Editorials



Idaho County honors its veterans every day

Idaho County is second to none in how it honors and recognizes its veterans; not just on holidays, but every day. It’s easy to be reminded of this during commemorative events, such as Veterans’ Day.

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

Undecided on Prop. 2? Read what others saying

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..


Ballot questions for us to dialog, engage issues

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..


Let white kids dress as Black Panther, for crying out loud

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..
       

District 244’s approach eases concerns with firearms policy

If there’s anything that’s impressed us on how serious Mountain View School District 244 is taking its firearm’s policy, it’s superintendent Mark Scheibe’s perspective following a recent safety and training course. “You really have to practice what you’ve trained for and be prepared. It’s not easy – and it shouldn’t be,” he emphasized, in a story in this week’s Idaho County Free Press. “People’s lives are on the line.”

July 11, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
 

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