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..
Mountain View School District 244 did the right thing Monday night. Even if it hurt a little.August 22, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The recent controversy with City of Kooskia and the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office is a good example of the importance of maintaining open communications.August 15, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
We, too, favor government cost-cutting, but dismantling the local newspaper business would make local government less accountable to the people, not more. And that would end up costing local taxpayers a fortune in the long run.July 25, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
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..
It’s important to take this time to rest, to get away from the daily grind and reconnect with people for the sake of relationship rather than work or obligation.June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Emergency medical response is a critical service. Why aren’t its providers getting paid for it?June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
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