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Prop 2: There are actually 3 choices

October 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

The people of Idaho will soon be voting on whether to offer the medical care available under Medicaid to the 62,000 fellow citizens who are not eligible now for assistance, and who will never be able to purchase useful insurance on their ow...

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Prop 1: A threat to tribal self-reliance

October 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe opposes Prop 1 and I want Idahoans to understand why. We have joined with thousands of others across Idaho and we are contributing significant resources for the Vote NO campaign because Prop 1 is deceptive and it th...

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Here’s an invite to understand our Idaho

October 05, 2018 at 5:00 am

Next week, the wholly reimagined Idaho State Museum is set to open in Boise. After several years of planning, fundraising, and implementation, we’re finally ready to say, “Here we are, Idaho.”Idaho is a vast and geographically diverse state...

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OPINION: MIKE BAKER — Tyler just one example why Prop 2 should pass

October 03, 2018 at 5:00 am

On Nov. 6, Idahoans have the chance to cast a pivotal vote that will help our citizens in the Medicaid coverage gap, bring taxpayer money back to Idaho, and create jobs. This incredible opportunity is Proposition 2, the bipartisan ballot in...

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OPINION: CHUCK MALLOY — Idaho Democrats soft on Trump

October 03, 2018 at 5:00 am

Republican congressional candidates over the years have made a living bashing California Rep. Nancy Pelosi and the liberal agenda she would bring to the House of Representatives if Democrats get control.This year, the Democrats are on the o...

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Cougar: He didn’t need to be killed

September 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

First, my compliments for an outstanding job handling the cougar by the rescuers. IDFG biologists and employees, Cd’A Fire Department and Cd’A Police successfully sedated the cougar, safely removed it from the tree and placed it in a carry ...

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OPINION: CHUCK MALLOY — Campaign distractions? No big deal, Jordan says

September 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

There has been a lot of political hand-wringing about Paulette Jordan’s campaign staffers abruptly walking out as Election Day draws near.The political drama has been interesting, but I’d venture to say that few Idahoans will be voting for ...

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County’s auditor is there for you

September 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

To the taxpayers of Kootenai County:As a taxpayer, you should know what the auditor’s office does for you. It is the essence of transparency, the buzzword everyone is using these days. The auditor is responsible for recording and reporting ...

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OPINION: CHUCK MALLOY — GOP stronghold in North Idaho about to be tested

September 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Three decades ago, Democrats running for legislative seats in Coeur d’Alene didn’t have to make this kind of appeal to the party faithful.“I have reason to believe that Legislative District 4 is primed for Democrat victory,” wrote Cory Engl...

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Before you judge addicts, read this

September 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

I’ve been an alcohol/drug counselor for the past 18 years. Recently, I’ve become concerned about the lack of understanding expressed in letters to the editor regarding addiction and addicts.First of all, I understand the fear of a parent of...

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