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On May 28, they Ketchum mayor and City Council hosted a community meeting on the housing crisis. While this was an important step, the meeting was attended primarily by people who have been displaced by rising rents and the removal of long-term rental units from our housing pool.  There was …

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We all had a sense it was coming, but recent articles confirmed it. The growth pressures since COVID-19, the drought and the community housing crisis have the looming potential to change our valley forever. Now is the time to make hard, but crucial, decisions to retain a sustainable, vibrant…

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Once again under the “COVID umbrella,” the city of Ketchum is pressing forward with its agenda. On Tuesday, May 11, the Planning and Zoning Commission voted to advance the application of the Bluebird housing project” on to formal design review. That was done while many issues regarding the d…

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If you’ve ever wondered what you can do to help your country, ever wanted to be part of something bigger than yourself, now is your chance: Speak up and speak out, loudly and often, about the lie that the 2020 presidential election was rigged or stolen or somehow sullied by massive voter fraud.

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Monday, during the Bellevue City Council’s public comment period, I expressed my concerns about the future of the Bellevue Marshal’s Office regarding Deputy Marshal Nate Silvester, the employee who posted a TikTok video on Black Lives Matter and law enforcement. After I spoke, the council he…

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Ask anyone on the street, “What is the biggest problem facing Blaine County?” Locals will say a lack of affordable housing. At the Blaine County Housing Authority, we currently have over 250 local households on our waiting list with few housing options to offer. Like many other communities, …

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Compassion isn’t the first word on the tip of anyone’s tongue when discussing U.S. immigration policy. But in tapping Harris County (Texas) Sheriff Ed Gonzalez to head U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, President Biden has wisely selected a veteran lawman who knows when to be tough an…

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In April, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 51, a bill to make the District of Columbia a state. Unfortunately, this bill passed the House on a party-line vote of 216-208 and has now been sent to the Senate, where I can only hope the bill will be met with enough opposition to fail.

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President Joe Biden has no plan whatsoever to reduce Americans’ consumption of red meat. But I have it on good authority that Republicans, including thought leaders such as Donald Trump Jr. and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, want Americans to start consuming large amounts of human flesh.

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In a painful example of why states can’t be trusted to manage gray wolves, the Idaho Legislature seems to be fast-tracking Senate Bill S.1211, which aims to slash Idaho’s wolf population by as much as 90 percent. The bill would inappropriately transfer the traditional roles and responsibilit…

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I would love a COVID-19 vaccine passport. After more than a year in full or partial quarantine, I’m so happy to be vaccinated I want to get the words “FULLY” and “VAXXED” tattooed on my butt and run naked through the streets. (Don’t worry, I won’t. America has suffered enough.)

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Thanks to clever, easily digestible rhetoric from the morally and financially bankrupt National Rifle Association, Americans have engaged in years of bickering over whether guns kill people.

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At the monthly meeting of the Wood River Fire & Rescue commissioners on March 17, four representatives of Croy Canyon and western Hailey presented their concerns regarding the proposed campground in Croy Canyon. They represented over 90 other property owners in this canyon. They discusse…

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We hear from the mayor that he promotes transparency in government. Some things work well; if you email participate@ketchumidaho.org, you often receive a thoughtful response. However, the P&Z process is not transparent, and should be modified.

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All hills these White Clouds, Boulders, Bigwoods, Sawtooths, all sunny-snowy, with a tug of war between all tourists, townies, and all trout. An outdoor-obsessed Ketchum, a humble Hailey, an ahead of its time Sun Valley club—delighting all since the 1930s. “Rodge” at the Lodge telling of gol…

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Idaho has an opportunity to improve our children’s ability to read and write, support working mothers and create an early-childhood education system we in Idaho are sorely missing. This year, Idaho received a $6 million grant from the Trump administration to improve our early-childhood educa…

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Our community suffered a heartbreaking loss when Ashley Midby was murdered by Jared Murphy. Let’s stop calling this a murder/suicide and call it was it is, a domestic violence homicide. They dated and lived together. Jared claimed to love Ashley. It is important to name this violence because…

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Nuestra comunidad sufrió una perdida lamentable cuando Ashley Midby fue asesinada por Jared Murphy. Dejemos de llamar a este caso un asesinato/suicidio y llamemosle por lo que en realidad es, un asesinato por violencia domestica. Ellos vivian juntos. Jared dijo que amaba a Ashley. Es importa…

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For 31 years, my grandfather Arthur Davis worked around Boise on a road crew fixing roads. He knew the city well. An observation he shared with me, which I’ve thought a lot about since, was that there once were two area companies making bricks: one made good bricks, the other made cheap bric…

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The 21-year-old white man who went on a shooting spree at several Georgia spas, killing eight people, including six Asian women, was having a bad day, you see.