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Say no to the $25 million school levy. According to the Associated Press, Congress has appropriated close to $200 billion of aid to public schools to help them address the issues that arose from COVID. Much of the dollars were to go for physical plant upgrades such as ventilation. The Idaho …

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Before starting their college or vocational careers, students in the Blaine County School District benefit from excellent education classes and dedicated teacher/staff support. Providing a good education has long been a primary goal of the Blaine County community. Please remember: the infras…

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As community partners and parents of children who have benefited from the Blaine County School District, we are delighted to support the Aug. 30 Plant Facilities levy because we know that a delayed investment in infrastructure will compromise the wholesome learning environment for all Blaine…

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Political newspaper pundit Jim Jones has lectured Republicans for years about the need for unity. No one in the GOP could have imagined that Jim’s definition of “unity” was to join hands with and then bear hug the Idaho Democrat Party. Jones's decision to leave the party and orchestrate the …

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It seems that some extreme Republicans want to take away democrats right to vote for the representatives of their choice.

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On behalf of the three Democratic candidates from District 26, we would like to express our thanks to the Blaine County Democrats for hosting a grand opening get together at our new headquarters. The Committee Officers, Karen Bliss, Janie Davidson, Andrea Nelson, Pedro Manuel Miramontes Orti…

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In the July 13 edition of the Idaho Mountain Express, an article titled “State reports gains in early reading proficiency” stated that “68.2% of Idaho’s kindergarten through grade three students were at a proficient reading level this past spring.” And, “According to the most recent statisti…

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As I walked the trail this morning I was greeted by the vibrant blue sky, white clouds and the green of the forest and hills. In my breathing I could feel my wealth. Seeing the beauty, smelling the morning air, moving my body all permeated me. As I consciously engaged my senses I was flooded…

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Your article in Friday’s paper about the proposal to develop Festival Meadow well captured the enthusiasm the Sun Valley City Council seems to have for putting their thumbprint on the meadow, and the eagerness of the architect to “play with” the 5-acre meadow.

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When we think about our independence and freedom in the United States, I wonder how many people think of the freedom of farmed animals. There are currently 1.6 billion animals in our nation’s 25,000 factory farms that often never see the light of day.

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On Aug. 22, 1972, the United States Congress passed the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Act. The Act states, in part, “[be] it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that in order to assure the preservation and protection o…

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The sod being placed at Hailey's new Town Square seems woefully out of place. After an intensive campaign, including cash rebates to remove lawn, to educate the public of the detrimental cycle of watering and mowing grass, the city's return to antiquated landscaping patterns is concerning. I…

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As our nation continues to absorb the House of Representatives' Jan. 6, 2021 Special Committee hearings, I'm constantly aware of stark contradictions between sworn witness testimony and media-based political rhetoric/commentary.

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Like most Americans, I am shocked and devastated by recent horrific acts of senseless violence. This is not an acceptable status quo, and we must do better for our children. Our country is facing a devastating mental health crisis that is tearing through our schools and communities, and we m…

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Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided in 1973, resulting in the deaths of millions of unborn babies over nearly half a century. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court took a major step to right that wrong, ruling that the U.S. Constitution does not provide for a right to an abortion. The Court’s decision r…

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On June 9, Cathy Nikolaisons, Executive Director of SV Realtors Give, arrived at our home with her merry band of volunteers armed with clippers, rakes, shovels, plants, mulch, etc., and most of all giving hearts and lots of enthusiasm. They came in two shifts arriving a 9:30 a.m. and finishi…