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    Martinez: sheriff isn’t good for the county

    Letter to the Editor

    When the whole city police department is in support of a new sheriff I think that has to start ringing some bells. There would be a few from the county, as well, but they are too scared of being demoted or fired for not supporting Giddings.

    Ask Sup. Probert why on Lochsa exchange

    Letter to the Editor

    It has been three weeks since my letter to the editor was published in this newspaper asking Nez Perce National Forest supervisor Probert to give the public an update on the status of her proposed Upper Lochsa land exchange. It has been eight years since the USFS started spending our tax dollars trying to privatize 60 square miles of the Nez Perce National Forest.

    Meyers: Has vision for better Dist. 7, Idaho

    Letter to the Editor

    When your eye is kept on the goal and you move forward by reaching out, listening with respect, and collaborating to build support and consensus. If you share Ken’s vision of a better Idaho, then vote for him on Nov 8th.

    Community, family, friends blessed her

    Letter to the Editor

    May everyone who reads this be as fortunate as I. May you have friends, family, and a community who genuinely care about you, and enough love times 20.

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Guest Commentary

    Idaho’s healthcare system for poor is unconscionable, does crummy job

    Guest Opinion

    Republican Rep. Fred Wood, chairman of the Idaho House Health and Welfare Committee, recently said something that deserves further exploration. He told a legislative committee, “It is difficult for me to see how we can go forward having two healthcare systems in the state — one for poor people and one for everyone else, with different benefits. We can’t do that. That’s simply unconscionable.”

    Boojie? Fleek? Rickroll?

    Evolution of words, phrases quite interesting, descriptive

    As we start the school year, I thought it would be a good time to give a little overview on some recent additions to the Merriam Webster Dictionary (as well as other on-line dictionaries). Recent as in the past three years. The evolution of words and phrases is quite interesting. Don’t ask for fry sauce in some Eastern states – they don’t know what you mean and they might hand you a container of gravy or cheese. Soda is said instead of pop and it’s pocketbook instead of purse.

    Opening new markets for U.S. ag; Agriculture exports support 24,000 jobs in Idaho

    Guest Opinion

    If you’re looking for a growth industry, check out Idaho’s food and agricultural exports: The number of jobs supported by agricultural exports has been trending upward since the 1990s.

    Instead of free health care for felons, Idaho should lift job restrictions

    Guest Opinion

    Idaho, for a number of reasons, should not provide state-funded health coverage to former prison inmates, as the Otter administration is contemplating. But that’s not to say Idaho should do nothing to help inmates who have completed their prison sentences.

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PILT, SRS again at issue; funds no less warranted

Editorial

At issue – yet again — are millions in federal appropriations to rural communities, including Idaho County: PILT (Payment In Lieu of Taxes) and Secure Rural Schools (SRS) funding.

Martinez: sheriff isn’t good for the county

Letter to the Editor

When the whole city police department is in support of a new sheriff I think that has to start ringing some bells. There would be a few from the county, as well, but they are too scared of being demoted or fired for not supporting Giddings.

Ask Sup. Probert why on Lochsa exchange

Letter to the Editor

It has been three weeks since my letter to the editor was published in this newspaper asking Nez Perce National Forest supervisor Probert to give the public an update on the status of her proposed Upper Lochsa land exchange. It has been eight years since the USFS started spending our tax dollars trying to privatize 60 square miles of the Nez Perce National Forest.

Meyers: Has vision for better Dist. 7, Idaho

Letter to the Editor

When your eye is kept on the goal and you move forward by reaching out, listening with respect, and collaborating to build support and consensus. If you share Ken’s vision of a better Idaho, then vote for him on Nov 8th.

Community, family, friends blessed her

Letter to the Editor

May everyone who reads this be as fortunate as I. May you have friends, family, and a community who genuinely care about you, and enough love times 20.

Megaloads were a positive for Wallace

Letter to the Editor

Read your editorial “Local voice needed ...” [Sept. 14 issue]. When the local noise stopped the megaloads from using US 12, the reroute took the loads through Wallace, Idaho.

Martinez: many issues with sheriff’s actions

Letter to the Editor

All eligible Idaho County voters need to pay attention to what is happening in the Idaho County Sheriff’s election process.

Somber anniversaries mark need to avoid complacency in region’s back country

Editorial

This month marks a series of sad anniversaries.

Idaho’s healthcare system for poor is unconscionable, does crummy job

Guest Opinion

Republican Rep. Fred Wood, chairman of the Idaho House Health and Welfare Committee, recently said something that deserves further exploration. He told a legislative committee, “It is difficult for me to see how we can go forward having two healthcare systems in the state — one for poor people and one for everyone else, with different benefits. We can’t do that. That’s simply unconscionable.”

Martinez: integrity, honesty, fortitude

Letter to the Editor

I can tell you from my experience that Carlos has a high level of integrity, honesty, and intestinal fortitude. These are the qualities that are needed in law enforcement, especially as a leader. Due to my personal experience with Carlos’s personal attributes, I will be voting for him for the position of Idaho County Sheriff as the Independent candidate.

Megaloads corrupted notion of an open, two-way course

Letter to the Editor

Mr. Rauzi crossed the centerline with his characterization [Sept. 14 editorial] of megaload opponents as having a “narrow political agenda” and lacking respect for the “historic use” of Highway 12 as a “private and commercial transport route.”

Local voice needed in oversize shipments issue

Editorial

The issue has laid dormant for a few years, but the matter of oversized shipments being transported along U.S. Highway 12 has returned to the public sphere. Your comments are sought for a proposed rule to regulate these along a nearly 100-mile stretch of the road.

No guns in school; whole idea is stupid

Letter to the Editor

How has it come that all you think about is putting a gun in everyone’s hands?

Guns in school not the answer to problem

Letter to the Editor

What’s the difference between “good guys” with guns and “bad guys” with guns? If the “bad guy” follows the pattern as the perpetrator of evil and preconceived violence, then “he” also has the advantageous element of surprise.

Sheriff is not for constitutional carry

Letter to the Editor

I clearly heard Giddings state, “The Constitution does not give the right to carry concealed.” Sheriff Giddings is against constitutional carry!

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