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Cameras give justice necessary speed

Editorial

No one ever wants to see a law enforcement officer kill anyone, and bringing a firearm to bear is rarely necessary even in that dangerous line of work. Whenever it is necessary for an officer to draw down on a human being, there must be quick, clear accountability. Every. Single. Time.

Education spending: Legislature should look before it leaps

Guest Opinion

Lawmakers need to address the lack of rigor in the teacher performance evaluation system before they simply fork over more money for the career ladder.

A benefit to own WPT land but at what cost?

Letter to the Editor

Idaho elected officials have forgotten a basic principle of government - their sworn duty to represent all people in their jurisdiction by putting public interests over personal ideology and special interest. Our elected officials have failed miserably.

Sheriff a disgrace; should turn in badge

Letter to the Editor

Gidding’s comments are appalling, insensitive and downright offensive to the community of Burns, the employees of the refuge and the Pauite Tribe

Outdoor recreation benefits Idaho; lands trade is questionable

Letter to the Editor

How do the economic impact numbers for outdoor recreation compare in Idaho and across the country?

Common sense our officers don’t have

Letter to the Editor

Whatever happened to a government for the people by the people? Way back when I was growing up, the policemen were taught to de-escalate a situation, not to let it get out of control like they do today, just so they could shoot someone numerous times when a warning shot would have probably done the job, or at least shoot them in the arm or leg, not kill them and then shoot them numerous times.

Was occupation worth taking a man’s life?

Editorial

Did activist Robert LaVoy Finicum have to die? Opinions are heated on last week’s shooting of the spokesman for activists who have staged a month-long occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore. Was it justified, or was it an ambush and murder? That’s a conclusion we’re not ready to jump at, because more importantly we’re asking whether this whole situation justified actions that resulted in a man losing his life. And with this also brings to mind the role of law enforcement as public servants and protectors of the peace.

Healthcare delivery in Idaho: Eventually, system to make fiscal sense

Guest Opinion

The maze of healthcare delivery in Idaho may become even more complex this year.

Witless attempt to rid country of forest land

Letter to the Editor

Commissioner Chmelik underestimates the intelligence of his constituents. Most of us can see the inconsistency ....

Compare their crime to that of conspiring cadre of officials

Letter to the Editor

Okay, so maybe moving in and taking over the Malheur wildlife refuge in Oregon wasn’t the wisest, best approach for patriotic justice seekers to use to show support for their imprisoned brothers, nor in any other attempts to appeal to those far-more-permanent government occupiers for “redress of grievances,” a right secured and supposedly guaranteed to us all within the freedom documents founding our nation....

Better to highlight those who pay taxes, keep up communities

Letter to the Editor

Bear Claw: So let me get this straight – you have a man that’s too lazy to work, too lazy to plant his own garden, is unable to put his food up in a way to keep and not spoil, depends on neighbors so he can receive mail and provide him with garden foods. He joins a church so he can receive more assistance....

Chmelik playing an elaborate shell game

Letter to the Editor

Something is rotten in “Landmark” — i.e. The Western Landmark Foundation created and promoted by Idaho County Commissioner Jim Chmelik— an organization with no oversight or accountability.

Process simple to file for county position

Letter to the Editor

The following information is for anyone thinking about filing to run for an Idaho County position, i.e. commissioner....

Continually evolving drug trends warrant renewed attention, vigilance

Editorial

If you know all about the trending illegal drug scene, then you can stop reading here. But, if you are like us, you likely have no clue as to the extent of what is really going on … and so perhaps, you should be paying better attention.

PCAP: great start to keep more Idahoans healthy

Guest Opinion

I’ve read and watched with interest in recent days as legislators, healthcare providers, community leaders, columnists, editorial boards and citizens have reacted to the Primary Care Access Plan that I unveiled Jan. 7. Responses have run the gamut from “It’s not enough – just expand Medicaid” to “We shouldn’t do anything but focus on repealing Obamacare.”

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