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    No on levy: inability to function within means

    District 244 Supt. Schiebe talks about levy costs rising only slightly, citing the 2018 levy will be $3.67 per thousand of net taxable property value or only about $31 per month. Problem is the county tax assessor does not bill monthly.

    February 21, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
    

    GOP, their president do not care about safety of children

    After this latest mass shooting in Florida, it should come as no surprise to you that the Republican Party and their president do not care in the least about the safety of our children. Don’t be misled by what they say, just look at what they do.

    February 21, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
    

    Efforts treat symptoms and not the cause

    Compared to simply having fewer children, all your well-intentioned efforts like “recycling” or buying expensive little “hybrid” cars, etc., are pretty much flatulating in the wind … treating the symptoms and not the cause.

    February 21, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

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    Lincoln Days: GOP proud to honor

    On March 9th, Lewis and Idaho County Republicans will host statewide, congressional and local candidates as part of the Lewis & Idaho County Republican Party “Lincoln Day Dinner.” From now through the end of April, nearly every county Republican Party across Idaho will hold a celebratory event honoring Abraham Lincoln, America’s 16th president and the first Republican to hold that office.

    February 21, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
    

    Community efforts address health of forests, rural communities

    When it comes to forest management, controversies about forest fires, litigation, clearcuts, and agency gridlock often dominate the headlines. But behind the scenes, Idahoans are writing several success stories that don’t often make the news. That’s a shame, because when the timber industry, conservationists and others work together, the results are good for Idaho.

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

    Talking about March 13 school levy: What is maintenance of effort?

    You may have heard the term, maintenance of effort, in talking to people about the upcoming school levy election. It is a term that the State of Idaho uses to describe the portion of money that is required to be spent on specific programs or projects before money can flow back to the schools from the government.

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

    Lay the foundation: Time for Idaho affordable housing

    Access to affordable and adequate housing affects everyone — from young families to senior citizens living on fixed incomes. Affordable housing and a livable minimum wage are the foundations of economic stability, upward mobility and long-term economic growth.

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

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Lincoln Days: GOP proud to honor

On March 9th, Lewis and Idaho County Republicans will host statewide, congressional and local candidates as part of the Lewis & Idaho County Republican Party “Lincoln Day Dinner.” From now through the end of April, nearly every county Republican Party across Idaho will hold a celebratory event honoring Abraham Lincoln, America’s 16th president and the first Republican to hold that office.

February 21, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
 

No on levy: inability to function within means

District 244 Supt. Schiebe talks about levy costs rising only slightly, citing the 2018 levy will be $3.67 per thousand of net taxable property value or only about $31 per month. Problem is the county tax assessor does not bill monthly.

February 21, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


GOP, their president do not care about safety of children

After this latest mass shooting in Florida, it should come as no surprise to you that the Republican Party and their president do not care in the least about the safety of our children. Don’t be misled by what they say, just look at what they do.

February 21, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Efforts treat symptoms and not the cause

Compared to simply having fewer children, all your well-intentioned efforts like “recycling” or buying expensive little “hybrid” cars, etc., are pretty much flatulating in the wind … treating the symptoms and not the cause.

February 21, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Community efforts address health of forests, rural communities

When it comes to forest management, controversies about forest fires, litigation, clearcuts, and agency gridlock often dominate the headlines. But behind the scenes, Idahoans are writing several success stories that don’t often make the news. That’s a shame, because when the timber industry, conservationists and others work together, the results are good for Idaho.

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


Another way to look at NICI carolers

In the Free Press, for three weeks, I have read emotional letters over the Christmas caroling done by “residents” at NICI to “residents” at the assisted living homes in Grangeville.

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


Carbon monoxide: avoid injury, death; take precautions

Kooskia Fire and Ambulance have responded to at least five incidents of carbon monoxide poisoning in the last two years. These resulted in two fatalities and twelve patients transported to a hospital. Some of the exposures were quite serious with effects lasting for a significant period of time. These could have resulted in additional fatalities in a relatively short period of time.

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


Why perpetuate the criminal stigma?

I have been disappointed and disheartened by the recent letters to the editor with the unkind and, in my opinion, unwarranted comments about NICI’s community service program.

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


How soon we forget Waco, Ruby Ridge

When I was young, I liked to watch the TV show, “The Untouchables.” I understood that these FBI agents were “incorruptible.” Maybe back then, but not today! How soon we forget Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and Waco, Texas.

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


Rally cry of equality steals your triumphs...

Prevailing attitudes promulgate practices upon the public. For example: Offshoring /outsourcing in an attempt to internationalize economies at our expense, where vocational schools were retired. We heard in an address by Trump that spoke of bringing back vocational studies. Politics dictates policy. Open borders is a policy of integrating globalist interests.

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

Talking about March 13 school levy: What is maintenance of effort?

You may have heard the term, maintenance of effort, in talking to people about the upcoming school levy election. It is a term that the State of Idaho uses to describe the portion of money that is required to be spent on specific programs or projects before money can flow back to the schools from the government.

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


All in all, we just want residents’ safety first

Last week, a rebuttal letter was published about concerns of NICI “convicts” (because they are all convicted of crimes) or offenders or inmates or clients or students or whatever the department is calling them now, caroling at a nursing home where my mother-in-law resides. There is some misinformation in this rebuttal.

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