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Updated 2 weeks ago

Idaho state budget well positioned to handle ongoing impacts of COVID-19 pandemic

Idaho just ended its fiscal year with a surplus nearly three times what was expected before COVID-19.

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Fiscal responsibility pays off for Sandpoint

Last night, kicked off the 2021 budget process. The Sandpoint City Council set the preliminary budget establishing the maximum level of expenditures that can...

Updated 1 month ago
Drive safely; have patience with road crews

The past three months have been a most interesting time in the life of the Bonner County Road Department. Mid-March found us shuffling half crews on and off ...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
This Independence Day, let’s unite for a thriving future for all of Idaho

The celebration of Independence Day this year will be unlike any other.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Public safety, liberty and justice for all

I’ve been thinking a lot about police, protesters and armed vigilantes. On Saturday June 6, 300 peaceful protestors marched through downtown in solidarity wi...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Economic rebound hinges on the safety, confidence of consumers and employees

As more and more businesses are opening their doors, many Idahoans have been eager to get out of the house and get back to work.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Only one way to describe election: historic

I’m writing to you from what we affectionately call the “Bunker.” The Bunker is the base from which, under normal circumstances, we coordinate the massive un...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Together, we are beating COVID-19 virus

I thank all of you who have taken the guidance of Governor Brad Little and of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seriously by practicing social d...

Updated 4 months ago
Officials’ comments threaten others’ health

Ms. Scott,

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Thoughts on the legislative session, COVID-19

Dear Friends and Neighbors of Legislative District 1,

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
A historic tribute to American toilet paper

As we hunker down in our homes, awaiting the all-clear signal from the epidemiologists, it is fair and right that we pay tribute to a product that has risen to prominence in this crisis. Toilet paper has always b...

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Legislative session: From taxes to COVID-19

Last week was the end of the 2020 legislative session, and the end of the 65th term of the Idaho Legislature as a whole. In total this year, there were 775 p...

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Navigating course through unchartered waters

As the Idaho Legislature prepares to put a bow, or more aptly a surgical mask, on the 2020 legislative session, it is now clear to Idahoans and Americans tha...

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Community is known for its strength, resiliency

We are seeing COVID-19 continue to spread in our neighboring states and we now have nine confirmed cases in southern Idaho. Fortunately, there are currently ...

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Woodward shares end-of-session thoughts

The 2020 Idaho legislative session is coming to an end. What that end looks like we still don’t know. With concerns surrounding the coronavirus, we may finis...