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It’s not always easy living in the rural West, with customs so entrenched that everybody takes them for granted. What makes it hard for the newest newcomers is that they’re caught up in a mysterious culture.

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Last year, two of the biggest players in the short-term rental industry promised to deal with the disruption their customers were inflicting on communities across the country. People in the greater Orlando area—which represents the industry’s No. 1 destination for family groups and topped se…

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Recently, the federal government released its Confronting Wildfire Crisis plan to control wildfires in the West. As with all previous programs, it focuses on removing “fuels” as its solution and calls for escalating fuel reductions (read logging) up to four times over current levels and trea…

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Thanks to legislation that passed the Idaho Legislature unanimously last session, as of July 1, Idaho homeowners can nullify racially restrictive language that may appear in their property deed or covenants, free of charge, at their county clerk’s office.

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I moved to Wyoming a few years ago for its outdoor recreation, but I also liked the state’s history of championing equal rights for women. As early as 1869, it codified women’s voting rights, 50 years before the 19th Amendment did the same thing. Western women in the 19th century quickly pro…

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Fifteen Republicans in the Senate and 14 in the House joined with congressional Democrats this week to break more than 25 years of inaction on gun safety. That these Republicans, many of whom had ratings of A or A-plus from the National Rifle Association, defied the gun lobby with their supp…

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I join many in Idaho and across the country today in welcoming the high court’s long awaited decision upholding state sovereignty and protecting preborn lives. The decision provides clarity around landmark cases at the center of passionate debate in our country for nearly five decades. This …

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New state legislation will prohibit “public entities” from any investment activity that examines environmental, social and governance factors, starting July 1. While ESG has been a controversial topic for some time, it is now crucial that public opinion is heard and that folks understand how…

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We know now that the largest recorded fire in New Mexico history was started by an escaped “prescribed burn,” or, rather, by two. The Hermit’s Peak fire bolted away on April 6 when unexpectedly gusty winds blew sparks beyond control lines.

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Different names, different times: Hotel Ketchum, L’Auberge, or the Harriman Hotel have been the names of this project, and like the names, the times, too, have changed. At the inception of this project in 2008, we had no hotel on South Main Street. Now we have the Limelight Hotel, built in 1…

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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell proved he could act swiftly and decisively in March 2020 as the coronavirus exploded around the world and large parts of the economy halted. Now, Mr. Powell needs to adopt bold and aggressive tactics again to fight inflation. The time for steady and gra…

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Agriculture is the backbone of Idaho. The agricultural industry is one of the largest contributors to the state’s economy, and our farmers’ crops feed people all over the world. A big reason why this is possible is thanks to the dams along the Snake River.

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We know not everyone will agree, but updated firearms regulations signed into law in New York this week are sensible measures meant to better protect people from becoming victims of gun crimes, not to oppress anyone’s right to own a hunting rifle or keep a pistol at home for personal protection.

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Journalism has always been a tough way to make a living. It’s generally offered low wages, the constant threat of layoffs and consolidations, and the opportunity on any given day to enrage just about everyone who might disagree with the facts and observations you share.

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Politicians are demanding that the U.S. become more self-sufficient in crucial metals and minerals, but then they block domestic mining at every opportunity. Alaska’s Pebble Mine project is the latest to join the casualty list.

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Perhaps this is how it all ends: self-government, self-defense, self-control, liberty, unity, family. Perhaps the fate of the nation is to watch its soul die along with the at least 19 students and two adults shot to death last Tuesday at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. This is us, th…

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Yo soy Saharay Carrillo, actualmente tengo 15 años y a mi corta edad he pasado por miles de procesos que no han sido nada fáciles y de los cuales podría decir que aun estoy en proceso de aprender a vivir de esa forma.

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The door burst open into the dark room. I was under my desk in the corner, behind my rolling chair. I couldn’t see their faces, but I could see five uniforms behind five guns aimed at my racing heart. I could hear their rapid-fire shouting just fine.