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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…

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The upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic has affected so much in our daily lives, particularly so for our children and grandchildren.  Over 300,000 young Idahoans are educated in our public schools, a time-honored learning process that was severely disrupted last spring, perhaps as ne…

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Voters rightly elect legislators to be present to debate and vote, and Idahoans have a right to participate by viewing the proceedings, communicating their views and participating in public hearings. Citizen participation is expected by the people of Idaho and encouraged by our federal and s…

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Blaine County has already proven there are superheroes among us—and not just the frontline workers. In March we were hit hard by COVID-19 and you did the right thing. We flattened the curve.

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On May 19, the Hailey City Council in a Zoom meeting voted to approve another massive development project with virtually all associated future costs becoming the burden of taxpaying property owners, those on limited, fixed incomes possibly being taxed out of their homes, forced to subsidize …

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Trump’s Agriculture Department has signed agreements with 12 state governments mandating “fuel reduction” and “restoration” treatments on national and state forests. With deceptive semantics, skewed science and timber town economics, the result will be tree cutting on a broad scale. On the f…

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Weeks of sustained anger and grief after the police killing of George Floyd have reignited a public debate over police brutality in the United States. Alongside demands for police reform, another demand has surfaced: Defund the police. This provocative slogan at its most constructive represe…

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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…