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We, the teachers of the Wood River High School Equity Task Force, are committed to confronting systemic inequalities and racism by taking action to ensure that all students have access and success in our school. We are learners and activists for our students and families of color. As such, w…

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Nosotros, los maestros del Equipo de Educadores Luchando por la Igualdad de la escuela secundaria Wood River High School, estamos comprometidos a combatir las desigualdades y el racismo del sistema. Nosotros estamos tomando las medidas necesarias para asegurar que todos los estudiantes tenga…

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On behalf of all Blaine County School District employees and school board trustees we want to take this opportunity to express our recognition of and support for this community’s strong stand against racism in all of its ugly manifestations.

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I am a junior at The Sage School. This year our curriculum has been centered around the American food system. As we shifted into remote learning, we began to study the effects that COVID-19 is having on the food system. A common theme I have traced throughout my research is the web of comple…

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After reading the article in the May 6 Express regarding “Road work begins near Galena Lodge,” I became hopeful about the Idaho Transportation Department’s comment that the bridge will have “3-foot shoulders to better accommodate recreationalists.” I am very hopeful that ITD will finally als…

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The ongoing coronavirus crisis has underlined just how important community organizing is to the Wood River Valley, one of the hardest hit areas of the state. It’s more important than ever to create opportunities to connect and get involved to build a collective future where we all benefit. O…

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With the introduction of the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on the Wood River Valley, many of us are experiencing greater fear and anxiety just to accomplish our daily routines. All that we remember is the comfort of being with others who validate our experience with mental illness and …

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On May 13, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game closed fishing for spring Chinook along the Clearwater River due to very low returns. The very next day, the department closed or restricted the season on parts of the Salmon and Little Salmon rivers. Tragically for all Idahoans, this has been…

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As we go into our summer season, the world has changed, and so must we. We have two major issues to address: our financial position and our branding as a tourist town. If we do it right, each will complement the other.

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COVID-19 is a tough challenger, in part, because it’s an invisible virus. Some people have minimal to no symptoms, or assume they’re just suffering from allergies or a cold, yet they shed the virus and spread it around our community. Others end up so desperately sick they require critical ca…

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Hello, and welcome to the White House, where everything is fine and we are encouraging Americans to be warriors and get out there, get back to work and face the coronavirus head-on. Please excuse this recorded message. We are currently experiencing a coronavirus outbreak that is being handle…

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There’s a longing these days for a return to normal—to the days when we were regulars at restaurants, rec centers and coffee shops; back when we were hugging and hanging out freely.

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Americans are paying a fearsome price for the government’s strict lockdowns of American life and commerce, and now comes evidence that targeted lockdowns aimed at protecting those who are most vulnerable to the coronavirus would be better for public health and the economy.

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Thank you. You helped us and your community by staying home and abiding by the shelter-in-place and it made a difference. You saw the significant number of COVID cases in our community and you helped bend the curve. We became the county with the largest per-capita incidence rate of COVID in …

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We are now at a point where we must consider opening up our economy and social life in a responsible way. A way that reassures those concerned over the resurgence of the virus, while allowing others to put food on the table. A way that restores our lives and livelihoods, while managing the r…

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The Ketchum City Council gave approvals for the massive Marriott Hotel at the entrance to Ketchum, including waivers for height, density, setbacks and minimum lot size for a PUD. That was done despite clear opposition of the public during the hearing process. The council received hundreds of…

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The total number of COVID-19 cases in Blaine Country as of Sunday, April 19, was 469, but only 50 were considered “active and infectious.” The number of new cases peaked on April 2, more than two weeks ago. Since then, the daily average number of new cases is four. Our “curve” of total cases…