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Updated 3 days, 17 hours ago

Idaho Conservative Agenda released as legislators get back to work

Legislators have been busy meeting the new House and Senate members, attending committee meetings, and drafting ...

Updated 1 day, 17 hours ago
Annual fair is time-honored fun

The annual county fair is a time-honored event here in Bonner County. In recent years we have been making some changes, additions, and improvements at the fairgrounds.

Updated 6 days, 17 hours ago
We must all speak up for democracy

Since our nation’s Capitol was stormed by self-described patriots on Jan. 6, however, it has become clear to me that we are a nation at the brink of civil wa...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
What would Martin Luther King Jr. say?

What if Martin Luther King Jr. was here today — and asked to appear on one of the day-long news channels to comment on the events of January 6? What would he say?

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Idaho legislators head back to Boise

Your northern Idaho legislators have gone south for the winter again. Representative Sage Dixon, Representative Heather Scott, and Senator Jim Woodward arriv...

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
'The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing'

Open letter to fellow Americans.

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Potholes, speed, mailboxes and garbage cans

Once again the Bonner County Road Department is confronting a peculiar phenomenon – we are having some unusual winter weather!

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Kindergarten readiness needs more attention in Idaho

Parents and educators hear a lot about how important it is for our young students to be able to read at an early age. Studies show that children still strugg...

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
One way to serve citizens better

Workshop will improve understanding of Idaho open meeting laws.

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Remarkable Americans who succumbed to pancreatic cancer in 2020

According to the American Cancer Society, pancreatic cancer has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers, with an overall 5-year survival rate of 9%.

Updated 1 month ago
Education key to individuals', state's future

The Tom Mueller story shows why education is so important to both an individual’s future, but also Idaho’s future. His story is also why it’s so disconcertin...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Democracy endures despite recent challenges

Sandpoint Mayor Shelby Rognstad reflects on what he is grateful for this holiday season.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Teachers of the year: Prioritize safety, invest in Idaho schools

Idaho Teachers of the Year have written an open letter to the state's school districts, state leadership, and communities.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
The enemy is the virus, not each other

There is an ugliness out there that we can overcome only by uniting around the true enemy – the virus, not each other, says Idaho Gov. Brad Little

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Pandemic response requires local action

Sandpoint, like the rest of America, is facing a public health issue, not a political issue. That’s why education on mask wearing, rather than legal enforcem...