Lt Gov McGeachin Exposed

Gov. for a day does not mean ‘queen’ for a day Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, who served as a state representative from Idaho Falls for a decade (2002-2012), has often said that she needed some time off from state politics to reflect and gain some perspective. So when she...

PRESS CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENTS

These citizens have earned your vote Begin with the end in mind, Stephen Covey and great brains before him strongly suggested. So we will. Many of you reading this have already received your absentee ballot. Many others will over the next few days. Our endorsements...

Mob Tactics Undermine Public Discourse

Bully tactics have no place here When I look at the yelling, anger and even alleged threats by some people at local government meetings or toward specific government officials, I’m dismayed at what is happening to governance and civility in our community. Our...

Defending Biden’s OSHA Vaccine Mandate

A convergence of three unsettling headlines appeared for my morning reading the day before the nation observed the 20-year commemoration of the tragic deaths of almost 3,000 Americans on Sept. 11, 2001. The very day of the remembrance ceremonies, the seven-day average...

Bad year for legislators gets worse

Next to the top-of-front-page story Wednesday on the crisis bringing Kootenai Health to its knees was a blow to the back of our medical professionals’ heads. Maybe it was a merciful attempt to just go ahead and finish them off, end their suffering. The cudgel spoke,...

Together, we can beat the nonpartisan virus

Our community is in a crisis. The number of cases of COVID-19 that require admission to the hospital has exceeded our capacity to provide the high level of medical care that we depend on. Kootenai Health was designed for 24 ICU beds, but with prudent foresight KH now...

Dem Leaders Rebut GOP Property Tax Editorial

Idaho’s property tax crisis requires real solutions, not scapegoating local government We could not believe our eyes when we read a recent op-ed from Idaho House GOP leadership scapegoating local government for the property tax crisis created by Republican legislators...

Op-Ed: How Idaho should invest $1.4 Billion windfall

What would Idaho’s companies do if they had a $1.4 billion windfall? Many would invest it to make their company more profitable for years to come. Well, Idaho is sitting on a $1.4 billion surplus, and it has a historic opportunity to invest that money to create...

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