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In March, we learned how quickly COVID-19 can spread in our community. As we discovered more about this coronavirus, we worked to develop a better picture of its prevalence in our community. This understanding has been pivotal in developing strategies for protection, mitigation and suppressi…

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As President Donald Trump continues to recklessly paint mail-in ballots as nefarious liberal creations, as he tweets and squawks nonsensically about a “rigged election,” there is silence from Republican lawmakers.

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Our community’s demographics have changed significantly in the past two decades. The Blaine County School District now has 43 percent Hispanic students and is on track to have a majority Hispanic enrollment in a few years. These students and their families bring rich and healthy diversity to…

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Newly obtained records from Idaho Department of Fish and Game reveal that between January and September 2020, recreational wolf hunters and trappers, Fish and Game and the federal Wildlife Services killed 35 wolf pups and juveniles in Idaho, some weighing as little as 16 pounds, and likely o…

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Blaine County public school children will return to school on September 8th under a plan that has them in class two days a week, while learning from home the other three days. Local families join others across the nation feeling anxious and overwhelmed, with few good options for their kids o…

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“We all want to go the distance for what we love. That distance has begun. Things are bleak, but batons will be and are already being passed to generations who will emerge on the other side of this who will have the brilliant chance to build a whole new art world.”

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The angst many educators and parents have surrounding whether students should return to the classroom or learn on-line is not surprising given the news we receive every day about the coronavirus’ spread in our state. In fact, the same debate is raging across the country.

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2020 is an unprecedented year. Although residents of South-Central Idaho continue to face hardships that defy imagination, our communities have proven their resolve through a heroic commitment to stand together in this time of need. 2020 will surely be seen as a major historical juncture for…

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In Idaho, our rich ranching heritage has existed for generations. Ranching has been a part of what has created our unique Western culture while providing a backbone for rural economies in our state. Ranching has managed to coexist in harmony with recreation for over 100 years without disrupt…

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I’m black, and for years I’ve been saying that if you peel back a layer or two of anything, you find racism. People usually just look at me with polite skepticism. And I get it. How do you explain racism when it is so subtle and ingrained that it became invisible to white people generations ago?

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Although the Mountain Express claimed incorrectly in its July 24 editorial (“No mask, no mayor at City Hall”) that I did not abide by the Public Health Emergency Order, my hope is that it ends up creating a “teachable moment” for us all. A chance where we can all learn to spend a little more…