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Hate and bigotry often lurk just beneath the surface of civil societies. So long as a society is united in disapproving of hateful words and actions, those evil twins remain suppressed. When they receive official approval, they rise to the surface and infect society like a virus. A society m…

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Once again, the Supreme Court is finding its ethics under scrutiny. In November, Justice Clarence Thomas declined to recuse himself in a case involving the plot to overturn Arizona’s 2020 presidential vote, despite his wife’s efforts to pressure state lawmakers to set aside Joe Biden’s victo…

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This holiday season, I am tremendously thankful for the opportunity of serving Idaho schools and families as Superintendent of Public Instruction for the past eight years. I especially want to thank my staff and educators in schools across the state for their amazing energy, innovation and c…

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At every Thanksgiving dinner, my family asks everyone around the table to say what they’re grateful for. It puts new guests on the spot, so sometimes they just thank the hosts — an easy out that makes it harder for anyone else struggling for a good answer. I’ve been in that position, but thi…

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Pennsylvania Republicans craving the governorship after Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s two terms were foiled this year by a superior candidate in Democratic Governor-elect Josh Shapiro, and by their own primary election system. It produced the disastrous Republican nominee, state Sen. Doug Mastr…

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Editor’s note: This column originally ran in the Express on March 15, 2013. Skiing legend Warren Miller died in 2018 at the age of 93.

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For years, anyone showing up at an American hospital emergency room could get the life-saving treatment they needed. No matter who they were, a federal law known as the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act made it clear: If you showed up at an emergency room, that hospital had an obliga…

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Idaho Power’s solar study, currently being considered by the Public Utilities Commission, aims to revamp its current net-metering and customer solar policies, which pay homeowners for unused power returned to the grid. These policies have the potential to make or break Idaho’s solar future, …

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Local journalism is a cornerstone of democracy and a vital source of information for communities across the country, with newsrooms covering local politics, high school sports, local business openings, cultural events, and other matters that help a community remain vibrant and connected. But…

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Every state in the West has some type of law declaring that its waters belong to the public. But what this means is disputed, and several state supreme courts have had to decide cases that pit streamside landowners against paddlers and anglers.

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As Idahoans, we love our wintertime activities! Skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling are among our favorite pastimes. Whether you’re carving turns at Sun Valley, Brundage, Bogus Basin, or any one of the 18 resorts in our state, you need to take precautions to ensure that the trip to the mo…

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On Nov. 8, there will not be a separate ballot question asking you to specifically express your views on women’s right to bodily autonomy and the freedom to make her own medical decisions. Don’t be fooled, however, choice is absolutely on the ballot in Idaho.

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As I reflect on the Idaho Legislature and the nature of the job, my oath and duty are to uphold the United States Constitution, the Idaho State Constitution and the Idaho rule of law. Once elected, we have a duty to work for all Idahoans who expect and demand us to represent their voice: not…

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Currently, the Idaho governor can already call the Legislature to an extraordinary or special session, outside of the annual regular sessions, for the narrow purpose of one topic needing to be resolved that cannot be delayed to the next regular session. It is rarely necessary to convene for …

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As a rancher with cattle on private and public lands in southeast Wyoming, I’d like to caution those in the Magic Valley who may be listening to the loudest and often misinformed voices who are opposed to the Lava Ridge wind project. Energy options, including wind, have greatly benefited whe…

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Imagine you were part owner of a nice piece of rural land, maybe with a trout stream running through it. But your neighbors won’t let you in. You don’t have to imagine, because access to far too much public land is legally blocked by private property owners, causing headaches throughout the West.

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We are writing this as Ketchum residents, and not in our official capacities on the City Council. The rising costs and lack of alternatives to receiving U.S. mail are concerning to us, especially when our neighbors are getting their mail delivered for free. We call on our community to ask fo…

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President Joe Biden finally dared to say it, declaring in an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes” that the “pandemic is over.” Various public-health eminences are saying he’s wrong, but his comments recognize the reality of the disease at this stage and the public mood. The trouble is that his Ad…

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Maine had the largest drop in the percentage of people without health insurance in the country over the past two years. Having more people insured and able to access health care is good for their health, and for the economy of the state.

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I love my kids. I appreciate their unique qualities. I look for opportunities to help them succeed and develop their unique strengths, but I don’t always agree with everything they do. I love them enough to tell them when I am concerned about their choices and to say “no” when it matters. He…