Opinion

It’s time to lay a foundation for affordable housing in Idaho

January 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

In 1992, the Idaho House of Representatives passed House Bill 756, creating the Idaho Housing Trust Fund. At the time, a responsible legislature realized that creating pathways to safe and decent housing for hardworking Idahoans and low-inc...

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Scotchman Peaks proposal needs to be stopped cold

January 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

In his Scotchman wilderness advisory vote story, Keith Kinnaird stated that FSPW has “carefully sown support for the designation.” Wow, the fact that FSPW essentially ignored Clark Fork for 10 years and there is now considerable opposition,...

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Commissioner needs to do homework on wilderness proposal

January 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

I listened to the recent KRFY morning program featuring Bonner County Commissioner Dan McDonald. The Bonner County Natural Resource Plan was the focus, but then the discussion moved to the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, I was alarmed ...

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Scott, Giddings leading the fight for Idaho’s future

January 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

It was refreshing to see nine courageous legislators stand together in Meridian last week and continue to shape the future of Idaho politics. Rep. Heather Scott, District 1, and Rep. Pricilla Giddings, District 7, were leading the charge to...

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RIP Obamacare and good riddance

January 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s been eight long years since President Obama and the Democrats in Congress passed Obamacare. Since then, prices have increased dramatically, yet it looks like we’re finally going to get some relief. Kudos to Brad Little for signing the ...

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Reclaim Idaho, sign petition to expand Medicaid

January 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

In 2017 we experienced greater economic inequality than at any time in the history of our country.When Idaho Senator Jim Risch voted for the tax bill last month, he voted to cut his own family’s taxes by $4,000,000. Meanwhile, the national...

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Folks too busy driving to look at roundabout art

January 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

Every time I stop in the roundabout at Boyer and Larch to gaze at the art in the center, I get a honk and the hand signal that I’m number 1.Totally besides myself waiting to view the new artwork to be installed at the Boyer and Schweitzer C...

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Proposed natural resource plan needs to be rejected

January 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

My name is Kirk Sehlmeyer and I live in Bonner County. Thank you for the opportunity to provide comments and express my opposition to the proposed natural resource plan.As a sportsman I am troubled by any reference in the proposed natural r...

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Position is great idea, salary amount is not

January 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

I applaud Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s attention to education, including his proposal for a chief education officer to effect change in post secondary education to ensure the need for a better skilled workforce in Idaho. However, his proposal ...

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Idaho Legislature kicks off 2018 session

January 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

Greetings from our state capitol! The state legislative session for 2018 is underway and has just completed its first week as I write this. The session will run through to the end of March and the 105 legislators from all corners of the sta...

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