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    ‘No’ vote on SB 1067 is the right vote

    Letter: Mike Frei, Grangeville

    I, for one, sure appreciate when our elected officials vote on principle and in the interest of our freedom rather than passing a law based on receiving federal monies.

    Apparently, USFS does not want fires put out

    Letter: Leonard Wallace, New Meadows

    Yes, The U.S.F.S. is systematically and scientifically destroying our forest and our way of life in the state of Idaho. They do controlled burns that destroy the duff on the ground, which is needed to protect the ground from drying out quickly and will help hold the moisture and will in turn allow the moisture to go into the ground, instead of running off.

    American Legion members – beware

    Letter: Rober G. Schultze, Riggins

    A travel agency, using the trusted American Legion logo is running a scam just for us.

    SB 1067 came with federal bribe money

    Letter: Katherine Frazier, Boise

    On Friday, April 10, at around 2 a.m., the House voted to hold S1067, which purports to “improve the enforcement of American child support orders abroad.” The committee did the right thing by tabling the bill.

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    Kids deserve access to child support

    It’s not right for Idaho children and families to lose their protections just to pacify nine far right committee members.

    On May 7, Idaho Gives; will you?

    It’s fair to say that we live in a fairly conservative state, where the values of independence, freedom, and self-reliance tend to shape public policy.

    SRS vote: Debt still greatest threat

    I was on the short end of a 392-37 vote last month on a budget-busting Medicare bill that adds at least $141 billion to our deficit.

    Proper role of ‘standards’ in education

    In Idaho, and nationwide, there has been intense focus on the Common Core state standards.

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Got it right: Using local products to help local communities

Homestead Ministries has it right. The non-profit’s mission in a sentence is to “spread love one soup packet at a time.”

Kids deserve access to child support

It’s not right for Idaho children and families to lose their protections just to pacify nine far right committee members.

‘No’ vote on SB 1067 is the right vote

Letter: Mike Frei, Grangeville

I, for one, sure appreciate when our elected officials vote on principle and in the interest of our freedom rather than passing a law based on receiving federal monies.

Apparently, USFS does not want fires put out

Letter: Leonard Wallace, New Meadows

Yes, The U.S.F.S. is systematically and scientifically destroying our forest and our way of life in the state of Idaho. They do controlled burns that destroy the duff on the ground, which is needed to protect the ground from drying out quickly and will help hold the moisture and will in turn allow the moisture to go into the ground, instead of running off.

American Legion members – beware

Letter: Rober G. Schultze, Riggins

A travel agency, using the trusted American Legion logo is running a scam just for us.

SB 1067 came with federal bribe money

Letter: Katherine Frazier, Boise

On Friday, April 10, at around 2 a.m., the House voted to hold S1067, which purports to “improve the enforcement of American child support orders abroad.” The committee did the right thing by tabling the bill.

Helicopter demo will help answer lingering questions on SH helipad proposal

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Next Monday, the Grangeville City Council will be hearing a proposal for a helicopter demonstration at the proposed Syringa Hospital helipad site on Main Street.

On May 7, Idaho Gives; will you?

It’s fair to say that we live in a fairly conservative state, where the values of independence, freedom, and self-reliance tend to shape public policy.

GYB sign outdated; needs a better place

Letter: Gladys Harris, Orofino

I took a back way into Grangeville last week and I saw this sign on the hill. It was for the Grangeville Youth Baseball, but I almost missed that as the sign is pretty peeled up and faded.

County residents have say in helipad issue

Letter: Linda Orville, Kooskia

Syringa Hospital’s helipad idea is a long time coming. Out in the back country when you’re running stock or a four-wheeler, the working person here in Idaho County has a little more ease knowing there’s going to be quick access to a hospital, much the same as someone in town would have.

United States not a ‘Christian’ nation

Letter: David Bearman, Kooskia

Jefferson said that his religious freedom contribution to the Virginia Declaration of Rights, crafted by George Mason prior to June 12, 1776, a month before the Declaration of Independence was signed, was “…..meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and the Mohammedan, the Hindu and infidel of every denomination.”

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Education alone won’t drive civic participation

Let’s set the scene for you on public participation with your local government: Imagine multimillion dollar budgets being discussed, tens of thousands of dollars being authorized for expenditure on infrastructure projects, and changes proposed in zoning ordinances.