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    Thank veterans by working hard, being honest, by love

    A photo of a handwritten letter from a father to his daughter’s school has been circulating through Facebook again.

    Support women in your life: have them act for health

    Everyone has a woman in his or her life. Mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, girlfriends, best friends. That’s why breast cancer is everyone’s business.

    What will change? A politician talking politics

    But we’re going to risk it in this instance because this week’s election makes it somewhat timely. That, combined with the fact that the politician to whom we spoke is not running for office, makes this all a bit more interesting. During election season, politicians are always pressed for time — halfway out the door they just walked through — so there is little opportunity to really discuss what’s happening.

    Crash reminder of veterans’ service

    A parade, a recognition ceremony, flags along Main Street: All are great and honorable ways leading up to Veterans Day to recognize the men and women who served in U.S. Armed Forces.

Guest Commentary

    America recycles … and so do Idaho County residents

    Brrr! With the arrival of wintry weather, fleece jackets and gloves are a popular apparel choice.

    Medicaid transformation in Idaho: finding solutions fitting our needs

    Fundamental changes are happening in our health care system. Idaho hospitals are striving to attain better health and better care at lower cost, which will benefit all Idahoans.

    Better conversation about children’s mental health

    For the past 16 years, my husband and I have interacted with numerous child-serving systems as both professionals and consumers…. medical, education, foster care and adoption. So when our family was thrust into the midst of the Idaho mental health system three years ago, we thought we were prepared to navigate the challenging waters that lay ahead. But no amount of experience could have equipped us for our journey through a fragmented and, often, dysfunctional system.

    Opportunity to change dynamic of business as usual

    Lochsa Land Exchange

    Sadly, in politics today we too often focus on efforts to disagree rather than engaging in the arenas of ideas to seek solutions to the challenges we face. It is in this arena where visions can be set forth and new horizons can be conquered together.

Letters to the Editor

    Encourage kids in joy of reading

    Letter: Chris Hansen-FitzMaurice Grangeville

    Idaho Family Reading Week takes place Nov. 16-22. All around the state, adults and children will participate in literacy activities in homes, schools and libraries.

    Veterans’ reward is to see America prosper

    Letter: Al Mills White Bird

    The day before Veterans Day I received five cards from young elementary students in McCall where my granddaughter goes to school.

    Editorial reveals ‘ugly bias’

    Letter: Shelley Dumas Grangeville

    I am proud to be a Democrat in Idaho. I am proud to be an advocate and practitioner of our values and platform: social and environmental responsibility, education reform and advancement, fair and equal human rights, strengthening the family framework through decent wages and schooling opportunities.

    Rauzi missed it: Party does matter

    Letter: Bill Farmer Cottonwood

    David Rauzi missed it completely.