Editorial

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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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months, 1 week 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 5 months, 2 weeks ago
We support students when we support Idaho’s teachers

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

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks 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 5 months, 2 weeks 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 5 months, 3 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 5 months, 4 weeks ago
Festival at Sandpoint: The show must go on

Dear Festival at Sandpoint friends:

Updated 6 months 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...

Updated 6 months ago
Two efforts to transform our Republic into a government that our Founding Fathers wouldn’t recognize

Have you ever contacted a government official to address a concern and got the run around? You call elected official A, who directs you to bureaucrat B, who ...

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
Fiscal austerity, vehicle insurance, and more

Eleven years into an unprecedented period of strong economic growth, there is a renewed emphasis on making sure we’re ready for a potential downturn. Idaho i...

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
Winter’s road conditions challenging for all

I began to write this update to Bonner County rural drivers two weeks ago and am now rewriting it to reflect two significant weather cycles we have just deal...

Updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Rule review adds unique aspect to session

At the risk of being redundant, I am going to venture into a topic that I believe my colleagues have touched upon as well in their previous “Notes from Boise...