The need for housing that is affordable for local residents has a long history in the Wood River Valley. The pandemic and subsequent demograph… Read more

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Last week, my husband and I received a tax refund from the state of Idaho. Apparently, the Idaho Legislature cannot think of anything to do with the money. Perhaps they need some suggestions. How about a few dollars for preschool education? The long-term return on such investment is about $7…

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Express Staff Writer Greg Foley wrote an excellent article on establishing a real estate transfer fee. This small fee would be paid by the buyers of purchased property in the Wood River Valley. Those fees would be used for helping to fund community housing projects.

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I have a simple solution to the vaccine dilemma. No vaccine, no problem. But choices have consequences. Keep half of the ICU units available only for those who have been vaccinated. And most importantly, if you choose not to be vaccinated, fine, but you pay for your hospital stay and all oth…

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President Biden’s first speech as Commander in Chief to the U.N. General Assembly on last week was full of the high-minded internationalist sentiment that defines his rhetoric. If only those words reflected the reality of the world he and America will have to navigate over the next four years.

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Idaho’s redistricting efforts are underway. The bipartisan Idaho Commission for Reapportionment has drawn and publicized draft maps for new Federal Congressional Districts and State Legislative Districts. Every 10 years, each state undertakes this process to account for population growth and…

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Bellevue Historical Museum would like to thank the city of Bellevue for having Jason and his crew rebuild both the front and back porches on the little cabin on the museum site. They did an excellent job of restoration so that the porches look original to the structure. We also want to thank…

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On Monday, Sept. 13, President Biden visited Boise to talk with wildfire crews and offer federal support to the current wildfire crisis happening throughout the West. Several legislators had the opportunity to meet President Biden and share our concerns and need for support out here in the W…

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Since the reinstitution of mask mandates throughout the valley, some businesses’ employees have been turning a blind eye to free breathers (and thinkers) like me. I’d like to heartily thank them for being the kind of people who wouldn’t have turned Anne Frank in.

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A letter to the editor recently said “Someone please explain…why the heck would Sun Valley mandate that I wear a mask and submit to all other restrictions?” I write this explanation as a 75-year-old man who is fully vaccinated. Here’s why I wear a mask and follow all other restrictions.

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Since my family moved to Hailey in 2012, the value of homes in our neighborhood has quadrupled. The change was shocking to me, but it is all too familiar to many people who live here year-round. This past summer, I got to return to my hometown after my first year of medical school to complet…

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What is it that attracts people to Ketchum and Sun Valley, or to the rest of the Wood River Valley? Is it towering hotels and buildings of empty condominiums that see a week of activity in summer and another in winter? Is it gleaming Teslas and Range Rovers crowding city parking? Is it milli…

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Ideological hard-lines, social media run amok and a deadly worldwide virus epidemic have left tempers short and the restraining effects of good manners frayed. Walking away or noncommittal mumbling seem the wisest responses to vitriolic hate speech. However, the citizens of Whitefish, Montan…

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The newspapers and local TV news keep publishing a design for the Hailey town gathering place which is simply a hole in the ground with an AstroTurf bottom. This concept is wholly inappropriate and an embarrassment to the city. The design for the city’s centerpiece needs further input from t…