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Check your car: heat makes it deadly

As temperatures soar in Idaho County, it’s a good time for a reminder that hot cars can be deadly.

Critical interest in road, bridge funding

Idaho’s road and bridge infrastructure is not headed toward a bright future, and the solution is to increase public spending to address this critical public interest.

Incident emphasizes need for bike safety

Accidents happen, but there’s lots we can do as far as prevention, and as well to minimize the resulting negative aftermath.

Building knowledge, skill base to build network for future success

This letter is in response to David Rauzi’s editorial printed on June 25 in regards to the Clearwater Economic Development Association’s new initiative titled, “Putting All the Pieces Together for Success.

Border Days 2014: New to town? Well, you should know...

The old town gets a little busier during Border Days, what with all our returning kids and friends showing up for reunions and some general holiday malarkey. For all the homegrown folks – and for us somewhat seasoned transplants from elsewhere – we’ve got the unique characteristics down for this rural Camas Prairie town (and all our rural neighbors in Idaho County).

Community program needs long-term focus

When it comes to community empowerment, we’re right in line with the old adage of “Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a lifetime.” Unless he doesn’t like sushi — then you also have to teach him to cook.

One last election thing...Importance of your precinct committee

When checking through your May 20th ballots you may have noticed on your way an unheralded – and uncontested – race: precinct committeeman. The lack of interest in this race is a shame, as this is a good spot to start for those political enthusiasts to become more involved in the process and in starting a political career.

Expand, improve escape notifications

We’re pretty helpful around here to give a hitchhiker a lift from point A to point B; maybe they’re broken down, or just between jobs and a means of transportation. At least, that’s their story.

Guest editorial: Making jerks out of Idaho voters

One voter crumpled up a ballot and threw it at a poll worker.

Rest stops: Keep to potty breaks; not for commerce

Rest areas are a hot and cold subject: Desperately important when you need them, but otherwise they are pretty low to nonexistent on our day-to-day agendas.

Anti-vaxers put all our children at risk

Thanks anti-vaxers. You just brought back measles to mainstream America. You are putting the lives of all our children at risk.

Want to restore voter participation? Provide tools, reason

Voting is important, but if we’re being serious here, we could really care less if you put your hand to a ballot or not next Tuesday, May 20. That’s not our editorial opinion. That’s our state talking.

A few things to get ready before election

Before you know it, the May 20 primary elections will be here. Unless you’ve already voted absentee, you’re still kicking around the “who” and “why” of your choices, so here are a few things to help you get ready.

‘Yes ’ vote May 20 part of supporting public education

Supplemental schools levies will be held in Cottonwood, Grangeville and Riggins May 20. The state of Idaho has failed in funding its public schools. Yes, public schools cost Idaho about $1.3 billion in 2013-14, the largest part of the state’s $2.8 billion budget – but Idaho simply needs to do a better job.

Threatened rivers designation a farce

As the Sesame Street song goes, “One of these things just doesn’t belong.” This is the case with a piece of hype stating the Clearwater and Lochsa rivers as among the top 10 endangered rivers.

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