Idaho’s Constitution Doesn’t Need HJR 5

Guest Opinion

HJR 5 ignores the will of the people as expressed just two years ago. More importantly, HJR 5 threatens to permanently invade the Executive and Judicial Branches of Idaho’s government, disrupting the balance and separation of powers contemplated by Idaho’s founders.

HJR 5 allows Legislature to keep killing bad regulations

Guest Opinion

Other states envy Idaho’s unique regulatory review process. Idaho’s regulatory review process has spared businesses unnecessary expense and requirements. It has stopped agencies from creating new hassles and hardships for taxpayers. It will continue to do so if HJR 5 wins approval of voters Nov. 8.

Hold Your State Government Accountable, Vote Yes on HJR 5

Guest Opinion

By voting “Yes” on HJR 5, you will be securing the ability to hold politicians accountable, protect Idahoans from excessive regulations, ensure your voice is heard and hold our state government accountable to the people it serves.

GOP needs to own dissent regarding Trump candidacy


We must disagree, in part, with our county Republican friends in their disassociation last week with Senator Crapo for his decision to rescind his endorsement of GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Giddings: keep county place we want to live

Letter to the Editor

o residents of Idaho County realize that Doug Giddings’ opponent ran on the Democratic platform eight years ago?

Martinez: faith in his experience, abilities

Letter to the Editor

I am a Republican, but I think Sheriff Martinez sounds pretty good. I’ve known him since he was in high school and have great faith in his knowledge, experience, and abilities.

Shame on Crapo; I will support party, values

Letter to the Editor

Shame on you! It is nice to know there are such perfect people in this world. I was raised believing in only one perfect man, Jesus, and grace and forgiveness.

Martinez: clear choice for county sheriff

Letter to the Editor

The citizens of Idaho County have an important choice, to elect the sheriff of Idaho County. Carlos Martinez has become the clear choice for sheriff. He already has shown his desire to communicate with Idaho residents through his several town hall meetings....

Yes on HJR5: ensures authority to review

Letter to the Editor

I’m writing this in support of HJR5, a constitutional amendment on the ballot this November that will protect Idaho families, farms and other businesses from excessive government regulations.

Spin artist short on evidence, work history

Letter to the Editor

During the past few months I have watched as my husband, Sheriff Giddings, has been attacked, accused, insulted, demeaned, and slandered based on rumors, gossip, and innuendos. Enough is enough!

Supports hospital’s needs to affiliate

Letter to the Editor

First of all, Craig Spencer is a friend of mine and despite the current political climate I believe you can disagree with someone but remain friends. Therefore, I respectfully disagree with Craig regarding his opposition to Syringa Hospital’s merger with Kootenai Hospital in Coeur d’Alene.

Giddings: sincere, honest and upright

Letter to the Editor

I have known Sheriff Giddings for going on six years and have had a number of opportunities to speak with Mr. Giddings on a personal level. I find him to be sincere, honest and upright. I believe that Sheriff Giddings holds the welfare of the people of Idaho County at a very high level.

Martinez issues on party, deputization need clarification

Letter to the Editor

I have noticed a few things that I would like to see clarified about the challenger in the sheriff’s race against Doug Giddings. For a start, I would like to hear what the defining moment was that caused him to walk away from running as a Democrat eight years ago to now run as an independent.

Giddings: was, still is a good sheriff

Letter to the Editor

Doug Giddings has been a good sheriff, and he still is a good sheriff.

Don’t like Trump? Then vote platform

Letter to the Editor

To “Never Trump” Republicans, and holier-than-thou Christians and non-Christians alike, who can’t bring themselves to vote for Donald Trump because they’re so busy digging the speck out of his eye while ignoring the log in their own, stop acting like Pharisees!