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    People pitched in for Riverfront Park cleanup

    Letter of Thanks

    Kamiah Community Partners Coalition wishes to say a big “Thank You” to all those who helped clean up Riverfront Park on Thursday, May 12.

    Enlightened advocates foist vision on county to fund ambitions

    Letter to the Editor

    So, will Idaho and Idaho County residents actually trade their children’s “innocence” for a few “federal dollars” (these are “tax” dollars that theoretically started in your pocket) for public education funding. Obama’s counting (blackmailing) on you funding your own child’s worldview (transgender mandate) transformation/breakdown. It’s one thing for a liberal/socialist to embrace a “village raising/inculcating their offspring.” The test is if those folks who think they’re conservatives will bow before the altar of “political correctness.”

    Some politicians never understand constituents

    Letter to the Editor

    I offer some comments and advice to misguided politicians seeking public office by obtaining votes from constituents in a country founded on the principle of, by and for the people. The recent primary election in the Grangeville area shows that one candidate didn’t seem to understand elections are based on the will of the people

    Credit to all those with Women on Target event

    Letter of Thanks

    I would like to extend my thanks and appreciation to all of the IDFG, law enforcement, and voluntary personnel who contributed to the success of the recent “Women on Target” event.

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Guest Commentary

    Honoring Idaho law enforcement officers

    Guest Opinion

    During National Police Week this month, our nation honors its law enforcement officers and remembers those who have given their lives protecting our communities. Coeur d’Alene Police Sergeant Gregory King Moore, a husband and father who served in the Coeur d’Alene Police Department for 16 years before he was killed last year in the line of duty, is among the law enforcement officers who are being honored this National Police Week.

    Grocery tax a key issue in 2016 elections

    Guest Opinion

    Idaho’s policy is made more problematic by the fact that our grocery tax doesn’t actually result in support for state services and programs. Idaho merely collects the sales tax revenue and then refunds the money to Idahoans in the form of an income tax credit.

    Small snippet misleading of whole proceedings

    Guest Opinion

    There has been a lot of controversy and emotion around the block grant for the Kids Klub. Unfortunately, very little of it is about the actual truth of the commission’s proceedings.

    Mental health issues impact each of us; Training, education opportunities start locally May 9

    Guest Opinion

    Mental health issues impact each of us. Whether you are struggling with these challenges personally, within your family, or simply want to support others in your community, I would like to strongly encourage you to take advantage of at least one of these opportunities.

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Honor dead by keeping obligations to the living

Editorial

Public commemorations such as Memorial Day, Veterans Day and Flag Day give veterans those opportunities to remind adults about what we may have taken for granted in our ease and complacency, and to instill in a new generation the essential values of service and duty to our nation. But while we honor the dead this weekend, our ongoing efforts should be to support the living.

Honoring Idaho law enforcement officers

Guest Opinion

During National Police Week this month, our nation honors its law enforcement officers and remembers those who have given their lives protecting our communities. Coeur d’Alene Police Sergeant Gregory King Moore, a husband and father who served in the Coeur d’Alene Police Department for 16 years before he was killed last year in the line of duty, is among the law enforcement officers who are being honored this National Police Week.

People pitched in for Riverfront Park cleanup

Letter of Thanks

Kamiah Community Partners Coalition wishes to say a big “Thank You” to all those who helped clean up Riverfront Park on Thursday, May 12.

Enlightened advocates foist vision on county to fund ambitions

Letter to the Editor

So, will Idaho and Idaho County residents actually trade their children’s “innocence” for a few “federal dollars” (these are “tax” dollars that theoretically started in your pocket) for public education funding. Obama’s counting (blackmailing) on you funding your own child’s worldview (transgender mandate) transformation/breakdown. It’s one thing for a liberal/socialist to embrace a “village raising/inculcating their offspring.” The test is if those folks who think they’re conservatives will bow before the altar of “political correctness.”

Some politicians never understand constituents

Letter to the Editor

I offer some comments and advice to misguided politicians seeking public office by obtaining votes from constituents in a country founded on the principle of, by and for the people. The recent primary election in the Grangeville area shows that one candidate didn’t seem to understand elections are based on the will of the people

Credit to all those with Women on Target event

Letter of Thanks

I would like to extend my thanks and appreciation to all of the IDFG, law enforcement, and voluntary personnel who contributed to the success of the recent “Women on Target” event.

USFS: next to God, above law or what?

Letter to the Editor

I see where the U.S.F.S. is doing prescribed burns again, which accomplishes several things: destroys the duff under the trees which holds the moisture, so the ground will dry out, kills underbrush and trees which makes a place for beetles to start and then migrate to standing trees; however ...

Beyond revenue, marijuana legalization also brings new challenges, duties

Editorial

Right now it’s all smiles and visions of economic opportunity for Idaho’s neighbors. But while the grass is truly greener over the other side of the fence, pot legalization comes with a new set of challenges that may put some perspective to those seeing it as just gold at the end of the rainbow.

Grocery tax a key issue in 2016 elections

Guest Opinion

Idaho’s policy is made more problematic by the fact that our grocery tax doesn’t actually result in support for state services and programs. Idaho merely collects the sales tax revenue and then refunds the money to Idahoans in the form of an income tax credit.

‘Beautification’ work not more important than our kids

Letter to the Editor

First, it’s clear you have very little understanding of the families you were elected to serve. It’s not “some families” that have two parents who work... it’s most families that do. Kids Klub isn’t a “niche market,” and it’s an absolute necessity to the “vested interest” you say you have in developing healthy, functioning families in our community.

Smart thing to back wonderful program

Letter to the Editor

I was saddened and disheartened to hear that the commissioners have only given a tentative “yes” to be decided at a future date on the grant money that could be given to Kids Klub. They are a wonderful organization that not only helps out families but improves the whole community. They offer so many things to children that they would not normally obtain in a rural community.

Would this play out by the house of prosecutor or judge?

Letter to the Editor

I wonder, how would this play out if it were next door to the prosecutor or the judge? Well, fortunately for them, they can’t see it from their house.

Offer hope in midst of difficult situations

Letter of Thanks

I wanted to express my gratitude to everyone who planned, supported, and participated in the mental health activities in Grangeville last week.

Patience, help during search efforts

Letter of Thanks

We wanted to take a moment to say thank you to the Riggins community, and especially the sheriff’s department’s search and rescue for all you did for our family.

Small snippet misleading of whole proceedings

Guest Opinion

There has been a lot of controversy and emotion around the block grant for the Kids Klub. Unfortunately, very little of it is about the actual truth of the commission’s proceedings.