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 va… Read more

Idaho has a distinctive shape with its panhandle in the north attached to its axe-head in the south. The idea of bringing seven Oregon countie… Read more

The past 16 months have been tough. For some, times are still tough. For too many, their brains are stuck in tough times. Acting like the time… Read more

The silence from Idaho’s U.S. Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch on why they helped sink the establishment of an independent bipartisan commission… Read more

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The Republican Party has long claimed to be the political party willing to go to war to protect Americans. Now its members are proving that protection is only for some of us as they pursue a war against the right of women, and men, to make their most personal decision: when to have a child.

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Idaho Republicans have a fantastic opportunity in their 2022 primary election. With their votes, they can show the world who the people of the state really are—and who they are not.

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Mud season has gone missing in central Idaho. Its disappearance and the resulting high risk of wildfire on public lands will threaten the local economy unless public agencies take steps to reduce it.

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Studying how race has affected human history will not poison young minds. Discussing how the present is shaped by the past is not some communist plot. Everyone losing their minds over critical race theory should stop believing nonsense.

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Bellevue Mayor Ned Burns said last week that the city will continue to employ a deputy marshal who posted a controversial TikTok video that went viral. He said the matter is being handled internally.

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Arguments over the meaning of the word “infrastructure” are being used to try to sink President Joe Biden’s economic plan. If a traditional understanding of the word prevails, America will fail to make investments critical to its success.

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Communities in the Wood River Valley are more than collections of homes. They are collections of people who traded mainline careers and higher incomes for access to hiking trails and the sight of the twinkling lights of the Milky Way.

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The big lie that voter fraud stole the 2020 election from former President Donald Trump is diverting attention away from a more insidious lie, one that says the press is the enemy of the people. Without the press, the people will have no defense against either lie.

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Idaho is about to declare war on wolves. In a blindingly swift action, the Senate approved a bill that could enable the wholesale destruction of 1,400 of the estimated 1,500 wolves in the state. It would reduce their numbers to a sickly few.

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The Idaho Legislature became a theater of the absurd this week when its members returned from a hiatus intended to halt COVID-19 in the mostly mask-free session. Unfortunately, the hiatus did nothing to stop the whackadoodle notions and motions coming out of the House this year.

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For four years, former President Donald Trump promised an infrastructure proposal that never appeared. President Joe Biden has now rolled out a plan with a more than $2 trillion price tag. Stakeholders should resist trying to score immediate political points and consider instead how to stop …

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In its latest bid to become “king” of Idaho, the Legislature approved a bill that would make it nearly impossible to get a citizens initiative on the ballot.

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Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.1, the For the People Act. Now it is the Senate’s turn to pass S.1, its designation for the same bill, and protect Americans’ right to make their own political choices.

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After President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan last month, educators across the country began to formulate programs to fix the damage that students have sustained as a result of school closures and remote learning during the pandemic year.

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Vaccinations that will help humans resist COVID-19 have left recipients with the feeling that the confining windows of a global pandemic may finally be opening. People within the Sun Valley area along with other Americans are beginning to think about what comes next.

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Education, organization and activism are powerful. Just ask the groups that joined together to oppose wolf trapping in Blaine County and succeeded last week in convincing the Idaho Fish and Game Commission to ban it here.

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The gap between the amount that local workers earn and the price of housing in Blaine County will transform the area in ways that few people envision today.