Big helpings of science haven’t convinced enough Americans to get vaccinated to beat back the scourge of COVID-19 coronavirus. Read more

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Idaho must read the smoke signals. Their message is clear. Idaho has to up its game and prepare to fight bigger and hotter wildfires that could flare up in many places at once.

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The Sun Valley Music Festival last Saturday night did what too few local events manage to do outside of public schools. It brought together an enthusiastic audience that included Hispanics and whites in a joyous celebration of music.

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Scientists have been unable to spur the nation into accelerating actions necessary to stop the devastation from climate change. Insurance companies may have better luck.

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With lawmakers including Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch in support of a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, the nation could soon see the Senate’s political gridlock ease and work get underway on crumbling roads and bridges, distressed water systems and rickety transportation systems.

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It is surely frustrating for the people of Japan to be unable to attend the Summer Olympics, but the first weekend of events showed that the games are just what the world needs right now.

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On its website, the United States Postal Service touts first-class mail delivery in “three business days or less.” That gold standard for fast, reliable, written communication that ties the parts of this huge continent together is about to be tarnished.

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Idahoans have always been proud of their heritage as tough, independent, can-do people. It’s time to honor that heritage, cowboy up and get vaccinated.

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Mountain vacation destinations like Sun Valley and the Sawtooth Mountains are unusually crowded this summer.

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It’s hard to make a convincing case to a child, or an adult for that matter, that a gun is not a toy if it’s made with Lego blocks. Culver Precision should have recognized its Block19 firearm as a bad idea before it shared the design with the world on Twitter.

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In 2017, Idaho ranked as the number one most difficult place for employees to jump ship to a competitor. President Joe Biden just signed an executive order that could eliminate that dubious distinction.

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The Warm Springs bear that raided garbage cans and began to protect those food sources as though her life depended on it is a dead bear walking.

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The specter of Alzheimer’s disease and its harsh reality make the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the first new drug to treat it since 2003 seem like a ray of hope. It may prove to be little more than a windfall for its maker, a financial blow to Medicare and a black eye for the FDA.

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Last week, a new national holiday was added to the calendar and celebrated with a day off before a number of Americans had even heard of it. That doesn’t make Juneteenth any less important as a celebration of freedom.