Although the new federal rule for hospitals to list their prices on their web sites began Jan. 1, this may not be as big of a help to patients as it initially seems.January 16, 2019 6 a.m. read more..
Governor Little has an exciting opportunity to take fresh eyes and innovation into addressing a long-standing problem concerning marijuana, make a policy that reflects the values and desires of its residents, and lead the nation in how this substance should be handled.January 9, 2019 6 a.m. read more..
There are better ways to enforce traffic safety. Few things work better to see those brake lights flash up than a police car off the side of the road ... or one flashing its lights behind you.December 26, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
At issue here is educating kids about firearms to put facts into their heads that otherwise will be filled with fears.December 19, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
When purchasing local, you are essentially supporting yourself and your family. Repeat studies have shown that your local businesses give back to their communities at a far greater percentage than do national chains.November 21, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Juvenile crime records are under lock and key, and Idahoans as a whole are losers in this deal, the result of a state supreme court rule that exempts these from disclosure.November 7, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
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..
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..
Oh, the days. Halloween night is the only time it’s universally accepted to beg strangers for handouts. And it’s a fun time for kids to play dress-up and be someone or something else for this exciting evening. Yes, and then adults put their social politics baggage into the mix and screw up yet another fun time.October 10, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
There are times when northern Idaho feels less a part of a state and more an extended backyard for our southern neighbors. This is one of those times.October 3, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The atmosphere for mass media today has become increasing hostile. The continued demonization of national print and broadcast journalists has trickled down to the regional and local levels.September 26, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Go have some fun at Oktoberfest. We insist. That’s an easy order, but we have an ulterior motive for saying so. Participation helps this, and other such community events, thrive and continue.September 19, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
For those with disabilities, a rural area can be a difficult place to navigate as the resources and infrastructure is not present, consistent from place to place, or even readily available.September 5, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
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