Editorial

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Updated 1 week, 5 days ago

Fall reflections of roads in Bonner County

Autumn equinox and measurable rain in the same week had me thinking of what the Bonner County Road Department ne...

Updated 7 months ago
Thoughts on the legislative session, COVID-19

Dear Friends and Neighbors of Legislative District 1,

Updated 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months, 1 week 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 7 months, 2 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 7 months, 2 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...

Updated 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Teaching, learning are district’s main focus

Teaching and learning is the main focus in Lake Pend Oreille School District. Decisions on personnel, budget, student opportunities, funding, and facilities ...

Updated 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Legistlative branch intended to be superior

Our system of government was built upon a foundation of knowledge that identifies when power is concentrated, it will inevitably turn into despotism.

Updated 8 months ago
The era of confusion in the state of Idaho

As the chasm in American politics splits wider every day, it makes me contemplate what is at the core of this schism?

Updated 8 months ago
We support students when we support Idaho’s teachers

When we talk about supporting teachers, we’re really talking about supporting students.

Updated 8 months ago
Sandpoint’s goose problem and a solution

In 2018, City Council approved a plan, partnering and authorized with appropriate state and federal agencies to capture and release Canada geese at City Beac...

Updated 8 months, 1 week ago
Idaho’s teacher pay and state property taxes

As Americans, we have a long history of placing high value on education. Thomas Jefferson spoke and wrote to great lengths about the importance of a public e...

Updated 8 months, 2 weeks ago
The process of going from an idea to a bill

The Friday before last was the final day that potential bills were able to be introduced into our afternoon committees in the House. This deadline resulted i...

Updated 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Festival at Sandpoint: The show must go on

Dear Festival at Sandpoint friends:

Updated 8 months, 3 weeks ago
It’s time for Idaho to axe the tax on groceries

Government is an over-achiever in collecting taxes on nearly everything we do. It’s hard to imagine anything in our everyday life that is not taxed. We are t...