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It’s time for Idaho lawmakers to address education funding formula

Guest Opinion

Twenty years ago, the World Wide Web was an infant, Operation Desert Storm had just ended and The Grateful Dead played their last concert. It was also the last time the Idaho Legislature addressed the education funding formula, which drives a $1.6 billion annual budget and determines the education of Idaho’s children.

Presentation misrepresented by paper

Guest Opinion

I was disappointed to read the article “Conversation hits issues for county health,” and the opinion written by Mr. Rauzi “Addressing community problems starts with us “ (Wednesday, July 13). The information presented by Idaho County Free Press about the community gathering organized by Kirsten Jensen of U of I, Idaho County Extension Health, Nutrition and Fitness Educator, that discussed ways to prevent and fight childhood obesity couldn’t have been more misrepresented.

Addressing community problems starts with us

Editorial

We don’t lack problems to address or opportunities to serve in Idaho County; what we lack are the people who will commit to being part of the solution and not simply pointing at others as the problem.

On the importance of mentoring

Guest Opinion

Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution recognizing the importance of mentoring in encouraging achievement in our nation’s youth. Mentors across America are helping ensure young people reach their goals and goals they may never have thought they could achieve.

Idaho subsidized by destitute institution

Letter to the Editor

The governor’s office and leadership are wearing no clothes but it appears most are afraid to tell them due to relationships of “political entrepreneur” nature.

Grangeville spirit a blessing for family

Letter to the Editor

Thank you Grangeville! On behalf of my family I would just like to give many shout-outs to our hometown after our recent visit during 2016 Border Days.

Join battle to end govt. lawlessness

Letter to the Editor

Suction dredge mining in Idaho is outside the scope of the Clean Water Act. Please consider the “Silberman Standard” as found in the United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit case numbered, Nos. 97-5099, 97-5112.

James gave this farm kid a chance

Letter to the Editor

It was good to see the 2016 grand marshal in the parade this year. I worked for the James family when I was a kid. I didn’t get to talk to Wayne this year, but thought I would share this story about the good old days.

Walking Tacos had a successful Fourth

Letter to the Editor

The Walking Tacos food booth had another successful Fourth of July. Over 500 people enjoyed the tacos, coffee, cookies and water.

Fire prevention is elementary

Editorial

Everyone who believes in personal, individual responsibility ought to know what they can do to prevent forest fire, and everyone ought to expect their neighbors to know, too. Fire safety basics should be common sense – and, in our region, they are – but not everyone acts like it.

On minimum wage: Legislators correct to keep hands off

Guest Opinion

Oregon’s journey into brave new minimum-wage world is fraught with peril

Trevor’s Law: an honor to Idaho

Guest Opinion

Trevor Schaefer of Boise not only fought hard and survived after being diagnosed with brain cancer at the young age of 13, but also he has fought for the last seven years to get legislation through Congress and to the President’s desk that will help others through the documentation and tracking of childhood and adult cancer clusters in Idaho and around the nation.

Top Down Approach Double Talk

Letter to the Editor

Senator Risch: This letter involves a serious comment by you in a recent Lewiston Tribune newspaper article, “Sen. Jim Risch said he’s disgusted by the top-down approach federal agencies used….” In other words, federal agencies do not work first with the people and organizations in states to develop their programs.

Transparency — keeping meeting open — good move by hospital board

Editorial

Syringa Hospital’s board of trustees is not only looking to the future sustainability of the hospital and clinics it represents, but they are also concerned with those they represent in other tangible, meaningful ways.

Wildfire season becomes a misnomer

Guest Opinion

In the past, warm spring weather touched off the start of the worst wildfires. Now, unfortunately one fire season essentially runs into the next.

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