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A Republican-sponsored bill in the Idaho House of Representatives would require even declared Republicans to register to vote in the party’s closed presidential primary at least 90 days in advance. Currently, voters are required to register 60 days in advance of a primary.

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Killing Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani was an assassination, no matter what the excuse or what it is called. Assassination should never be an acceptable American practice.

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Trust in government is at an all-time low. Idaho is no exception. That’s why Caldwell Sen. Jim Rice’s proposal to increase the state sales tax from the existing 6 percent to 7 percent to fund schools will have a hard time gaining traction.

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    The Hulen Meadows Pond should not receive one dollar of public or nonprofit support unless it remains open to the public and does not become a fenced visual amenity for a bluff-top subdivision that overlooks it.

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The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court of Review is inherently anathema to an open, democratic society. It is also critical for ensuring that government does not invade the privacy of American citizens. That’s why FISA Court procedures must be fixed and scrupulously followed.

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Today’s the day New Year’s resolutions are made. Lose weight, get fit, give up unhealthy habits—blah, blah and blah. It’s the day people around the world try to reboot their lives and tweak their habits to try make life richer and more enjoyable.

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It’s not just Santa you need to watch out for anymore. It’s not just the jolly elf who sees you when you’re sleeping and knows if you’re awake. It’s not the rotund, red-suited friend of Rudolf the reindeer who knows if you’ve been bad or good.

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To her everlasting credit, 4th District Judge Deborah A. Bail last week torched Ada County’s paper-thin excuses for refusing to disclose public records.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., have declared all-out war against Democrats because of what they characterize as unfair and baseless persecution of President Donald Trump. The actual cause of their unease is the U.S. Constitution.

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A new nominee for the Scam Hall of Shame popped up in Idaho mailboxes last week. The national Republican Party’s mailer masquerades as an official U.S. Census document, but is really a fundraising piece.

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Three years into a unique presidency and on the verge of a possible impeachment, the nation would do well to remember that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is not the enemy. The Russians are.

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If Idaho’s potato, beet or wheat harvests were threatened, state lawmakers would be up in arms. If the dairy and cattle industries were under siege, they would give speeches and wave bills on the floor of the Legislature. Idaho’s governor would proclaim in his annual State of the State addre…

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Someone needs to write a zoning history of Blaine County and its cities. Without it, the area is doomed to reopen, reargue and relitigate density and location issues over and over.

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As president of the United States, Donald Trump is also commander in chief of the U.S. armed forces. His actions as such have not only shamed this country, they are a disgrace to the military he claims to love.

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Idaho’s resort cities have proven the benefits of taxpayer-approved local-option sales taxes. Even so, the Legislature has resisted allowing other Idaho cities to impose similar taxes.

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The earth is terminally ill and unless the world takes drastic action to reduce carbon emissions, the planet will die, according to a new United Nations’ report. The report says that lack of political will is the primary obstacle to action.

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Unlike in less prosperous communities, need hides in the Sun Valley area.

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The “Idaho Mountain Express” will be a newspaper unlike any previously published in the Wood River Valley. Although the staff of the “Express” have all worked together elsewhere, all agree that there would be no point in mere repetition. The “Express” will follow a course of its own, and its…

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Tables groan under familiar dishes. Relatives and friends gather to gossip, argue and break bread together. After sharing Thanksgiving meals, most Americans return to their own homes unless they are among the more than half a million people who have no place to go home to.

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One of the things visitors love about coming to the Sun Valley area is becoming acquainted with the proprietors and managers of local businesses. When visitors walk in, they are not strangers, but friends who’ve been absent for a bit.

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Unlike in less prosperous communities, need hides in the Sun Valley area.

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The “Idaho Mountain Express” will be a newspaper unlike any previously published in the Wood River Valley. Although the staff of the “Express” have all worked together elsewhere, all agree that there would be no point in mere repetition. The “Express” will follow a course of its own, and its…

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Tables groan under familiar dishes. Relatives and friends gather to gossip, argue and break bread together. After sharing Thanksgiving meals, most Americans return to their own homes unless they are among the more than half a million people who have no place to go home to.

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One of the things visitors love about coming to the Sun Valley area is becoming acquainted with the proprietors and managers of local businesses. When visitors walk in, they are not strangers, but friends who’ve been absent for a bit.

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Disagreements over the seriousness of President Trump’s phone call with the president of Ukraine on July 25 are acceptable, as are disagreements over whether testimony heard in closed-door and open hearings should be believed or dismissed. However, painting the impeachment investigation as a…

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Strawberry watermelon. Blue raspberry. Pink lemonade. Lemon meringue pie. None of those flavors sounds dangerous, but in an e-cigarette they lure young people into the lethal.

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Hailey’s City Council last week acknowledged the mortal threat of cyclists using hand-held cell phones when it unanimously approved a ban on the activity.

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Investigation into the possible impeachment of President Donald Trump moved into the open this week as House committees begin taking testimony in public. The spin will move into overdrive. The founding fathers expected the process of holding officeholders to account to be used and to be take…

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The so-called “reddest state in the union” is jumping on board immigration reform, at least for agricultural workers.

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News coverage shorthand paints U.S. politics as a red-vs.-blue landscape. But a growing number of registered voters who refuse to identify with one political party and some results from local and state elections on Tuesday hold out the hope that the American electorate is returning to its pu…

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Voters in Hailey gave two boomers the boot on Tuesday and handed the reins to two millennials elected to the City Council who are set on seeing the development of workforce housing.

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It’s fire season in California. The most recent fires seem to reinforce the sense that humans are helpless in the face of a changing climate. Look more closely. Individuals can make a difference.

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Kelechi Osemele was a veteran lineman for the hapless New York Jets. Until, that is, he opted for appropriate medical treatment for a significant shoulder injury rather than taking the painkiller recommended by team doctors. The Jets opted to toss him aside like bruised lettuce.

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McCall’s Andrew Mentzer told Sun Valley Economic Summit participants that they should consider forming a Yes-in-My-Backyard group to back development of housing for working residents.

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Americans have often been labeled by the rest of the world as insensitive. A president who sees only sand, s**t-hole countries and oil personifies that ugly image.

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Businesses and employees in the Sun Valley area are trying to navigate through strong headwinds. Sun Valley Economic Development’s Economic Summit on Monday in Sun Valley is where they may pick up better navigation skills and make connections to help them succeed.

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Idaho law is clear and strict about who can and cannot vote in state and local elections. Voters must be residents in the state of Idaho. Not Montana. Not New York. Not Texas. Not California.

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Parking in Ketchum is being planned by fiat by an unelected board that has consistently failed to provide public notice of its meetings or proposed actions

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Ordinary Americans believe that the U.S. befriends those with common interests, defends its friends against common enemies and stands with those friends after we’ve fought together.

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Ketchum and Sun Valley are in desperate need of a new chamber of commerce. Business has no united voice in those cities. It has had no voice at all since 2010.