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    City survey’s value is in accountability to citizens

    Editorial

    Is the recently completed Grangeville Community Survey – citizen opinions on city and community services — just all “touchy-feely” busy work with no substantial result other than yet another report to file? We’d argue that city residents’ opinions are part of the public record, they have been reviewed in official session by city officials, and the results and candid comments are on display for anyone who requests them.

    Observations on district’s use of force policy

    Editorial

    The framework of a “use of force” policy continues to be shaped by trustees for Mountain View School District 244. The outcome is inevitable: A policy will be formed, no question about it. But the form it will take is still shadowy at best at this point. Two things we’ve observed through this process, now more than a year in the works.

    Reason for the Season: The Christmas Story

    With Christmas this Sunday, we run a holiday standard from the Bible (NIV), Luke 2, on the reason for the season:

    24-7 volunteer EMT service often overlooked

    Editorial

    So critical, emergency medical service is a blessing we often overlook to count.

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    Choice matters for Idaho families: National School Choice Week, Jan. 22-28

    Guest Opinion

    In our country, we love to customize, whether it’s a new addition to the house or the colors and fonts surrounding our text messages. We choose everything, from our line of work to our preferred place to grab lunch (where we probably customize our lunch order). So, it’s easy to understand why parents want more choices in their children’s educatio

    Addressing the college, career part of Idaho’s public education system

    Guest Opinion

    As we near the midway point in successfully implementing the 20 recommendations from the 2013 Task Force for Improving Education, it’s time to turn our attention to the postsecondary part of Idaho’s K-through-Career education system.

    Fix health insurance marketplace

    Guest Opinion

    Word on the street: Some Idaho lawmakers want more health insurance regulations after consumer complaints about new, exorbitant out-of-network costs and the failure of some companies to pay claims. A real solution: Legislators in Idaho and elsewhere should remove insurance regulatory hurdles, including coverage mandates and market barriers.

    Idahoans leading in volunteer service

    Guest Opinion

    The quiet service and giving spirit of Idahoans are among the many blessings I am counting this holiday season. A recently released study from the Corporation for Community and National Service (CNCS) further confirmed the prevalent service in Idaho communities concluding that Idaho ranks fifth in the nation for volunteer service.

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Choice matters for Idaho families: National School Choice Week, Jan. 22-28

Guest Opinion

In our country, we love to customize, whether it’s a new addition to the house or the colors and fonts surrounding our text messages. We choose everything, from our line of work to our preferred place to grab lunch (where we probably customize our lunch order). So, it’s easy to understand why parents want more choices in their children’s educatio

City survey’s value is in accountability to citizens

Editorial

Is the recently completed Grangeville Community Survey – citizen opinions on city and community services — just all “touchy-feely” busy work with no substantial result other than yet another report to file? We’d argue that city residents’ opinions are part of the public record, they have been reviewed in official session by city officials, and the results and candid comments are on display for anyone who requests them.

Generosity to pantry much appreciated

Our board members are delighted with the generosity of all. We couldn’t have done this without your efforts to help with hunger in our county.

College created to avoid election misrepresentation

Letter to the Editor

When you have a country that encompasses almost four million square miles of territory, it would be ludicrous to even suggest that the votes of those that encompass a mere 319 square miles should dictate the outcome of a national election.

Responding to views on forest fires

Letter to the Editor

In the Jan. 11 issue of the Free Press [page 1A] was an article entitled, “Orogrande project put on hold pending lawsuit.” Mr. Gary Macfarlane made a couple of statements I would like to comment on.

Addressing the college, career part of Idaho’s public education system

Guest Opinion

As we near the midway point in successfully implementing the 20 recommendations from the 2013 Task Force for Improving Education, it’s time to turn our attention to the postsecondary part of Idaho’s K-through-Career education system.

Suspect history will return favor to Obama

Letter to the Editor

Tribune headline Jan. 6: Obama plans final White House bash before term ends.

Your generosity helped families for Christmas

Letter to the Editor

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare would like to thank you for helping with the Grangeville area Tree-of-Sharing.

Mystery of America’s Political System

Letter to the Editor

I am completely mystified at how Americans vote and how legislators completely ignore the people’s wishes on important issues. Polls on public lands show that people by a wide margin support all Americans retaining ownership and not individual states or private sources.

Gathering info on those ‘plowed in’

Letter to the Editor

I would like to gather photos and testimonials from Idaho County residents who are also experiencing this issue of being “plowed in” by the Grangeville Highway District.

Outstanding work on roads through winter

Letter to the Editor

Here’s a big thanks to the road crews for their outstanding work at keeping our roads in great shape through this difficult winter.

Gratitude to those who gave to food bank

Letter to the Editor

Camas Prairie Food Bank board and volunteers want to express our gratitude to our community, individuals, schools, organizations, businesses and churches for your overwhelming generosity.

Observations on district’s use of force policy

Editorial

The framework of a “use of force” policy continues to be shaped by trustees for Mountain View School District 244. The outcome is inevitable: A policy will be formed, no question about it. But the form it will take is still shadowy at best at this point. Two things we’ve observed through this process, now more than a year in the works.

Fix health insurance marketplace

Guest Opinion

Word on the street: Some Idaho lawmakers want more health insurance regulations after consumer complaints about new, exorbitant out-of-network costs and the failure of some companies to pay claims. A real solution: Legislators in Idaho and elsewhere should remove insurance regulatory hurdles, including coverage mandates and market barriers.

Idahoans leading in volunteer service

Guest Opinion

The quiet service and giving spirit of Idahoans are among the many blessings I am counting this holiday season. A recently released study from the Corporation for Community and National Service (CNCS) further confirmed the prevalent service in Idaho communities concluding that Idaho ranks fifth in the nation for volunteer service.

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