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    Idaho County honors its veterans every day

    Idaho County is second to none in how it honors and recognizes its veterans; not just on holidays, but every day. It’s easy to be reminded of this during commemorative events, such as Veterans’ Day.

    November 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
     

    Undecided on Prop. 2? Read what others saying

    Idaho voters on Nov. 6 will be deciding on Proposition 2, Medicaid eligibility expansion. As part of the voters’ decision-making process, the Idaho County Free Press has compiled guest opinions and press releases from the past few months concerning the proposition.

    October 31, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
    

    Ballot questions for us to dialog, engage issues

    Silly to ask? A waste of time, tax dollars? We’ve heard this referenced to advisory votes and the fire district formation being posed on the Nov. 6 ballot, and we’ll have to say we strongly disagree. Yes, the results are significant, but more importantly, raising such questions forces the community to engage in and dialog on issues it may otherwise ignore or sidestep.

    October 24, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

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Idaho County honors its veterans every day

Idaho County is second to none in how it honors and recognizes its veterans; not just on holidays, but every day. It’s easy to be reminded of this during commemorative events, such as Veterans’ Day.

November 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
  

Need management to protect Idaho’s lands

Our wilderness areas in Idaho: Why do we have them? Our government has got this land closed up so it’s not accessible to be able to enter or take care of the dying timber, that is happening in these areas.

November 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
   

Efforts honor veterans’ commitment

Veterans, by putting their lives on the line for their country, communities, fellow servicemembers and fellow Americans, represent the ultimate sacrifice, which is at the core of their service. We honor veterans this Veterans Day by recognizing the foundation of their service and helping to ensure that their immense commitment is acknowledged and respected.

November 7, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Undecided on Prop. 2? Read what others saying

Idaho voters on Nov. 6 will be deciding on Proposition 2, Medicaid eligibility expansion. As part of the voters’ decision-making process, the Idaho County Free Press has compiled guest opinions and press releases from the past few months concerning the proposition.

October 31, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


On Prop. 2: Critical to viability of rural hospitals, economies

Proposition 2 is critical to the health and viability of not only our rural hospitals, but more importantly, our local economies. Medicaid expansion benefits the hardworking members of our local small businesses, farms, and forest workers, in both emergency situations and important preventative care.

October 31, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
 

When to vote for unopposed candidate

As voting day draws near, I’d like to share sagely advice I received many years ago. When a candidate is unopposed, do not vote for them unless two conditions exist: 1. Know the candidate and 2. Like the candidate.

October 31, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Many issues with Ridge Runner Fire Department

At the RRFD meeting on 9/6/18, it was stated by Vinnie Martinez and confirmed by Chief Blaine Feinman that the Chief filled his personal vehicle with gas at Tom Cats & charged the fuel to the RRFD.

October 31, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Support Wilson, McNeil, Collum

There are three great women running for office who, if elected, will make things better for the great state of Idaho and the USA. Cindy Wilson for state superintendent of schools, Kristin Collum for lieutenant governor, and we should send Cristina McNeil to DC to represent the 1st district of Idaho in Congress.

October 31, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

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