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Hudson: organized, great worth ethics

Letter: Leonard Wallace New Meadows

It has been our pleasure to have met Abbie Hudson some 20-plus years ago. We have always been impressed with Abbie’s organization skills, her honesty, and her thoughtfulness to others. Abbie has great work ethics and especially loves to work with numbers. Abbie has worked for Idaho County for 18 years and understands the importance of our tax dollars and how they should work. She loves a challenge, is always willing to learn new things, and understands new technology. We feel Abbie would be a great asset for Idaho County. Please join us in casting your vote for Abbie Hudson for Idaho County Treasurer.

Brenda and Doug McRoberts

Grangeville

Brudie: brings his values to the bench

I first met attorney Jeff Brudie when I was fresh out of University of Idaho law school (last century!), while working as a law clerk in Lewiston. He always treated me with respect and consideration, despite my inexperience. I witnessed how hard he worked for his clients, and his devotion to family. Now an experienced judge, Jeff Brudie brought these values to the bench. My vote is for Judge Brudie on May 20.

The ballot is non-partisan, so you can vote whether or not you are a member of any particular political party. When voting on the school levy, don’t forget to pick up the Judicial Nominating Election Ballot.

May 20 decides this election.

Vicki Olds

Grangeville

Different laws we, USFS, obey; this

is not right

In the April 16, issue of the Free Press was an Opinion, Leave Crooked River alone. It stated that the U.S.F.S. and the Nez Perce Tribe wanted to straighten Crooked River. Let’s look at some known facts. Anytime any stream is straightened it washes much worse. If that stream is straightened it will destroy all salmon and steelhead fish eggs due to leaving some out of the water and burying the rest in sand due to too much sand washing down the river. Plus the fact to do this amount of work is going to require Cats, track hoes and who knows what else in the river. Yet, if a logger or anybody else gets a piece of equipment in any free-flowing stream that supports salmon or steelhead, or muddies it in any way, the DEQ imposes a fine of many dollars. Or is a common ordinary citizen the only one who must obey the law and the government can do whatever it wants?

I have always said that there are two sets of laws: the ones the common citizen obeys and the one the U.S.F.S. obeys. This is not right. Everybody should obey the same laws.

Leonard Wallace

New Meadows

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