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America First” supporters might believe they will no longer have to worry about the rest of the world if Republicans prevail in next week’s election. That sentiment is likely to be exploded by the realities of a globe that is irreversibly interconnected.

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Election endorsements are a tradition at the Idaho Mountain Express. We do what we hope every other voter does: read news accounts of campaigns, examine candidate websites and see candidates in action in local and televised debates.

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Ron Taylor has served this community for decades as a firefighter and paramedic. He is an excellent choice for the Idaho state Senate—someone who will protect women’s right to choose and freedoms for all Idahoans. Most of all he would provide a voice of reason in increasingly polarized politics.

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As the only organization in Idaho working to elect pro-conservation candidates to office, Conservation Voters for Idaho’s Board of Directors takes endorsement decisions very seriously. For each consideration, we evaluate past actions, knowledge of key issues, and their effectiveness on our p…

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As the mid-term election draws near, the conclusion of columnists and talking heads around the country seems to be that inflation and the economy are the top issues that voters are thinking about. They say so because polls say so. Consequently, candidates and commentators are treating them l…

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Idaho has always been the poster child of conservative values for the Northwest—values that place a high priority on protecting our children, our elderly, our agriculture and our water. The things that make Idaho the "The Gem State." That is why it is so important for all of us in Jerome, Li…

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On Nov. 8, there will not be a separate ballot question asking you to specifically express your views on women’s right to bodily autonomy and the freedom to make her own medical decisions. Don’t be fooled, however, choice is absolutely on the ballot in Idaho.

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The constitutional amendment that Idaho voters are being asked to approve in this year’s election looks like it would simply clear out some legal cobwebs.

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In April, threats by a Missouri legislator to have librarians criminally penalized for approving the purchase of an early reader book titled “I Need a New Butt” seemed the dismissible rant of the language police. In November, book banning has metastasized into a force that threatens the very…

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When I was elected to the Legislature in 2018, I knew that once or twice per session I would miss a few days due to other professional obligations. Ned Burns substituted for me for a few days in 2019, 2020 and 2021. With his congenial demeanor, he was instantly at home in the Legislature—eve…

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If you want an Idaho Attorney General who will keep this important office free from extreme partisanship and who will protect your rights to personal health care choices, to read books without state censorship, and to practice academic freedom, support Tom Arkoosh.

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I am writing today to encourage the voters of Legislative District 26 to vote for Laurie Lickley for the state Senate seat and for Jack Nelsen and Mike Pohanka for the state House seats. I have known these three people for many years. I firmly believe they are the best choice for the people …

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As President of the Idaho Democratic Women’s Caucus, I am proud to announce our support of Ron Taylor for Idaho Senate, Ned Burns and Karma Fitzgerald for the Idaho House of Representatives. Each of these candidates are dedicated servants of their communities and District 26 will be well rep…

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Blaine County is about to receive $2.1 million from a program set up by the America Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The county should use all of the money to develop housing for local workers.

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As I reflect on the Idaho Legislature and the nature of the job, my oath and duty are to uphold the United States Constitution, the Idaho State Constitution and the Idaho rule of law. Once elected, we have a duty to work for all Idahoans who expect and demand us to represent their voice: not…

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I first met Ned Burns five years ago at the beginning of the Medicaid expansion ballot initiative. Ned often volunteered for the effort, and I was impressed by his energy and charisma when talking to voters. Ned was able to quickly connect with them, and even today, when I door-knock with Ne…