Smarter Sentencing Act: how legislating should be

Good solutions that cut out wasted spending and arbitrary decision-making. Empowering individuals to serve justice.

Proper role of ‘standards’ in education

In Idaho, and nationwide, there has been intense focus on the Common Core state standards.

Tune in to alternate news voices before they’re gone forever

Letter: Carol Asher Kamiah

Although I see the hour as very late, it is nonetheless encouraging to see more people, the world over, beginning to question a lot of the sorry mass media propaganda that daily passes for globalist "network news."

Tool for fed overreach: Convention of States

Letter: Arthur Bedford Grangeville

Executive amnesty for millions of illegal aliens, 3,500 new business crushing regulations, the feds attempting to regulate our local police departments.

244 levy: board takes stewardship seriously

Letter: Harold Gott Grangeville

I am writing to offer my support for the upcoming Mt. View School District levy election.

Praise lesson taught: You do not keep what isn’t yours

Letter: Bettie Cox Grangeville

The parents of the children who found the money near Keuterville should be given high praise and applause for the lesson they taught their kids that day.

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Still needed: responsible budgeting

The U.S. Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) annual Budget and Economic Outlook report shows that, absent action, the United States continues to remain on an unsustainable fiscal path with the national debt expected to grow by $9 trillion during the course of the next 10 years. According to CBO, the cost of the interest payments alone on the debt are expected to rise by 5.6 trillion, which would account for roughly 13.5 percent of total annual federal spending.

Embracing new approaches to achieving recovery, resiliency

The State of Idaho and Optum are working together with one goal in mind: to transform the outpatient mental health and substance use system to better help people reach recovery and ensure that valuable tax dollars are used effectively.

Your generosity has blessed our community

Letter: Carol Schmidt Camas Prairie Food Bank Grangeville

Camas Prairie Food Bank Board and volunteer staff thank all who have helped us, this past year, continue to serve those needing food assistance in our area.

True morality isn’t legislated; takes inward heart change

Letter: Jim Holsinger Grangeville

There seems to be a continual push for enacting moral laws to protect us from ourselves. Consider those who fight to establish anti-gun laws.

Can ITD Dist. 2 get some respect? How about a crosswalk?

Letter: Glen Scott Swearingen Kooskia

The Northwest Passage Scenic Byway, U.S. Highway 12, in Clearwater, Lewis and Idaho counties is the Rodney Dangerfield of the Idaho Transportation Department’s 2nd District. It gets no respect. The last time it got respect, Captain Meriwether Lewis had something to do with it.

Next year, send your affectations to home

Letter: Steven Wassmuth Grangeville

Call me the “Valentine’s Day Scrooge” if you wish but something last week made me wonder why this had to happen.

Credit for Rep. Shepherd on representing district

Our Dist. 7B Representative Paul Shepherd recently came under fire for proposing the state make a custom license plate featuring the Orofino Maniacs logo, a portion of sales ($12) from which would benefit their schools.

Babies dying, mother’s lives at risk

Planned Parenthood has initiated plans nationwide to install what are called “web cam” facilities in all of the states. In Idaho, we have convincing evidence that they want to implement web cam facilities in our state, as they have already done in Iowa. If this becomes a reality, web cam abortions could be done here.