Opinion

Subscribe

Take collective breath and get it solved, MVSD

Editorial

Mountain View School District 244 teacher negotiations started in May. As of today, July 19, contracts for 2017-18 are not yet ironclad. Why? Because MVSD school board and the teacher’s union have not come to an agreement on salaries and benefits. Although negotiations have been an open process to this point, the impasse has now turned the tide in a different direction.

Brandt about to make the county’s budget problem your budget problem

Editorial

Idaho County Commission chairman Skip Brandt has a problem. And he’s about to turn his problem into your problem. The problem is one taxpayers pay commissioners to solve. There is a hole in the revenue side of the county road and bridge department’s fiscal 2018 budget – a hole where federal forest funds used to fill in for lost federal timber revenues.

Unleashing potential of American entrepreneur

Guest Opinion

Small business owners need real regulatory relief. They need an advocate to force government agencies to consider the impact of regulations on their businesses. They need a chance to look up from the massive piles of paperwork required by each of the thousands of new regulations passed over the last eight years. And, most importantly, they need Washington out of their way.

Populist refuses to give in; support the president

Letters to the Editor

Trump’s attempt to connect with the American people makes him a spokesperson for populist appeals to the public. He is under assault by the national security state and MSM that is unprecedented.

OPINION: New fed commission invades voting privacy, wastes money

The secret ballot and voting privacy is one of the most precious constitutional rights we have as Americans, but this right is being threatened by a federal government demand for all of Idaho’s voting records since 2006. You would think Washington, D.C. has enough of our information.

OPINION: Roll back the federal intrusion

On March 7, the Senate passed H.J.Res. 44, a resolution of disapproval to overturn the U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Resource Management Planning Rule, also known as “Planning 2.0.”

Freedom of the Press for all who would hold government accountable

Editorial

Each time our country marks its beginning, we’re reminded not only of what was written in the document which Thomas Jefferson penned and which the nation’s early leaders adopted July 4, 1776. We’re reminded of the colonies’ early attempts at designing a limited central government, and we’re reminded of the Constitution, replete with the Bill of Rights.

Where did those tax figures come from?

Letters to the Editor

I would like to know where Jamie Edmondson got her figures to include in her article [June 28 issue] that “Property taxes up by 30-plus percent.”

Men’s mental health: Let dads know they are not alone

Guest Opinion

Most dads understand the importance of staying healthy so they’re ready to handle the demands of fatherhood, whether it’s giving a piggyback ride or a first driving lesson. But total wellness is about more than just eating right, exercising, and getting regular checkups....

Property seizure abuses must end

Guest Opinion

In past columns, I have written about legislative efforts to stop the abuse of asset seizure laws to take Americans’ property without proof of a crime, or even an arrest or warrant. A recent report from the Treasury Inspector General For Tax Administration (TIGTA) sheds further light on the alarming property seizure practices of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Residents and visitors: Border Days awaits you

Editorial

Are you ready? This Saturday, July 1, kicks off Grangeville Border Days. Whether a local or a visitor, this event is for you.

Fixing the broken refugee program

Guest Opinion

To be clear, we support America’s refugee program. But it needs to be modernized to keep pace with the security challenges of today’s world.

Mussel fight worth the investment

Guest Opinion

We understand that Idaho is a conservative state, but preventing this species from destroying our waterways is worth the investment. It will be far cheaper to spend the money now on prevention than to deal with the consequences later.

Factors are many in healthcare crisis

Letter to the Editor

Healthcare crisis, rising costs and gross malfeasance are the result of demand outstripping supply while regulations distorted free market forces. Adverse selection bias created by Obama’s subsidies and exchanges allow the 20 million uninsured ‘free healthcare’ where increased demand caused premiums to soar.

Previous