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Medicaid expansion and your Legislature

January 04, 2019 at 5:00 am

The backslapping and hand shaking for a job well done is over. After months of door knocking despite cold or hot weather, the Medicaid expansion initiative was passed. Now it’s time for the Legislature to act. This should be an easy task ...

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Guest opinion: Here’s how to vote every day

January 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

Editor’s note: Sholeh is recovering from a broken wrist. While she’s healing, community members and some Mrs. Language Person oldies but goodies will fill in as guest columnists. By VICTORIA BRUNO Guest opinionI’ve observed in Press letters...

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Faith of our Founding Fathers

December 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

Around Christmas time, as regular as clockwork, articles appear in the media stating that America was not founded upon Christian principles. The writers of these articles always claim that some of our Founding Fathers were Deists who did no...

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Faith of our Founding Fathers

December 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

Around Christmas time, as regular as clockwork, articles appear in the media stating that America was not founded upon Christian principles. The writers of these articles always claim that some of our Founding Fathers were Deists who did no...

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Idaho should pay for schools

December 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

Article IX, Section 1, of Idaho’s Constitution reads: “LEGISLATURE TO ESTABLISH SYSTEM OF FREE SCHOOLS. The stability of a republican form of government depending mainly upon the intelligence of the people, it shall be the duty of the legis...

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IFF goal: Affordable healthcare for all

December 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

There is much wrong information being circulated about Proposition 2 and the ensuing Constitutional challenge, of which I am the plaintiff. Most of this misinformation has been conveniently encapsulated in a recent column “OPINION: Dig a De...

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OPINION: JAMES FULTON — No, Christianity is not basis of our government

December 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

I would like to add my perspective to Larry Tanzer’s comment (letter to the editor, Dec. 19, 2018) that the USA “was founded on a Christian basis.” While there were many Christians in the colonies and early United States, many of the “found...

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URA has an opening — maybe for you

December 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Here is the notice the city should now be giving to the public: There will be a vacancy on the urban renewal board on Jan. 21, when a member’s term expires.The public is encouraged to apply for this position. Contact the city for an applica...

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OPINION: DEBBIE CRITCHFIELD — Student mental health highest of priorities

December 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

Conversations about student behavioral health from kindergarten through college are occurring throughout our state. K-12 administrators report that they are spending half of their time dealing with student emotional needs, even though full-...

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OPINION: JACK EVENSIZER — A Christmas that shone brightly for freedom

December 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

Ho-Ho-Ho. Merry Christmas, everybody! ‘Tis the season for family and friends to gather and celebrate the holidays. There are many who make this season “merry and bright,” and many who are not able to be home for this special occasion. Yep, ...

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