with the Biden Administration’s efforts to defund hunting safety and arche…