Monday, July 22, 2024


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Updated 1 year, 5 months ago

What an Idaho school funding lawsuit might look like

It is not inevitable that the Idaho Legislature will invite a school funding lawsuit, but legislators appear at th…

Updated 3 years, 4 months ago
Invest in open space while we still have it

Sandpoint rightfully values its and open spaces and it should be proud that it has prioritized protecting these places for generations.

Updated 3 years, 5 months ago
Idaho prioritizes clean, plentiful water to build the state's future

There is nothing more essential to our health and way of life – or Idaho’s future – than clean, plentiful water.

Updated 3 years, 5 months ago
'There is beauty in public service'

Our republican form of government ensures the opportunity for all voices to be heard through elected representation.

Updated 3 years, 5 months ago
Government, like dust, wants to cover everything

It's abundantly clear from ancient and recent history that human nature bears three types of people.

Updated 3 years, 5 months ago
The tortoise and the hare in state government

We have just finished the fourth week of the 2021 legislative session. I might call this the nuts-and-bolts portion of the session.

Updated 3 years, 5 months ago
Seek information from many, varied sources

The effort ought to be made to gather as much information as possible when forming our opinions, as opposed to solely relying on the first piece of information…

Updated 3 years, 5 months 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 3 years, 6 months 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 their proposed legislation.

Updated 3 years, 6 months 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 war …

Updated 3 years, 6 months 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 3 years, 6 months 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 arrived…

Updated 3 years, 6 months ago
'The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing'

Open letter to fellow Americans.

Updated 3 years, 6 months 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 3 years, 6 months 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 struggli…

Updated 3 years, 6 months ago
One way to serve citizens better

Workshop will improve understanding of Idaho open meeting laws.