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Clarity essential to understanding cost of bonds

August 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

When taxpayers are asked to vote on a $70 million school bond, they deserve accurate facts and honest disclosures about costs from their school board. Iím aware of the discussion about the cost to taxpayers of the Aug. 27 Lakeland School bo...

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OPINION: JIM JONES ó Get weapons of war off Americaís streets

August 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

During my service in Vietnam, I had the opportunity to witness the use of weapons specifically designed to kill or maim as many people as possible in the shortest amount of time. My heavy artillery battalion could kill hundreds of Communist...

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Post Falls: Its vision is blurred

August 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Recent comments by the Post Falls Community Development director, published in the July 31 Press, reveal much of whatís wrong with the leadership of this city. He said the hope is to purchase the Idaho Veneer and Plummer Forest Products pro...

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Donít let legislators circumvent initiatives

August 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Initiatives give ordinary people a voice in determining the laws they must live by. Initiatives enable citizens to bypass their state legislature by placing proposed statutes directly on the ballot, especially if, year after year, legislato...

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Rebuttal: Outsiders put Prop 2 on the ballot

August 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

In a recent guest opinion, Reclaim Idahoís Luke Mayville claims ignorance as to why I filed a complaint with the Secretary of State regarding the apparent undeclared $500,000 contribution that Reclaim received. To find the answer, one only ...

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OPINION: UYLESS BLACK ó How much faith does AI deserve?

August 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

Second in a two-part series

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OPINION: UYLESS BLACK ó AI taking the game to a whole new level

August 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

First in a two-part series

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Integrity, training key to initiative process

August 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

Increased signature and district thresholds to our already challenging initiative process would certainly make grassroots petition drives virtually impossible. Most people can never understand the enormous amount of labor, coordination, int...

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OPINION: SENATOR MARY SOUZA ó You donít need to know; just sign!

August 02, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Reclaim Idaho Town Hall meeting this past Tuesday evening was an eye-opener. I was honestly stunned when the crowd said it is not important to provide clear information to voters poised to sign an initiative. Even as I write these words...

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Education narrative dangerous to Idaho

July 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

A troublesome narrative has emerged in our state that is increasingly critical of postsecondary education. If this narrative takes hold, we risk endangering the future economic prosperity and quality of life in our great state.This threat i...

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