Secure the Vote

The Idaho Legislature concluded the Special Session called by Governor Brad Little. Included in the approved bills were three modifications to our state election laws. These changes affect how you vote in the November 3 General Election.  See ways to secure the vote....

Is this defense or intimidation?

A militia movement, recast, takes to the streets of North Idaho COEUR D’ALENE (Idaho Statesman) — Rebecca Schroeder doesn’t tell people her new address. As an outspoken progressive advocate from Coeur d’Alene in northern Idaho, she’s grown accustomed to local...

Vote Early and Vote by Mail

  The threat of contracting COVID-19 at a polling place is expected to lead many Idahoans to vote by mail. But due to funding cuts imposed on the United States Postal Service by its new director, a man who donated ‘hugely’ to the President’s campaign, their votes...

I Will Vote

September 21 is the first day that Idaho’s County Clerks can distribute mail in ballots to voters. Knowing that this election is critical and that health risks are a concern for many voters, it is recommended that you vote by mail. To get started, use the link I Will...

State must staff polling places

In this historic election year, Idaho faces a unique challenge. While faced with an ongoing pandemic, county clerks throughout the state must staff polling places for the General Election. Normally, polls are staffed primarily by retirees. However, since these...

Masks and rights: Who trumps whom?

“My body, my choice!” A refrain from the abortion rights movement is now the battle cry of those insisting there’s a right against wearing masks or being vaccinated during a pandemic. When the Board of Panhandle Health District met last week to consider a facemask...

OUR GEM: Heavy metals in our watershed

The headwaters of the Coeur d’Alene Basin are essential to the success of mining, timber, agriculture, and hydropower industries. Mining activities along the South Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River have a significant influence on basin watershed conditions and on the...

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